Friday, February 19, 2010

Lincoln Center Announces Shows For The 2010-2011 Season

Following yesterday's news that South Pacific will close on August 22 Lincoln Center has announced shows for their 2010-2011 season. They are A Free Man of Color,War Horse,and Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown. Let's take a look.

A Free Man of Color(Vivian Beaumont Theatre)-This new play by Lincoln Center vet John Guare is set to begin previews at the Beaumont Theater on October 21,2010 with an official opening set for November 18, 2010. According to a production source the play is described as "a freewheeling epic set in 1802 New Orleans," where "Jacques Cornet, the title character, is a new world Don Juan and the wealthiest inhabitant of this sexually charged and racially progressive city. Jacques thinks all is well in his paradise until history intervenes, setting off a chain of events which no one, much less this free man of color, realizes is about to splinter the world." The show is being directed by Tony winner George C. Wolfe. One of my favorite plays is Guare's Six Degrees of Separation.This one looks like a winner. We shall see.

Woman on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown(Belasco Theatre)This new musical based on the 1988 film by Pedro Almodovar features a book by Jeffrey Lane and music and lyrics by David Yazbek who scored a hit in 2005 with their musical adaptation of Dirt Rotten Scoundrels. The show which is being directed by Tony winner Bartlet Sher(South Pacific)is set to begin previews at the Belasco Theatre on October 2, 2010 with an opening set for November 4, 2010. The musical according to a production source "is set in late 20th-century Madrid and tells the story of the intertwining lives of a group of women whose relationships with men lead to a tumultuous 48 hours of love, confusion and passion."To be honest I've never seen the movie but loved Dirty Rotten Scoundrels as well as Mr. Yazbek's first Broadway show The Full Monty. Expect some high profile casting for this one.

War Horse(Beaumont Theatre)One of London's most acclaimed plays in over a decade is set to cross the pond next Spring. The show which is being produced in association with the National Theatre and American producer Bob Boyett will begin performances on March 17,2011 with opening night scheduled for April 14, 2011. Here is a brief description of the show provided by Lincoln Center."At the outbreak of World War I, Joey, young Albert's beloved horse, is sold to the cavalry and shipped to France. He's soon caught up in enemy fire, and fate takes him on an extraordinary odyssey, serving on both sides before finding himself alone in no man's land. But Albert cannot forget Joey and, still not old enough to enlist, he embarks on a mission to find him and bring him home."I have heard nothing but good things about this show since it opened over two years ago. Expect this show to be a major highlight of the 2010-2011 Broadway season.

What a season so far. Additional shows in their season including their Off-Broadway space the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater and their new 131 seat theatre are set to be announced at a later date. Until next time theatre fans.

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