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The Theatre Season ahead from Boneau/Bryan-Brown

UPCOMING THEATER HIGHLIGHTS FOR 2011 SEASON

*Current as of December 20, 2010

ADDITIONAL PROJECTS WILL BE ANNOUNCED IN THE COMING WEEKS

 

 

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JANUARY 2011

 

Broadway

THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST

Previews: Friday, December 17, 2010

Opens: Thursday, January 13, 2011

Limited Engagement

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

Off-Broadway

THE NEW YORK IDEA

Previews: Thursday, January 6, 2011

Opens: Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Limited Engagement

Atlantic Theater Company at the Lucille Lortel Theatre (121 Christopher Street)

Off-Broadway

THE MILK TRAIN DOESN’T STOP HERE ANYMORE

Previews: Friday, January 7, 2011

Opens: Sunday, January 30, 2010

Limited Engagement

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

111 West 46th Street)

Off-Broadway

THE WHIPPING MAN

Previews: Thursday, January 13, 2011

Opens: Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Limited Engagement

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

FEBRUARY 2011

Broadway

GOOD PEOPLE

Previews: Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Opens: Thursday, March 3, 2011

Limited Engagement

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

Broadway

THAT CHAMPIONSHIP SEASON

Previews: Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Opens: Sunday, March 6, 2011

Limited Engagement

Bernard B Jacobs Theatre (242 West 45th Street)

Broadway

PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT THE MUSICAL

Previews: Monday, February 28, 2010

Opens: Sunday, March 20, 2010

The Palace Theatre (1564 Broadway)

Off-Broadway

THE DREAM OF THE BURNING BOY

Previews: Friday, February 25, 2011

Opens: Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Limited Engagement

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

111 West 46th Street)

Broadway

THE BOOK OF MORMON

Previews: Thursday, February 24, 2011

Opens: Thursday, March 24, 2011

Eugene O’Neill Theatre (230 West 49th Street)

MARCH 2011

Broadway

ANYTHING GOES

Previews: Thursday, March 10, 2011

Opens: Thursday, April 7, 2011

Roundabout Theatre Company’s Stephen Sondheim Theatre (124 West 43rd Street)

 

Broadway

THE MOTHERF**KER WITH THE HAT

Previews: Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Opens: Monday, April 11, 2011

Limited Engagement

Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre (236 West 45th Street)

Broadway

WONDERLAND – A New Alice.  A New Musical.

Previews:  March 21, 2011

Opens:  April 17, 2011

Marquis Theatre (1535 Broadway)

Off-Broadway

THE INTELLIGENT HOMOSEXUAL’S GUIDE TO CAPITALISM AND SOCIALISM WITH A KEY TO THE SCRIPTURES Previews: Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Opens: Thursday, May 5, 2011

Limited Engagement

The Public Theater (425 Lafayette Street)

Off-Broadway

NAKED FOOTPRINTS: AN ISSUES PROJECT

Begins Performances: Thursday, March 24, 2011

Limited Engagement through: Sunday, April 2, 2011

NAKED ANGELS at Comix Comedy Club (353 West 14th Street)

APRIL 2011

Broadway

THE PEOPLE IN THE PICTURE

Previews: Friday, April 1, 2011

Opens: Thursday, April 28, 2011

Limited Engagement

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

 

Broadway

JERUSALEM

Previews: Saturday, April 2, 2011

Opens: Thursday, April 21, 2011

Limited Engagement

Music Box Theatre (239 West 45th Street)

 

Broadway

THE HOUSE OF BLUE LEAVES

Previews: Monday, April 4, 2011

Opens: Monday, April 25, 2011

Limited Engagement

Walter Kerr Theatre (219 West 48th Street)

Off-Broadway

THE ILLUSION

Previews: Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Opens: Spring 2011

Limited Engagement

The Peter Norton Space (555 W. 42ND Street)

