The limited engagement – produced by Lily Tomlin, Jane Wagner, Harriet Newman Leve, Elyse Singer, Jamie deRoy, Pam Laudenslager, Douglas Denoff and Double Play Connections – began previews Feb. 19 and officially opened March 5 at 37 Arts.
Beebo will have played 17 previews and 63 regular performances.
Beebo Brinker features Jenn Colella (High Fidelity) in the title role as well as Xanthe Elbrick (Coram Boy), David Greenspan (Some Men), Carolyn Baeumler (Trouble in Paradise), Autumn Dornfeld (The Graduate) and Bill Dawes (Gross Indecency). Leigh Silverman (Well) directs.
Penned by Ryan (25 Questions for a Jewish Mother) and Chapman (Gertrude and Alice: A Likeness to Loving), the pre-Stonewall Greenwich Village-set work "follows the lives and loves of Laura, Beth and Beebo as they navigate uncharted territories of desire," according to press materials. "Former secret lovers in college, Laura and Beth went on to completely disparate lives — one got married and had children, the other moved to New York. "Both pine for each other, but before they can reunite, they find themselves entangled in the web of Beebo Brinker, a butch denizen of the bars with a soft spot for young lesbians fresh off the bus."
The design team features Rachel Hauck (set), Theresa Squire (costumes), Nicole Pearce (lights) and Jill BC DuBoff (sound). For further information visit www.beebobrinker.com.
37 Arts is located in Manhattan at 450 West 37th Street.