*Current as of September 7, 2011

(Please note that this document will be updated as new information becomes available.)

SEPTEMBER 2011

Broadway

FOLLIES

Now Playing

Opens: September 12, 2011

Limited Engagement

Marquis Theatre (1535 Broadway)

Off-Broadway

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DREAMS OF FLYING DREAMS OF FALLING

Previews: Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Opens: Monday, October 3, 2011

Limited Engagement through Sunday, October 23, 2011

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

Broadway

MAN AND BOY

Previews: Friday, September 9, 2011

Opens: Sunday, October 9, 2011

Limited Engagement

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

Worldwide Event

NT LIVE – SEASON THREE

SEPTEMBER 15, 2011: ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS

OCTOBER 6, 2011: THE KITCHEN

DECEMBER 1, 2011: COLLABORATORS

MARCH 1, 2012: The COMEDY OF ERRORS

Broadway

“8”

One night only staged reading: Monday, September 19, 2011

Staged reading benefit

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

Broadway

RELATIVELY SPEAKING: THREE ONE-ACT COMEDIES BY ETHAN COEN, ELAINE MAY AND WOODY ALLEN

Previews: Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Opens: Thursday, October 20, 2011

Brooks Atkinson Theatre (256 West 47 Street)

Off-Broadway

WE LIVE HERE

Previews: Thursday, September 22, 2011

Opens: Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Limited Engagement

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

Off-Broadway

SONS OF THE PROPHET

Previews: Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Opens: Thursday, October 20, 2011

Limited Engagement

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

111 West 46th Street)

OCTOBER 2011

Broadway

VENUS IN FUR

Previews: Thursday, October 13, 2011

Opens: Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Limited Engagement through Sunday, December 18, 2011 only

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

Off-Broadway

SUICIDE, INCORPORATED

Previews: Friday, October 14, 2011

Opens: Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Limited Engagement

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

111 West 46th Street)

NOVEMBER 2011

Broadway

PRIVATE LIVES

Previews: Sunday, November 6, 2011

Opens: Thursday, November 17, 2011

Limited Engagement

Music Box Theatre (239 West 45th Street)

Broadway

AN EVENING WITH PATTI LUPONE AND MANDY PATINKIN

Previews: November 16, 2011

Opening: November 21, 2011

Limited engagement through Friday, January 13, 2012

Barrymore Theatre, (243 West 47th Street)

Off-Broadway

HAPPY HOUR

Previews: Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Opens: Monday, December 5, 2011

Limited Engagement through Sunday, January 1, 2012

Atlantic Theater Company at Signature Theatre Company’s Peter Norton Space (555 West 42nd Street)

Broadway

STICK FLY

Previews: Friday, November 18, 2011

Opens: Thursday, December 8, 2011

Cort Theatre (138 West 48th Street)

DECEMBER 2011

Off-Broadway

CLOSE UP SPACE

Previews: Thursday, December 1, 2011

Opens: Monday, December 19, 2011

Limited Engagement

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

Broadway

THE ROAD TO MECCA

Previews: Friday, December 16, 2011

Opens: Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Limited Engagement

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

JANUARY 2012

Off-Broadway

CQ/CX

Previews: Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Opens: Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Limited Engagement through Sunday, March 11, 2012

Atlantic Theater Company at Signature Theatre Company’s Peter Norton Space (555 West 42nd Street)

Broadway

WIT

Previews: Thursday, January 5, 2012

Opens: Thursday, January 26, 2012

Limited Engagement

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

Off-Broadway

The Bridge Project’s RICHARD III

Previews begin: January 10, 2012

Limited Engagement ends: March 4, 2012

Brooklyn Academy of Music (651 Fulton Street)

Off-Broadway

LOOK BACK IN ANGER

Previews: Friday, January 13, 2012

Opens: Thursday, February 2, 2012

Limited Engagement

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

111 West 46th Street)

SPRING 2012

Off-Broadway

REGRETS

Previews: Thursday, March 1, 2012

Opens: Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Limited Engagement

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

Broadway

NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT

Previews: March 2012

Opens: April 2012

Theatre TBD

Broadway

THE COLUMNIST

Previews: Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Opens: Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Limited Engagement

