John Kander-Greg Pierce Musical The Landing and Nicky Silver's Too Much Sun Will Be Part of Vineyard Season

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04 Apr 2013

John Kander
John Kander
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Off-Broadway's award-winning Vineyard Theatre has announced two of its mainstage productions for the 2013-14 season: the world premiere of the new John Kander and Greg Pierce musical The Landing and the world premiere of Nicky Silver's play Too Much Sun.

Walter Bobbie will direct the musical; Mark Brokaw will direct the Silver play. Another mainstage and lab production will be announced shortly.

The Landing, featuring music by Tony-winning composer Kander and book and lyrics by Pierce, will kick off the season; performance dates will be announced at a later time. The musical, which received a Vineyard lab production last spring, is a "beautiful and haunting new work, consists of three related musical tales of love, loss, obsession, heartbreak… and what it means to get what you think you want," according to press notes.

In spring 2014 the Vineyard will present the Silver work, which is described as "the stirring and funny story of a celebrated actress who, at a time of crisis, with nowhere else to go, descends upon her daughter and son-in-law for a summer by the sea. Her arrival sets off a chain of events alternately comical and harrowing."

The Vineyard’s current season continues with the world premiere of Jenny Schwartz's play Somewhere Fun, directed by Anne Kauffman, with previews starting May 15 prior to a June 4 opening night.

The Vineyard Theatre, which is dedicated to the "creation and production of daring new plays and musicals," has been one of the nation's leading non-profit theatre companies for 30 years.

The Vineyard Theatre’s leadership includes Douglas Aibel (artistic director), Sarah Stern (co-artistic director), Jennifer Garvey-Blackwell (executive producer) and Michael Page (general manager).

For information about Vineyard productions call the box office at (212) 353-0303 or visit www.vineyardtheatre.org.