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REHEARSALS ARE NOW UNDERWAY FOR
LINCOLN CENTER THEATER’S
PRODUCTION OF

THE OLDEST BOY

A New Play by SARAH RUHL

Directed by REBECCA TAICHMAN

FEATURED IN THE CAST ARE:

ERNEST ABUBA, TSERING DORJEE, CELIA KEENAN-BOLGER, TAKEMI KITAMURA,
JAMES SAITO, JON NORMAN SCHNEIDER, JAMES YAEGASHI, NAMI YAMAMOTO

PREVIEWS BEGIN THURSDAY, OCTOBER 9
OPENING NIGHT IS MONDAY, NOVEMBER 3
AT THE MITZI E. NEWHOUSE THEATER

TICKETS ON SALE BEGINNING MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 15

Get The Oldest Boy Tickets

Rehearsals are currently underway for Lincoln Center Theater’s production of of Sarah Ruhl’s new play THE OLDEST BOY.   The play, directed by Rebecca Taichman, will begin previews Thursday, October 9 and open on Monday, November 3 in the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater (150 West 65 Street).  Featured in the cast are Ernest Abuba, Tsering Dorjee, Celia Keenan-Bolger, Takemi Kitamura, James Saito, Jon Norman Schneider, James Yaegashi and Nami Yamamoto.  (Please note that Mr. Yaegashi has replaced the previously announced Joel de la Fuente in the cast).

Published in Off-Broadway

SHELDON BEST, SUN MEE CHOMET, LIZAN MITCHELL, CHRIS MYERS, TALIYAH WHITAKER
TO BE FEATURED IN THE
LCT3/LINCOLN CENTER THEATER
NEW YORK PREMIERE PRODUCTION OF

brownsville song (b-side for tray)

A new play by KIMBER LEE

Directed by PATRICIA McGREGOR

6 WEEKS ONLY!

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 4 THROUGH SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 16
OPENING NIGHT, MONDAY, OCTOBER 20
AT THE CLAIRE TOW THEATER

Sheldon Best, Sun Mee Chomet, Lizan Mitchell, Chris Myers and Taliyah Whitaker will comprise the cast of the upcoming LCT3/Lincoln Center Theater New York premiere production of brownsville song (b-side for tray), a new play by Kimber Lee.  The production, to be directed by Patricia McGregor, will begin performances Saturday, October 4, running for six weeks only through Sunday, November 16 at the Claire Tow Theater (150 West 65 Street).  Opening night is Monday, October 20.

Published in Off-Broadway

ERNEST ABUBA, JOEL de la FUENTE, TSERING DORJEE,
CELIA KEENAN-BOLGER, TAKEMI KITAMURA, JAMES SAITO,
JON NORMAN SCHNEIDER, NAMI YAMAMOTO

TO BE FEATURED IN

LINCOLN CENTER THEATER’S
UPCOMING PRODUCTION OF

THE OLDEST BOY

A New Play by SARAH RUHL

Directed by REBECCA TAICHMAN

PREVIEWS BEGIN THURSDAY, OCTOBER 9
OPENING NIGHT IS MONDAY, NOVEMBER 3
AT THE MITZI E. NEWHOUSE THEATER

Get The Oldest Boy Tickets

Lincoln Center Theater (under the direction of Producing Artistic Director, André Bishop) has announced that Ernest Abuba, Joel de la Fuente, Tsering Dorjee, Celia Keenan-Bolger, Takemi Kitamura, James Saito, Jon Norman Schneider, and Nami Yamamoto will comprise the cast of its upcoming production of Sarah Ruhl’s new play THE OLDEST BOY.   The play, to be directed by Rebecca Taichman, will begin previews Thursday, October 9 and open on Monday, November 3 in the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater (150 West 65 Street).

