Signature Theatre Company, the Off-Broadway troupe that devotes an entire season to the works of a single playwright, has chosen its honoree for the 1997-98 season -- Arthur Miller, the New York Times reports. The Times quoted Signature artistic director James Houghton saying the plays have not yet been chosen. There was no word on whether all the plays would be revivals or if Miller would offer a new work as a season highlight. Signature is in the midst of its Sam Shepard season, following explorations of Adrienne Kennedy (1995-96), Edward Albee (1994-95) and Horton Foote (1993-94). Foote's The Young Man From Atlanta won the Pulitzer Prize after its premiere at Signature.
Miller's last Broadway drama was Broken Glass in 1994.
Signature is spending the current season in the Susan Stein Shiva Theatre at the Joseph Papp Public Theatre, but has not finalized plans for a peforming space during its Miller season. -- By Robert Viagas