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

Off-Broadway

CHIMICHANGAS AND ZOLOFT

Previews: Spring 2012

Opens: Spring 2012

Limited Engagement

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

Off-Broadway

Signature Theatre Company’s Residency One Playwright, ATHOL FUGARD

Series begins: Spring 2012

Productions to be announced at a later date

Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street)

Off-Broadway

SLEEPING DEMON

Previews: Spring 2012

Opens: Spring 2012

Limited Engagement

Atlantic Theater Company at the Linda Gross Theater (336 West 20th Street)

Broadway

FOLLIES

The Kennedy Center’s critically-acclaimed production of James Goldman and Stephen Sondheim’s FOLLIES is now playing on Broadway for a limited engagement. Starring Bernadette Peters, Jan Maxwell, Danny Burstein, Ron Raines and Elaine Paige, FOLLIES is directed by Eric Schaeffer, with choreography by Warren Carlyle and music direction by James Moore. The production also stars Don Correia as Theodore Whitman, Christian Delcroix as Young Buddy, Grammy & Emmy Award winner Rosalind Elias as Heidi Schiller, Colleen Fitzpatrick as Dee Dee West, Lora Lee Gayer as Young Sally, Michael Hayes as Roscoe, Leah Horowitz as Young Heidi, Tony Award nominee Jayne Houdyshell as Hattie Walker, Florence Lacey as Sandra Crane, Tony Award nominee Mary Beth Peil as Solange LaFitte, David Sabin as Dimitri Weismann, Kirsten Scott as Young Phyllis, Frederick Strother as Max Deems, Nick Verina as Young Ben, Tony Award nominee Susan Watson as Emily Whitman and Terri White as Stella Deems. When former members of the “Weismann Follies” reunite on the eve of their theater’s demolition, two couples remember their past and face the harsher realities of the present. Reminiscing of their younger selves and the years gone by, the crumbling theater brings back memories for both couples of good times and bad. FOLLIES echoes the songs, exuberance and romance of the vaudeville days between the two World Wars. The score features some of Stephen Sondheim’s best-known songs, including “Broadway Baby,” “I’m Still Here,” “Too Many Mornings,” “Could I Leave You?” and “Losing My Mind.”

Now Playing / Opens September 12, 2011 / Limited Engagement

Marquis Theatre (1535 Broadway)

Contact: Adrian Bryan-Brown / Heath Schwartz / Michael Strassheim

Off-Broadway

DREAMS OF FLYING DREAMS OF FALLING

Something is not right in the world. The sky is a strange color, and there are geese bombarding the Connecticut home of Sandra and Bertram Cabot. In this surreal new play, Adam Rapp lifts the veil on the lives of two wealthy American families, and shows us how even the most polished among us can behave like animals.

Previews begin September 13, 2011 / Opens October 3, 2011 / Limited Engagement

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

Contact: Chris Boneau / Joe Perrotta / Kelly Guiod

Broadway

MAN AND BOY

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) presents three-time Tony Award® winner Frank Langella as “Gregor Antonescu” in Terence Rattigan’s drama MAN AND BOY, directed by Maria Aitken. The cast will also feature Adam Driver, Francesca Faridany, Zach Grenier, Brian Hutchison, Virginia Kull & Michael Siberry. At the height of the Great Depression, ruthless financier Gregor Antonescu’s (Langella) business is dangerously close to crumbling. In order to escape the wolves at his door, Gregor tracks down his estranged son Basil in the hopes of using his Greenwich Village apartment as a base to make a company-saving deal. Can this reunion help them reconcile? Or will this corrupt father use his only son as a pawn in one last power play? MAN AND BOY is a gripping story about family, success and what we’re willing to sacrifice for both.

Previews begin September 9, 2011 / Opens October 9, 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 third season of National Theatre Live (NT LIVE), a successful initiative to broadcast live performances from the National’s stages to cinemas worldwide. Since its first season, which began in June 2009 with the acclaimed production of Phédre starring Helen Mirren, over half a million people have now experienced the National’s acclaimed work on movie screens around the world. NT Live’s season three will launch in Fall 2011. Season three titles include: One Man, Two Guvnors, The Kitchen, Collaborators, The Comedy of Errors.