Published in Off-Broadway

LINCOLN CENTER THEATER
ANNOUNCES TWO NEW 2014-2015 PRODUCTIONS 

THE MYSTERY OF LOVE AND SEX
A new play by BATHSHEBA DORAN
Directed by SAM GOLD

PREVIEWS BEGIN THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2015
OPENING NIGHT IS MONDAY, MARCH 2, 2015
AT THE MITZI E. NEWHOUSE THEATER 

- AND -

THE LCT3 PRODUCTION OF

“VERITÉ”
A new play by NICK JONES
Directed by MORITZ von STUELPNAGEL 

BEGINNING SATURDAY, JANUARY 31 THROUGH SUNDAY, MARCH 15, 2015
OPENING NIGHT IS WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 18
AT THE CLAIRE TOW THEATER

Lincoln Center Theater (under the direction of André Bishop, Producing Artistic Director) has announced the addition of two new plays to its 2014-2015 season:  THE MYSTERY OF LOVE AND SEX by Bathsheba Doran, to be directed by Sam Gold, which begins previews Thursday, February 5, and opens on Monday, March 2, at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater; and the LCT3 production of VERITÉ by Nick Jones, to be directed by Moritz von Stuelpnagel, beginning Saturday, January 31 through Sunday, March 15, and opening on Wednesday, February 18 at the Claire Tow Theater.

 

Published in Broadway

SANTINO FONTANA and TONY SHALHOUB
WILL BOTH BE FEATURED AS
LEGENDARY WRITER/DIRECTOR MOSS HART
IN LINCOLN CENTER THEATER’S UPCOMING PRODUCTION OF

ACT ONE

A play written and directed by JAMES LAPINE

From the autobiography by MOSS HART

PREVIEWS BEGIN THURSDAY, MARCH 20
OPENING NIGHT IS THURSDAY, APRIL 17
AT THE VIVIAN BEAUMONT THEATER

Lincoln Center Theater (under the direction of Producing Artistic Director André Bishop) has announced that actors Santino Fontana and Tony Shalhoub will both be featured as the legendary writer/director Moss Hart at different stages of his life in its upcoming production of ACT ONE, a play written and directed by James Lapine from the autobiography by Moss Hart.  The production, which will also feature a third actor who will play Mr. Hart as a young boy, is scheduled to begin previews Thursday, March 20 and open on Thursday, April 17 at the Vivian Beaumont Theater (150 West 65 Street).

Published in Broadway

MICHAEL ARONOV, JEREMY DAVIDSON, ROBERT HOGAN, JEFFERSON MAYS, ANDRÉS MUNAR, PAUL NIEBANCK, |
JOHN PROCACCINO, LIV ROOTH, GABRIEL RUIZ, PEJ VAHDAT,
ANDREW WEEMS, BERNARD WHITE
TO BE FEATURED IN
LINCOLN CENTER THEATER’S PRODUCTION OF

BLOOD AND GIFTS

A New Play by J.T. ROGERS

Directed by BARTLETT SHER

PREVIEWS BEGIN THURSDAY, OCTOBER 27
OPENING NIGHT IS MONDAY, NOVEMBER 21
AT THE MITZI E. NEWHOUSE THEATER

Lincoln Center Theater (under the direction of André Bishop, Artistic Director, and Bernard Gersten, Executive Producer) has announced that Michael Aronov, Jeremy Davidson, Robert Hogan, Jefferson Mays, Andrés Munar, Paul Niebanck, John Procaccino, Liv Rooth, Gabriel Ruiz, Pej Vahdat, Andrew Weems and Bernard White will be featured in its upcoming production of BLOOD AND GIFTS, a new play by J.T. Rogers, to be directed by Bartlett Sher, beginning  Thursday, October 27 at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater (150 West 65 Street).  Opening night is Monday, November 21.

