IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU
Book and Lyrics by Brian Hargrove
Music by Barbara Anselmi
Based on a concept by Barbara Anselmi
Directed by David Hyde Pierce
Produced in Association with Scott Landis and Michael Hanel
A musical comedy for anyone with parents.
The bride is Jewish. The groom is Catholic. Her mother is a force of nature, his mother is a tempest in a cocktail shaker. And when the bride’s ex-boyfriend shows up, the perfect wedding starts to unravel faster than you can whistle “Here Comes the Bride!” Plots are hatched, pacts are made, secrets exposed – and the sister of the bride is left to turn a tangled mess into happily ever after!
We are thrilled to welcome Tony Award and four-time Emmy Award winner David Hyde Pierce (from TV’s Fraiser) to direct this exciting new musical comedy – starring Tony Award and six-time Emmy Award winner Tyne Daly (from TV’s Cagney and Lacey and Judging Amy) as the mother of the bride.
October 4, 2011 - November 6, 2011
THE NUTCRACKER AND I
an original musical
Book By Peter Brash
Lyrics by Gerard Alessandrini
Music by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Directed by David Saint
More Talking! More Singing! Less Dancing!
A new holiday comedy from the theatre – and director -- that brought you Inspecting Carol! Young and old will enjoy this nutty send up of The Nutcracker story featuring Tchaikovsky’s glorious music with a hysterical new story and lyrics by the award-winning masters of musical parody Emmy Award winner Peter Brash and Gerard Alessandrini, author of the long-running hit Forbidden Broadway.
At a chaotic dress rehearsal for the local dance company’s annual production of The Nutcracker Ballet, the lead dancer has an unfortunate accident with a prop Christmas Tree -- bringing new meaning to the old adage “Break-A-Leg!” When the pain killers kick in and visions of sugar plums begin to dance in her head, we’re off for a wild adventure in Snow Globe City with a life sized Nutcracker (of course) and the Sugar Rush Fairy in hot pursuit. A wacky, wonderful holiday comedy -- complete with magic nuts and mistletoe!
November 29, 2011 - January 1, 2012
By Academy Award nominee John Logan
Directed by Anders Cato
In 1958, abstract expressionist painter Mark Rothko had just landed the biggest commission in the history of modern art -- a series of murals for New York’s famed Four Seasons Restaurant. In the two fascinating years that followed, Rothko worked feverishly with his young assistant, Ken, in his studio on the Bowery. But when the assistant gains the confidence to challenge the master, Rothko must face the agonizing possibility that his crowning achievement could also become his undoing
A huge hit both in London and on Broadway, this provocative play won six Tony Awards, including Best Play.
January 31, 2012 - February 26, 2012
Twelve Angry Men
It’s a case of life and death.
Before there was Law and Order, Perry Mason or Matlock – there was Twelve Angry Men. The landmark television drama, turned major motion picture and Broadway blockbuster, begins as twelve men enter an airless jury room on a blistering summer day. Their task is to return a verdict against an inner-city youth charged with the murder of his father, where a guilty vote equals a mandatory death sentence. With testimony from two witnesses, their deliberations should be brisk – until one lone Juror lights the fuse that will make this “open and shut case” explode like a stick of dynamite.
March 13 - April 8, 2012
The 39 Steps
What ARE the 39 Steps!?! Who was the beautiful and mysterious Annabella Schmidt and why has she turned up murdered, clutching a map of Scotland?!? On the run from the authorities, Richard Hannay must prove his innocence, find the man with the missing finger, romance the beautiful blonde ... and solve the mystery of magnificent proportions!
A treat for ages 9 to 90, this fast-paced comedy and Tony Award-winning whirlwind of a play is sure to delight both fans of the classic Hitchcock film and those who have never seen it.
April 24 - May 20, 2012