As of Jan. 2, all but one of the four January productions-in-concert are sold out, a spokesman for the not-for-profit confirmed. Limited seats are available for the concert version of Jeanine Tesori and Brian Crawley's Violet, which, like Falsettos, Floyd Collins and Laughing Wild — all in this series — had their start at the respected theatre devoted to new voices. The series will introduce the public to the $27 million Playwrights Horizons home at 416 W. 42nd Street (the site of its former space). Violet, Jan. 16-19, is expected to sell out, as well.
The musicals of the series — Falsettos, Violet and Floyd Collins — will be presented > in the company’s 198-seat mainstage theater, with six performances each on three successive weekends beginning Jan. 9. Christopher Durang's Laughing Wild will be seen in four performances on the company's more intimate 96-seat Peter Jay Sharp Theater, starting Jan. 30 (a change from the initial announcement).
With the arrival of the new year, casting for the shows has been updated. Here are the details:
Laughing Wild, the 1987 comedy written and directed by Christopher Durang, will feature original cast Durang and E. Katherine Kerr, Jan. 30-Feb. 1. The work premiere at PH's Studio Theater in October 1987 and plays the new Peter Sharp Theater. PH artistic director Tim Sanford noted that PH's tradition of musicals on its mainstage will be carried through when the theatre presents My Life With Albertine, by Richard Nelson and Ricky Ian Gordon, as its inaugural full production in February.
There are limited seats still available for the Jan. 26 benefit performance of Floyd Collins.
For more Playwrights Horizons information, call Ticket Central at (212) 279-4200 or visit http://www.playwrightshorizons.org.
The new PH HQ features two theatres (a 198-seat mainstage and a studio), a large main lobby, two rehearsal spaces, offices for artistic, production and administrative staff and the Ticket Central box office.