Hartford Stage Sets Summer Season with Unforgettable, Readies for New Year

News   Hartford Stage Sets Summer Season with Unforgettable, Readies for New Year Hartford Stage's upcoming SummerStage season has been set with the addition of Unforgettable: The Nat "King'' Cole Story and Hershey Felder's Monsieur Chopin to returning runs of Two Piano, Four Hands and George Gershwin Alone.

The mainstage 2006-2007 season for the Connecticut company has also firmed with plans to present Tennessee Williams' Summer and Smoke (a co-production with New Jersey's Paper Mill Playhouse) directed by Michael Wilson (Aug. 31-Oct. 1), Stuart Gilbert's translation of Jean Paul Sartre's No Exit directed by Jerry Mouawad (Oct. 12-Nov. 12), August Wilson's Fences (Jan. 11-Feb. 11, 2007), Doug Wright's I Am My Own Wife (Feb. 22-March 25, 2007) and Luis Alfaro's Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner (April 12-May 13, 2007). The traditional A Christmas Carol staged by Wilson will play Nov. 24-Dec. 24.

Among the options being considered for the final slot (May 24-June 24, 2007) is a stage adaptation of the Larry McMurtry novel "Terms of Endearment" — former "Dallas" star Linda Gray is reportedly attached — (James L. Brooks made the 1983 Academy Award-winning film version), William Finn's Elegies or the Long Wharf Theatre's production of Man of La Mancha.

The 2006 SummerStage lineup is as follows:

  • Clarke Peters and Larrington Walker's Unforgettable: The Nat "King" Cole Story (July 5-15)
  • Ted Dykstra and Richard Greenblatt's Two Piano, Four Hands (July 18-30)
  • Hershey Felder's Monsieur Chopin (Aug. 4-13)
  • Hershey Felder's George Gershwin Alone (Aug. 15-20)

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    Tickets to shows at Hartford Stage, 50 Church Street in downtown Hartford, CT will be available by calling (860) 527-5151 . For more information, visit www.hartfordstage.org.

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