Millie, with a book by Richard Henry Morris, music by Jeanine Tesori, and lyrics by Dick Scanlan, fills the Gallery Players' winter slot, running Jan. 31-Feb. 22, 2009. Neal J. Freeman will direct the tale of a young Midwestern girl who arrives in the Big Apple during the roaring twenties.
The season will also include the previously announced Like You Like It, a 1985 shopping mall-set take on Shakespeare's As You Like It, which runs Oct. 18-Nov. 2. Igor Goldin directs the former NYMF production that features book and lyrics by Sammy Buck and music by Daniel Acquisto. Like You Like It will have musical direction by Jeffrey Campos and choreography by Keith Andrews.
The Gallery Players welcome the holidays with A Tuna Christmas, running Dec. 6-21. The Texas townsfolk of Greater Tuna are at it again in the sequel penned by Ed Howard, Joe Sears and Jaston Williams.
William Inge's Bus Stop, the classic tale of travelers stranded at a Kansas City diner during a snowstorm, runs March 14-29, 2009.
The final full production will be the rock musical The Who's Tommy. Featuring a book by Des McAnuff and Pete Townshend with music and lyrics by Townshend, John Entwistle and Keith Moon, the 60's-set story of a young pinball wizard runs May 2-24, 2009. The season concludes with the Gallery Players' Black Box New Play Festival, running June 6-21, 2009.
For further information or to purchase tickets, call (718) 595-0547 or visit www.galleryplayers.com
The Gallery Players is located in Park Slope, Brooklyn, at 199 14th Street. Those in Manhattan can reach the theatre by taking the F train to 4th Avenue or the R train to 9th Street.
The Gallery Players, a Brooklyn theatrical institution, boasts numerous Broadway folk among its alumni, including Harvey Fierstein (A Catered Affair, Hairspray, Torch Song Trilogy), Jennifer Barnhart (Avenue Q), Manoel Felciano (Sweeney Todd), Diedre Goodwin (A Chorus Line, Chicago), Seth Rudetsky (Seth’s Broadway Chatterbox), Garrett Long (The Spitfire Grill) and John Rando (director of Broadway's Urinetown and The Wedding Singer).