MAY 2011

Off-Broadway

10X25 ONE-ACT FESTIVAL

Performances: May 18, 2011 – June 26, 2011

Limited Engagement

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

Broadway

MASTER CLASS

Previews: Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Opens: Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Limited Engagement

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

JUNE 2011

Off-Broadway

A LONG AND HAPPY LIFE

Previews: Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Opens: Thursday, June 23, 2011

Limited Engagement through: Sunday, July 24, 2011

NAKED ANGELS at the Peter Jay Sharp Theatre (416 West 42nd Street)

Off-Broadway

CARL’S SISTER

Previews: Spring 2011

Opens: Spring 2011

Limited Engagement

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

Special Engagement

ROYAL SHAKESPEARE COMPANY

Performances Begin: July 6, 2011

Limited Engagement through August 14, 2011

Park Avenue Armory (643 Park Avenue)

Worldwide Event

NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE – SEASON TWO

January 13, 2011: Fela!

February 3, 2011: Donmar’s KING LEAR

March 17, 2011: FRANKENSTEIN.

Spring 2011: The Cherry Orchard

Washington D.C.

ARENA STAGE’S 2010-2011 SEASON

Inaugural season at the Mead Center for American Theater

Minneapolis, MN

GUTHRIE THEATER’S 2010-2011 SEASON

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. THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST also features Dana Ivey as “Miss Prism,” Paxton Whitehead as “Reverend Chausible,” Santino Fontana as “Algernon Moncrieff,” David Furr as “Jack Worthing,” Tim MacDonald as “Merriman,” Paul O’Brien as “Lane,” Charlotte Parry as “Cecily Cardew,” and Sara Topham as “Gwendolen.”

 

Previews begin December 17, 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

Off-Broadway

THE NEW YORK IDEA

 

Commissioned by Atlantic, this new world premiere adaptation by Tony Award® winner David Auburn of the 1906 original play by Langdon Mitchell is directed by Mark Brokaw.  Cynthia Karslake is a freewheeling young divorcee in New York City society. She has decided to settle down again into a much more stable, reliable relationship with the prominent Judge Philip Phillimore. Little does she know, however, that neither of their impetuous and blowsy ex-spouses, nor her beloved race horse Cynthia K, is yet down for the count. In this sharp-tongued comedy, Auburn sheds new light on a little-known play from a century ago that offers a surprisingly contemporary look at social mores, status and attitudes about sex and divorce in upper crust New York.

 

Previews January 6, 2011 / Opens January 26, 2011

Limited engagement through February 13, 2011

Atlantic Theater Company at the Lucille Lortel Theatre (121 Christopher Street)

Contact:  Chris Boneau / Joe Perrotta / Kelly Guiod

 

 

Off-Broadway

THE MILK TRAIN DOESN’T STOP HERE ANYMORE

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) presents Tennessee Williams’ THE MILK TRAIN DOESN’T STOP HERE ANYMORE, as part of the 2011 Tennessee Williams’ centennial. THE MILK TRAIN DOESN’T STOP HERE ANYMORE is directed by Michael Wilson and will star Olympia Dukakis. THE MILK TRAIN DOESN’T STOP HERE ANYMORE, is a haunting drama that takes place at the picturesque Italian mountaintop home of Flora Goforth.  Flora is a wealthy American widow who has detached from the world in order to write her memoirs. When a handsome and mysterious young visitor arrives without warning to keep Flora company in her final hours, this dreamlike play blossoms into a fascinating meditation on life and death.  The cast will include Curtis Billings (Giulio), Elisa Bocanegra (Simonetta), Olympia Dukakis (Flora Goforth), Edward Hibbert (Witch of Capri), Maggie Lacey (Frances Black), Darren Pettie (Christopher Flanders).