Commissioned by Lincoln Center Theater, and presented last year at the National Theatre, BLOOD AND GIFTS  tells the story of the secret spy war behind the official Soviet-Afghan War of the 1980s. Spanning a decade and playing out in Washington DC, Pakistan, and Afghanistan, the play follows CIA operative Jim Warnock (to be played by Jeremy Davidson) as he struggles to stop the Soviet Army's destruction of Afghanistan. The ground constantly shifts for Jim and his counterparts in the KGB and British and Pakistani secret service as the political and personal alliances between the men keeps changing. And as the outcome of the entire Cold War comes into play, Jim and a larger-than-life Afghan warlord find the only person they can trust is each other. 

J.T. Rogers is the author of the play The Overwhelming (produced in New York by the Roundabout Theater Company and in London at the National Theatre, in association with Out of Joint), Madagascar, White People,  Murmuring in a Dead Tongue and Seeing the Elephant which was nominated for the Kesselring Prize for Best New American Play.  An earlier version of BLOOD AND GIFTSwas presented as part of a cycle of 11 plays about Afghanistan titled The Great Game: Afghanistan at the Tricycle Theatre in London.

Bartlett Sher, Resident Director at Lincoln Center Theater, directed the LCT productions of Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, Joe Turner’s Come and Gone (Tony nomination), South Pacific (Tony Award), Awake and Sing! (Tony nomination,)and The Light in the Piazza (Tony nomination)Former Artistic Director of Seattle’s Intiman Theater, his other NY credits include productions at Playwrights Horizons and Theatre for a New Audience.  His opera credits include the MET productions of The Barber of Seville, The Tales of Hoffman and Comte d’Ory.

Now in its 27th year, Lincoln Center Theater is currently presenting, with the National Theatre of Great Britain and Bob Boyett, the National Theatre’s production of War Horse, winner of the 2011 Tony Award for Best Play.   This fall, LCT will also produce the Broadway transfer  of its critically acclaimed production of Jon Robin Baitz’s Other Desert Cities, directed by Joe Mantello at the Booth Theatre beginning Wednesday, October 12.   In addition,  LCT3, Lincoln Center Theater’s programming initiative devoted to the work of new artists, will present the world premiere of All-American, a new play by Julia Brownell, directed by Evan Cabnet, beginning performances Monday, October 24 at the Duke on 42nd Street (229 West 42 Street).  In Spring 2012 LCT3 will move to its new home, the 131-seat Claire Tow Theater, currently under construction on the roof of the Vivian Beaumont Theater.

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MICHAEL ARONOV LCT: debut.  Theater includes: Manigma, Spain, Miss Julie, Playing with Fire, That Tuesday, Baachae 2.1, King Lear, Midsummer Night’s Dream.  Film: Amexicano, LBS, Hedwig & The Angry Inch.  TV: Burn Notice, The Closer, Blue Bloods, White Collar, Life on Mars, Lipstick Jungle, Without a Trace, All My Children

JEREMY DAVIDSON LCT: debut.  Theater includes: Cyclone, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Nijinsky’s Last Dance, Going Native, Epic Proportions, La Terrasse.  Film: Repatriate, Salt, Little Chenier, Deprivation, Skeletons in the Closet.  TV: Pan Am, Brothers & Sisters, White Collar, Army Wives, The Kill Point, Drift, Boston Legal, Without A Trace, Hate, The Practice, Jag, Century City, Crossing Jordan, NYPD Blue, Rosewell.   

ROBERT HOGAN LCT: debut.  Broadway: A Few Good Men, Hamlet.  Other NY Theater: Mourning Becomes Electra, Rainbow Kiss, Boy, What Didn’t Happen, On The Bum, Further Than the Furthest Thing, Rutherford and Son, Never the Sinner.  Film: Welcome to Academia, Day Zero, Sweetland, Maze, Species II, Lady in Red.  TV: Peyton Place, Ritchie Brockelman, Operation Petticoat, The Wire, Ed, Deadline, The Cosby Show

JEFFERSON MAYS LCT: debut.  Broadway: Pygmalion, Journey’s End, I Am My Own Wife (Tony Award).  Other NY Theater: Of Thee I Sing, Quills, Lydie Breeze, Moe’s Lucky Seven, Culture of Desire, Orestes.  Film/TV:  Detroit 187, Lie To Me, Nurse Jackie, Mildred Pierce, Fringe, Law & Order, L&O: Criminal Intent, How to Lose Friends and Alienate People, The Closer, Kinsey, Cousin Bette.