SEPTEMBER 15, 2011: ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS, directed by Nicholas Hytner, starring James Corden.

OCTOBER 6, 2011: THE KITCHEN, by Arnold Wesker, directed by Bijan Sheibani, featuring an ensemble cast of 29 actors.

DECEMBER 1, 2011: COLLABORATORS, a new play by John Hodge (screenwriter of Trainspotting, Shallow Grave, The Beach) directed by Nicholas Hytner, starring Alex Jennings and Simon Russell Beale.

MARCH 1, 2012: Shakespeare’s The COMEDY OF ERRORS directed by Dominic Cooke, starring the hugely popular comedian and actor Lenny Henry making his NT debut.

More titles to be announced soon.

Contact: Adrian Bryan-Brown / Jessica Johnson

Broadway

“8”

“8, a new play chronicling the historic trial in the federal legal challenge to California’s Proposition 8, written by American Foundation for Equal Rights (AFER) Founding Board Member and Academy-Award winning writer Dustin Lance Black and directed by Tony Award-winning actor and director Joe Mantello, will have its world premiere on Broadway in an exclusive, one night only fundraiser to benefit AFER at the Eugene O’Neill Theatre on Monday, September 19, 2011. The all-star cast will include Anthony Edwards, Morgan Freeman, Cheyenne Jackson, Christine Lahti, Rob Reiner, Yeardley Smith and Marisa Tomei. Additional casting will be announced soon.

“8” is an unprecedented account of the Federal District Court trial of Perry v. Schwarzenegger, the case filed by AFER to overturn Prop. 8, which eliminated the right to marry for gay and lesbian couples in California.

Black, who penned the Academy-Award winning feature film Milk, based “8” on the actual words of the trial transcripts, first-hand observations of the courtroom drama and interviews with the plaintiffs and their families. The all-star cast will play the roles of the legal team, plaintiffs and witnesses for both sides of the historic Prop 8 case.

Following the New York debut on September 19, AFER and fellow producer Broadway Impact will license “8” to schools and community organizations nationwide in order to spur action, dialogue and understanding. AFER and Broadway Impact will help produce these staged readings across the country, so that “8” will live on beyond its September premiere.

One night only staged reading benefit / Monday, September 19, 2011

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

Contact: Chris Boneau / Michael Strassheim

Broadway

RELATIVELY SPEAKING

The world premiere of RELATIVELY SPEAKING, three one-act comedies by the prolific writing trio of Ethan Coen, Elaine May and Woody Allen, will star an ensemble cast featuring Caroline Aaron, Bill Army, Katherine Borowitz, Lisa Emery, Ari Graynor, Steve Guttenberg, Danny Hoch, Julie Kavner, Jason Kravits, Richard Libertini, Mark Linn-Baker, Fred Melamed, Patricia O’Connell, Grant Shaud, Marlo Thomas, directed by John Turturro. RELATIVELY SPEAKING is comprised of three comedies each springing from a different branch of the family tree. In Talking Cure, Ethan Coen uncovers the sort of insanity than can only come from family. In George is Dead, Elaine May explores the hilarity of death. And in Honeymoon Motel, Woody Allen invites you to the sort of wedding day you won’t forget. RELATIVELY SPEAKING is produced by Julian Schlossberg and Letty Aronson and co-produced by Edward Walson, Leroy Schecter and Roy Furman.

Previews begin September 20, 2011 / Opens October 20, 2011

Brooks Atkinson Theatre (256 West 47 Street)

Contact: Chris Boneau / Joe Perrotta / Kelly Guiod

Off-Broadway

WE LIVE HERE

Zoe Kazan, one of New York’s most acclaimed young actors, returns to Manhattan Theatre Club for her New York playwriting debut with this world premiere MTC-commissioned play — an incisive and beautifully rendered portrait of a contemporary family coming together through grief and celebration. Directing this world premiere is Obie Award winner Sam Gold.