 

Previews begin January 7, 2011 / Opens January 30, 2011 / 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

Off-Broadway

THE WHIPPING MAN

Manhattan Theatre Club (Lynne Meadow, Artistic Director; Barry Grove, Executive Producer) presents the New York premiere of Matthew Lopez’s critically acclaimed play THE WHIPPING MAN directed by Tony Award winner Doug Hughes. The complete cast for this new production will feature two-time Emmy Award winner Andre Braugher, Andre Holland and Jay Wilkison. Three men are left at a crossroads—a Jewish Confederate soldier who has returned from battle, and two former slaves, who were raised as Jews in his household. As the three men reunite to celebrate Passover, they uncover a tangle of secrets that might cost each man his freedom.

Manhattan Theatre Club’s New York debut of this acclaimed play is an extraordinary tale of loyalty, deceit and deliverance.

 

Previews begin January 13, 2011/ Opens February 1, 2011/ Limited Engagement

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

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

 

Broadway

GOOD PEOPLE

Manhattan Theatre Club (Lynne Meadow, Artistic Director; Barry Grove, Executive Producer) presents the world premiere of Pulitzer Prize winner David Lindsay-Abaire’s GOOD PEOPLE directed by Tony Award winner Daniel Sullivan, starring Becky Ann Baker, Patrick Carroll, Tate Donovan, Emmy Award nominee Renée Elise Goldsberry, Academy Award winner Frances McDormand and Oscar winner Estelle Parsons. Welcome to Southie, a Boston neighborhood where a night on the town means a few rounds of bingo… where this month’s paycheck covers last month’s bills… and where Margie Walsh (McDormand) has just been let go from yet another job. Facing eviction and scrambling to catch a break, Margie thinks an old fling (Donovan) who has made it out of Southie might be her ticket to a fresh new start. But is this apparently self-made man secure enough to face his humble beginnings? Margie is about to risk what little she has left to find out.

 

Previews begin February 8, 2011/ Opens March 3, 2011/ Limited Engagement

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

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

 

Broadway

THAT CHAMPIONSHIP SEASON

Brian Cox, Jim Gaffigan, Chris Noth, Jason Patric and Kiefer Sutherland will star in the Broadway revival of Jason Miller’s Tony and Pulitzer Prize winning play THAT CHAMPIONSHIP SEASON, directed by Gregory Mosher. THAT CHAMPIONSHIP SEASON is a powerhouse drama about the promise of youth… and the challenge of staying in the game. For over two decades, four players and the coach of a high school championship basketball team have gathered every year to re-live their greatest moment of glory. While three of the players have found small-town success, the fourth has never found his way.  At this year’s reunion, tensions boil over, and as the celebratory evening turns brutal, long-held secrets bubble to the surface and life-long bonds are shattered.

 

Previews begin February 9, 2011 / Opens March 6, 2011 / Limited Engagement

Bernard B Jacobs Theatre (242 West 45 Street)

Contact: Chris Boneau / Matt Polk / Amy Kass

 

Broadway

PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT THE MUSICAL

Olivier Award nominee Tony Sheldon, Tony Award® nominee Will Swenson (Hair) and Nick Adams (La Cage aux Folles) lead the cast of Priscilla Queen Of The Desert The Musical, written by Stephan Elliott and Allan Scott, directed by Simon Phillips and choreographed by Ross Coleman at The Palace Theatre. 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 February 28, 2010 / Opens March 20, 2010

The Palace Theatre (1564 Broadway)

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

 

 

Off-Broadway

THE DREAM OF THE BURNING BOY

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) is pleased to present The Dream of the Burning Boy, a new play by David West Read directed by Evan Cabnet. In The Dream of the Burning Boy the sudden death of a high school overachiever exposes a secret that could destroy those left behind, or bring them closer together. A bittersweet story of choices made, opportunities lost, and finding the strength to move on.

 

Previews begin February 25, 2011 / Opens March 23, 2011 / 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

 

 

Broadway

THE BOOK OF MORMON


THE BOOK OF MORMON features book, music and lyrics by Trey Parker, Robert Lopez and Matt Stone. Parker and Stone are the four-time Emmy Award-winning creators of Comedy Central’s landmark animated series, “South Park.”  Tony Award-winner Lopez is composer and co-creator of the long-running hit musical comedy, Avenue Q.  The world premiere musical is choreographed by three-time Tony Award-nominee Casey Nicholaw (Monty Python’s Spamalot, The Drowsy Chaperone) and directed by Nicholaw and Parker.

