As first reported by Playbill On-Line, the next tenant in the Century Center will be Gorey Details, produced by Ken Hoyt and Kevin McDermott. The new work, which begins performances Sept. 26, is drawn from the macabre, pen-and ink drawings of artist Edward Gorey.
The cast on unknowns includes Alison Crowley, Allison DeSalvo, Matt Kuehl, Liza Shaller, Clare Stollak, Daniel Levine, Kevin McDermott, Ben Nordstrum and Christopher Youngsman.
Gorey died on April 15 of this year, at age 75. During his lifetime, he inspired many a theatrical venture, from the Tony Award-winning 1977 Broadway production of Dracula, which Gorey designed, to Off Broadway's Amphigorey in 1994.
Gorey Details has been in development for several years, tested on such stages as Provincetown Repertory Theatre and American Repertory Theatre, and now features as its composer Peter Matz. A constant throughout its many versions has been director and choreographer Daniel Levans. Levans is familiar with Gorey's work, having brought Amphigorey to the stage.
--By Robert Simonson