D.C.’s Signature Theatre, Roundhouse Theatre, and Shakespeare Theatre Company have announced their 2017–18 theatrical seasons, which will see productions of Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler’s Tony-winning musical A Little Night Music and John Kander and Fred Ebb’s Scottsboro Boys at the Signature, Lin-Manuel Miranda’s earlier Broadway hit, In the Heights, at the Roundhouse, and Tony-winning director Garry Hynes’ take on Waiting for Godot at STC.
Winner of four Tony Awards, A Little Night Music will kick off the Signature’s upcoming season August 15. The musical returns to the D.C. stage in a brand-new production helmed by Artistic Director Eric Schaeffer, featuring Holly Twyford and Bobby Smith. Performances are scheduled to play through October 8 in the MAX Theatre.
The Signature lineup also features the D.C. premiere of the Broadway hit An Act of God (October 3–November 26), the Gershwin musical Crazy for You, directed by Matthew Gardiner (November 7–January 14, 2018), the world premiere of Annalisa Dias’ play 4,380 Nights as part of the 2018 Women’s Voices Theater Festival (January 16–February 18), Robbie Schaefer’s new folk musical Light Years (February 1–April 17), Annie Baker’s Off-Broadway hit John (April 3–29), Todd Almond and Matthew Sweet’s musical Girlfriend (April 17–June 10), and Kander and Ebb’s musical The Scottsboro Boys, directed by Joe Calarco (May 22–July 1). For more information visit SigTheatre.org.
The Roundhouse Theatre season will launch September 6 with the Tony-winning musical In the Heights. Scheduled through October 8, Quiara Alegría Hudes and Miranda’s Washington Heights-set tale of life, love, and family will be directed and choreographed by Marcos Santana.
The season will continue with the world premiere of Sarah Gancher’s I’ll Get You Back Again, directed by Rachel Chavkin (October 4–29), Lauren Gunderson’s The Book of Will (November 29–December 24), the U.S. debut of Moira Buffini’s Olivier Award-winning West End comedy Handbagged (January 31–February 25, 2018), Athol Fugard’s “Master Harold”…and the Boys (April 11–May 6), and Matthew Lopez’s Off-Broadway hit The Legend of Georgia McBride (June 6–July 1). For more information visit Roundhousetheatre.org.
D.C’s Shakespeare Theatre Company at the Harman Center for the Arts has also announced its complete 2017–2018 season, set to kick off with Harold Pinter’s The Collection and the Lover, helmed by artistic director Michael Kahn.
The season will continue with Ethan McSweeny’s production of Twelfth Night; Shakespeare’s Hamlet, directed by Kahn; the world premiere of Heather Raffo’s Noura, directed by Joanna Settle; the American premiere of Druid’s production of Samuel Beckett’s Waiting for Godot, directed by Hynes; and Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe’s musical Camelot. Dates and casting will be announced at a later date.
Watch a trailer for the new season below:
For more information visit Shakespearetheatre.org.