 

THE BOOK OF MORMON, which follows a pair of mismatched Mormon boys sent on a mission to a place that’s about as far from Salt Lake City as you can get, features Josh Gad as Elder Cunningham, Andrew Rannells as Elder Price, Nikki M. James as Nabalungi, Rory O’Malley as Elder McKinley and Michael Potts as Mafala Hatimbi, with Lewis Cleale, Scott Barnhardt, Justin Bohon, Darlesia Cearcy, Kevin Duda, Asmeret Ghebremichael, Brian Tyree Henry, John Eric Parker, Jason Michael Snow, Benjamin Schrader, Michael James Scott, Brian Sears, Lawrence Stallings, Rema Webb, Maia Nkenge Wilson and Tommar Wilson. The production will also feature Ta’rea Campbell and Tyson Jennette.

 

Previews begin February 24, 2011/ Opens March 24, 2011

Eugene O’Neill Theatre (230 West 49th Street)

Contact: Chris Boneau/ Jim Byk / Christine Olver

 

 

Broadway

ANYTHING GOES

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) presents a new Broadway production of Anything Goes, starring Tony® Award winner Sutton Foster as “Reno Sweeney” and Tony® and Academy® Award winner Joel Grey as “Moonface Martin.” ALL ABOARD for this saucy and splendid new production of Cole Porter’s musical romp across the Atlantic.  When the S.S. American heads out to sea, etiquette and convention head out the portholes as two unlikely pairs set off on the course to true love… proving that sometimes destiny needs a little help from a crew of singing sailors, an exotic disguise and some good old-fashioned blackmail. Peppering this hilariously bumpy ride are some of musical theater’s most memorable standards, including “You’re the Top,” “Blow, Gabriel, Blow,” “It’s De-Lovely,” “I Get A Kick Out of You,” and “Anything Goes.” The cast will also feature Colin Donnell as “Billy Crocker”, Adam Godley as “Lord Evelyn Oakleigh,” Laura Osnes as “Hope Harcourt,” Jessica Stone as “Erma,” Walter Charles as “Captain,” Robert Creighton as “Purser,” Andrew Cao as “Luke,” Raymond J. Lee as “John,” with John McMartin as “Elisha Whitney” and Jessica Walter as “Evangeline Harcourt.” Additional cast members include Clyde Alves, Ward Billeisen, Joyce Chittick, Nikki Renée Daniels, Margot De La Barre, Kimberly Fauré, Josh Franklin, Justin Greer, Daniel J. Edwards, Tari Kelly, Shina Ann Morris, Linda Mugleston, Kevin Munhall, Adam Perry, William Ryall, Jennifer Savelli, Anthony Wayne, Kristen Beth Williams.

 

Previews begin March 10, 2011 / Opens April 7, 2011

Roundabout Theatre Company’s Stephen Sondheim Theatre (124 West 43rd Street)

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

Broadway

THE MOTHERF**KER WITH THE HAT

THE MOTHERF**KER WITH THE HAT by Stephen Adly Guirgis will make its world premiere on Broadway starring Bobby Cannavale, Chris Rock, Elizabeth Rodriguez, Annabella Sciorra and Yul Vázquez in a production directed by Anna D. Shapiro. THE MOTHERF**KER WITH THE HAT is a new high-octane, verbal cage match about love, fidelity, and misplaced haberdashery from playwright Stephen Adly Guirgis. Jackie and Veronica have been in love since the 8th grade. But now, Jackie is on parole and living clean and sober under the guidance of his sponsor, Ralph D, while still living and loving with his volatile soul mate Veronica who is fiercely loving, but far from sober. Still, their love is pure. And true. Nothing can come between them – except a hat. The production will be produced by Scott Rudin, The Public Theater (Artistic Director Oskar Eustis; Executive Director Andrew D. Hamingson), LAByrinth Theater Company (Co-Artistic Directors Stephen Adly Guirgis, Mimi O’Donnell & Yul Vázquez; Managing Director Danny Feldman) and Stuart Thompson.

