Jewish Repertory Theatre in Manhattan is offering subscribers to its 2000-2001 season a world premiere play by Arthur Laurents, The Big Potato, described as "an unusual look at a Nazi-hunting campaign." No other information about the play was immediately available, but a JRT brochure announced the play for April 21-May 13, 2001. The first New York City revival of Laurents' World War II drama, Home of the Brave, was presented by JRT in December 1999, to positive reviews. Laurents, of course, might be best known for his libretti to West Side Story and Gypsy, and his screenplay, "The Way We Were."
Although JRT said the upcoming season's productions and dates are subject to change, next year's slate may also include what's called the first New York City revival of Richard Rodgers and Martin Charnin's Two By Two, the Noah's Ark musical drawn from Clifford Odets' The Flowering Peach (Oct. 14-Nov. 5); a play to be announced (Feb. 3 25, 2001); and the musical Funny Girl, rescheduled from the current season and contingent on "star availability" (June 6-July 1, 2001).
For subscription information, (212) 831-2000.