JANUARY 23–FEBRUARY 21
THERE GOES THE BRIDE
BY RAY COONEY & JOHN CHAPMAN
DIRECTED BY ANGELA MASON
Timothy Westerby is overworked, underpaid, stressed-out, and his daughter is getting married in what he thinks is an overly-lavish and expensive ceremony. Timothy is ripe for a nervous breakdown—and, on the morning of the wedding, he has one…
Cooney and Chapman are masters of the British farce: fiendishly clever comedies filled with surprises, combining good-natured bawdiness with inspired mayhem. There Goes the Bride shows them at the top of their game, creating a web of tall tales, mistaken identities, and outrageous twists that will have you howling.
MARCH 27–APRIL 25
BY CLARE BOOTHE LUCE
DIRECTED BY PETER BUDINGER & DC SCARPELLI
Welcome to New York High Society, where a woman’s place in the world is determined by her husband’s. Mary Haines doesn’t know that hers is stepping out with a gold-digging shopgirl until her friends step in to “help,” baring tooth and claw…
Before there were Desperate Housewives… there were The Women. Best known for its classic film version starring Joan Crawford and Rosalind Russell, this play combines high style and screwball comedy in an exceptionally witty, quotable script lampooning the social mores of the 1930s. The Women is smart, dangerous, delicious fun.
MAY 29–JUNE 27
BY BEAU WILLIMON
DIRECTED BY JAMES NELSON
Stephen Bellamy is an arrogant, political wunderkind who is not above getting his hands dirty in order to guarantee his candidate a victory in the Democratic primary. When a series of missteps throws him off course, he must come to terms with his own morality.
From the creator of the taut, critically-acclaimed TV hit House of Cards, Farragut North is a whip-smart drama that takes us into the spin, intrigue, and backstabbing on the campaign trail. Whether you loathe government or live for punditry, it’s a gripping tale about the lust for power and the cost of achieving it.
AUGUST 28–SEPTEMBER 26
THE REAL THING
BY TOM STOPPARD
DIRECTED BY ROBERT ESTES
A glib playwright who calls himself a romantic but can’t seem to pen a sincere romance, Henry is surrounded by women who expose, explore, and revel in his flaws as the action shifts from his play to “real life,” and the question of which of his loves is “the real thing.”
One of the theatrical giants of his generation, Tom Stoppard is a reigning genius of thought-provoking drama. His work has brought him an Oscar, four Tony Awards, and a knighthood. In The Real Thing, he brings his brilliant wordplay, wit, and insight to illuminate the nature — and the mystery — of love. 1984 TONY WINNER: BEST PLAY
NOVEMBER 13–DECEMBER 12
THE WORLD GOES ’ROUND*
MUSIC BY JOHN KANDER
LYRICS BY FRED EBB
CONCEIVED BY SUSAN STROMAN,
DAVID THOMPSON & SCOTT ELLIS
PETER BUDINGER & DC SCARPELLI
MUSIC DIRECTION BY MARIA CALDERAZZO
CHOREOGRAPHY BY JETTA MARTIN
Their music defined Broadway (Cabaret, Chicago…) and made careers (Liza, Chita, Barbra…). Among the legends of musical theater, Kander & Ebb stand out for their signature style and the timelessness of their work—their songs are instant standards that seem at once startlingly fresh and bone-familiar. The World Goes ’Round explores their spectacular musical cosmos—hilarious, touching, melodic, kinetic, and bursting with Razzle Dazzle.
Our season wraps up with this smash-hit revue celebrating Broadway’s most successful and long-lived musical collaboration!
*The World Goes ’Round replaces our previous season closer, The Mystery of Edwin Drood