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Season Highlights from Boneau/Bryan-Brown

UPCOMING THEATER HIGHLIGHTS FOR 2010/2011 SEASON

*Current as of July 20, 2010

For additional information please contact the appropriate person (listed below each item) at 212-575-3030.

Broadway

MRS. WARREN’S PROFESSION

Previews: Friday, September 3, 2010

Opens: Sunday, October 3, 2010

Limited Engagement

Roundabout Theatre Company’s American Airlines Theatre (227 West 42nd Street)

Off-Broadway

BOTTOM OF THE WORLD

Previews:  Friday, September 3, 2010

Opens: Sunday, October 3, 2010

Limited Engagement

Atlantic Theater Company Stage 2 (330 West 16th Street)

Broadway

BRIEF ENCOUNTER

Previews: Friday, September 10, 2010

Opens: Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Limited Engagement

Roundabout Theatre Company’s Studio 54 (254 West 54th Street)

Off-Broadway

TIGERS BE STILL

Previews: Friday, September 10, 2010

Opens: Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Limited Engagement

Roundabout Theatre Company’s Black Box Theatre (Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre;

111 West 46th Street)

Out of Town Engagement

LEAP OF FAITH

Previews: Saturday, September 11, 2010

Opens: Sunday, October 3, 2010

Ahmanson Theatre at the Music Center in downtown Los Angeles

Off-Broadway

THE DIVINE SISTER

Previews: Sunday, September 12, 2010

Opens: Wednesday, September 22, 2010

SoHo Playhouse (15 Vandam Street)

Broadway

THE PITMEN PAINTERS

Previews: Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Opens: Thursday, September 30, 2010

Limited Engagement

Manhattan Theatre Club’s Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street)

Off-Broadway

ANGELS IN AMERICA: MILLENIUM APPROACHES

Previews: Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Opens: Thursday, October 28, 2010

Limited Engagement

The Peter Norton Space (555 West 42nd Street)

Off-Broadway

ANGELS IN AMERICA: PERESTROIKA

Previews: Thursday, September 16, 2010

Opens: Thursday, October 28, 2010

Limited Engagement

The Peter Norton Space (555 West 42nd Street)

Broadway

LOMBARDI

Previews:  Thursday, September 23, 2010

Opens: Thursday, October 21, 2010

Circle in the Square (235 West 50th Street)

Broadway

TIME STANDS STILL

Resumes Performances: Thursday, September 23, 2010

Opens: Thursday, October 7, 2010

Limited Engagement

Cort Theatre (138 West 48th Street)

Off-Broadway

THE LANGUAGE ARCHIVE

Previews: Friday, September 24, 2010

Opens: Sunday, October 17, 2010

Limited Engagement

Roundabout Theatre Company’s Laura Pels Theatre (Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre;

111 West 46th Street)

Broadway

THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS

Previews: Thursday, October 7, 2010

Opens: Sunday, October 31, 2010

Lyceum Theatre (149 West 45th Street)

Off-Broadway

SPIRIT CONTROL

Previews: Thursday, October 7, 2010

Opens: Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Limited Engagement

Manhattan Theatre Club at New York City Center – Stage 1 (131 West 55th Street)

North American Premiere- Toronto

PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT THE MUSICAL

Previews: October 12, 2010

Opens: October 26, 2010

Limited Engagement Through November 28, 2010

Spring 2011 Broadway Opening – Theater to be announced.

New York Return Limited Engagement

MATTHEW BOURNE’S SWAN LAKE

Performances Begin: Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Limited Engagement

New York City Center Mainstage (131 West 55th Street between 6th and 7th Avenues)

Off-Broadway

THE COLLECTION & A KIND OF ALASKA: TWO PLAYS BY HAROLD PINTER

Previews: Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Opens: Sunday, November 21, 2010

Limited Engagement

Atlantic Theater Company at the Classic Stage Company (136 East 13th Street)

Broadway

THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST

Previews: Monday, December 20, 2010

Opens: Thursday, January 13, 2011

Limited Engagement

Roundabout Theatre Company’s American Airlines Theatre (227 West 42nd Street)

Worldwide Event

NT LIVE – SEASON TWO

October 14, 2010: A Disappearing Number

December 9, 2010: HAMLET

January 13, 2011: Fela!

