Dan Wackerman, the artistic director of Peccadillo, said in a statement, "Our long-range goal is to create a permanent home for classic American theatre in midtown." The Peccadillo, whose mission is the rediscovery of neglected American musicals and plays, will continue to rent the space to outside producers. The theatre was recently outfitted with new seats, and Peccadillo hopes to perform further renovations on the stage and lobby.
Peccadillo previously presented its award-winning production of Elmer Rice's Counsellor-At-Law at St. Clement's in 2005. Next up will be Charles MacArthur's 1942 farce, Johnny On a Spot, which is scheduled to begin performances in October. About the political satire, Wackerman stated, "With the elections coming up, MacArthur's play should really strike a nerve."
The Theatre at St. Clement's is located at 423 West 46th Street. For more about Peccadillo visit www.thepeccadillo.com.