 

Previews begin March 15, 2011 / Opens April 11, 2011 / Limited Engagement

Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre (236 West 45th Street)

Contact: Chris Boneau / Heath Schwartz / Kelly Guiod

Broadway

WONDERLAND – A New Alice. A New Musical.

A new spin on the classic story of Alice and her Looking-Glass world, WONDERLAND is about a modern-day woman, played by Janet Dacal, who goes on a life-changing adventure far below the streets of New York City, where a colorful cast of strange but familiar characters help her rediscover what’s really important. Arriving on Broadway this spring, WONDERLAND features a fresh, contemporary pop score by Frank Wildhorn, a book by Gregory Boyd and Jack Murphy, lyrics by Jack Murphy, choreography by Marguerite Derricks and direction by Gregory Boyd. WONDERLAND also stars Darren Ritchie as White Knight, E. Clayton Cornelious as Caterpillar, Jose Llana as El Gato, Karen Mason as Queen of Hearts, Kate Shindle as Mad Hatter, Carly Rose Sonenclar as Chloe, Edward Staudenmayer as White Rabbit and Danny Stiles as Morris.  Additional cast members include April Berry, Grady Bowman, Sae La Chin, Dan Domenech, Mallauri Esquibel, Derek Ferguson, Wilkie Ferguson, Laura Hall, Natalie Hill, Lauren Lim Jackson, Morgan James, Ryan Link, Kate Loprest, Renee Marino, Heather Parcells, Stefan Raulston, Julius Anthony Rubio and Tanairi Sade Vasquez.

Previews March 21, 2011 / Opens April 17, 2011

The Marquis Theatre (1535 Broadway)

Contact: Adrian Bryan-Brown / Susanne Tighe / Kelly Guiod

 

Off-Broadway

THE INTELLIGENT HOMOSEXUAL’S GUIDE TO CAPITALISM AND SOCIALISM WITH A KEY TO THE SCRIPTURES

The Public Theater (Artistic Director Oskar Eustis; Executive Director Andrew D. Hamingson) and Signature Theatre Company (Founding Artistic Director James Houghton; Executive Director Erika Mallin) in association with the Guthrie Theater (Director Joe Dowling) present the New York premiere of Tony Kushner’s THE INTELLIGENT HOMOSEXUAL’S GUIDE TO CAPITALISM AND SOCIALISM WITH A KEY TO THE SCRIPTURES, directed by Michael Greif. Cast will include Bill Camp, Michael Cristofer, Linda Emond, Michael Esper and Stephen Spinella.  In the summer of 2007, Gus Marcantonio, a retired longshoreman, summons his children to the family’s Brooklyn brownstone for a series of shocking announcements.THE INTELLIGENT HOMOSEXUAL’S GUIDE TO CAPITALISM AND SOCIALISM WITH A KEY TO THE SCRIPTURES explores revolution, radicalism, marriage, sex, prostitution, politics, real estate, unions of all kinds and debts both repaid and unpayable.

Previews begin March 22, 2011/ Opens May 5, 2011/ Limited Engagement

The Public Theater (425 Lafayette Street)

Contact: Chris Boneau/ Jim Byk/ Emily Meagher

Off-Broadway

NAKED FOOTPRINTS: AN ISSUES PROJECT

NAKED ANGELS’ signature fast-paced, raucous and irreverent festival of original material exploring urgent issues of the day.

 

The semi-annual Issues Project is NAKED ANGELS’ signature event consisting of original one-acts, radio plays with live foley, new music, comedic film shorts, stand-up comedy and lively political discussion.

