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Initial casting announced for Tony Kushner’s The Intelligent Homosexual’s Guide

INITIAL CASTING ANNOUNCED FOR

NEW YORK PREMIERE OF TONY KUSHNER’S

THE INTELLIGENT HOMOSEXUAL’S GUIDE TO

CAPITALISM AND SOCIALISM WITH A KEY TO THE SCRIPTURES

THE PUBLIC THEATER AND SIGNATURE THEATRE COMPANY

CO-PRODUCTION IN ASSOCIATION WITH THE GUTHRIE THEATER

TO BE DIRECTED BY MICHAEL GREIF

MARCH 22-JUNE 12, 2011 AT THE PUBLIC THEATER

OPENING NIGHT IS THURSDAY, MAY 5

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 (Joe Dowling, Director) are pleased to announce initial casting for the New York premiere of Tony Kushner’s THE INTELLIGENT HOMOSEXUAL’S GUIDE TO CAPITALISM AND SOCIALISM WITH A KEY TO THE SCRIPTURES.  

 Michael Greif, who directed the world premiere at the Guthrie in April, 2009, will direct the New York premiere, which will play March 22-June 12, 2011 at The Public Theater (425 Lafayette Street).   Opening night is Thursday, May 5. 

 

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.  

 

The cast for THE INTELLIGENT HOMOSEXUAL’S GUIDE will feature Bill Camp (Adam), Michael Cristofer (Gus), Linda Emond (Empty), Michael Esper (Eli), Steven Pasquale (Vinny) and Stephen Spinella (Pill).  Cristofer, Emond, Esper and Spinella originated their roles in the Guthrie Theater’s world premiere of the play.  Additional casting will be announced soon.

The Public Theater and Artistic Director Oskar Eustis have a long history with Tony Kushner, dating back to 1986 when Eustis, then Artistic Director of the Eureka Theater in San Francisco, directed Kushner’s first professional production, A Bright Room Called Day (later seen at the Public Theater), and commissioned Angels in America, which he then directed in its world premier at the Mark Taper Forum. The Public Theater produced Kushner’s adaptation of The Dybbuk in 1997, directed by Brian Kulick.  The Public later developed and produced Kushner and composer Jeanine Tesori’s Obie Award-winning musical Caroline, or Change, directed by George C. Wolfe, which then transferred to Broadway in 2004, and went on to London’s Royal National Theater where it received, among other honors, the Olivier Award for Best Musical.   In 2006, Kushner’s translation of Bertolt Brecht’s Mother Courage and Her Children, starring Meryl Streep, was presented at the Delacorte Theater as part of the Shakespeare in the Park season.

Signature Theatre Company is the first theatre company to devote an entire season to the work of a single playwright, including re-examinations of past writings as well as New York and world premieres. By championing in-depth explorations of a living playwright’s body of work, the Company delivers an intimate and immersive journey into the playwright’s singular vision.  Signature’s 20th Anniversary Season, devoted to Tony Kushner, also includes the first New York revival of Angels in America, which has been extended three times through March 27, 2011 and The Illusion, which will be directed by Michael Mayer.

Signature was in residence at The Public Theater for two seasons in 1995-1997, but THE INTELLIGENT HOMOSEXUAL’S GUIDE marks the first time the two theatres have partnered to present a co-production.  

THE INTELLIGENT HOMOSEXUAL’S GUIDE TO CAPITALISM AND SOCIALISM WITH A KEY TO THE SCRIPTURES begins performances at The Public Theater on Tuesday, March 22 and continues through Sunday, June 12 with an official press opening on Thursday, May 5.

Tickets are on sale to Public Theater members and Signature subscribers beginning Tuesday, December 14.  General public onsale is Tuesday, January 25.  To become a Public Theater Member and purchase Member tickets now, visit www.publictheater.org or call (212) 967-7555.  For more information on performance schedule, venue and box office, please visit www.publictheater.org.  For more information about the Tony Kushner Season at Signature Theatre Company, please visit www.signaturetheatre.orgContinue reading

Signature Theatre Company’s 20th Anniversary gala honors Tony Kushner, November 8

SIGNATURE THEATRE COMPANY

20th ANNIVERSARY GALA CELEBRATES PLAYWRIGHT-IN-RESIDENCE


TONY KUSHNER

Monday, NOVEMBER 8 at Espace

Signature Theatre Company (James Houghton, Founding Artistic Director; Erika Mallin, Executive Director) will celebrate its 2010-2011 playwright–in-residence Tony Kushner at its 20th anniversary gala on Monday, November 8 at Espace (635 West 42nd Street).

Cocktails will begin at 6:30pm with dinner at 7:30 PM and performances and tribute to Mr. Kushner to follow.   Participants in the gala include Stephen Spinella, Linda Emond, Mike Nichols, Edward Norton and Frank Rich.

