Off-Broadway's The New Group has just announced its 2012-2013 season, featuring three world premiere productions. As the season launch in Fall 2012, Scott Elliott, Artistic Director of The New Group, directs Francine Volpe's The Good Mother, featuring Gretchen Mol. Jonathan Marc Sherman's new work Clive arrives in Winter 2013, directed by and featuring Ethan Hawke in the title role. Spring 2013 ushers in the premiere of a new musical at The New Group, Bunty Berman Presents..., by Ayub Khan Din (music, book, lyrics) and Paul Bogaev (music), directed by Scott Elliott.
All productions play at The New Group @ Theatre Row (The Acorn Theatre, 410 West 42nd Street). Subscriptions for The New Group 2012-2013 season available now.
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The Good Mother by Francine Volpe, directed by Scott Elliott, featuring Gretchen Mol.
In this taut psychological thriller, Larissa is a single mother who can barely meet the mortgage on her house in Mount Vernon, NY. When a bizarre incident involving her 4-year-old daughter forces her to face someone from her past, her own questionable actions come back to haunt her. Gretchen Mol stars as Larissa in this suspenseful drama by Francine Volpe, in a world premiere production at The New Group. Additional casting TBA.
Clive by Jonathan Marc Sherman, directed by and featuring Ethan Hawke in the title role.
Inspired by Bertolt Brecht's inflammatory play Baal, Clive tracks a dissipated songwriter in 1990s New York City from the hedonistic heights of seduction and consumption into an ecstasy of self-destruction. This production reunites Jonathan Marc Sherman and Ethan Hawke, who teamed previously at The New Group on Things We Want (written by Sherman, directed by Hawke, 2007 extended run). At once a celebration and a nightmare vision of life lived for pleasure, Clive boasts an eclectic selection of classic American songs performed live. Additional casting TBA.
Bunty Berman Presents... by Ayub Khan Din (Book, Lyrics, Co-Composer) and Paul Bogaev (Co-Composer), directed by Scott Elliott.
Set in a failing 1950s Bollywood studio, with songs in the style of Hollywood's Golden Age, this sparkling and hilarious new musical is from Ayub Khan Din, author of The New Group hits East is East and Rafta, Rafta.... Movie producer Bunty Berman's studio has long been the toast of Bombay, but now Raj, his biggest star and best friend, is beginning to lose his lustre. When their new movie bombs, Bunty must navigate through divas, mobsters and ambitious tea-boys to keep his studio alive. Bunty Berman Presents... features book and lyrics by Ayub Khan Din, and music by Ayub Khan Din and Paul Bogaev. Casting TBA.