Paul Rudnick's The New Century to Play the Newhouse in 2008

News   Paul Rudnick's The New Century to Play the Newhouse in 2008 Paul Rudnick will make his Lincoln Center Theater debut when his latest work, The New Century — under the direction of Nicholas Martin — is presented at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater this spring.
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The New Century, according to press materials, "is a series of four short plays, which feature everyone from a concerned Long Island mother of at least three gay children, to an accomplished Midwestern craftswoman, to one of Mr. Rudnick's favorites, Mr. Charles, a flamboyant resident of Palm Beach. Ultimately, all of these delicious and distraught people collide under surprising and comic circumstances, and we discover just where our new century might be heading."

Paul Rudnick recently saw the world premiere of his comedy, Regrets Only, produced by the Manhattan Theatre Club, under the direction of long-time collaborator Christopher Ashley. The two previously worked together on The Most Fabulous Story Ever Told, Valhalla, Rude Entertainment, The Naked Truth and Jeffrey, for which Rudnick won an Obie, Outer Critics Circle and the John Gassner Playwrighting Award. Rudnick has also penned Mr. Charles – Currently of Palm Beach, Pride and Joy, and I Hate Hamlet, as well as the screenplays for "Addams Family Values," "Jeffrey" and "In & Out."

Nicholas Martin previously directed the Lincoln Center Theater productions of Observe The Sons of Ulster Marching Towards the Somme, John Guare's Chaucer in Rome and Arthur Laurents' The Time of the Cuckoo.

Dates of production, official casting and production creative team will be announced at a later date.

The Lincoln Center Theater season will also include The Glorious Ones by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty, directed and choreographed by Graciela Daniele (Oct. 11); Shakespeare's Cymbeline, directed by Mark Lamos (Nov. 1); Rodgers and Hammerstein's South Pacific, directed by Bartlett Sher (Feb. 28); as well as Tom Stoppard's Rock 'n' Roll, which will be presented on Broadway at the Bernard Jacobs Theatre under the direction of Trevor Nunn (Oct. 19). For additional information visit www.lincolncenter.org.