Endpapers, a new drama by Thomas McCormack will be the next tenant at Off-Broadway's Variety Arts Theatre, sources close to the production told Playbill On-Line. The play will begin previews on June 11 and open on June 23.
The Variety Arts' current inhabitant, Eve Ensler's Necessary Targets, will close April 21.
McCormack, 70, is the retired CEO of St. Martin's Press, where he edited such titles as "The Silence of the Lambs" and "All Things Great and Small." Appropriately enough, his play is about a family owned publishing house. The venture will be produced by Benjamin Mordecai. Pamela Berlin directs. No cast has been named.
Eve Ensler's latest work, Necessary Targets, which premiered in fall 2001 at Hartford Stage in Connecticut and opened Off-Broadway Feb. 28, will ends its commercial Off Broadway run April 21, it was announced April 11. Producers brought the Bosnia-based, socio-political drama to Off Broadway's Variety Arts, where it started previews Feb. 14. Ensler is best known for her theatrical phenomenon, The Vagina Monologues. By April 21, the show will have played 16 previews and 61 regular performances.
—By Robert Simonson