ANDRÉS MUNAR LCT: debut.  Theater: Welcome to Arroyo’s, American Journalero, Los Illegals, Huck and Holden, Acts of Mercy, Light Raise The Roof, Frag, Customs, Sandlot Ball, Life is a Dream, Tight Embrace, Match, Emily, Kissing Fidel.  TV: Law & Order, L&O: Criminal Intent, Queens Supreme

PAUL NIEBANCK LCT: In The Next Room or the vibrator play.  New York Theater includes: Our Lot, Such Things Only Happen in Books, Shockheaded Peter, Cyclone and the Pig Faced Lady, Leaving Queens, The Revenger’s Tragedy, Bill W. and Dr. Bob, All’s Well The Ends Well, The Fantasticks, The Country Wife.  Film/TV: As The World Turns, Burn Notice, Gossip Girl, One Life to Live, Insects with Glasses

JOHN PROCACCINO LCT: An American Daughter, The Light in the Piazza (National Tour).  Broadway: ART, A Thousand Clowns, Conversations with My Father. Other Theater includes: Coming of Age in Soho, Good Boys and True, Sylvia, Uncle Vanya, Tartuffe, The Caucasian Chalk Circle, All the King’s Men.   Film: Rose Red, Joyful Partaking, Assassins, Magic in the Water, Born to be Wild.

LIV ROOTH  LCT: debut.  Broadway: Born Yesterday, Is He Dead?.  Off Broadway: Wife to James Whelan, Jane Eyre, Women Beware Women, Love, Shakespeare.  Regional: Surf Report, Boeing-Boeing, Noises Off, Pride and Prejudice, Much Ado About Nothing.  TV: The Good Wife.   

GABRIEL RUIZ LCT: debut.  Theater: Menorca, Why Torture is Wrong, Richard III, Arabian Nights, Our Lady of the Underpass, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, It’s a Wonderful Life, Esperanza Rising, Our Dad is in Atlantis (reading), 10 Minute Play Festival (reading), Harlequin (reading), The Heidi Chronicles.  TV: Boss, The Chicago Code.   

PEJ VAHDAT LCT: debut.  Theater: The Merchant of Venice, Barefoot in the Park, Glengary Glen Ross, King Lear.  Film: Juan Franves: Live, A Separate Tribe, Harvest, The Flight That Fought Back, Blood Shot, The Butcher.  TV: Grey’s Anatomy, NCIS: LA, Shameless, Hawthorne, Bones, Lie To Me, The Unit, 13 (pilot), Valentine, House, General Hospital, Mind of Mencia

ANDREW WEEMS LCT: debut.  Broadway: Inherit the Wind, The Green Bird, London Assurance. Off-Broadway: The Heart is a Lonely Hunter, Bach at Leipzig, Telethon, Troilus and Cressida, Cymbeline, Pericles, Woman at the Threshold Beckoning.  Film/TV: Sorry, Haters, Nowhere to Go But Up, Hope and Faith, Conviction, Law & Order, Third Watch, Spin City, Liberty, Path to Paradise.  