March 17, 2011: FRANKENSTEIN.

Spring 2011: The Cherry Orchard

North American Tour- begins in Miami, Fl.

PANDEMONIUM: THE LOST AND FOUND ORCHESTRA

September 16, 2010 – North American tour launches at Miami’s Adrienne Arsht Center

Washington D.C.

ARENA STAGE’S 2010-2011 SEASON

Inaugural season at the Mead Center for American Theatre

Minneapolis, MN

GUTHRIE THEATER’S 2010-2011 SEASON

Broadway

MRS. WARREN’S PROFESSION

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) presents a new Broadway production of George Bernard Shaw’s MRS. WARREN’S PROFESSION, starring Tony® Award winner Cherry Jones as ‘Kitty Warren’ & Golden Globe winner Sally Hawkins making her Broadway debut as ‘Vivie Warren’, directed by Tony® Award winner Doug Hughes. George Bernard Shaw’s scorching tour de force MRS. WARREN’S PROFESSION tells the story of Kitty Warren (Jones), a mother who makes a terrible sacrifice for her daughter Vivie’s (Hawkins) independence.  The clash of these two strong-willed but culturally constrained women is the spark that ignites the ironic wit of one of Shaw’s greatest plays. The cast will also feature Adam Driver as ‘Frank Gardner’, Mark Harelik as ‘Sir George Crofts’, Edward Hibbert as ‘Mr. Praed’ & Michael Siberry as ‘Reverend Samuel Gardner.’

Previews begin September 3, 2010 / Opens October 3, 2010 / Limited Engagement

Roundabout Theatre Company’s American Airlines Theatre (227 West 42nd Street)

Contact: Adrian Bryan-Brown / Matt Polk / Jessica Johnson / Amy Kass

Off-Broadway

BOTTOM OF THE WORLD

The 2010-2011 Atlantic season begins at Atlantic Stage 2, the company’s state-of-the-art second stage, with the world premiere of Lucy Thurber’s BOTTOM OF THE WORLD, directed by Caitriona McLaughlin. Heartbroken over the sudden death of her sister Kate, Abby delves into the world of Kate’s final novel to deal with her grief and somehow move on. As the lines blur between the fictional world and her own reality, Abby attempts to make sense of life and death in this funny and poignant play.

Previews September 3, 2010 / Opens September 14, 2010

Limited engagement through October 3, 2010

Atlantic Theater Company Stage 2 (330 West 16 Street)

Contact:  Chris Boneau / Joe Perrotta / Kelly Guiod

Broadway

BRIEF ENCOUNTER

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) in association with David Pugh & Dafydd Rogers and Cineworld presents Kneehigh Theatre’s production of Noël Coward’s BRIEF ENCOUNTER, adapted and directed by Emma Rice. BRIEF ENCOUNTER is an imaginative new work that combines elements of Noël Coward’s beloved screenplay, and the one act play on which it was based, with song, dance and Technicolor displays of emotion.   This breakout hit from London’s Kneehigh Theatre played a sold out run at St. Ann’s Warehouse in Brooklyn, NY and has also played critically acclaimed engagements at ACT and the Guthrie Theater.

