JUNE 17 - 19
JULY 23 & 24
SEPTEMBER 24 & 25
The Wild Party
Music, Book, & Lyrics by
Based on the Poem by
JOSEPH MONCURE MARCH
Partially Developed and Received Readings at
The O'Neill Theater Center
during the 1997 National Music Theatre Conference
Originally Produced in New York City by The Manhattan Theatre Club
Lovers Queenie and Burrs decide to throw the party-to-end-all-parties in their Manhattan apartment. After the colorful arrival of a slew of guests living life on the edge, Queenie's wandering eyes land on a striking man named Mr. Black. As the decadence is reaching a climax, so is Burrs' jealousy, which erupts and sends him into a violent rage. Gun in hand and inhibitions abandoned, Burrs turns on Queenie and Mr. Black. The gun gets fired, but who's been shot?
Andrew Lippa's The Wild Party was an Off-Broadway gem that garnered an array of industry accolades, including Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle and Obie awards. Based on Joseph Moncure March's 1928 narrative poem of the same name, this darkly brilliant show features one of the most exciting, pulse-racing scores ever written.
Next to Normal
Book and Lyrics by
Original Broadway Production Produced by David Stone,
James L. Nederlander, Barbara Whitman, Patrick Catullo and Second Stage Theatre
Dad's an architect; Mom rushes to pack lunches and pour cereal; their daughter and son are bright, wise-cracking teens, appearing to be a typical American family. And yet their lives are anything but normal because the mother has been battling manic depression for 16 years. Next to Normal takes audiences into the minds and hearts of each character, presenting their family's story with love, sympathy and heart.
Next to Normal, with book and lyrics by Brian Yorkey and music by Tom Kitt, explores how one suburban household copes with crisis and mental illness. Winner of three 2009 Tony Awards, including Best Musical Score and the 2010 Pulitzer Prize, Next to Normal was also chosen as "one of the year's ten best shows" by critics around the country, including The Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, Rolling Stone and The New York Times.
Caroline, Or Change
Book and Lyrics by
Originally Directed on Broadway by George C. Wolfe
Originally Produced on Broadway by: Carole Shorenstein Hays,
HBO Films, Jujamcyn Theatre, Freddy DeMann, Scott Rudin,
Hendel/Morten/Wiesenfeld, Fox Theatricals/Manocherian/Bergere,
Roger Berlind, Clear Channel Entertainment, Joan Cullman,
Greg Holland/Scott Nederlander, Margo Lion, Daryl Roth,
Zollo/Sine in association with the Public Theatre.
Originally Developed and Produced in October 2003 by the Public Theatre;
George C. Wolfe, Producer; Mara Manus, Executive Producer.
In 1963, the Gellman family and their African-American maid, Caroline, live in sleepy Lake Charles, Louisiana. Caroline is drifting through life as a single mother of four working in a service job to a white family. A fragile, yet beautiful friendship develops between the young Gellman son, Noah, and Caroline. Noah's stepmother, Rose, unable to give Caroline a raise, tells Caroline that she may keep the money that Noah leaves in his pockets. Caroline balks and refuses to take money from a child but her own children desperately need food, clothing and shoes. Outside of the laundry room, some of the greatest social advancements that the country has seen are being set in motion, and change is knocking on the door.
The Secret Garden
Music and Lyrics by
Adapted from the novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett
This enchanting classic of children's literature is reimagined in brilliant musical style by composer Lucy Simon and Marsha Norman, the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright of 'Night Mother.
Orphaned in India, 11-year-old Mary Lennox returns to Yorkshire to live with her embittered, reclusive uncle Archibald and his disabled son Colin. The estate's many wonders include a magic garden which beckons the children with haunting melodies and the "Dreamers," spirits from Mary's past who guide her through her new life, dramatizing The Secret Garden's compelling tale of forgiveness and renewal.