The playwright whose darkly funny Fuddy Meers, Wonder of the World and Kimberly Akimbo had their New York premieres at MTC's City Center home Off-Broadway will play MTC's Biltmore in February 2006, a spokesman confirmed.
Rabbit Hole was originally announced for City Center. The world premiere, as previously reported, will be directed by Daniel Sullivan. The play is about parents dealing with the loss of a child, and is said to mix hope with hurt.
Fuddy Meers premiered at MTC in 1999, and later transferred to the Minetta Lane Theatre for a commercial run. It has since received over a hundred productions around the country and abroad, and is now being adapted for the screen. Lindsay-Abaire's Wonder of the World was produced last season at MTC, after premiering at Washington, DC's Woolly Mammoth Theatre, where it was nominated for a Helen Hayes Award as Outstanding New Play of the Year. Kimberly Akimbo was commissioned by South Coast Rep, premiered there in 2001, received the L.A. Drama Critics Circle Award for playwriting, three Garland Awards, and the 2001 Kesselring Prize.
The playwright, whose works have absurdist streaks that remind critics of Christopher Durang and other who deal in dark comedy, is a graduate of Sarah Lawrence College and the Juilliard School, as well as a proud member of New Dramatists, the Dramatists Guild, and the WGA.
The musicals Shrek and Betty Boop are among his future projects.