New Ohio's Fall Slate to Feature Two-Time Tony Winner, Burt Bacharach and Broadway Stars

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The New Ohio theatre's Off-Broadway fall season programming will feature the world premiere of New York Animals by two-time Tony winner Steven Sater, featuring music by six-time Grammy Award winner and three-time Academy Award winner Burt Bacharach.

The slate will also include a new play by Max Posner, staged by Page 73 and helmed by two-time Obie winner Ken Rus Schmoll, as well as a two additional world premieres.

Beginning Sept. 1, the New Ohio and Page 73 will present the world premiere of Posner's comedy Judy, with an official opening night slated for Sept. 10. The cast features Broadway child stars Frenie Acoba (Matilda) and Luka Kain (South Pacific) as well as Birgit Huppuch (Blood Play), Deirdre O’Connell (By the Water), Marcel Spears (A Midsummer Night’s Dream) and Danny Wolohan (An Octoroon). The play, according to press notes, "explores how one family hangs on when technology fails and communication breaks down."

Burt Bacharach
Burt Bacharach

In October, Nylon Fusion Theatre Company will stage the world premiere of Comes a Faery, by James McLindon and directed by Shaun Peknic, in repertory with Half Moon Bay by John Jiler, directed by Margarett Perry. Performances will run through Oct. 25.

Beginning Oct. 30, the New Ohio's 2014 Ice Factory hit, The Incredible Fox Sisters, returns for its world premiere. Jaclyn Backhaus' play about a séance is directed by Tyler Mercer and will run through Nov. 8.

Concluding the fall season will be New York Animals, by Spring Awakening playwright Sater. Helmed by Bedlam artistic director Eric Tucker, the play uses a cast of four to tell the story of 21 New Yorkers as their lives intersect during a rain day in Manhattan. Performances are set to play through Dec. 20 with an official opening night slated for Nov. 29.

For more information and to purchase tickets visit NewOhio.

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