Songs for a New World, Oleanna and More to Be Part of Kennedy Theatre’s Summer Season

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The 2006 summer series at the Kennedy Theatre in Raleigh, NC — “Hot Summer Nights at the Kennedy” — has been announced.

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 summer series regularly attracts Broadway talent. Last year's productions featured performances by Kate Shindle, Alan Campbell and Lauren Kennedy.

The Kennedy Theatre is located within the Progress Energy Center for the Performing Arts. For more information log on to www.hotsummernightsatthekennedy.org.

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