Previews begin September 10, 2010 / Opens September 28, 2010 / Limited Engagement

Roundabout Theatre Company’s Studio 54 (254 West 54th Street)

Contact: Adrian Bryan-Brown / Matt Polk / Jessica Johnson / Amy Kass

Off-Broadway

TIGERS BE STILL

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) presents a Roundabout Underground production of TIGERS BE STILL, a new play by Kim Rosenstock, directed by Sam Gold.   TIGERS BE STILL is a comedy that follows the story of Sherry Wickman, a young woman who expects the perfect career and life to fall into place immediately upon earning her masters degree in art therapy. Instead, Sherry finds herself unemployed, overwhelmed and back at home hiding out in her twin-sized childhood bed. But when Sherry gets hired as a substitute art teacher, things begin to brighten up. Now if only her mother would come downstairs, her sister would get off the couch, her very first therapy patient would do just one of his take-home assignments, her new boss would leave his gun at home, and someone would catch the tiger that escaped from the local zoo, everything would be just perfect.

Previews begin September 10, 2010 / Opens October 6, 2010 / Limited Engagement

Roundabout Theatre Company’s Black Box Theatre at the Harold & Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre (111 West 46th Street)

Contact: Adrian Bryan-Brown / Matt Polk / Jessica Johnson / Amy Kass

OUT OF TOWN ENGAGEMENT

World Premiere

LEAP OF FAITH

Four-time Tony Award-nominee® Raúl Esparza and Golden Globe Award®-nominee Brooke Shields will star in the world premiere of the new musical LEAP OF FAITH, which begins performances at the Center Theatre Group/Ahmanson Theatre in September. Tony Award®-winner Rob Ashford is the director and choreographer. LEAP OF FAITH features a score by eight-time Academy Award®-winner Alan Menken, book by Janus Cercone with Glenn Slater, and lyrics by Glenn Slater. When his traveling ministry breaks down in a small Kansas town, part-time reverend and full-time con artist (Esparza) quickly pitches a tent and invites the locals to a revival. The sheriff is determined to stop Jonas from separating the townspeople from their money, but Jonas’ real challenge arises when he meets a pretty waitress (Shields) and her son, whose love forces an ultimate cynic to take a real leap of faith. The new musical is based on the motion picture LEAP OF FAITH produced by Paramount Pictures Corporation and written by Janus Cercone.

Previews: September 11, 2010 / Opens: October 3, 2010/ Limited Engagement

Ahmanson Theatre in downtown Los Angeles

Through October 24, 2010

NYC Contact: Chris Boneau / Heath Schwartz / Emily Meagher

Off-Broadway

THE DIVINE SISTER

Following a sold-out developmental run last spring, Charles Busch’s new comedy, THE DIVINE SISTER, directed by Carl Andress, will transfer to the SoHo Playhouse this fall.

THE DIVINE SISTER is an outrageous comic homage to nearly every Hollywood film involving nuns. Evoking such films as The Song of Bernadette, The Bells of St. Mary’s, The Singing Nun and Agnes of God, THE DIVINE SISTER tells the story of St. Veronica’s indomitable Mother Superior (author Charles Busch) who is determined to build a new school for her Pittsburgh convent. Along the way, she has to deal with a young postulant who is experiencing “visions,” sexual hysteria among her nuns, a sensitive schoolboy in need of mentoring, a mysterious nun visiting from the Mother House in Berlin, and a former suitor intent on luring her away from her vows.

The entire original company, including playwright Charles Busch will be returning to the production. The cast also features: Alison Fraser, Amy Rutberg, Jennifer Van Dyck, Jonathan Walker, and Julie Halston.

Previews begin September 12, 2010 / Opens September 22, 2010

SoHo Playhouse (15 Vandam Street)

Contact: Aaron Meier/ Emily Meagher

Broadway

THE PITMEN PAINTERS

Lynne Meadow (Artistic Director) and Barry Grove (Executive Producer) announce that Manhattan Theatre Club, by special arrangement with Bob Boyett, will produce the Live Theatre, Newcastle /National Theatre of Great Britain’s co-production of THE PITMEN PAINTERS by Tony Award® winner Lee Hall (Billy Elliot) with direction by Max Roberts starring the original English company.