 

Written and performed by family and friends of the company, the Issues Project is traditionally a homecoming for NAKED ANGELS – with participants ranging from the company’s famous founding members to the emerging generation (the current Naked Radio Writers Room).

 

This year, the Issues Project tackles “sustainability” in an evening called NAKED FOOTPRINTS.  Whether discussing the environment or troubleshooting how to rescue our depressed economy, it’s clear that leading a more sustainable life demands we conduct our businesses, culture and politics differently to secure a healthy future.  Issues Project will also explore how sustainability relates to us as individuals – our relationships, families and moral codes.

 

Begins Performances: Thursday, March 24, 2011

Limited Engagement through: Sunday, April 2, 2011

NAKED ANGELS at Comix Comedy Club (353 West 14th Street)

Contact:  Chris Boneau / Michael Strassheim

Broadway

THE PEOPLE IN THE PICTURE

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) presents a new Broadway musical starring Donna Murphy called THE PEOPLE IN THE PICTURE, directed by Leonard Foglia. THE PEOPLE IN THE PICTURE features book & lyrics by Iris Rainer Dart and music by Mike Stoller and Artie Butler. Once the darling of the Yiddish Theatre in pre-war Poland, now a grandmother in New York City, Bubbie has had quite a life. But what will it all mean if she can’t pass on her stories to the next generation? Though her granddaughter is enchanted by her tales, her daughter Red will do anything to keep from looking back. A fiercely funny and deeply moving new musical that spans three generations, THE PEOPLE IN THE PICTURE celebrates the importance of learning from our past, and the power of laughter.

 

Previews begin April 1, 2011 / Opens April 28, 2011 / Limited Engagement

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

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

Broadway

JERUSALEM

Tony and Olivier Award winning star Mark Rylance will recreate his wildly acclaimed, multi award-winning performance as Johnny ‘Rooster’ Byron on Broadway this spring in the Royal Court Theatre production of Jez Butterworth’s universally heralded new play, JERUSALEM.   The production, directed by Ian Rickson, will also star Mackenzie Crook as Ginger and most of the original Royal Court cast, with full casting to be announced at a later date.

 

In the woods of South West England, Johnny ‘Rooster’ Byron (Mark Rylance), former daredevil motorcyclist and modern-day Pied Piper, is a wanted man.  The council officials want to serve him an eviction notice, his son wants to be taken to the country fair, a stepfather wants to give him a serious kicking and a motley crew of friends wants his ample supply of drugs and alcohol.

 

JERUSALEM opened at the Royal Court Theatre in July, 2009 with critics praising playwright Jez Butterworth’s beautiful and comic elegy for a disappearing way of life in rural England and actor Mark Rylance, who was lauded as delivering one of the great stage performances of our time.  The production played an extended sold out run at the Royal Court, before moving to the Apollo Theatre in the West End in January, 2010, where it received an unprecedented set of five-star reviews from 12 London newspapers.

 

Previews begin April 2, 2011 / Opens April 21, 2011 / Limited Engagement

Music Box Theatre (239 West 45th Street)

Contact: Chris Boneau / Jim Byk / Christine Olver

 

 

Broadway

THE HOUSE OF BLUE LEAVES

Ben Stiller, Edie Falco and Jennifer Jason Leigh will return to Broadway in the revival of John Guare’s THE HOUSE OF BLUE LEAVES, directed by David Cromer. In THE HOUSE OF BLUE LEAVES, Pope Paul VI’s 1965 visit to New York City brings the hope of answered prayers and a few unexpected guests to an apartment in Sunnyside, Queens, where Artie Shaughnessy, a zookeeper, pines for a new life as a popular songwriter. His dreams of stardom are complicated by a stay-at-home wife (her name is, appropriately, Bananas) who longs for the happiness of their salad days, a pushy mistress who is already packing her bags for Hollywood and an AWOL son with his own plans for becoming famous. A heartbreaking human comedy that explores the lengths people will go in pursuit of the American Dream. The production will be produced by Scott Rudin. Additional casting will be announced at a later date.

