To accommodate actors' and directors' schedules, San Diego's Old Globe Theatre has done some shuffling of its 1997-98 season, though all the plays previously announced are still in the line-up. World-premiere productions of a new play by A.R. Gurney Jr., and a Broadway-bound revue by Burt Bacharach (Promises, Promises) highlight the season.
On the Centre Stage, Jeffrey Hatcher's thriller Scotland Road will open the Old Globe season (instead of close it), pushing David Ives' evening of one-acts, All In The Timing, to March. Craig Noel directs Scotland Road, opening Feb. 7, 1998 and running Feb. 4-March 15, 1998.
Ives' All In The Timing, directed by John Rando, opens March 28 and runs March 25-May 3, 1998. Mere Mortals, a different series of Ives' short comedies, is currently playing at Off-Broadway's John Houseman Theatre.
Tim Firth's comedy Neville's Island closes the Carter Stage season, May 20-June 28, 1998 (opens May 23, 1998).
In the Old Globe mainstage, Labor Day by award-winning playwright and associate artist at the Old Globe, A. R. Gurney (Sylvia, Love Letters), remains the opener. Labor Day (Feb. 7-March 15, 1998), which will be directed by artistic director Jack O'Brien, is a sequel of sorts to Gurney's The Cocktail Hour, and will revisit its main character, John. Also making its world premiere in 1998 will be What the World Needs Now... (March 28-May 3, opening Feb. 12, 1998), a new musical conceived by Tony Award nominee, Gillian Lynne (Associate Director/Choreographer, Cats) and Kenny Solms. The 90's story of romance will feature songs by the internationally acclaimed songwriting team of Burt Bacharach and Hal David (Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head, I'll Never Fall In Love Again, Walk On By), with a book by Solms. The show is scheduled to move in early June to New York's Roundabout Theatre for a 16 weeks, after completing its run at the Old Globe.
Just announced is the final mainstage production, the musical Tintypes (May 13-June 21, 1998, opening May 28, 1998). Mel Marvin, Gary Pearle and Mary Kyte conceived the piece, which is set in the early 1900's and features such tunes of the time as "In My Merry Oldsmobile" and "Bill Bailey, Won't You Please Come Home?".
Tintypes premiered at Arena Stage and was an Off-Broadway Drama Desk nominee in 1980. That production later moved to Broadway.
For tickets or more information, call Globe's Ticket Services at (619) 239-2255 or refer to the regional listings on Playbill On-Line.