Playwrights Horizons has just announced the first five productions of its 2013/2014 Season. The three World Premieres and two New York premieres (including a new musical) will be presented at the theater company's home at 416 West 42nd Street. A sixth production will be announced soon. In Season order, the five productions will be:
Mr. Burns, A POST-ELECTRIC PLAY - the New York premiere of a new play by Anne Washburn (The Internationalist), with music by Obie Award winner Michael Friedman (Saved, The Drunken City at PH; Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson), directed by Obie Award winner Steve Cosson (Gone Missing, This Beautiful City, founding Artistic Director of The Civilians), presented at Playwrights Horizons' Mainstage Theater. Mr. Burns will be the first production of the season, beginning previews on Friday, August 23, 2013. Writing on the World Premiere at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company in Washington, DC, Peter Marks of The Washington Post called it, "Inexhaustibly original. The sort of once in a blue moon show that stays stuck in your brain long after it has chilled you to the bone.
THE PATRON SAINT OF SEA MONSTERS - the World Premiere of a new play by Marlane Meyer (The Chemistry of Change for PH; Etta Jenks, Moe's Lucky Seven), directed by two-time Obie Award winner Lisa Peterson (The Chemistry of Change for PH; An Iliad, Slavs!) presented at Playwrights Horizons' Peter Jay Sharp Theater, beginning previews on Friday, October 18, 2013.
THE (Curious Case of the) WATSON INTELLGENCE - the World Premiere of a new play by Madeleine George (The Zero Hour), directed by two-time Obie Award winner Leigh Silverman (Go Back to Where You Are, Blue Door and the current The Call at PH; Chinglish, Golden Child, Well), presented at Playwrights Horizons' Mainstage Theater, beginning November 2013.
YOUR MOTHER'S COPY OF THE KAMA SUTRA - the World Premiere of a new play by Kirk Lynn (Founder, Rude Mechanicals, Austin), directed by Anne Kauffman (Detroit, Maple & Vine at PH; Belleville), presented at Playwrights Horizons' Peter Jay Sharp Theater, beginning April 2014.
FLY BY NIGHT: A NEW MUSICAL - the New York premiere of a new musical conceived by Kim Rosenstock (Tigers Be Still), by Ms. Rosenstock, Will Connolly (performer, Once) and Michael Mitnick (Sex Lives of Our Parents), presented at Playwrights Horizons' Mainstage Theatre, beginning May 2014. Writing on the World Premiere at TheatreWorks in Palo Alto, CA, Robert Hurwitt of The San Francisco Chronicle called it, "A breathtakingly good new musical. Smart, funny and poignant lyrics nestle in sweet melodies within a brain teasing well-told tale."
Bios and production details for each of the six productions of the 2013/2014 Season can be found starting on page 3 of this release. All casting information and dates for the six shows will be announced in the coming months.
Three subscription packages to Playwrights Horizons' 2013/2014 season are now available: a 6-show Subscription package (starting at $230 for renewing subscribers, four Mainstage and two Peter Jay Sharp Theater Productions); FlexPass (4+ tickets, $45-50 per ticket); and Membership ($55 membership fee + one ticket at $40 or less for each show, as desired). In addition, the company will continue to offer 30&Under Membership ($20 membership fee + one $20 ticket for each show, as desired); and Student Membership ($10 membership fee + one $10 ticket for each show, as desired). In addition to discounts on all Mainstage season attractions, subscribers receive priority booking and seating, ticket exchange privileges, parking and dining discounts, and exclusive mailings of Playwrights Horizons Bulletins. Packages will be available at www.TicketCentral.com shortly.