Medea, The Musical, the award-winning, campy-tragic romp which played to sold out houses for over a year in San Francisco, has announced its next stops.
First, the production will open the U.S. Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen, CO, Feb. 27-Mar. 1. Then, although no dates or venues have been set, the show plans to do New York City in a production presented by Woody Allen's producers Jack Rollins and Charles Joffe .
"I think that [John] Fisher [Medea's creator/director/producer] IS the next Woody Allen," says Medea spokeswoman Judy Jacksina. Jacksina and current co-producer Bob Fisher admitted that although Tokyo Shock Boys currently occupies the Minetta Lane, the goal is to open Medea in that theatre by April.
The hope is that Medea will then move from the Minetta Lane, or a theatre like it, to Broadway.
For more information about Medea... and an interview with creator John Fisher, please refer to the feature "Medea, the Musical; Tragedy the San Francisco Way" on Playbill On-Line. For information about the Aspen, U.S. Comedy Arts Festival production, call (970) 920-5770, or refer to the Medea, the Musical Website at http://www.showgate.com/medea/.
--By Blair Glaser