BERNARD WHITE  LCT: debut.  Theater includes: Art, The Seven, Blithe Spirit, Wings of Desire, Lucy and The Conquest, Landscape of the Body, Sakharam Binder, Tonight at 8:30.   Film includes: It’s Kind of a Funny Story, Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel, Quarantine, The World Unseen, Land of Plenty.  TV: The Event, The Defenders, Bones, Numb3rs, 24, Alias, West Wing, Jag, Pensacola, The New Dragnet

STOCKARD CHANNING, RACHEL GRIFFITHS, STACY KEACH,
JUDITH LIGHT, THOMAS SADOSKI

TO STAR IN
LINCOLN CENTER THEATER’S PRODUCTION OF

OTHER DESERT CITIES

A NEW PLAY BY JON ROBIN BAITZ

DIRECTED BY JOE MANTELLO

PREVIEWS BEGIN WEDNESDAY EVENING, OCTOBER 12

OPENING NIGHT IS THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 3

ON BROADWAY AT THE BOOTH THEATRE

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            Lincoln Center Theater (under the direction of Andre Bishop, Artistic Director, and Bernard Gersten, Executive Producer) has announced that Stockard Channing, Rachel Griffiths, Stacy Keach, Judith Light and Thomas Sadoski will star in its Broadway production of Jon Robin Baitz’s critically acclaimed new play OTHER DESERT CITIES this fall.  The production, to be directed by Joe Mantello, begins performances Wednesday evening, October 12 and opens on Thursday, November 3 at the Booth Theater (222 West 45 Street).

            OTHER DESERT CITIES had its premiere at Lincoln Center Theater last winter where it was an immediate sell out during its limited engagement run at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater.  Winner of the 2011 Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Off-Broadway Play, it was also nominated for multiple Drama Desk and Lucille Lortel Awards, including Best Play.

In Other Desert Cities, Brooke Wyeth (to be played by Rachel Griffiths who is making her Broadway debut), a once promising novelist, returns home after a six year absence to celebrate Christmas in Palm Springs with her parents, former members of the Reagan inner-circle (Stockard Channing and Stacy Keach), her brother (Thomas Sadoski) and her aunt (to be played by Judith Light).  When Brooke announces that she is about to publish a memoir focusing on an explosive chapter in the family’s history, the holiday reunion is thrown into turmoil and the Wyeths are both bound together and torn apart as they struggle to come to terms with their past.   LCT gratefully acknowledges that Ms. Griffiths will appear in Other Desert Cities with the permission of Actors Equity Association. 

 

The Broadway production of OTHER DESERT CITIES will reunite Lincoln Center Theater’s original design team: John Lee Beatty (sets), David Zinn (costumes), Kenneth Posner (lighting), Jill BC DuBoff (sound) and Justin Ellington (original music). 

            With OTHER DESERT CITIESplaywright Jon Robin Baitz returned to Lincoln Center Theater where his plays A Fair Country and Ten Unknowns premiered and where his play The Substance of Fire enjoyed an extended run after its original run at Playwrights Horizons.  He is also the author of the plays Mizlansky/Zilinsky, The Film Society, The End of the Day, The Paris Letter, and, a new adaptation of Hedda Gabler.  He wrote the screenplay for the film People I Know andthe film version of The Substance of Fire.  His television credits include The West Wing, Alias and Brothers & Sisters, which he created.

                        Joe Mantello directed the LCT productions of God’s Heart and A Man of No Importance.   Winner of two Tony Awards for his direction ofAssassins and Take Me Out, his credits include Wicked, Pal Joey, November, The Receptionist, Three Days of Rain and Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune.  He most recently returned to acting with an award winning performance in the critically acclaimed Broadway production of Larry Kramer’s The Normal Heart.

This fall, in addition to OTHER DESERT CITIES and the open-ended run of its Tony Award winning production of War Horse at the Vivian Beaumont TheaterLincoln Center Theater will be producing the American premiere of Blood and Gifts, a new play by J.T. Rogers, directed by Bartlett Sher, beginning Thursday, October 27 in the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater.  In addition,  LCT3, Lincoln Center Theater’s programming initiative devoted to the work of new artists, will present the world premiere of All-American, a new play by Julia Brownell, directed by Evan Cabnet, beginning performances Monday, October 24 at the Duke on 42nd Street (229 West 42 Street).  In Spring 2011 LCT3 will move to its new home, the 131-seat Claire Tow Theater, currently under construction on the roof of the Vivian Beaumont Theater.

