Tony Kushner's The Intelligent Homosexual's Guide Delays Start of New York Previews

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The New York premiere of Tony Kushner's The Intelligent Homosexual's Guide to Capitalism and Socialism With a Key to the Scriptures has delayed the start of performances to March 23 at the Public Theater.

Michael Esper and Stephen Spinella in The Intelligent Homosexual's Guide to Capitalism and Socialism with a Key to the Scriptures
Michael Esper and Stephen Spinella in The Intelligent Homosexual's Guide to Capitalism and Socialism with a Key to the Scriptures Photo by Michal Daniel

Director Michael Greif, who staged the world premiere of the play at the Guthrie Theater last year, also directs the Off-Broadway bow of the nearly four-hour play, which was to originally begin previews March 22. The delay will allow the company an additional dress rehearsal, according to press representatives.

Opening night remains May 5. Performances are scheduled through June 12 in the Newman Theater. The Public and the Signature Theatre co-present the New York bow.

The cast includes Michael Cristofer, Linda Emond, Michael Esper, Steven Pasquale, Stephen Spinella, K. Todd Freeman, Hettienne Park, Molly Price, Matt Servitto, Danielle Skraastad and Brenda Wehle.

Cristofer, Emond, Esper and Spinella originated their roles in the Guthrie world premiere in 2009.

Here's how The Complete Homosexual's Guide is billed: "In the summer of 2007, Gus Marcantonio, a retired longshoreman, summons his children to the family's Brooklyn brownstone for a series of shocking announcements. The Intelligent Homosexual's Guide… explores revolution, radicalism, marriage, sex, prostitution, politics, real estate, unions of all kinds and debts both repaid and unpayable." A Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winner for Angels in America, Kushner also penned Short Talks on the Universe, A Bright Room Called Day, Slavs!, Hydriotaphia, Homebody/Kabul and the book to the Tony-nominated musical Caroline, or Change. The Signature Theatre Company is currently presenting repertory productions of Angels in America Off-Broadway. His adaptations include Corneille's The Illusion, S.Y. Ansky's The Dybbuk, Brecht's The Good Person of Sezuan and Mother Courage.

For tickets, priced $75, phone (212) 967-7555 or visit PublicTheater.

The Public Theater is located at 425 Lafayette Street in Manhattan.

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