Inspired by a book by William Feaver, and hailed by London critics, the play tells the story of the Ashington Group – miners from Northumberland who became celebrated painters. THE PITMEN PAINTERS was named Best Play at the 2008 Evening Standard Awards.

THE PITMEN PAINTERS is a humorous, deeply moving and timely look at art, class, and politics. In 1934, a group of Ashington miners hired a professor to teach an art appreciation evening class. Rapidly abandoning theory in favor of practice, the pitmen began to paint. Within a few years the most avant-garde artists became their friends and their work was acquired by prestigious collections; but every day they worked, as before, down the mine.

The cast, who have been with the production since it premiered at Live Theatre in 2007, will include: Christopher Connel, Michael Hodgson, Ian Kelly, Brian Lonsdale, Lisa McGrillis, Deka Walmsley, David Whitaker and Phillippa Wilson.

Previews begin September 14/ Opens September 30/ Limited Engagement

MTC’s Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street)

Contact:  Chris Boneau/ Aaron Meier/ Christine Olver/Emily Meagher

Off- Broadway

ANGELS IN AMERICA: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes

Signature Theatre Company launches its 20th Anniversary Season celebrating playwright Tony Kushner with the first New York revival of his landmark Tony Award® and Pulitzer Prize-winning Play, ANGELS IN AMERICA, directed by Michael Greif.

Set in late 1985 and early 1986, as the first wave of the AIDS epidemic in America is escalating and Ronald Reagan has been elected to a second term in the White House, ANGELS IN AMERICA’s two parts, Millennium Approaches and Perestroika, bring together a young gay man with AIDS and his frightened, unfaithful lover; a closeted Mormon lawyer and his valium-addicted wife; the infamous New York lawyer Roy Cohn; an African-American male nurse; a Mormon housewife from Utah; and a steel-winged, prophecy-bearing angel; as well as the ghost of Ethel Rosenberg, an ancient rabbi, the world’s oldest living Bolshevik and a Reagan administration functionary, among many others – all played by a company of eight actors. The lives of these disparate characters intersect, intertwine, collide and are blown apart during a time of heartbreak, reaction and transformation. Ranging from earth to heaven, from the political to the intimate to the visionary and supernatural, ANGELS IN AMERICA is an epic exploration of love, justice, identity and theology, of the difficulty, terror and necessity of change.

ANGELS IN AMERICA features Robin Bartlett as ‘Hannah Pitt’,  Christian Borle as ‘Prior Walter’, Bill Heck as ‘Joe Pitt’, Zoe Kazan as ‘Harper Pitt’, Billy Porter as ‘Belize’, Zachary Quinto as ‘Louis Ironson’, Robin Weigert as ‘The Angel’ and Frank Wood as ‘Roy Cohn.’

Performances in repertory from September 14, 2010 to December 19, 2010

Part I: Millennium Approaches Previews September 14, 2010 / Opens October 28, 2010

Part II: Perestroika Previews      Previews September 16, 2010 / Opens October 28, 2010

Signature Theatre Company

At the Peter Norton Space (555 West 42nd Street)

Contact: Chris Boneau / Jim Byk / Emily Meagher

Broadway

LOMBARDI

Producers Tony Ponturo and Fran Kirmser will present LOMBARDI at Broadway’s Circle in the Square Theatre this fall. Starring Dan Lauria as ‘Vince Lombardi’ and Judith Light as ‘Marie Lombardi’, this new American play is written by Academy Award® winner Eric Simonson and directed by Tony Award® nominee Thomas Kail. Joining Ponturo and Kirmser as special producing partner is the National Football League, marking the organization’s first foray on Broadway. LOMBARDI is based on the best-selling biography When Pride Still Mattered: A Life of Vince Lombardi, by Pulitzer Prize® winning author David Maraniss. The cast features Keith Nobbs as ‘Michael McCormick’, Bill Dawes as ‘Paul Hornung’, Robert Christopher Riley as ‘Dave Robinson’ and Chris Sullivan as ‘Jim Taylor.’

