by THERESA REBECK
directed by DAVID KENNEDY
AUGUST 14 – SEPTEMBER 1, 2018
Audiences mob the theater when a Hollywood action star takes the Broadway stage in a recently discovered play by Franz Kafka. But what if he can’t go on? Enter Harry, the understudy, a journeyman actor who has the chops but not the résumé. This hilarious look at life backstage gets even crazier when Harry reunites with the stage manager (his ex-fiancée!) and dukes it out with the film star as obstacles mount and tensions rise. Life in the theater — it ain’t easy!
“A masterpiece of comic clockwork — raucously funny!”
THE WALL STREET JOURNAL
MAN OF LA MANCHA
by DALE WASSERMAN, music by MITCH LEIGH, lyrics by JOE DARION,
directed by MARK LAMOS
SEPTEMBER 25 – OCTOBER 13, 2018
“The Impossible Dream” comes to life in this beloved American musical. Take an imaginative journey with Don Quixote as he tilts at windmills and battles for good and the love his fair maiden, Aldonza. Rediscover the magic with songs like “Dulcinea” and be transported by the power of this sweeping tale based on Cervantes’ masterpiece.
Winner of 5 Tony Awards, including Best Musical
by MATTHEW GREENE
directed by AUSTIN PENDLETON
OCTOBER 30 – NOVEMBER 17, 2018
Nothing feels the same since the day Thousand Pines Junior High School was on every news channel and in everyone’s hearts. Six months after a student brought a gun to school and killed his classmates, the families of the children who died struggle with their need for answers and closure. This important and riveting new drama brings the national dialogue about gun violence to the Playhouse stage.
“I believe in the healing power of theater as we stumble together from darkness in search of light.”
MATTHEW GREENE, PLAYWRIGHT
THE PIANIST OF WILLESDEN LANE
based on the book "The Children of Willesden Lane"
by Mona Golabek and Lee Cohen
adapted and directed by Hershey Felder
DECEMBER 5 – 22, 2018
Back by popular demand! Grammy-nominated pianist and storyteller, Mona Golabeck, shares the gripping and biographical tale of her mother’s escape from Vienna in 1938. When the young Jewish piano prodigy finds her dreams threatened by the looming war, she escapes to England on the Kindertransport. Ms. Golabek tells an incomparable true story while interweaving the music of Bach, Beethoven, Chopin, Debussy, and even a little Gershwin in this elegant and beautiful production.