 

Previews begin April 4, 2011 / Opens April 25, 2011 / Limited Engagement

Walter Kerr Theatre (219 West 48th Street)

Contact: Chris Boneau / Heath Schwartz / Michael Strassheim

Off-Broadway

THE ILLUSION

Signature Theatre Company’s (Founding Artistic Director James Houghton; Executive Director Erika Mallin) 2010-2011 season celebrating Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Tony Kushner will include THE ILLUSION, Kushner’s freely adapted version of Pierre Corneille’s L’Illusion Comique, directed by Tony Award-winner Michael Mayer. A lawyer, facing mortality, desperate to find the son he drove away years before, travels in the dead of night to a mysterious cave. There he engages the services of a wizard, who conjures up visions of the romantic, adventurous, perilous life the lawyer’s son has been living since his father expelled him from home. The Illusion, freely adapted from Pierre Corneille’s L’Illusion Comique, is Kushner’s most joyfully theatrical play, a wildly entertaining tale of passion and regret, of love, disillusionment and magic.

 

Previews begin April 19, 2011/ Limited Engagement

The Peter Norton Space (555 W. 42ND Street)

Contact: Chris Boneau/ Jim Byk/ Emily Meagher

 

Off-Broadway

10X25 ONE-ACT FESTIVAL

 

Atlantic concludes its 2010-2011 season at Atlantic Stage 2 with 10X25, a one act festival debuting world premiere short plays that will reunite a host of notable playwrights, directors and actors who have worked at the company over the past twenty five seasons.

 

Performances May 18, 2011 – June 26, 2011

Atlantic Theater Company Stage 2 (330 West 16 Street)

Contact:  Chris Boneau / Joe Perrotta / Kelly Guiod

Broadway

MASTER CLASS

Manhattan Theatre Club (Lynne Meadow, Artistic Director; Barry Grove, Executive ) present Tony and Emmy Award winner Tyne Daly in a new Broadway production of Tony Award winner Terrence McNally’s MASTER CLASS, directed by Stephen Wadsworth.

McNally’s award-winning play about Maria Callas (Daly) takes us to one of her famous master classes where, late in her own career, she challenges the next generation to make the same sacrifices and dare to rise to the same heights she did, making her the most celebrated, the most reviled and the most controversial singer of her times.

 

Previews begin May 24, 2011 / Opens June 21, 2011 / Limited Engagement

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

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

 

Off-Broadway

A LONG AND HAPPY LIFE

World Premiere of a new play commissioned by NAKED ANGELS written by Bekah Brunstetter, directed by founding company member Pippin Parker.

 

When a tragic freak accident disrupts the promising life of the blissful Cass, the results travel like a shockwave through the halls of the Bronx high school where she works. Suddenly Cass is forced to confront her fate and the scope of her fears while struggling to maintain relationships with both her new husband and her students. In this lively and thought-provoking tale of a seemingly perfect life suddenly confronted with reality, no one is safe from the randomness and chaos inherent in our world.

 

Previews: Tuesday, June 14, 2011 / Opens: Thursday, June 23, 2011

Limited Engagement through: Sunday, July 24, 2011

NAKED ANGELS at the Peter Jay Sharp Theatre (416 West 42nd Street)

Contact:  Chris Boneau / Michael Strassheim

 

 

Off-Broadway

CARL’S SISTER

Manhattan Theatre Club (Lynne Meadow, Artistic Director; Barry Grove, Executive Producer) presents the world premiere of Alfred Uhry’s new play CARL’S SISTER. Marie Brenner’s acclaimed memoir about her strained, heartwarming, and funny relationship with her brother, Apples and Oranges, is adapted for the stage by Pulitzer, Tony, and Academy Award winning author Alfred Uhry. A medical crisis brings Marie, a classic New York liberal and investigative journalist for Vanity Fair and Carl, a conservative apple grower living in Washington State, together after many years apart. While Marie abandons her life to help her dying brother, Carl fights her every step of the way. CARL’S SISTER tells the story of their attempts to heal and understand one another.