Previews September 23, 2010/ Opens October 21 2010

Circle in the Square Theatre (235 West 50th Street)

Contact: Chris Boneau / Jackie Green / Kelly Guiod

Broadway

TIME STANDS STILL

Pulitzer Prize winner Donald Margulies’ Tony® nominated TIME STANDS STILL, which enjoyed an extended sold-out run at Manhattan Theatre Club will resume performances at the Cort Theatre this fall. TIME STANDS STILL will feature returning cast members Emmy® and Golden Globe® Award winner Laura Linney, Tony Award® nominee Brian d’Arcy James and  acclaimed actor and playwright Eric Bogosian. Golden Globe® nominee Christina Ricci joins the cast.
TIME STANDS STILL follows Sarah (Laura Linney) and James (Brian d’Arcy James), a photojournalist and a foreign correspondent trying to find happiness in a world that seems to have gone crazy.  Theirs is a partnership based on telling the toughest stories and together, making a difference. But when their own story takes a sudden turn, the adventurous couple confronts the prospect of a more conventional life… and everything changes – in a flash.

Resumes Performances September 23, 2010 / Opens October 7, 2010 /

Limited engagement

Cort Theatre (138 West 49th Street)

Contact:  Chris Boneau/ Aaron Meier/ Christine Olver/Emily Meagher

Off-Broadway

THE LANGUAGE ARCHIVE

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) presents the New York premiere of THE LANGUAGE ARCHIVE, a new play by Julia Cho, directed by Mark BrokawThe Language Archive is a poignant and quirky comedy that seems to prove love is the one language that can leave us all at a loss for words.  George is a man consumed with preserving and documenting the dying languages of far-flung cultures. Closer to home, though, language is failing him. He doesn’t know what to say to his wife, Mary, to keep her from leaving him, and he doesn’t recognize the deep feelings that his lab assistant, Emma, has for him.

Previews begin September 24, 2010 / Opens October 17, 2010 / Limited Engagement

Roundabout Theatre Company’s Laura Pels Theatre at the Harold & Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre (111 West 46th Street)

Contact: Adrian Bryan-Brown / Matt Polk / Jessica Johnson / Amy Kass

Broadway

THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS


THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS is the thrilling final collaboration by musical theatre giants John Kander and Fred Ebb (Chicago, Cabaret). Directed and choreographed by five-time Tony Award® winner Susan Stroman (The Producers) and featuring a book by David Thompson (who adapted the script for Chicago‘s record-breaking revival), THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS features Joshua Henry as ‘Haywood Patterson,’ Sean Bradford as ‘Ozie Powell’ and ‘Ruby Bates,’ Josh Breckenridge as ‘Olen Montgomery,’ Derrick Cobey as ‘Andy Wright,’ Colman Domingo as ‘Mr. Bones,’ Rodney Hicks as ‘Clarence Norris,’ Kendrick Jones as ‘Willie Roberson,’ Forrest McClendon as ‘Mr. Tambo,’ Julius Thomas III as ‘Roy Wright,’ Sharon Washington as ‘The Lady’ and Christian Dante White as ‘Charles Weems’ and ‘Victoria Price.’

Based on the notorious “Scottsboro” case in the 1930s (in which nine African-American men were unjustly accused of a terrible crime), this daring and wildly entertaining musical explores a fascinating chapter in American history with brilliant originality. The critically-acclaimed production comes to Broadway following a sold-out run at the Vineyard Theatre and a limited engagement at the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis, MN.

Previews begin October 7, 2010/ Opens October 31, 2010

Lyceum Theatre (149 West 45th Street)

Contact: Chris Boneau/ Jim Byk / Michael Strassheim

Off-Broadway

SPIRIT CONTROL

Manhattan Theatre Club is producing the world premiere of Beau Willimon’s new play SPIRIT CONTROL to be directed by Henry Wishcamper (Graceland, Port Authority.)

