Sondheim, Disgraced and August Wilson Solo Show Included in the New Huntington Season

News   Sondheim, Disgraced and August Wilson Solo Show Included in the New Huntington Season
Boston's Huntington Theatre Company has announced that their 2015-16 season will feature four world premieres including a play performed in sign language by Tony nominee Craig Lucas, a classic Stephen Sondheim musical, the Pulitzer-winning Broadway play Disgraced and a one-man-show about playwright August Wilson. 

As previously announced, Nick Offerman from TV's popular comedy show "Parks and Recreation" will also lead the cast in the Huntington's premiere production of A Confederacy of Dunces.

The season will kick off with Sondheim's A Little Night Music, directed by artistic director Peter DuBois. Playing Sept. 11 through Oct. 11, the story follows an unforgettable cast of characters during an eventful weekend in the country. The musical, inspired by an Ingmar Bergman film, features a book by Hugh Wheeler, orchestrations by Jonathan Tunick.

October will see the premiere of Choice by Winnie Holzman, who wrote the book for Wicked. Directed by Sheryl Kaller, the new play centers on journalist Zipporah Zunder, who after deciding to investigate a new and controversial spiritual phenomenon, is unprepared for how deeply it will impact her.

The final show of the year will be the much-anticipated premiere of A Confederacy of Dunces starring "Parks and Recreation" star Nick Offerman. The play is an adaptation of John Kennedy Toole's cult classic novel about overweight, eccentric Ignatius J. Reilly living in his mother's basement in 1960's New Orleans, penned by playwright Jeffrey Hatcher (Tuesdays with Morrie, Never Gonna Dance) and under the direction of David Esbjornson (Driving Miss Daisy). Performances are slated for Nov. 11-Dec. 13

The start of 2016 will see Huntington's production of How I Learned What I Learned, playwright August Wilson’s one-man show about his own struggles with racism, music and violence; directed by Todd Kreidler and featuring Eugene Lee. Performances are slated to begin Jan. 8. Next, Kimberley Senior, who helmed the Broadway production of Disgraced, will bring Ayad Ahktar's Pulitzer-winning drama to the Huntington in March.

Spring will also see the premiere of Can You Forgive Her?, a biting new comedy by two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist Gina Gionfriddo (Rapture, Blister); directed by DuBois.

The season will conclude with I Was Most Alive With You, a moving new play written and directed by Craig Lucas and to be performed in English and American Sign Language. Lucas is the librettist of the Tony-nominated musical The Light in the Piazza.

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