Report: Keach & Kidder To Play Stieglitz & O'Keeffe

News   Report: Keach & Kidder To Play Stieglitz & O'Keeffe
 
With a strong revival of Nasty Little Secrets having recently opened at Off-Broadway's Primary Stages, Lanie Robertson has already turned to his next project, a play about legendary photographer Alfred Stieglitz and his even more famous wife, painter Georgia O'Keeffe.

With a strong revival of Nasty Little Secrets having recently opened at Off-Broadway's Primary Stages, Lanie Robertson has already turned to his next project, a play about legendary photographer Alfred Stieglitz and his even more famous wife, painter Georgia O'Keeffe.

As reported by the NY Post (May 22), Stacy Keach and Margot Kidder are in serious talks to star in the drama, Alfred Stieglitz Loves O'Keeffe. If things work out, the show will try out at the Scottsdale (AZ) Center for the Arts in early April 1999 before coming to Off-Broadway later in the month.

Kathy Hotchner, Vice President and performing arts director at the Scottsdale Center, told Playbill On-Line (May 22) the Center -- which is a presenting house rather than a producing entity -- had become interested in booking the show two years ago. The proposed tour fell through, so the Scottsdale Center stepped in to produce a five-performance, concert staging of the piece with Kidder and Keach in Mar. 1997. The engagement went so well, the Center wants to bring the show back as a full production and send it to New York afterwards.

"Nothing's definite yet," Hotchner told Playbill On-Line. "But we're setting up a producing team, and if it works out, we'll bring it to a couple of venues before New York next April."

Keach starred on Broadway in The Kentucky Cycle and in the Mark Taper Forum's 1974 Hamlet. Kidder is best-known for playing Lois Lane in the first two "Superman" films, though it's been widely reported that she's been going through difficult times emotionally and financially over the past few years. -- By David Lefkowitz

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