Brooklyn's Gallery Season Includes The Full Monty, Hair, Cloud Nine, Side Man and Spitfire Grill

News   Brooklyn's Gallery Season Includes The Full Monty, Hair, Cloud Nine, Side Man and Spitfire Grill One of New York's most affordable professional theatres (a subscription, including one ticket to each production, costs $90), The Gallery Players kicks off its season with Caryl Churchill's Cloud Nine, Sept. 11-26. Tom Herman will direct the Churchill work, which examines British colonial society and the "liberated" 1970's.

The rock musical Hair — with a score by Gerome Ragni and Galt MacDermot — follows, playing Oct. 16-Nov. 7. The musical will feature direction and choreography by Steven Smeltzer. The remainder of the Gallery season comprises Warren Leight's Side Man, directed by Heather Siobhan Curran, Nov. 27-Dec. 12; James Valcq and Fred Alley's The Spitfire Grill, directed by M. R. Goodley, Jan. 13-30, 2005; Richard Brinsley Sheridan's The School for Scandal, Feb. 19-March 6; Jess Borgeson, Adam Long and Daniel Singer's The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged), directed by Neal Freeman, March 26-April 10; and the Tony-nominated musical The Full Monty, by David Yazbek and Terrence McNally, April 30-May 22. The season will also include the 8th Annual Black Box New Play Festival, which runs June 2-26. The annual festival of world premiere plays by tristate-area playwrights includes four "boxes": Box 1: Brooklyn Plays/Brooklyn Playwrights (June 2-5); Box 2: Gay Gallery (June 9-12); Box 3: Plays en Español (June 16-19); and Box 4: The Sandbox — Plays for and By Kids (June 23-26).

The Gallery Players is located in Park Slope, Brooklyn at 199 14th Street. Those in Manhattan can reach the theatre by taking the F train to 4th Avenue or the R train to 9th Street. For further information or to purchase tickets, call (718) 595-0547.

An Equity Showcase House, The Gallery Players have entertained Brooklyn audiences for 38 years. Among their well-known alumni are Hairspray Tony winner Harvey Fierstein and Urinetown's Tony-winning director John Rando. For more information visit www.galleryplayers.com.

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