Jackie's Hoppe To Make an Outrageous Savior, Feb. 23

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Q: What do Arthur Miller, Frank Wildhorn, Kander & Ebb, and Gip Hoppe have in common?

Q: What do Arthur Miller, Frank Wildhorn, Kander & Ebb, and Gip Hoppe have in common?

A: All three have (or will have) multiple shows playing in New York come February. Miller's A View From The Bridge at the Roundabout will move to the Neil Simon Theatre, while other Miller plays continue at Off Broadway's Signature Theatre. Wildhorn has both Jekyll & Hyde and The Scarlet Pimpernel running simultaneously on Broadway. Also, Kander & Ebb's Chicago and Cabaret are both back on Broadway. And Gip Hoppe? He's the author of Jackie, the biographical spoof running through March 1 at the Belasco Theatre.

An earlier Hoppe work, Savior of the Universe, will come to the new Off-Off-Broadway company, Theatre Outrageous, Feb. 20-March 15, opening Feb. 23. Originally staged at Hoppe's own Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theatre on Cape Cod, Savior takes place on a remote Vermont mountaintop, once a writers' retreat. Now a corporate conference center, the Mount gets some interesting visitors: Catholic priests who discuss a possible invasion of aliens, and women from the Amelia Earhart Society.

Other works by Hoppe include Heart of Jade, A Song of Ships, Untamed Love and Future Hollow. The latter work will come to Los Angeles' Canon Theatre in the fall, starring StephanieZimbalist, Linda Purl and John Bennett Perry.

Starring in Savior of the Universe at Theatre Outrageous are Jay Barnhill, Edward Burke, Beth Cash, Dan Conroy, Sasha Domnitz, Jamie Heinlein, Debra Pingitore, Rob Skolits, Evan Thompson and Mick Weber. Designing the show are Curtis Phillips (sets), Linda Ross (costumes), Eric Chenault (lighting) and J. Hagenbuckle (sound). Founded in 1997, Theatre Outrageous attempts to "look at one human condition per season through many diverse viewpoints." Universe falls under this season's theme, "Moral Choices - The Invidual vs. The State."

For tickets ($12) and information on Savior of the Universe, call (212) 726-3588.

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