Marcia Milgrom Dodge Does Oklahoma! Before Embracing the Noir

PlayBlog   Marcia Milgrom Dodge Does Oklahoma! Before Embracing the Noir
Marcia Milgrom Dodge, who copped a Tony nomination this year for directing the Kennedy Center import, Ragtime, is sticking with those one-word musicals.

Her next is Rodgers and Hammerstein's 1943 landmark, Oklahoma! July 27-Aug. 1 for Music Circus at the Wells Fargo Pavilion in Sacramento. That alliterative new twosome, Jeremiah James and Brandi Burkhardt, will be her Curly and Laurey.

“Then,” she says, “I’m going to direct a play my husband, Anthony Dodge, wrote. It’s called Venus’ Flytrap, and it’s a ‘feminoir’ play.” By that, she means “it has Raymond Chandler-styled dialogue and a female detective named Butch Diamond.”

Her husband prefers the high road: “Sexual politics is really the theme of the play.”

Dodge will be going into production in October and open in November at The Workshop Theatre Company on W. 36th for the year-old Active Theatre Company.

— Harry Haun

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