Alfred Uhry’s distinguished body of work includes the Pulitzer Prize and Academy Award-winning Driving Miss Daisy, the Tony Award winning The Last Night of Ballyhoo and Parade as well as the book for MTC’s LoveMusik. Directing will be MTC’s Lynne Meadow (Collected Stories, The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife)

Previews Spring 2011/ Opens Spring 2011/ Limited Engagement

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

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

 

 

Special Engagement

ROYAL SHAKESPEARE COMPANY

The Royal Shakespeare Company’s 44 member acting ensemble will perform five plays by William Shakespeare at Park Avenue Armory as part of Lincoln Center Festival in Summer 2011.  Lincoln Center Festival and Park Avenue Armory, in association with The Ohio State University, are bringing the Royal Shakespeare Company to New York for this six-week engagement.  This unprecedented theatrical event will include five productions currently playing in repertoire to critical praise at the Company’s home in Stratford-upon-Avon. Included are:  As You Like It, Romeo and Juliet, King Lear, Antony and Cleopatra, and The Winter’s Tale. The Lincoln Center Festival performances will be the only opportunity American audiences will have to see these highly acclaimed productions performed by an acting company at the culmination of three years of working together, playing multiple roles, in the same ensemble acting tradition that characterized the troupes in Shakespeare’s time.

Performances begins July 6, 2011/ Limited Engagement

Park Avenue Armory (643 Park Avenue)

Contact: Adrian Bryan-Brown / Jessica Johnson

Worldwide Event

NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE

The National Theatre continues 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 PHÈDRE starring Helen Mirren, was seen by over 200,000 people on 320 screens in 22 countries.  Season two titles include: FRANKENSTEIN, FELA!, KING LEAR and THE CHERRY ORCHARDwww.ntlive.com

 

January 13, 2011: Tony winning musical Fela!

February 3, 2011:  Donmar’s KING LEAR, directed by Michael Grandage starring Derek Jacobi.

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

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

 

Contact: Adrian Bryan-Brown / Jessica Johnson

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, six presentations from the National Endowment for the Arts New Play Development Program, public presentations of nearly all of Edward Albee’s works and featured productions from visiting D.C. companies totaling more than 40 projects produced and presented by Arena Stage in the inaugural year at the Mead Center. With the opening in October 2010, Arena Stage has become a national center for production, presentation, development and study of American theater.  For more information please visit www.arenastage.org.

 

October 22, 2010: Rodgers & Hammerstein’s OKLAHOMA!, directed by Molly Smith.

November 9, 2010: Marcus Gardley’s EVERY TONGUE CONFESS, directed by Kenny Leon.

November 19, 2010: Tectonic Theater Project’s production of THE LARAMIE PROJECT/THE LARAMIE PROJECT: 10 YEARS LATER, written by Moisés Kaufman, Leigh Fondakowski, Greg Pierotti, Andy Paris and Stephen Belber, directed by Leigh Fondakowski and Moisés Kaufman

December 31, 2010: Second Stage Theatre’s production of LET ME DOWN EASY, conceived, written and performed by Anne Deavere Smith, 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. The American Voices New Play institute at Arena Stage will feature full-length presentations from the six of the seven inaugural selections of the National Endowment for the Arts New Play Development Project.

February 25, 2011: Edward Albee’s 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.

March 5, 2011: The Edward Albee Festival. In addition to Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? and At Home at the Zoo, Albee enthusiasts can experience a never-before-attempted feat: a festival featuring presentations ofnearly every work by the master playwright, performed by D.C.-area theater companies.

March 8, 2011: Theater J’s production of THE CHOSEN, adapted by Aaron Posner, based onthe novel by Chaim Potok.

April 22, 2011: Lynn Nottage’s RUINED, directed by Charles Randolph-Wright.

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

 

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

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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