Lincoln Center Theatre's upcoming revival of Jean Anouilh's 1947 classic, Ring Round the Moon, will begin performances at Broadway's Belasco Theatre in March 1999, said a LCT spokesperson. The show will open sometime in mid-April. Gerald Gutierrez will direct. No cast or exact dates have been announced. It is a busy season for multi-Tony-winner Gutierrez. His production of Israel Horovitz's The Primary English Class is currently in previews at the Minetta Lane Theatre. That show, starring Didi Conn, opens Nov. 15. Gutierrez most recently directed Honour , starring Jane Alexander -- also at the Belasco. His Lincoln Center credits include Ivanov and The Heiress.
Anouilh's other plays included Antigone, The Cry of the Peacock, The Waltz of the Toreadors and The Rehearsal, recently revived on Broadway with Roger Rees in a starring role. Ring Around The Moon concerns a handicapped old woman who tries to control the lives around her. The BackStage Theatre Guide calls the play, a battle "between power and money on the one hand, and poverty and purity on the other."
In other Lincoln Center news, Rinaldi said that if things go well for the Jason Robert Brown-Alfred Uhry musical Parade, the show might extend. As of now, it is set to begin previews Nov. 12, open Dec. 17 and run through Feb. 28, 1999. Rinaldi said Parade could possibly stay the whole season, since no other Vivian Beaumont Theatre booking stands in its way.