Allie Bateman’s wedding is Sunday. When Dinah, her precocious younger sister, returns to their parents’ home for the festivities, she brings more than anyone expected: a new boyfriend, whose hidden history resurrects passions and painful memories for the whole family. Over one emotionally charged weekend, the Batemans must acknowledge and accept loss to gain hope for regeneration.

The production stars Mark Blum, Jessica Collins, Betty Gilpin, Amy Irving, Oscar Isaac, and Jeremy Shamos.

Previews begin September 22, 2011 / Opens October 12, 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

Off-Broadway

SONS OF THE PROPHET

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) presents the New York premiere of Stephen Karam’s new play SONS OF THE PROPHET, directed by Peter DuBois. The cast will feature Yusef Bulos (Bill), Jonathan Louis Dent (Vin), Santino Fontana (Joseph), Joanna Gleason (Gloria), Lizbeth Mackay (Mrs. McAndrew), Dee Nelson (Dr. Manor), Chris Perfetti (Charles), Charles Socarides (Timothy). SONS OF THE PROPHET is a brutally funny new play about a Lebanese family in PA in crisis. But as they deal with crazy bosses, medical mysteries, and the end of the family line, they never lose their unbreakable sense of humor. Additional cast members and the creative team will be announced shortly.

Previews begin September 28, 2011 / Opens October 20, 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

Broadway

VENUS IN FUR

Critically acclaimed as “90 minutes of good, kinky, fun!” by The New York Times, VENUS IN FUR makes its Broadway premiere at MTC. Vanda (Nina Arianda) is a preternaturally talented young actress determined to land the lead in Thomas’ (Hugh Dancy) new play based on the classic erotic novel, Venus in Fur. Her emotionally charged audition for the gifted but demanding playwright/director becomes an electrifying game of cat and mouse blurring the lines between fantasy and reality, seduction and power, love and sex. This dazzling new play is written by theatrical mastermind David Ives, and directed by Tony Award winner Walter Bobbie.

Previews begin October 13, 2011 / Opens November 8, 2011 / Limited Engagement through December 18, 2011

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

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

Off-Broadway

SUICIDE, INCORPORATED

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) is pleased to present a new Roundabout Underground production Suicide, Incorporated, a new play by Andrew Hinderaker, directed by Jonathan Berry. The cast will feature Mike DiSalvo (Officer), Gabriel Ebert (Jason), Corey Hawkins (Perry), James McMenamin (Norm), Toby Leonard Moore (Scott), Jake O’Connor (Tommy). The right words can be hard to find, especially when they’re your last. Andrew Hinderaker’s provocative and darkly funny new play takes us to an unorthodox writing service that specializes in crafting the perfect suicide note, where a subversive new employee is suspected of the unthinkable. Could he actually be trying to keep his client alive? Jonathan Berry directs this New York premiere about the business of rewriting your ending.

Suicide, Incorporated kicks off the fifth season of Roundabout Underground, an initiative launched in 2007 to introduce and cultivate artists in Roundabout’s 62-seat Black Box Theatre.

Previews begin October 14, 2011 / Opens November 2, 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

PRIVATE LIVES

The sold-out West End revival of Noël Coward’s PRIVATE LIVES, directed by Richard Eyre, comes to Broadway this Autumn, starring Kim Cattrall and Paul Gross, along with Simon Paisley Day, Anna Madeley and Caroline Olsson. Glamorous, rich and reckless, Amanda (Cattrall) and Elyot (Gross) have been divorced from each other for five years. Now both are honeymooning with their new spouses in the South of France. When, by chance, they meet again across adjoining hotel balconies, their insatiable feelings for each other are immediately rekindled. Considered one of the greatest comedies ever written, PRIVATE LIVES is produced by Duncan C. Weldon, Paul Elliott, Theatre Royal Bath, Terri and Timothy Childs, Sonia Friedman Productions and David Mirvish.