            OTHER DESERT CITIES will be performed Tuesday through Saturday evenings at 8pm, with matinees Wednesday and Saturdays at 2pm and Sundays at 3pm.  Beginning November 8, all Tuesday evening performances will begin at 7pm. 

            Tickets to OTHER DESERT CITIES, priced from $56.50 to $126.50 will be available beginning Sunday, August 14 at telecharge.com or by visiting www.lct.org.  A limited number of tickets priced at $31.50 will be available at every performance through LincTix, LCT’s new program for 21 to 35 year olds.  For information and to enroll, visit LincTix.org.

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STOCKARD CHANNING LCT:  Other Desert Cities (Drama Desk Award nomination), Six Degrees of Separation (Tony nom.), Four Baboons Adoring The Sun (Tony nom.), The House of Blue Leaves (Tony nom.), The Little Foxes, Hapgood. Other NY theater: Pal Joey (Tony nom.), Joe Egg (Tony Award), The Lion in Winter (Tony nom.), Woman in Mind, The Rink, The Golden Age.  Film: Six Degrees of Separation (Oscar, Golden Globe nom.), The Business of Strangers, Where The Heart Is, Practical Magic, First Wives’ Club, Smoke, Grease, The Fortune (Golden Globe nom.).TV includes Out of Practice (one Golden Globe nom., 12 Emmy noms.), The Truth About JaneBaby DanceUnexpected FamilyRoad to AvonleaPerfect WitnessEchoes in the DarknessThe West Wing (Emmy Award), The Matthew Shepard Story (Emmy Award), JackOn Tidy Endings. 

RACHEL GRIFFITHS  LCT: debut.  Film:  Muriel’s Wedding, Cosi, Jude, Children of the Revolution, My Son the Fanatic,  My Best Friend’s Wedding, Among Giants, Hilary and Jackie (Academy Award nomination), Amy, Divorcing Jack, Tulip (writer and director), Roundabout (writer and director), Me, Myself and I, Blow, Beautiful Kate.  TV:  Six Feet Under (Golden Globe Award, SAG Award and 2 Emmy nominations), Brothers & Sisters (2 Emmy and 3 Golden Globe Award nominations).Australian Theater: Sylvia, The Doll House, Proof (Green Room Award).

STACY KEACH LCT: Other Desert Cities (Outer Critics Circle Award nomination). Broadway:  Danton’s DeathThe Country WifeThe Caucasian Chalk CircleKing LearIndians (Tony nom.), DeathtrapSolitary ConfinementThe Kentucky Cycle.Shakespeare in the Park: Marcellus/Player King in Hamlet,Flagstaff in Henry IV Parts 1 & 2, title roles in Peer Gynt and Hamlet.  Other NYC: MacBird!, Camelot.  National Tours:  Frost/Nixon, Barnum, The King and I.  Film include The Heart is a Lonely HunterThe New CenturionsDocFat CityLutherThe LongridersThe Ninth ConfigurationUp in SmokeNice Dreams,Brewster McCloudJudge Roy BeanAmerican History XWImbused (also composed score). TV:  Hemingway (Golden Globe Award, Emmy nom.), Mistral’s DaughterThe Blue and the GrayIncident at Vichy (also directed), The Repeater (also wrote/directed), Mike Hammer (Golden Globe nom.), TitusPrison Break,Two and a Half MenLights Out. 

JUDITH LIGHT LCT:  debut.  Broadway:  Lombardi (Tony Award nomination), A Doll’s House.  Off-Broadway:  Wit, Colder Than Here, Sorrows and Rejoicings.  Regional:  productions at the Seattle Repertory Theatre, Milwaukee Repertory Theater, Shakespeare Theatre, Mark Taper Forum.  Film:  The Shoemaker, Ira & Abby, Save Me.  TV:  Ugly Betty (Emmy nomination), Law & Order: SVU, Who’s The Boss, One Life To Live (Two Emmy Awards).  

