The 2021 season — reconceived.
Theater reconceived to excel in a virtual environment — for both theater makers and audiences. Stories that speak to our times and productions that we want to revisit again. All content will be available on-demand for your convenience. For those who love our pre- and post-performance events, we’re making plans to take them online, so you can reconnect with friends and Playhouse staff alike.
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Buy a season package!
By joining us for our entire 2021 virtual season, you’ll place yourself first in line to secure your seats for 2022 — back in the Robards Theatre! Plus, you’ll save 25% per ticket.
2021 season overview
Jun 29 – Jul 18
Tiny House is a perfect play to be recreated for our virtual world and will open our 2021 season in June, directed by Mark Lamos. A thoughtful new comedy with characters whose lives are reduced to smaller human circles is something we can all relate to.
by Michael Gotch
directed by Mark Lamos
Doubt: A Parable
Nov 2 – 21
John Patrick Shanley’s Doubt: A Parable will close the season in late fall. The Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winner is an intimate drama which explores the the consequences of missed cues and decisions made from differing points of view.
by John Patrick Shanley
directed by David Kennedy
From the Archives: Man of La Mancha — IN HD
Aug 23 – Sep 5
As we celebrate 90 years of the Playhouse, it’s the perfect time to bring back two gems from our archives of productions recorded in HD video. First up is our critically acclaimed musical from 2018, Man of La Mancha.
by Dale Wasserman
lyrics by Joe Darion
music by Mitch Leigh
directed by Mark Lamos
From the Archives: HD video capture TBA
Sep 13 – 26
Pending streaming rights arrangement, stay tuned for the announcement of a second fan favorite we’ll present from our archives of HD video.
Script in Hand Zoom playreadings
Our ever-popular series of playreadings continue — virtually! For 2021, you can now choose to join us for the 7PM Monday broadcasts, or catch the readings on-demand, anytime through Sunday of the broadcast week.
We launched in February with A Sherlock Carol, and we have four more readings scheduled for the rest of 2021. Mark your calendars now! Single tickets for all readings will go on sale approximately four weeks prior to the start of each show.
Written and performed by Evan Zes
April 26 at 7 PM
On-demand April 27 – May 2
The Savannah Disputation
by Evan Smith
June 14 at 7PM
On-demand June 15 – 20
October 18 at 7PM
On-demand October 19 – 24
December 13 at 7PM
On-demand December 14 – 19
All Script in Hand readings will be sold as single tickets.
What’s in store for 2022
Next to Normal
Next to Normal
This 2009 Tony Award®-winning hit musical and winner of the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for Drama gives a groundbreaking look at a family in crisis, while pushing the boundaries of contemporary musical theater. From the director/choreographer of the Playhouse’s 2019 hit, In the Heights.
music by Tom Kitt
book + lyrics by Brian Yorkey
directed + choreographed by Marcos Santana
The 1978 Tony Award® winner as you’ve never seen it before! A dance-filled, reimagined, sassy, and sultry musical celebration of legendary jazz great Fats Waller from director/choreographer Camille A. Brown (2019 Tony nominee for Best Choreography, Choir Boy).
The Fats Waller Musical Show
conceived by Richard Maltby, Jr. and Murray Horwitz
directed + choreographed by Camille A. Brown
LA Williams play TBA
LA Williams, previously set to direct Blues for an Alabama Sky in 2021, will now return in 2022 with another play of his choosing. We look forward to seeing his vision on our stage.
Two plays TBA
The 2022 season will feature two additional productions, directed by artistic director Mark Lamos and associate artistic director David Kennedy, respectively.