Jacques Levy, a mischievous director who raised his share of tempests in the 1960s but has since nearly disappeared altogether from the theatre scene, will return to the stage with The Bridge in Scarsdale, a new play by Robert Remington Wood which will premiere Jan. 18 and run through Feb. 16 at the Phil Bosakowski Theatre in midtown Manhattan.
Bridge tells of a painter who has been holed up in a mental institution for a quarter century and her husband, a famous designer of bridges.
Levy rose to prominence in the mid-60s as the director of Jean-Claude van Itallie's America Hurrah. He went on to direct Bruce Jay Friedman's Scuba Duba and the notorious, long-running review Oh! Calcutta!, both of which created sensations of a fashion. In addition, he mounting early works by Sam Shepard (La Turista) and Terrence McNally (Where Has Tommy Flowers Gone?) and worked at the legendary Judson Poets Theater and the Open Theatre. Levy, who cowrote several songs on Bob Dylan's classic "Desire" album, won an Obie Award in 1966. For many years, he was a professor at Hunter College in New York.
The cast of Bridge features Tom Bloom (The Man Who Came to Dinner, The Loop), Randall Newsome, Peggy Cowles, Andrew Wade and Shannon Koob.
Tickets are $25. The theatre is located at 354 W. 45th St. For more information, call (212) 279-4200. —By Robert Simonson