The San Diego company — which produces on the Old Globe Theatre and the Cassius Carter Centre Stage — currently presents the world premiere of Chita Rivera: The Dancer's Life by Terrence McNally and directed by Graciela Daniele. The shift in schedule will also affect the final four shows of the season, pushing back the runs one week each.
The Old Globe Theatre 2006-2006 season (subject to change) is now as follows:
Chita Rivera: The Dancer's Life - by Terrence McNally (through Oct. 23)
Graciela Daniele directs and choreographs the titular Broadway legend in the new musical celebrating her life and career. Previous runs at Denver and Los Angeles fell through and San Diego will receive the world premiere.
The Prince of L.A. - by Dakin Matthews (Sept. 24-Oct. 30)
Longtime Globe associate artist Matthews (the actor to appear in the upcoming Stuff Happens American premiere) pens "a modern verse drama of scandal and the clergy in present-day Los Angeles," according to the Old Globe. Anne McNaughton stages the work.
The Times They Are A-Changin' - by Twyla Tharp with music by Bob Dylan (Jan. 25-March 5, 2006)
Movin' Out creator Tharp directs and choreographs her next project set to the music of the legendary singer-songwriter Bob Dylan. "The worlds of theatre and dance" will connect to tell a new story "with the groundbreaking songs of one of America's rock music icons."
A Body of Water - by Lee Blessing (Feb. 11-March 19, 2006)
Playwright Blessing sets a man and a woman in an unfamiliar house atop a mountain surrounded by water where the two characters awake with no memory of who they are or how they go there. Ethan McSweeny directs.
The Constant Wife - by Somerset Maugham (April 1-May 7, 2006)
Seret Scott stages the 1920's-set London drawing room comedy follows the marriage of a top surgeon and his wife after a seemingly secret affair between the husband and his wife's friend is revealed.
Trying - by Joanna McClelland Glass (April 15-May 21, 2006)
Richard Seer directs the story of the President Franklin D. Roosevelt's Attorney General and Chief Judge of the Nuremberg trials Francis Biddle as penned by the personal secretary to the man.
The Violet Hour - by Richard Greenberg (May 20-June 25, 2006)
Take Me Out author pens a time-bending tale of a fledgling book publisher who must decide whether to print his best friend's work or that of his mistress.
Christmas on Mars - by Harry Kondoleon (June 3-July 9, 2006)
With a marriage proposal and surprise pregnancy motivating them, a couple looks into a potential apartment in this new comedy which goes awry when the man's obsessed roommate and the woman's estranged mother arrive. Kirsten Brandt directs. Old Globe's holiday traditions Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (Nov. 19-Dec. 31 - Old Globe) and La Pastorela (Dec. 4-23 - Cassius Carter) will also fill the stage this year.
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