Stuart Ross' musical Forever Plaid, which concerns a quartet of fifties-style male singers who perform one last gig, will kick off the summer series, playing May 31-June 11. Tennessee Williams’ classic memory play, The Glass Menagerie, will follow, June 14-25.
Jason Robert Brown’s Songs for a New World will be presented June 28-July 9. The song cycle, a series of tunes loosely focused on change, newness and discovery, features such titles as "Stars and the Moon,” "Surabaya-Santa,” “The World Was Dancing" and "I'd Give It All for You."
Alfred Uhry’s Tony-winning The Last Night of Ballyhoo will play the Kennedy Theatre July 19-July 30, and the summer will conclude with David Mamet’s Oleanna. Mamet’s controversial work will run Aug. 2-13.
The Kennedy Theatre is located within the Progress Energy Center for the Performing Arts. For more information log on to www.hotsummernightsatthekennedy.org.