Adam Wyatt has the perfect family and a perfect record as an air traffic controller. But when the pilot of a small plane suffers a heart attack, Adam must talk a terrified passenger through an emergency landing. What happens next will link him inextricably to a woman he’s never met, and set the life he once knew irrevocably adrift. SPIRIT CONTROL is a chilling and mesmerizing look at how we navigate a crisis, and the demons that haunt us long after.

Previews begin October 7, 2010/ Opens October 26, 2010/ Limited Engagement

MTC at New York City Center – Stage I (131 West 55th Street)

Contact: Chris Boneau/ Aaron Meier/ Christine Olver/Emily Meagher

OUT OF TOWN ENGAGEMENT

North American Premiere

PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT THE MUSICAL

Olivier Award nominee Tony Sheldon and Tony Award® nominee Will Swenson (Hair) will lead the cast of the pre-Broadway North American company of Priscilla Queen Of The Desert The Musical, written by Stephan Elliott and Allan Scott, directed by Simon Phillips and choreographed by Ross Coleman. The spectacular new stage musical will begin performances at The Princess of Wales Theatre in Toronto for a 12-week only, pre-Broadway engagement. Adapted from the Academy Award® winning film, PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT THE MUSICAL is a heart-warming, uplifting adventure of three friends who hop aboard a battered old bus searching for love and friendship in the middle of the Australian outback and end up finding more than they could ever have dreamed. With a dazzling array of outrageous costumes and featuring a score of dance-floor classics, PRISCILLA is a sensational journey to the heart of fabulous. Along with winning the Laurence Olivier Award for Best Costume Design for Tim Chappel and Lizzy Gardiner, the musical was also nominated for Best New Musical and received the 2010 What’s On Stage Best New Musical Award.

Previews begin October 12, 2010 / Opens October 26, 2010

Limited Engagement in Toronto Through November 28, 2010

Spring 2011 Broadway Opening – Theater to be announced.

Contact: Adrian Bryan-Brown / Joe Perrotta / Michael Strassheim

NEW YORK RETURN LIMITED ENGAGEMENT

MATTHEW BOURNE’S SWAN LAKE

MATTHEW BOURNE’S SWAN LAKE, the triumphant modern re-interpretation of the legendary ballet, turned tradition upside down and took both the theater and dance worlds by storm when it arrived on Broadway in 1998 and went on to win three Tony Awards® and five Drama Desk Awards. Produced by New York City Center, Sadler’s Wells Theater London and Back Row Productions, the groundbreaking and multi-award-winning international hit New Adventures production will return to New York for a strictly limited engagement. Collecting over 30 international theater awards, Matthew Bourne blends dance, humor and spectacle with extravagant, award-winning set and costume designs by Lez Brotherston and lighting design by Rick Fisher, to create a provocative and powerful SWAN LAKE for our times. Now firmly crowned as a modern-day classic, this iconic production is perhaps best known for replacing the traditional female corps de ballet with a menacing male ensemble.

Performances Begin October 13, 2010

Limited Engagement Through November 7, 2010

New York City Center Mainstage (131 West 55th Street between 6th and 7th Avenues)

Contact: Adrian Bryan-Brown / Joe Perrotta / Michael Strassheim

Off-Broadway

THE COLLECTION & A KIND OF ALASKA: TWO PLAYS BY HAROLD PINTER

Atlantic returns to the work of Tony Award® and Nobel Prize winning playwright Harold Pinter with THE COLLECTION & A KIND OF ALASKA: TWO PLAYS BY HAROLD PINTER. This first main stage production of the 2010-2011 Atlantic season opens at Classic Stage Company this fall. Although the plays are separated chronologically by many years, both are steeped in the author’s signature humor, mystery and psychological tension. In THE COLLECTION (1961), a 4:00am phone call and a surprise visitor set off a series of conversations about potential infidelities among two couples. A middle-aged woman who has been asleep in a hospital room awakens after thirty years and must reorient herself to a greatly changed world in A KIND OF ALASKA (1982), which was inspired by the work of Oliver Sacks in his seminal book, Awakenings.

