The 21st season of the Tony Award-winning DC-area favorite will begin with Chess (Aug. 10-Sept. 26), "the cult musical of Cold War competition in love and chess" by lyricist Tim Rice (Aida, Evita) and composers Björn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson (of the pop group ABBA and Mamma Mia!). It will play the Signature's MAX Theatre.
Crazy for You and Lend Me a Tenor playwright Ken Ludwig's new romp, A Fox on the Fairway (Oct. 12–Nov. 14), will play the MAX Theatre and concerns "the antics of the golf-crazed denizens of two competing country clubs," and will be directed by John Rando, the Tony-winning director of Broadway's Urinetown.
New York-based director, playwright, and Signature artistic associate Joe Calarco will introduce his new "comedy of the culture wars," Walter Cronkite Is Dead, in the ARK (Oct. 26–Dec. 19).
Signature's American Musical Voices Project will offer its third world premiere: Wheatley's Folly (March 15–April 10, 2011), Joseph Thalken and Mark Campbell's "manic backstage take on the 1866 creation of the first musical comedy." Signature's artistic director, Eric Schaeffer, will direct the MAX production.
Yasmina Reza's 1998 Tony Award-winning comedy Art will play March 29–May 22, 2011, in The ARK. The revue Side by Side by Sondheim will play the MAX April 26-June 12, 2011.
Single tickets are also available for the Signature's Cabaret Series, which is scheduled to feature room Julia Nixon, Katie Thompson, the Lost Songs of Broadway, Broadway Duets and the annual Holiday Cabaret.
Tickets to the production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's Sunset Boulevard (Dec. 7, 2010-Feb. 13, 2011 in the MAX), starring Broadway veteran Florence Lacey, are available only to Signature subscribers. Subscriptions are available by calling (703) 820-9771.
To order single tickets, call TicketMaster at (703) 573-SEAT or visit signature-theatre.org. For group discounts of ten or more, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.