Broadway Hits Disgraced and Constellations Make Up Seattle Rep Season

News   Broadway Hits Disgraced and Constellations Make Up Seattle Rep Season
 
Seattle Repertory Theatre has announced its 2015-16 season; included in the slate is are two acclaimed Broadway shows, Ayad Akhtar's Pulitzer-winning Disgraced and Nick Payne's Constellations. They are joined by the new musical Come From Away and world premiere of Sherlock Holmes and the American Problem.

The season will kick off in September with a new staging of Arthur Miller's classic A View From the Bridge, helmed by artistic director Braden Abraham with performances set to run Sept. 25-Oct. 18. This will be followed by Jonathan Tolins' one-man-show Buyer & Cellar, performed by Scott Drummond about an out-of-work-actor who finds a job as an assistant in Barbra Streisand's basement. Performances of the comedy will run Oct. 23-Nov. 22.

In November, the theatre will also present the new musical by husband and wife team Irene Sankoff and David Hein, Come from Away about a small town in Newfoundland who find themselves suddenly full of international visitors after planes are unexpectedly diverted there. The show is set to run from Nov. 13-Dec. 13.

Seattle Rep's new year will begin with Akhtar's Disgraced, helmed by original Broadway director Kimberley Senior. The fast-paced, edge-of-your-seat drama examines politics, religion, sex and friendship; performances are scheduled to run Jan. 8-31, 2016. Also playing in January will be Payne's international hit, Constellations, a love story interweaved with physics and destiny. Performances will run Jan. 22-Feb. 21, 2016.

In the new year Seattle Rep will present Rebecca Gilman's acclaimed new play Luna Gale about veteran social worker Caroline and her unwitting involvement in a family's bitter custody war, revealing hidden secrets. The show is set to run March 4-27, 2016. This will be followed by Off-Broadway play Brownsville song (b-side for tray) by Kimber Lee and directed by Juliette Carrillo.

Spring 2016 will see the world premiere of the Seattle Rep-commissioned work by R. Hamilton Wright, Sherlock Holmes and the American Problem. The production will reunite the creative team who worked on 2013's The Hound of the Baskervilles, including director Allison Narver. The show will play April 22-May 22, 2016. For more information and to purchase season subscription packages, visit seattlerep.org or phone (206) 443-2222. Seattle Repertory Theatre is located at Seattle Center at the corner of Second Ave. and Mercer St., Seattle, WA.

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