World-premiere productions of a new play by A.R. Gurney Jr., and a Broadway-bound revue by Burt Bacharach (Promises, Promises) highlight the 1998 season lineup at Old Globe Theatre in San Diego. The first is by award-winning playwright and associate artist at the Old Globe, A. R. Gurney (Sylvia, Love Letters). Labor Day (Feb. 7-March 15), which will be directed by Artistic Director Jack O'Brien, is a sequel of sorts to Gurney's The Cocktail Hour, and will revisit its main character, John.
Also making its world premiere in 1998 will be What the World Needs Now... (March 28-May 3), a new musical conceived by Tony Award nominee, Gillian Lynne (Associate Director/Choreographer, Cats) and Kenny Solms. The 90's story of romance will feature songs by the internationally acclaimed songwriting team of Burt Bacharach and Hal David (Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head, I'll Never Fall In Love Again, Walk On By), with a book by Solms. The show is scheduled to move June 2 to New York's Roundabout Theatre for a 16-week run, after completing its run at the Old Globe.
One other production (TBA) will run at Old Globe from May 13-June 21.
Meanwhile, Old Globe's Cassius Carter Center Stage will kick off its season with All in the Timing, a collection of six short plays by David Ives which will run through March 15. The comedy, Neville's Island by Time Firth (March 25-May 3), and the psychological thriller, Scotland Road by Jeffrey Hatcher will round out the Center Stage's season.
For tickets or more information, call Globe's Ticket Services at (619) 239-2255 or refer to the regional listings on Playbill On-Line.
--By Jackie Mastropolo