For its first production after Lanford Wilson's Sympathetic Magic, NY's Second Stage Theatre is going solo -- a solo show, that is, starring Michaela Murphy and directed by Tim Blake Nelson. Something Blue began performances May 30 for an opening June 22. Tickets are being sold through July 13 but could extend further into the summer, since this is the last show of the Second Stage season. Murphy wrote and performs the comedy, which deals with the chaos of a wedding: "makeshift catering, unruly guests, the chicken dance, and a family that doesn't know when to be quiet." The actress' previous roles include Rosemary With Ginger at Off-Broadway's Ensemble Studio Theatre and various parts for Shakespeare & Co.
Director Nelson just filmed his own play, Eye Of God, starring Martha Plimpton, Hal Holbrook and Kevin Anderson. He's also the author of the acclaimed Holocaust drama, The Grey Zone.
Designing Something Blue are Derek McLane (sets), Crystal Thompson (costumes) and Jan Kroeze (lighting).
For tickets ($32.50-$35) and information call (212) 239-6200. No announcement has been made about Second Stage's upcoming season, though they will be doing a revival of Martin Sherman's drama, A Madhouse In Goa.
--By David Lefkowitz