Previews November 3, 2010 / Opens November 21, 2010

Limited engagement through December 21, 2010

Atlantic Theater Company at Classic Stage Company (136 East 13th Street)

Contact:  Chris Boneau / Joe Perrotta / Kelly Guiod

Broadway

THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) presents a new Broadway production of Oscar Wilde’s comedy THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST, directed by and starring Tony Award® winner Brian BedfordTHE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST is a glorious comedy of mistaken identity, which ridicules codes of propriety and etiquette.  Dashing men-about-town John Worthing and Algernon Moncrieff pursue fair ladies Gwendolen Fairfax and Cecily Cardew. Matters are complicated by the imaginary characters invented by both men to cover their on-the-sly activities – not to mention the disapproval of Gwendolen’s mother, the formidable Lady Bracknell. The Stratford Shakespeare Festival produced a production of THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST in 2009 directed by and starring Bedford. Additional cast members and the creative team will be announced shortly.

Previews begin December 20, 2010 / Opens January 13, 2011 / Limited Engagement

Roundabout Theatre Company’s American Airlines Theatre (227 West 42nd Street)

Contact: Adrian Bryan-Brown / Matt Polk / Jessica Johnson / Amy Kass

Worldwide Event

NATIONAL THEATRE’S NT LIVE

The National Theatre presents the second season of National Theatre Live (NT LIVE), a successful new initiative to broadcast live performances from the National’s stages to cinemas worldwide.  The first season of events, which began in June 2009 with the acclaimed production of PHEDRE starring Helen Mirren, was seen by over 150,000 people on 320 screens in 22 countries.  NT Live’s season two will launch in Fall 2010. Season two titles include: HAMLET, FRANKENSTEIN, FELA!, THE CHERRY ORCHARD and A DISAPPEARING NUMBER.

October 14, 2010: Complicite’s A Disappearing Number, directed by Simon McBurney.

December 9, 2010: Shakespeare’s HAMLET, directed by Nicholas Hytner.

January 13, 2011: Tony winning musical Fela!

March 17, 2011: Danny Boyle’s production of FRANKENSTEIN.

Spring 2011: Chekhov’s The Cherry Orchard directed by Howard Davies.

Cinema locations to be announced soon.

Contact: Adrian Bryan-Brown / Jessica Johnson

North American Tour

PANDEMONIUM: THE LOST AND FOUND ORCHESTRA

A NEW PRODUCTION FROM THE CREATORS OF STOMP TO TOUR NORTH AMERICA THIS FALL

After the global success of their unique take on rhythm and physical theatre, STOMP co-creators Luke Cresswell and Steve McNicholas take their concept to a new level with PANDEMONIUM: THE LOST AND FOUND ORCHESTRA, which begins a North American tour this fall. Where STOMP creates rhythm with everyday objects, PANDEMONIUM transforms everyday objects into a plethora of invented instruments. PANDEMONIUM is performed by the Lost and Found Orchestra, a 25-member mix of veteran STOMP performers, classical musicians, physical comedians and aerialists, along with a 30-member local choir from each city. Recreating every section of a symphony orchestra using musical saws, bottles, whirly toys and traffic cones, PANDEMONIUM climaxes with the human voice being added to the mix; what begins with simple melodies plucked, blown, thumped and brushed into life ends in a complex symphonic and choral celebration. Luke Cresswell serves as onstage conductor of the 50+ member company and will perform in PANDEMONIUM.

Performances begin on September 16 at Miami’s Adrienne Arsht Center.  Other cities include Chicago, Los Angeles (Costa Mesa), Toronto, Hartford, Boston, Philadelphia, with more to be announced.

