Hawke, Brokaw and Elliott to Direct The New Group New Season

News   Hawke, Brokaw and Elliott to Direct The New Group New Season Ethan Hawke, Mark Brokaw and artistic director Scott Elliott will stage works by Mike Leigh and more for the forthcoming New Group 2007-2008 season.

The Off-Broadway troupe — who will again take up residence at Theatre Row — has announced the productions to be featured in its 13th season. Dates and further details are yet to be revealed.

Hawke — who starred in The New Group's recent revival of David Rabe's Hurlyburly — will direct Jonathan Marc Sherman's Things We Want. The co-founder and artistic director of the New York City-based nonprofit theatre company Malaparte has previously directed the films "Straight to One," "Chelsea Walls" and "The Hottest State."

Elliott returns to the work of playwright Leigh — whose Abigail's Party he directed two seasons ago — with the production of Two Thousand Years. The new work (seen last year at London's National Theatre) continues the collaboration of Elliott and Leigh, who also teamed on Goose-Pimples and Smelling a Rat.

Mark Brokaw — who staged Off-Broadway's recent American Fiesta and Suddenly Last Summer — will direct Mouth to Mouth by Kevin Elyot. New Group previously presented the playwright's My Night With Reg. Other directing credits for Brokaw include Reckless, The Constant Wife, How I Learned to Drive, Lobby Hero, The Long Christmas Ride Home, The Baltimore Waltz and The Busy World Is Hushed.

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