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Critics rave for Tony Kushner’s Angels in America at Signature Theatre Company

CRITICS RAVE FOR TONY KUSHNER’S

ANGELS IN AMERICA

AT SIGNATURE THEATRE COMPANY

Signature Theatre Company’s (Founding Artistic Director James Houghton; Executive Director Erika Mallin) production of Tony Kushner’s ANGELS IN AMERICA: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes, opened last night at The Peter Norton Space (555 West 42nd Street).  The first New York revival of Kushner’s Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning play is directed by Michael Greif. The production, originally slated to run through December 19, has been extended a second time through February 20, 2011.

Here’s a sample of what critics had to say about Tony Kushner’s ANGELS IN AMERICA at Signature Theatre Company: Continue reading

Signature’s Angels in America in the news

 


SIGNATURE THEATRE COMPANY’S PRODUCTION OF

TONY KUSHNER’S

ANGELS IN AMERICA

IN THE NEWS

PRODUCTION FEATURED IN THE NEW YORK TIMES AND THE LOS ANGELES TIMES

Signature Theatre Company’s (Founding Artistic Director James Houghton; Executive Director Erika Mallin) production of Tony Kushner’s ANGELS IN AMERICA: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes, is now in performance at The Peter Norton Space (555 West 42nd Street).  The first New York revival of Kushner’s Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning play is directed by Michael Greif. The production, originally slated to run through December 19, has been extended a second time through February 20, 2011.

Signature Theatre Company’s Tony Kushner season is in the news as ANGELS IN AMERICA prepares for its opening night this Thursday, October 28: Continue reading

Signature Theatre Company’s Angels in America in the news

SIGNATURE THEATRE COMPANY’S PRODUCTION OF

TONY KUSHNER’S

ANGELS IN AMERICA

IN THE NEWS

PRODUCTION FEATURED IN NEWSWEEK AND NEW YORK MAGAZINE

Signature Theatre Company’s (Founding Artistic Director James Houghton; Executive Director Erika Mallin) production of Tony Kushner’s ANGELS IN AMERICA: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes, is now in performance at The Peter Norton Space (555 West 42nd Street).  The first New York revival of Kushner’s Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning play is directed by Michael Greif. The production, originally slated to run through December 19, has been extended a second time through February 20, 2011.

Signature Theatre Company’s Tony Kushner season is in the news as ANGELS IN AMERICA prepares for its opening night on Thursday, October 28: Continue reading

Signature’s Angels in America begins performances tomorrow night

SIGNATURE THEATRE COMPANY’S PRODUCTION OF

TONY KUSHNER’S

ANGELS IN AMERICA

DIRECTED BY MICHAEL GREIF

BEGINS PERFORMANCES TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 14

http://signaturetheatre.org/angels/

Signature Theatre Company’s (Founding Artistic Director James Houghton; Executive Director Erika Mallin) production of Tony Kushner’s ANGELS IN AMERICA: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes, begins performances Tuesday, September 14.  The first New York revival of Kushner’s Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning play is directed by Michael Greif. The production, originally slated to run through December 19, has been extended a second time through February 20, 2011.

Millennium Approaches and Perestroika, the two parts of ANGELS IN AMERICA, will begin alternating in repertory from the start of performances.  ANGELS IN AMERICA opens October 28 at the Peter Norton Space (555 West 42nd Street).

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Signature’s Angels in America extended a second time; now running through Feb. 20

SIGNATURE THEATRE COMPANY’S PRODUCTION OF

TONY KUSHNER’S

ANGELS IN AMERICA

DIRECTED BY MICHAEL GREIF

EXTENDED A SECOND TIME BY POPULAR DEMAND

RUN EXTENDED THREE ADDITIONAL WEEKS

THROUGH FEBRUARY 20, 2011

http://signaturetheatre.org/angels/

Due to overwhelming demand, Signature Theatre Company (Founding Artistic Director James Houghton; Executive Director Erika Mallin) is pleased to announce a second extension for the first New York revival of Tony Kushner’s ANGELS IN AMERICA: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes, directed by Michael Greif. The production, originally slated to run through December 19, 2010 and extended once through January 30, 2011, will now play an additional three weeks through Sunday, February 20, 2011.

ANGELS IN AMERICA begins performances on September 14 and opens October 28 at the Peter Norton Space (555 West 42nd Street).

Millennium Approaches and Perestroika, the two parts of ANGELS IN AMERICA, will begin alternating in repertory from the start of performances.

Tickets for performances beginning December 21, 2010 will be $85. For the full performance calendar, to purchase tickets or for more information, please visit http://signaturetheatre.org/angels or call (212) 244-PLAY (7529).

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