Previews begin November 6, 2011 / Opens November 17, 2011 / Limited Engagement

Music Box Theatre (239 West 45th Street)

Contact: Adrian Bryan-Brown / Jackie Green / Kelly Guiod

Broadway

AN EVENING WITH PATTI LUPONE AND MANDY PATINKIN

Patti LuPone and Mandy Patinkin reunite on Broadway for AN EVENING WITH PATTI LUPONE AND MANDY PATINKIN. Two Broadway legends who first appeared together giving Tony Award winning performances in Evita, will bring their critically acclaimed theatre concert to Broadway. Much more than a concert, AN EVENING WITH PATTI LUPONE AND MANDY PATINKIN is a funny, passionate, intimate and unique musical love story told entirely through a masterful selection of some of the greatest songs ever written for the stage. The Broadway premiere follows acclaimed appearances across the US, in Toronto, Australia and New Zealand. “These two music and theatre legends deliver a sparsely elegant master class in the art of conjuring emotional truth in dramatic song.” -Charles McNulty, Los Angeles Times. AN EVENING WITH PATTI LUPONE AND MANDY PATINKIN is produced by Staci Levine with Direction by Mandy Patinkin, Production Design by David Korins, Lighting Design by Eric Cornwell and Sound Design by Daniel Gerhard. AN EVENING WITH PATTI LUPONE AND MANDY PATINKIN is accompanied on piano by Music Director Paul Ford.

Previews begin November 16, 2011 / Opens November 21, 2011 / Limited Engagement through January 13, 2012

Barrymore Theatre (243 West 47th Street)

Contact: Adrian Bryan-Brown / Susanne Tighe / Christine Olver

Off-Broadway

HAPPY HOUR

Ethan Coen returns to Atlantic with this world premiere, following the success of his hit comedies Almost an Evening and Offices. An embittered barfly has a theory—or two—about what the world has become. A lonely young man and lonely young woman can’t see how right they are for each other. His motel room is so ugly a business traveler wants to end it all. Your life could be worse—and these three one-act comedies show you how.

Previews begin November 16, 2011 / Opens December 5, 2011 / Limited Engagement

Atlantic Theater Company at Signature Theatre Company’s Peter Norton Space (555 West 42nd Street)

Contact: Chris Boneau / Joe Perrotta / Kelly Guiod

Broadway

STICK FLY

Grammy Award-winner Alicia Keys with Reuben Cannon & Nelle Nugent present the Broadway premiere of STICK FLY, the critically-acclaimed American play by Lydia R. Diamond and directed by Kenny Leon. “This is a story that everybody can relate to,” said producer Alicia Keys. “I’m passionate about this play because it is so beautifully written and portrays Black America in a way that we don’t often get to see in entertainment. I know it will touch all audiences, who will find a piece of themselves somewhere inside this house.” STICK FLY follows the LeVays, an affluent African American family who come together to spend a summer weekend at their Martha’s Vineyard home. The adult sons, aspiring novelist Kent and golden boy plastic surgeon Flip, have each brought their respective ladies (one Black and one White) to meet the parents. Food, drink and Trivial Pursuit tangle with class, race and identity politics in this contemporary comedy of manners. Casting, production team and other information is still to come.

Previews begin November 18, 2011 / Opens December 8, 2011

Cort Theatre (138 West 48th Street)

Contact: Chris Boneau / Heath Schwartz / Emily Meagher

Off-Broadway

CLOSE UP SPACE

Tony Award and four-time Emmy Award winner David Hyde Pierce brings his signature wit back to the MTC stage as Paul Barrow, an obsessive book editor on a major deadline. With an assistant who’s been camping in the office, a famous author threatening to bail on him and an intern who is no help at all, Paul’s just about had it! But when his fiery daughter shows up and lambasts him in Russian, Paul faces a glaring personal error that can’t be corrected with red ink. Leigh Silverman (Well, In the Wake, From Up Here) returns to MTC to direct this funny and poignant new play about how hard it can be to communicate… in any language.

