Asolo Rep Will Stage Tommy Tune Presents: State of the Art Song and Dance, God of Carnage and More

News   Asolo Rep Will Stage Tommy Tune Presents: State of the Art Song and Dance, God of Carnage and More
Florida's Asolo Rep will debut the world premiere of "Nurse Jackie" creator Liz Brixus' Who the #$&% is Jackson Pollock? and a new musical work Tommy Tune Presents: State of the Art Song and Dance during the 2011-2012 season.

Noah Racey
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The classic Lerner and Loewe musical My Fair Lady, directed by Tony Award winner Frank Galati (Ragtime, The Color Purple), will open the season Nov. 18-23.

Kaufman and Hart's Once in a Lifetime, about two out-of-work stage actors who make a go of it in Hollywood, will be staged by Mark Rucker Jan. 6-April 1, 2012. Greg Leaming will direct Yasmina Reza's Tony Award-winning comedy about a parental breakdown, God of Carnage, which will run Jan. 13-Feb. 29, 2012.

Gordon Greenberg (Working, Jacques Brel) will helm Leah Napolin and Isaac Bashevis Singer's play Yentl, adapted from the short story by Singer about a young woman who disguises herself as a man in order to educate herself, which will run Jan. 20-April 26, 2012.

Peter Amster will direct Noel Coward's comedy about desperate London housewives, Fallen Angels, from March 9-May 13 , 2012. Michael Donald Edwards' Cuban-set take on Shakespeare's classic, Hamlet, Prince of Cuba, will run March 23-May 6, 2012.

Anne Kauffman will helm the world premiere of Brixus' Who the #$&% is Jackson Pollock?, based on the Harry Moses film, from March 30-April 22, 2012. The comedy centers on a retired trucker who buys what may be an original Jackson Pollock for $5 and waits for expert approval. Jeff Calhoun will direct Noah Racey in Tommy Tune Presents: State of the Art Song and Dance, May 25-June 17, 2012. Racey will also choreograph the developmental presentation.

Asolo Rep will also present its Unplugged new play festival in spring 2012; and Dmitry Troyanovsky will stage the 45-minute presentation of Hamlet Redux, part of Asolo Rep's New Stages program, which will begin a tour Oct. 6.

Programming for the FSU/Asolo Conservatory for Actor Training season will include Anthony Clarvoe's The Brothers Karamazov (Nov. 1-20); Kenneth Lonergan's Lobby Hero (Jan. 3-22, 2012); Friedrich Schiller's The Robbers (Feb. 1-March 11, 2012); and Caryl Churchill's Cloud Nine (April 3-22, 2012).

For tickets phone (941) 351-8000 or visit AsoloRep.

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