Chicago's Goodman Theatre Revises 2003-04 Schedule

News   Chicago's Goodman Theatre Revises 2003-04 Schedule Chicago's Goodman Theatre has made some alterations to its coming 2003-04 schedule, switching the playing spaces for its productions of Regina Taylor's Crowns and David Auburn's Proof.

Crowns, originally set to run in the smaller Owen Theatre, will now play the larger Albert Theatre, and Proof, previously set for the Albert, will play the more intimate stage.

Additionally, the world premiere production of Electricidad will move from the Albert's March slot to June.

The Albert season will open, as previously announced, with The Goat or Who Is Sylvia?, Edward Albee's searing, Tony-winning drama, Sept. 27-Nov. 2. Goodman artistic director Robert Falls will helm the piece about a family floored when dad falls in love with the title animal. No casting has been announced.

The Light in the Piazza, Adam Guettel's first new musical since Floyd Collins, will play next, Jan. 10-Feb. 15, 2004. Bartlett Sher will direct the piece. The Light in the Piazza is a love story between a young American woman and a young Italian man. When she learns of the affair, the young woman's mother opposes it for seemingly unknown reasons. Based on the 1960 novel by Elizabeth Spencer, the musical is set in Florence and Rome in the summer of 1953.

Crowns will follow, March 6-April 11. The "tribute to the unique cultural phenomenon that fuses faith with fashion" was a critical hit at Second Stage last season. Taylor directs. The season is completed with a new look at Shaw's Heartbreak House by director Kate Whoriskey, running May 1-June 6, 2004; and Electricidad by Luis Alfaro, directed by Henry Godinez, running June 19-July 25, 2004. At the Owen stage will be Albee's The Play About the Baby, directed by David Petrarca (Sept. 20-Nov. 2); Proof (March 27-April 25, 2004), and Moonlight on the Magnolias by Ron Hutchinson, about David O. Selznick and the creation of "Gone With the Wind" (May 15-June 13, 2004).

The scheduling of The Goat and The Play About the Baby will put Albee on both Goodman stages at the same time.