Contact: Jackie Green / Kelly Guiod

ARENA STAGE (WASHINGTON, D.C.)

AT THE MEAD CENTER FOR AMERICAN THEATER

Arena Stage Artistic Director Molly Smith announces the D.C.-based pioneering theater company’s 60th season filled with award-winning artists and projects to celebrate the grand opening of Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater. The 2010-11 inaugural season includes eight full productions, seven presentations from the National Endowment for the Arts New Play Development Program and public readings from all 30 of Edward Albee’s works, totaling at least 45 projects produced and presented by Arena Stage in the inaugural year at the Mead Center. With the opening next fall, Arena Stage will fully become a national center for production, presentation, development and study of American theater.  For more information please visit www.arenastage.org.

October 23, 2010: Rodgers & Hammerstein’s OKLAHOMA!, directed by Molly Smith.

November 9, 2010: Marcus Gardley’s EVERY TONGUE CONFESS.

December 31, 2010: Anna Deavere Smith’s LET ME DOWN EASY, directed by Leonard Foglia.

January 14, 2011: Mary Zimmerman’s THE ARABIAN NIGHTS, directed by Mary Zimmerman.

January 17, 2011: NEA New Play Development Program Festival.

February 25, 2011: Edward Albee Festival including WHO’S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF?, directed by Pam MacKinnon with Tony Award® winner Tracy Letts & Tony Award® nominee Amy Morton.

February 25, 2011: Edward Albee’s AT HOME AT THE ZOO, directed by Mary Robinson.

April 22, 2011: Lynn Nottage’s RUINED.

May 6, 2011: Rupert Holmes adaptation, based on the novel by John Grisham of A TIME TO KILL.

Contact: Adrian Bryan-Brown / Matt Polk

GUTHRIE THEATER (Minneapolis, MN)

The Guthrie Theater (Joe Dowling, Director), founded in 1963, is an American center for theater performance, production, education and professional training. By presenting both classical literature and new work from diverse cultures, the Guthrie illuminates the common humanity connecting Minnesota to the peoples of the world. Highlighting the work of artists both local and international, the 2010-2011 season ranges from the world premiere by a Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright to classic works by Shakespeare and Shaw. For more information please visit www.GuthrieTheater.org

July 31, 2010: THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS, music and lyrics by John Kander and Fred Ebb, book by David Thompson, direction and choreography by Susan Stroman

September 11, 2010: THE MASTER BUTCHERS SINGING CLUB, by Marsha Norman, based on the novel by Louise Erdrich, directed by Francesca Zambello

September 29, 2010: Tricycle Theatre’s THE GREAT GAME: AFGHANISTAN, directed by Nicolas Kent and Indhu Rubasingham

October 30, 2010: THE 39 STEPS, adapted by Patrick Barlow, from the novel by John Buchan and the Alfred Hitchcock movie, directed by Joel Sass

November 19, 2010: A CHRISTMAS CAROL, by Charles Dickens, adapted by Crispin Whittell, directed by Joe Dowling.

January 8, 2011: ROMEO AND JULIET, by William Shakespeare, directed by Penny Metropulos and THE COMEDY OF ERRORS, by William Shakespeare, directed by Ian Belknap, a co-production with The Acting Company.

January 29, 2011: THE WINTER’S TALE, by William Shakespeare, directed by Jonathan Munby

February 10, 2011: MA RAINEY’S BLACK BOTTOM, by August Wilson, directed by Lou Bellamy

March 19, 2011: ARMS OF THE MAN, by George Bernard Shaw

April 9, 2011: ARSENIC AND OLD LACE, by Joseph Kesselring, directed by Joe Dowling

May 28, 2011: GOD OF CARNAGE, by Yazmina Reza, directed by John Miller-Stephany

June 18, 2011: H.M.S. PINAFORE, by Gilbert and Sullivan, directed by Joe Dowling

Contact: Chris Boneau / Jim Byk

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