By Carey Purcell
12 Aug 2013
|Photo by Joseph Marzullo/WENN|
Tony nominee John Ellison Conlee (The Full Monty, Murder Ballad, The Madrid, Pig Farm), David Costabile ("Breaking Bad," "Suits," "Lincoln," Mr. Marmalade, Translations, Caroline or Change) and Maggie Siff (Frank's Home, "Sons of Anarchy," "Mad Men," A Lie of the Mind) have been cast in Madeleine George's The (curious case of the) Watson Intelligence.
Directed by two-time Obie Award winner Leigh Silverman (Go Back to Where You Are, Blue Door, The Call, The Madrid, Chinglish, Golden Child, Well), previews will begin Nov. 17 at Playwrights Horizons' Mainstage Theater.
"Watson: trusty sidekick to Sherlock Holmes; loyal engineer who built Bell's first telephone; unstoppable super-computer that became reigning 'Jeopardy!' champ; amiable techno-dweeb who, in the present day, is just looking for love," press notes state. "These four constant companions become one in this brilliantly witty, time-jumping, loving tribute (and cautionary tale) dedicated to the people — and machines — upon which we all depend."
Conceived by Kim Rosenstock (Tigers Be Still) and written by Will Connolly (performer, Once), Michael Mitnick (Sex Lives of Our Parents) and Rosenstock, Fly By Night: A New Musical will be presented as the final production of the season. Previews begin May 16, 2014.
"In this darkly comic rock-fable, a melancholy sandwich maker's hum-drum life is intersected by two entrancing sisters," press notes state. "A sweeping ode to young love set against the backdrop of the northeast blackout of 1965, Fly By Night is a tale about making your way and discovering hope in a world beset by darkness."
As previously reported, the season will also feature Mr. Burns, A Post-Electric Play; The Patron Saint of Sea Monsters; Stage Kiss; and Your Mother's Copy of the Kama Sutra.
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