The Public Theater presents the New York premiere of Tony Kushner's THE INTELLIGENT HOMOSEXUAL'S GUIDE TO CAPITALISM AND SOCIALISM WITH A KEY TO THE SCRIPTURES. Michael Greif, who directed the world premiere at the Guthrie in April 2009, will direct the New York premiere. Rehearsals begin Monday, February 7 in New York. Check out rehearsals of the cast and crew in rehearsal below!
The cast for THE INTELLIGENT HOMOSEXUAL'S GUIDE will feature Michael Cristofer, Linda Emond, Michael Esper, K. Todd Freeman, Bruce MacVittie, Hettienne Park, Steven Pasquale, Molly Price, Danielle Skraastad, Stephen Spinella and Brenda Wehle. Cristofer, Emond, Esper and Spinella originated their roles in the Guthrie Theater's world premiere of the play.
THE INTELLIGENT HOMOSEXUAL'S GUIDE TO CAPITALISM AND SOCIALISM WITH A KEY TO THE SCRIPTURES begins performances at The Public Theater (425 Lafayette Street) on Tuesday, March 22 and continues through Sunday, June 12 with an official press opening on Thursday, May 5. Full price tickets begin at $75 each. Public Theater Members can purchase $20 tickets and Signature Theatre Company subscribers can reserve their seats by contacting their respective Member and Subscriber hotlines. Single tickets are available at (212) 967-7555, www.publictheater.org, or in person at The Public Theater Box Office, 425 Lafayette Street at
Astor Place. For more information and complete performance schedule, please visit www.publictheater.org.
In the summer of 2007, Gus Marcantonio, a retired longshoreman and cousin of the late New York Congressman Vito Marcantonio, summons his three adult children to the family's Brooklyn brownstone - to vote on the question of his committing suicide. THE INTELLIGENT HOMOSEXUAL'S GUIDE TO CAPITALISM AND SOCIALISM WITH A KEY TO THE SCRIPTURES
explores revolution, radicalism, marriage, sex, prostitution, politics, real estate, unions of all kinds and debts both unpaid and unpayable.
The Public Theater and Artistic Director Oskar Eustis have a long history with Tony Kushner, dating back to 1986 when Eustis, then Artistic Director of the Eureka Theater in San Francisco, directEd Kushner's first professional production, A Bright Room Called Day (later seen at The Public Theater), and commissioned Angels in America, which he then directed in its world premiere at the Mark Taper Forum. The Public Theater producEd Kushner's adaptation of The
Dybbuk in 1997, directed by Brian Kulick. The Public later developed and producEd Kushner and composer Jeanine Tesori's Obie Award-winning musical Caroline, or Change, directed by George C. Wolfe, which then transferred to Broadway in 2004, and went on to London's Royal
National Theater where it received, among other honors, the Olivier Award for Best Musical. In 2006, Kushner's translation of Bertolt Brecht's Mother Courage and Her Children, starring Meryl Streep, was presented at the Delacorte Theater as part of the Shakespeare in the Park season.
Photo Credit: Gregory Costanzo