Previews begin December 1, 2011 / Opens December 19, 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

THE ROAD TO MECCA

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) presents Tony Award® winner Rosemary Harris as “Miss Helen,” Carla Gugino as “Elsa Barlow” and Tony Award® winner Jim Dale as “Marius Byleveld” in the Broadway premiere production of Athol Fugard’s play The Road To Mecca, directed by Gordon Edelstein. Set in the region of South Africa known as the Karoo, The Road to Mecca tells the story of an elderly woman who has spent the years since her husband’s death transforming her home into an intricate and dazzling work of art. The reclusive Miss Helen (Rosemary Harris) has become depressed and appears increasingly unable to care for herself. Pastor Marius Byleveld, who embodies the village’s conservative values, is determined to get Miss Helen into an old-age home. Her friend Elsa (Carla Gugino), a young teacher from Cape Town who is deeply suspicious of the patriarchal traditions Byleveld represents, is just as determined that Miss Helen remain free.

Previews begin December 16, 2011 / Opens January 17, 2012 / 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

CQ/CX

Jay, an up and coming black reporter at the New York Times, finds his dreams of becoming a famous journalist come crashing down as he becomes the center of a plagiarism scandal. Drawing on his own experience as a newsman, Gabe McKinley weaves a revealing and complex story about the collateral damage of unchecked ambition and compounded lies. In this new play inspired by real events, truth becomes slippery and racial tensions reach a boiling point. CQ/CX raises difficult questions about the state of our media culture, and the meaning and price of journalistic integrity.

Previews begin January 25, 2012 / Opens February 15, 2012 / Limited Engagement

Atlantic Theater Company at Signature Theatre Company’s Peter Norton Space (555 West 42nd Street)

Contact: Chris Boneau / Joe Perrotta / Kelly Guiod

Broadway

WIT

Exquisitely written, affecting and often humorous, WIT follows a brilliant and exacting poetry professor (Cynthia Nixon) as she undergoes experimental treatment for cancer. A scholar who devoted her life to academia, she must now face the irony and injustice of becoming the subject of research.

Margaret Edson’s Pulitzer Prize-winning WIT premiered Off-Broadway in 1998 and will receive its Broadway debut under the direction of MTC’s award-winning Artistic Director Lynne Meadow. Tony and Emmy Award winner Cynthia Nixon returns to Manhattan Theatre Club following her Tony Award-winning performance in Rabbit Hole.

Previews begin January 5, 2012 / January 26, 2012 / 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

THE BRIDGE PROJECT

The Bridge Project is a unique three-year series of co-productions by Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM), The Old Vic, and Neal Street devoted to producing large-scale, classical theater for international audiences. The cast is led by Academy Award winner Kevin Spacey, Artistic Director of The Old Vic, playing the title role in Shakespeare’s Richard III, directed by Academy Award winner Sam Mendes. The Bridge Project began its final season in June 2011 at the Old Vic in London. In September, it will embark on an international tour including the Athens & Epidaurus Festival, Spain’s Centro Niemeyer, Hong Kong Arts Festival and Singapore Repertory Theatre before arriving in New York in January 2012.

Richard III begins performances on January 10, 2012 / Limited Engagement through March 4, 2012

Brooklyn Academy of Music (651 Fulton Street)

Contact: Adrian Bryan-Brown/ Jackie Green

Off-Broadway

LOOK BACK IN ANGER

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) is pleased to present a stirring new production of John Osborne’s play LOOK BACK IN ANGER, directed by Roundabout Associate Artist Sam Gold. LOOK BACK IN ANGER is often regarded as a pivotal theatrical work of the last century. It is a shocking and vibrant drama about four people struggling to live together and love each other in 1950s England. Additional cast members and the creative team will be announced shortly.

Previews begin January 13, 2012 / Opens February 2, 2012 / 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

REGRETS

Matt Charman, Britain’s fastest-rising young playwright, makes his New York debut at MTC with this world-premiere play.

Caleb Farley is the youngest man ever to show up at Mrs. Duke’s cabins, a ramshackle retreat in the Nevada desert and one of the few places men can go to secure a quick divorce in 1950s America. Caleb claims he fled his Hollywood home for the same reason as the other men in camp – to shed the lives and wives they’ve known, and loved, to begin anew. But in an era of heightened fears and political distrust, accusations that Caleb is hiding more than just a broken heart test each man’s loyalty – to country and to one another.

This fascinating new drama is an uncommon tale of friendship, loss and finding the courage of one’s convictions.

