subUrbia Added to Second Stage New Season with Some Men and The Scene

News   subUrbia Added to Second Stage New Season with Some Men and The Scene A new staging of Eric Bogosian's subUrbia joins the New York premieres of Terrence McNally's Some Men and Theresa Rebeck's The Scene in the upcoming Second Stage Theatre season.
Eric Bogosian
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The company announced three of the four works to be seen in its upcoming Off Broadway 2006-2007 lineup. Playbill.com had previously reported on the McNally and Rebeck works, which the troupe now confirms. Second Stage artistic associate Jo Bonney — who helmed A Soldier’s Play and Living Out for the company — directs an updated production of the Bogosian anti-utopian look into the lives of seven youths who meet at the parking lot of a Pakistani-owned convenience store.

The work, which debuted in 1994 at Lincoln Center, will return to New York at Second Stage's midtown home Sept. 6-Oct. 29.

"Basically, Some Men is all the events in the past 50 years that have led to same-sex marriage," McNally previously told Playbill.com about his latest work. "It takes place at a wedding. Two men are getting married." No casting has been announced, but John Glover is reportedly attached.

The new work, which debuts at the Philadelphia Theatre Company May 12, will head to New York for Nov. 21, 2006-Jan. 14, 2007 engagement.

Rebeck's The Water's Edge will end the current season for Second Stage and her The Scene will play as part of next season. In the work, an out-of-work New York actor who has an affair with a fresh faced Ohioan ingenue and finds himself more morally and spiritually lost than he was before.

The next Rebeck, which was a hit in its debut at the Humana Festival this year, will play Off-Broadway Feb. 6-April 1, 2007.

The fourth and final production of the season, to play in the spring, will be announced at a later date.

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