Ever-Changing Kennedy Center Season Adds Peter, Side Man

News   Ever-Changing Kennedy Center Season Adds Peter, Side Man The ever-morphing 1999-2000 Kennedy Center season has added three news shows, while dropping at least one. The additions include a fall visit of Warren Leight's Tony-winning Side Man, Phelim McDermott and Julian Crouch's Shockheaded Peter and the Maly Drama Theater of St. Petersburg's Fyodor Abramov adaptation, Brothers & Sisters.

The ever-morphing 1999-2000 Kennedy Center season has added three news shows, while dropping at least one. The additions include a fall visit of Warren Leight's Tony-winning Side Man, Phelim McDermott and Julian Crouch's Shockheaded Peter and the Maly Drama Theater of St. Petersburg's Fyodor Abramov adaptation, Brothers & Sisters.

No longer on the season roster is the new production of Eugene O'Neill's A Moon for Misbegotten starring Cherry Jones and directed by Gerald Gutierrez. The revival, earlier promised for The Kennedy Center Nov. 2 Dec. 5, has switched its pre-Broadway venue from the D.C. center to Chicago's Goodman Theater, changing directors along the way as well, from Gutierrez to Dan Sullivan. Moon is now due at Broadway's Walter Kerr in March 2000.

Taking Moon's place is Leight's paean to a lost jazz world, Side Man, which will run at the Eisenhower Theater Nov. 3-28. Andrew McCarthy and Tony-winner Frank Wood will star.

Shockheaded Peter will open the season at the Eisenhower, playing Sept. 29-Oct. 3. A collaboration between McDermott and Crouch and the cabaret act, The Tiger Lilies, Peter is drawn from Heinrich Hoffmann's 1844 book, which warns children of the absurd punishments that await them if they misbehave.

The epic Brother & Sisters, playing the Eisenhower Feb. 24-27, 2000 covers Soviet life from World War II up until Perestroika. Alan Schneider directs. The drama plays in two parts, the entire production running a total of three times at the Kennedy Center. Other previously-announced productions scheduled for the center include:

The Whiteheaded Boy, a comedy by Irish playwright Lennox Robinson, at the Terrace Theater, Sept. 14-23.

Martin Guerre, the Boubil-Schonberg musical, at the Opera House, Dec. 23-Jan. 16, 2000.

Wit by Margaret Edson, at the Eisenhower Theater, Feb. 29-March 26, 2000.

Art by Yasmina Reza, starring Judd Hirsch, at the Eisenhower, Apr. 11-May 14, 2000.

Lady Windermere's Fan, in a production by Ireland's Gate Theatre, June 13-July 9, 2000.

The Scarlet Pimpernel by Frank Wildhorn and Nan Knighton, at the Opera House, July 2000.

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The Kennedy Center has been forced to cancel several other shows previously slated for the 1999-2000 season, including Randy Newman's musical Faust and Electra, the Zoe Wanamaker staging of the Greek classic which played on Broadway last season.

Ever-Changing Kennedy Center Season Adds Peter, Side Man The ever-morphing 1999-2000 Kennedy Center season has added three news shows, while dropping at least one. The additions include a fall visit of Warren Leight's Tony-winning Side Man, Phelim McDermott and Julian Crouch's Shockheaded Peter and the Maly Drama Theater of St. Petersburg's Fyodor Abramov adaptation, Brothers & Sisters.

No longer of the season roster is the new production of Eugene O'Neill's A Moon for Misbegotten starring Cherry Jones and directed by Gerald Gutierrez. The revival, earlier promised for The Kennedy Center Nov. 2 Dec. 5, has switched its pre-Broadway venue from the D.C. center to Chicago's Goodman Theater, changing directors along the way as well, from Gutierrez to Dan Sullivan. Moon is now due at Broadway's Walter Kerr in March 2000.

Taking Moon's place is Leight's paean to a lost jazz world, Side Man, which will run at the Eisenhower Theater Nov. 3-28. Andrew McCarthy and Tony-winner Frank Wood will star.

Shockheaded Peter will open the season at the Eisenhower, playing Sept. 29-Oct. 3. A collaboration between McDermott and Crouch and the cabaret act, The Tiger Lilies, Peter is drawn from Heinrich Hoffmann's 1844 book, which warns children of the absurd punishments that await them if they misbehave.

The epic Brother & Sisters, playing the Eisenhower Feb. 24-27, covers Soviet life from World War II up until Peristroika. Alan Schneider directs. The drama plays in two part, the entire production running a total of three times at the Kennedy Center.

Other previously announced productions scheduled for the center include:

The Whiteheaded Boy, a comedy by Irish playwright Lennox Robinson, at the Terrace Theater, Sept. 14-23.

Martin Guerre, the Boubil-Schonberg musical, at the Opera House, Dec. 23-Jan. 16, 2000.

Wit by Margaret Edson, at the Eisenhower Theater, Feb. 29-March 26, 2000.

Art by Yasmina Reza, starring Judd Hirsch, at the Eisenhower Apr. 11-May 14, 2000.

Lady Windermere's Fan, in a production by Ireland's Gate Theatre, June 13-July 9, 2000.

The Scarlet Pimpernel by Frank Wildhorn, at the Opera House, July 2000.

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The Kennedy Center has been forced to cancel several other shows previously slated for the 1999-2000 season, including Randy Newman's musical Faust and Electra, the Zoe Wanamaker staging of the Greek classic which played on Broadway last season.

Meanwhile, there are still no Washington plans for Stephen Sondheim's new musical Wise Guys, which had initially been scheduled to workshop the show in September.