Stage and screen personality Leslie Jordan and Tony winner Stephen Spinella will take on two celebrated queer artists on stage at the American Repertory Theater.
The two will star as Truman Capote and Andy Warhol, respectively, in the world premiere of Rob Roth’s Warhol Capote at the Cambridge, Massachusetts, venue. The production, directed by Michael Mayer, will run at the Loeb Drama Center September 9 through October 13.
Adapted from a series of dozens of newly discovered tapes, the “non-fiction invention” follows the pair as they brainstorm a never-produced Broadway show together through the drug-fueled haze of the disco era. The tapes were made available with the support of the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts and the Truman Capote Literary Trust.
Emmy winner Jordan is best known for his screen appearances in The Help, Will & Grace, and American Horror Story. In 2011, he appeared in the Off-Broadway musical Lucky Guy. Spinella won back-to-back Tonys in 1993 and 1994 for his performance as Prior in both parts of Angels in America. His additional Broadway credits include The Velocity of Autumn, Spring Awakening, and a Tony-nominated turn in James Joyce’s The Dead.
As previously reported, the ART’s 2017–2018 season will include the world premiere of Alanis Morissette and Diablo Cody’s Jagged Little Pill musical (a recent reading of which starred Idina Menzel), Bedlam’s Sense and Sensibility adaptation, and the musical Burn All Night, featuring a score by Teen Commandments and a book and lyrics by Andy Mientus.