Sarah Ruhl's The Clean House to Get New York Premiere at Lincoln Center Theater

News   Sarah Ruhl's The Clean House to Get New York Premiere at Lincoln Center Theater The Clean House, which is quickly becoming one of the most produced plays in the U.S., will have its New York City bow at Lincoln Center's Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater in fall 2006, an LCT spokesperson told Playbill.com.

Since its premiere at Yale Rep in New Haven in 2004, The Clean House has been seen at The Wilma Theater in Philadelphia and the Woolly Mammoth Theatre in Washington, D.C. It's also scheduled for the coming season at Chicago's Goodman Theatre, Milwaukee Rep, Cincinnati Playhouse, Denver Theater Company and San Francisco's TheatreWorks.

Ruhl's work, about a well-ordered household that is turned upside down when an interesting new maid arrives, was a 2005 Pulitzer Prize finalist. It won the 2004 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize.

No casting or director has been announced for the LCT run. The cast of the Yale Rep premiere featured Tom Bloom, Carmen de Lavallade, Laurie Kennedy, Zilah Mendoza and Elizabeth Norment.

Ruhl's three-play epic Passion Play, a Cycle, will have its premiere at Arena Stage this September. She is also writing a play called Dead Man's Cell Phone for Playwrights Horizons.

* The 2005-06 season at the Newhouse will include: Third, a new play by Wendy Wasserstein, starring Jason Ritter, Charles Durning, Amy Aquino, Gaby Hoffman and Dianne Wiest, and directed by Dan Sullivan, beginning Sept. 29 and opening Oct. 24; a new musical based on Federico Garcia Lorca's famous work, The House of Bernarda Alba, written by Michael John LaChiusa and Richard Nelson, commencing Jan. 26, 2006, and opening on Feb. 23; and The House in Town, a new play by Richard Greenberg, directed by Doug Hughes, starting May 11 for a June 8 opening.

From Left: Jayne Houdyshell and Abigail Lopez in the Wilma Theatre's production of <i>The Clean House</i>
From Left: Jayne Houdyshell and Abigail Lopez in the Wilma Theatre's production of The Clean House Photo by Jim Roese Photography
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