"This incredible season is unlike any we’ve ever mounted at the Globe," said the San Diego troupe's artistic director Jack O'Brien. "I am thrilled to have Broadway’s consummate leading lady, Chita Rivera, make her Old Globe debut in this brilliant world premiere musical celebrating her career. Later in the season comes the equally amazing Twyla Tharp joining forces with American music legend Bob Dylan for our second world premiere musical. Adding to those sure-fire blockbusters is a magnificent mix of classic comedies and new provocative plays guaranteed to entertain and enthrall Globe audiences.”
The Old Globe Theatre 2006-2006 season (subject to change) is as follows:
Chita Rivera: The Dancer's Life - by Terrence McNally (Sept. 10-Oct. 23)
Graciela Daniele directs and choreographs the titular Broadway legend in the new musical celebrating her life and career. Previous runs at Denver and Los Angeles fell through and San Diego will receive the world premiere.
The Prince of L.A. - by Dakin Matthews (Sept. 24-Oct. 30)
Longtime Globe associate artist Matthews (actor to appear in the upcoming Stuff Happens American premiere) pens "a modern verse drama of scandal and the clergy in present-day Los Angeles," according to materials.
Twyla Tharp/Bob Dylan Project - by Tharp with music by Bob Dylan (Jan. 25-March 5, 2006)
Movin' Out creator Tharp directs and choreographs her as-yet-untitled next project set to the music of the legendary singer-songwriter Bob Dylan. "The worlds of theatre and dance" will connect to tell a new story "with the groundbreaking songs of one of America's rock music icons."
Christmas on Mars - by Harry Kondoleon (Feb. 11-March 19, 2006)
With a marriage proposal and surprise pregnancy motivating them, a couple looks into a potential apartment in this new comedy which goes awry when the man's obsessed roommate and the woman's estranged mother arrive.
The Constant Wife - by Somerset Maugham (March 25-April 30, 2006)
The 1920's-set London drawing room comedy follows the marriage of a top surgeon and his wife after a seemingly secret affair between the husband and his wife's friend is revealed.
Trying - by Joanna McClelland Glass (April 8-May 14, 2006)
The story of the President Franklin D. Roosevelt's Attorney General and Chief Judge of the Nuremberg trials Francis Biddle as penned by the personal secretary to the man.
The Violet Hour - by Richard Greenberg (May 13-June 18, 2006) Take Me Out author pens a time-bending tale of a fledgling book publisher who must decide whether to print his best friend's work or that of his mistress.
A Body of Water - by Lee Blessing (May 27-July 2, 2006)
Playwright Blessing sets a man and a woman in an unfamiliar house atop a mountain surrounded by water where the two characters awake with no memory of who they are or how they go there. Old Globe's holiday traditions Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (Nov. 19-Dec. 31 - Old Globe) and La Pastorela (December 4-23 - Cassius Carter) will also fill the stage this year.
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