LCT Taps New Work by Hunchback Author Exploring Challenges of Gay Parenting

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Lincoln Center Theater has announced that the first production of its 2015-16 season will be Peter Parnell's Dada Woof Papa Hot, a play that asks the question: are the challenges of gay dads the same as those of straight dads?

To be directed by Scott Ellis (On the Twentieth Century), performances will begin Oct. 15 with an opening night slated for Nov. 9 at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater. Dada Woof Papa Hot is a drama/comedy centered on Alan and Rob, an older married couple with a three-year old daughter. Things start to turn complicated when Alan begins to feel an attraction to a younger gay dad and his daughter seems to connect more with Rob, who is finding parenting considerably easier. According to press notes, the play asks: "Is there something fundamentally different about being a gay father? And what about that nagging feeling that in assimilating to straight culture, something worth saving has been lost?"

Parnell returns to LTC where his earlier work QED enjoyed an extended run. Parnell also recently wrote the book for the Alan Menken-Stephen Schwartz musical The Hunchback of Notre Dame as well as the Broadway revival of Lerner and Lane’s On a Clear Day You Can See Forever starring Harry Connick, Jr. and Jessie Mueller.

For more information please visit lct.org. The Lincoln Center Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater is located at 150 West 65 St., New York.

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