59E59 Theaters has announced the roster of shows for the Fall 2012 Season, including the New York premiere revival of Stephen Schwartz' WORKING, beginning Dec. 1, 2012. This is the newly revised, critically acclaimed version of WORKING that recently had a successful run at the Broadway Playhouse in Chicago, after premiering at the Asolo in Sarasota and Old Globe in San Diego.
Adapted from the book by Studs Terkel by Stephen Schwartz and Nina Faso, with additional contributions and directed by Gordon Greenberg, the revival will feature songs by Craig Carnelia, Micki Grant, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Mary Rodgers & Susan Birkenhead, Stephen Schwartz, and James Taylor. Cast is to be determined.
See below for more details about WORKING and the rest of 59E59 Theaters' fall season!
All performances take place at 59E59 Theaters (59 East 59th Street, between Park and Madison Avenues). Ticket prices and performance schedules vary. For tickets, call Ticket Central at 212-279-4200 or online at www.59e59.org.
Wednesday, September 5 – Sunday, September 30
FLY ME TO THE MOON, written and directed by Marie Jones; With Tara Lynne O’Neill and Katie Tumelty; Produced by Green Shoot Productions; Part of 1st Irish at 59E59 Theaters
Francis and Loretta are community care workers. Together they care for Davy, a lonely old man whose greatest loves are Frank Sinatra and the races. When Davy dies on the day his horse finally comes in, his two carers are faced with a moral dilemma that threatens to tear their lives - and their friendship - apart. This hilarious new dark comedy from Northern Ireland’s premiere playwright Marie Jones (Stones In His Pockets) is the timely tale of two women struggling in today’s tough economic climate and just how far they will go to make ends meet.
Tuesday, September 11 – Sunday, October 7
THE ANDERSON TWINS PLAY THE FABULOUS DORSEYS!, written and directed by Pete and Will Anderson; With Pete Anderson, Will Anderson, Jon-Erik Kellso, Ehud Asherie, Kevin Dorn and Clovis Nicolas; Produced by Reardon-Anderson Music
Saxophone/clarinetists Pete and Will Anderson tell the riveting story of the two bandleaders, Tommy and Jimmy Dorsey, who rise to the top - before sibling rivalry causes the act to split up. A blazing jazz sextet and footage from the 1947 film The Fabulous Dorseys bring this true story to life.
Thursday, October 4 – Sunday, October 28
NORTH, written and directed by Jennifer Schlueter; With Christina Ritter, Christopher Marlowe Roche and Kalafatic Poole
LITTLE BOOK, written by Jennifer Schlueter, directed by Jennifer Schlueter and John Schmor; With Christopher Marlowe Roche, Christina Ritter, and Patti Heying; Produced by the for/word company
NORTH tells the story of a charged meeting between writer Anne Morrow Lindbergh, wife to aviator Charles, and Antoine de Saint-Exupéry (author of The Little Prince), the man whom she felt best understood her work.
In LITTLE BOOK, EB White is doing everything but finishing the first draft of Stuart Little. His wife, Katharine, is trying to adjust to life in the backwoods of Maine, far from her high powered job as the first female editor at The New Yorker. And Anne Carroll Moore, from behind the walls of her children’s library empire at the New York Public Library, is not at all sure she approves of what’s going on outside.