Playwright Maxwell Anderson’s 1939 play Key Largo, which was transformed into the classic 1948 film by director John Huston that starred Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall and Edward G. Robinson, centers on a jaded Army veteran who eventually redeems himself in a standoff with mobsters at a Florida hotel as a hurricane approaches. In a new theatrical adaptation by Jeffrey Hatcher and actor Andy García, directed by Doug Hughes, García is cast as gangster Johnny Rocco, joined by Stephen Borrello, Joely Fisher, Rose McIver and Louis Mustillo. In an interesting twist, this production (which is receiving its world premiere) features music by Cuban-American jazz trumpeter Arturo Sandoval, who García portrayed in the 2000 biopic For Love or Country: The Arturo Sandoval Story.
Geffen Playhouse, 10886 Le Conte Ave., Westwood; runs through Tue., Dec. 10, 8 p.m.; $30-$155. (310) 208-5454, geffenplayhouse.org.