THOMAS SADOSKI  LCT: Other Desert Cities (Lucille Lortel and Obie Awards).  Broadway: The House of Blue Leaves, Neal LaBute’s reasons to be pretty(Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards nominations), Reckless.  Selected Off-Broadway: Bridge Project II - As You Like It and The Tempest(BAM/The Old Vic); This Is Our YouthGeminiAll This Intimacy (Second Stage); StayWhere We’re Born, The Joke, The Mistakes Madeline Made.  Film/TV:30 Beats, The New Twenty, Loser, Happy Hour, As The World Turns, Law & Order, L&O: SVU, L&O: Criminal Intent and Ugly Betty.

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LIZ BALTES, KATE FRY, DREW GEHLING,
MARC KUDISCH, BOBBY STEGGERT
TO BE FEATURED IN

LINCOLN CENTER THEATER’S
UPCOMING PRODUCTION OF  

“A MINISTER’S WIFE”
A NEW MUSICAL  

BOOK BY AUSTIN PENDLETON

MUSIC BY JOSHUA SCHMIDT

LYRICS BY JAN LEVY TRANEN

BASED ON “CANDIDA” by GEORGE BERNARD SHAW

CONCEIVED AND DIRECTED BY MICHAEL HALBERSTAM

 

PREVIEWS BEGIN THURSDAY, APRIL 7 at 8PM
OPENING NIGHT IS SUNDAY, MAY 8 at 6:45PM
AT THE MITZI E. NEWHOUSE THEATER

Lincoln Center Theater (under the direction of Andre Bishop, Artistic Director, and Bernard Gersten, Executive Producer) has announced that Liz Baltes, Kate Fry, Drew Gehling, Kate Fry, Marc Kudisch and Bobby Steggert will comprise the cast of its upcoming production of A MINISTER’S WIFE, a new musical with book by Austin Pendleton, music by Joshua Schmidt and lyrics by Jan Levy Tranen, based on Candida by George Bernard Shaw. A MINISTER’S WIFE, which was conceived and will be directed by Michael Halberstam,  will begin performances Thursday, April 7 at 8pm and open on Sunday, May 8 at 6:45pm at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater (150 West 65 Street).  

 A  MINISTER’S WIFE had its world premiere last spring at Writers’ Theatre in Glencoe, Illinois. Based on an early 1898 version of Candida (George Bernard Shaw revised the work in 1930) A MINISTER’S WIFE explores the fires burning beneath the surface of a seemingly ordinary marriage.  The Revered James Morell (to be played by Marc Kudisch) and his wife, Candida (Kate Fry), are happily married – or at least they think – until a romantic young poet (Bobby Steggert) enters their life.

 A MINISTER’S WIFE will have sets by Allen Moyer, costumes by David Zinn, lighting by Keith Parham, sound by Scott Stauffer, orchestrations by Joshua Schmidt, musical direction by Richard Carsey and will be conducted by Tim Splain. 

AUSTIN PENDLETON is an actor, director and playwright whose recent plays include Booth, Orson’s Shadow and Uncle Bob.  His New York directing credits include the current Three Sisters (Classic Stage Company, Uncle Vanya (also at the CSC), Michael Weller’s Fifty Words (MCC) and Barbara Eda-Young’s Lillian Yuralis (La MaMa).  JOSHUA SCHMIDT composed the music for the multi-award winning musical, Adding Machine.  His other off-Broadway credits include the music for LCT’S production of When The Rain Stops Falling, Fifty Words (MCC), Crime and Punishment (59E59 Theatres) and Candida (Jean Cocteau Repertory). He is an Artistic Associate at Writers’ Theatre.  JAN LEVY TRANEN’s credits include the lyrics for the one-act opera, Night in Sarajevo and the book and lyrics for the musicals, Crazy Mary, based on the life of Mary Todd Lincoln, and Steadfast the One Legged Tin Soldier, a family holiday musical.  MICHAEL HALBERSTAM is the artistic director and co-founder of Writers’ Theatre where he has directed more than 30 productions including Look Back In Anger, Benefactors, Othello and The Duchess of Malfi.

