Walnut Street Theatre Plans Sondheim and Karam Shows for 209th Season

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America’s oldest continuously operating theatre looks to 2017-18.
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Walnut Street Theatre Mark Garvin

Walnut Street Theatre, the oldest continually operating theatre in the U.S., has announced that its 209th season will include the Philadelphia premiere of the 2016 Tony-winning play The Humans, plus a local production of Stephen Sondheim’s longest-running musical, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum.

The 2017-18 season at the National Historic Landmark will also feature the Charles Strouse-Martin Charnin-Thomas Meehan musical Annie, the ABBA musical Mamma Mia!, and Michael Frayn's backstage farce Noises Off.

Producing artistic director Bernard Havard released a statement saying, “I’m thrilled to announce our 209th Anniversary Season, which is one of the biggest seasons we’ve ever had. We’ll showcase Philadelphia’s sensational artistic talent, both on stage and behind-the-scenes, in Tony-Award-winning plays and musicals. Our productions are created right here in the city of brotherly love and sisterly affection.”

Here is the schedule:

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (September 5 – October 22)

Annie (November 7, 2017 – January 7, 2018)

The Humans (January 16 – March 4)

Noises Off (March 13 – April 29)

Mamma Mia! (May 15 – July 15)

Walnut Street Theatre is located at 825 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Subscriptions for all five plays cost $99 - $355 and are on sale now at www.WalnutStreetTheatre.org or by calling (215) 574-3550. Single tickets will go on sale August 13.


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