Previews begin March 1, 2012 / Opens March 20, 2012/ 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

NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT

Three time Tony Award-winner Kathleen Marshall (Anything Goes, Pajama Game, Wonderful Town) will direct and choreograph the new musical comedy NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT starring two-time Tony Award-winner Matthew Broderick (The Producers, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, Brighton Beach Memoirs) and Three-time Tony Award nominee Kelli O’Hara (South Pacific, The Pajama Game and The Light in the Piazza). The new musical will be produced by Roger Berlind, Sonia Friedman, Roy Furman and Scott Landis. With a book by two-time Tony Award-winner Joe DiPietro (Tony Award for Best Book of a Musical and Best Original Score for Memphis), NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT follows Billie Bendix (Kelli O’Hara), a tough-as-nails bootlegger who meets up with wealthy playboy Jimmy Winter (Matthew Broderick) on the weekend of his nuptials. Featuring a veritable hit parade of iconic George and Ira Gershwin songs as well as some unknown gems in their catalog, NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT is a new take on a classic 1920’s musical farce.

Previews begin March 2012 / Opens April 2012

Broadway Theatre to be announced.

Contact: Chris Boneau/ Susanne Tighe

Broadway

THE COLUMNIST

Columnists are kings in midcentury America and Joseph Alsop wears the crown. Joe is beloved, feared and courted in equal measure by the Washington political world at whose center he sits. But as the ‘60s dawn and America undergoes dizzying change, the intense political drama Joe is embroiled in becomes deeply personal as well. David Auburn, whose Pulitzer and Tony Award-winning Proof dazzled audiences and critics alike, returns to MTC with Tony-winning director Daniel Sullivan in this fascinating new work featuring Tony and Emmy Award winner John Lithgow as Alsop.

Previews begin April 3, 2012 / Opens April 25, 2012 / 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

CHIMICHANGAS AND ZOLOFT

Suffering from a profound sense of disappointment after her 40th birthday, Sonia flees her family and goes on a binge of prescription Zoloft and greasy chimichangas. Sonia’s rebellious daughter Jackie and her best friend Penelope hatch a plan to lure Sonia back home, while their fathers struggle with a secret association of their own. In this irreverent story, Fernanda Coppel examines the search for happiness and the mysteries of sexuality through the eyes of two brazen teenagers.

Previews begin Spring 2012 / Opens Spring 2012 / Limited Engagement

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

Contact: Chris Boneau / Joe Perrotta / Kelly Guiod

Off-Broadway

SIGNATURE THEATRE COMPANY’S RESIDENCY ONE PLAYWRIGHT, ATHOL FUGARD

Signature Theatre Company (Founding Artistic Director James Houghton; Executive Director Erika Mallin), will launch the theatre’s new home, Signature Center, with Athol Fugard as its inaugural Residency One playwright. Residency One is Signature’s core one year playwright-in-residence program that produces a series of plays from the body of work of one accomplished writer. Throughout the season, Signature will explore the works of Fugard, the South African playwright, director and actor. Titles, dates and directors for the Athol Fugard series will be announced at a later date.

Signature Center is a new 74,000 square foot facility at 480 West 42nd Street near 10th Avenue, designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Frank Gehry and featuring three theatres, two rehearsal spaces and administrative offices all on one level and connected by a shared lobby with a café and bookstore. Signature Center will serve as Signature Theatre Company’s permanent home and will open in February 2012.

Series begins Spring 2012, Productions/Dates to be announced

Signature Theatre Company at Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street)

Contact: Chris Boneau / Jim Byk / Emily Meagher

Off-Broadway

SLEEPING DEMON

SLEEPING DEMON is the final installment of the trilogy from John Patrick Shanley called CHURCH AND STATE, which began with Doubt. The story concerns a Bronx Borough President who is forced, by the mortgage crisis, into a confrontation with a local minister. The question they confront is one that faces us all. What is the relationship between spiritual experience and social action?

Previews begin Spring 2012 / Opens Spring 2012 / Limited Engagement

Atlantic Theater Company at the Linda Gross Theater (336 West 20th Street)

Contact: Chris Boneau / Joe Perrotta / Kelly Guiod

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