OFF-BROADWAY FALL PREVIEW: Stephen Sondheim, Michael John LaChiusa, Terrence McNally, Daisy Foote Get Spotlight

By Robert Simonson
02 Sep 2012

Lauren Molina stars, with Jason Tam, in Marry Me a Little.

Also in the wings for this autumn: The Signature Theatre Company kicks off its David Henry Hwang season with a new production of Golden Child, beginning Oct. 23, and a revival of August Wilson's The Piano Lesson begins Oct. 30; Keen Company will revive Craig Lucas and Norman René's musical tapestry of the songs of Stephen Sondheim, Marry Me a Little, opening Oct. 2; Culture Project brings back The Exonerated, its play about wrongly accused convicts, with a rotating cast, opening Sept. 19; TACT/The Actors Company Theatre offers a new production of Brian Friel's Lovers at The Beckett Theatre, opening Sept. 27; Red Dog Howls, Alexander Dinelaris' drama about a man who learns about a hidden family history from his father's pen pal, is at New York Theatre Workshop, opening Sept. 27; Don't Go Gentle, a new Stephen Belber play about a retired judge who volunteers to do pro bono legal work with an ex-con with a troubled teenage son, plays at MCC Theater, opening Oct. 15; Disgraced by Ayad Akhtar, the latest play in LCT's new Claire Tow Theater, about a dinner party hosted by a Pakistani-American lawyer and his white artist wife, will premiere Oct. 22; the Public Theater unveils The Twenty-Seventh Man, the world premiere of Nathan Englander's play, based on his short story of the same name, about a Soviet roundup of the giants of Yiddish literature in Russia, on Nov. 7; MTC continues its long relationship with Terrence McNally, by presenting the opera-themed Golden Age, starring Bebe Neuwirth and Lorenzo Pisoni, to be unveiled Dec. 4; Francine Volpe's psychological thriller about a single mother who is forced to face someone from her haunted past, The Good Mother, will open at The New Group on Nov. 15; Amy Herzog (4,000 Miles) brings her latest, The Great God Pan, about a journalist whose life it thrown off the rails, to Playwrights Horizons in November; and LAByrinth Theater Company brings in Radiance, Cusi Cram's play about a mysterious stranger whose arrival at a seedy bar turns its universe upside-down.