LCT is currently presenting Other Desert Cities, a new play by Jon Robin Baitz, directed by Joe Mantello, currently at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater through Sunday, February 27.  Next month,   in a co-production with the National Theatre of Great Britain, LCT will present War Horse, based on the novel by Michael Morpurgo and adapted by Nick Stafford, in association with Handspring Puppet Company, with direction by Marianne Elliott and Tom Morris, beginning performances Tuesday, March 15 and opening Thursday, April 14 at the Vivian Beaumont Theater.  LCT3, Lincoln Center Theater’s programming initiative devoted to producing the work of new artists and developing new audiences, is currently presenting the world premiere of When I Come To Die, a new play by Nathan Louis Jackson, directed by Thomas Kail, through Saturday, February 26 at The Duke on 42nd Street.  Later this season, LCT3 will present 4000 Miles, a new play by Amy Herzog, directed by Daniel Aukin, featuring Mary Louise Wilson and Gabriel Ebert, from Monday, June 6 through Saturday, July 2 at the Duke on 42nd Street.

A MINISTER’S WIFE will be performed Tuesday through Saturday evenings at 8pm, with matinees Wednesday and Saturdays at 2pm and Sundays at 3pm.  (Please note:  there is no Saturday matinee on April 9 and that the opening night performance on Sunday, May 8 at 6:45pm will take place of that day’s regularly scheduled 3pm matinee).

Tickets to A MINISTER’S WIFE, priced at $75 and $85, will be available beginning Sunday, March 20 at the Lincoln Center Theater box office (150 West 65 Street), at telecharge.com, or by visiting www.lct.org.

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LIZ BALTES  National Tour: Oliver!  Regional credits include: A Minsiter’s Wife (Writerrs’ Theatre) 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown (Drury Lane Watertower Theater), Closer Than Ever, I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change, Beehive: The 60’s Musical (Pennsylvania Center Stage).

KATE FRY  Regional: A Minister’s Wife, Oh, Coward! (Writers’ Theatre); As You Like It, Henry IV, Parts I and II, The Merchant of Venice, The Moliere Comedies, The Taming of the Shrew, Love’s Labour Lost, Two Gentlemen of Verona (Chicago Shakespeare Theater) and various roles at such theatres as The Marriott Theatre, Center Theatre Group and Repertory Theatre of St. Louis.

DREW GEHLING  Broadway: Bob Gaudio in Jersey Boys.  National Tour:  Jersey Boys.  Regional Theater:  Hello, Dolly! (Papermill Playhouse), The Nighingale (La Jolla Playhouse),  Richard III, Measure for Measure, Born Yesterday (Utah Shakespeare Festival).

MARC KUDISCH  LCT: The Glorious Ones.  Broadway:  9 to 5,  The Apple Tree, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (Tony, Outer Critics Circle Award nominations), Assassins (Drama Desk nomination),  Thoroughly Modern Millie (Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle Award nominations), Bells Are Ringing, The Wild Party, The Scarlet Pimpernel, High Society, Beauty and the Beast, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.  NYC Opera:  The Pirates of Penzance, A Little Night Music.  Off-Broadway:  See What I Wanna See (Drama Desk nomination).  Film/TV:  Sex and the City; Bye, Bye Birdie.

BOBBY STEGGERT LCT:  The Grand Manner.  Broadway:  Ragtime (Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle Award nominations; Special Theatre World Award); 110 in the Shade (Outer Critics Circle nomination);  Master Harold… and the boys”.  Off-Broadway:  Yank! (Drama Desk Award nomination), The  Slugbearers of Kayrol Island …” (Drama Desk Award nomination).  Film/TV:  The Namesake, Game 6, Night Swmming, Kinsey, All My Children.