New Work by Les Misérables Creator to Play 59E59 Theaters; Complete Fall Season Announced

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28 Jul 2014

Political dramas, two one-act operas from Carlisle Floyd and music by Bob Dylan and Leonard Cohen will be featured in the fall 2014 season at 59E59 Theaters.

The Off-Broadway house will also present Manhattan Parisienne, a new work by Les Misérables writer Alain Boublil that will begin performances in December 2014. Directed by Graciela Daniele, the work follows a French singer and New York musician who share one night together in New York.

The season-at-a-glance follows:

Deliverance
Adapted by Sean Tyler from James Dickey's novel
Directed by Joe Tantalo
Oct. 10-Nov. 9
With Gregory Konow, Nick Paglino, Ryan O'Callaghan, Bryce Hodgson, Jarrod Zayas
Additional cast to be announced
Produced by Godlight Theatre Company

"Godlight Theatre Company celebrates its 20th Anniversary with the world premiere adaptation of James Dickey's novel, Deliverance. Four friends embark on a three-day canoe trip down a wild section of a river in the heartland of Georgia. On the morning of the second day, a mildly adventurous canoe trip explodes into a nightmare of horror and murder."

Lift
By Walter Mosley
Directed by Marshall Jones III
Oct. 17-Nov. 30
Opening Night Oct. 28
With Shavonna Banks, Maameyaa Boafo, Biko Eisen-Martin and Martin Kushner
Produced by Crossroads Theatre Company
*Part of the previously announced 5A Season

"Two ambitious co-workers meet for the first time when a catastrophic event traps them in a skyscraper elevator. In the darkness, Theodore 'Big Time' Southmore and Tina Pardon form an intimate bond, sharing their deepest fears and darkest secrets, touching on issues of race, culture, and class."



Barb Jungr: Hard Rain: The Songs of Bob Dylan and Leonard Cohen
Created and performed by Barb Jung
Tracy Stark on piano
Oct. 28-Nov. 9
Produced by CCA

"A new collection by the leading interpreter of song and worldwide acclaimed performer of Bob Dylan's work. Barb Jungr brings together her hardest hitting set to date of these two great music icons, featuring their political and philosophical songs in her contemporary arrangements."

On A Stool At The End Of The Bar
Written by Robert Callely
Directed by Michael Parva
Nov. 14-Dec. 14
Cast TBD
Produced by The Director's Company

"From a chance meeting on a stool at the end of the bar, a family is forever changed in this shattering and moving unconventional story of love torn apart by a deep held secret."

Asymmetric
Written by Mac Rogers
Directed by Jordana Williams
Nov. 14-Dec. 6

With Rob Maitner, Kate Middleton, Seth Shelden and Sean Williams
Produced by Ground UP Productions and Gideon Productions

"After Sunny walked out, Josh left the CIA and crawled into a bottle. Until tonight, when Josh wakes up from a bender in a windowless room. Someone has sold America's darkest secret, and it's up to Josh to get the traitor to confess. There's only one problem… he used to be married to her."

Slow Dusk & Markheim
Two operas by Carlisle Floyd
Directed by Philip Shneidman
Conducted by Richard Cordova
Dec. 5-Dec. 14
Produced by the little Opera Theatre of NY

"Two one act operas by the great American composer Carlisle Floyd, in brand new chamber arrangements. His very first opera, Slow Dusk is the story of an impoverished young woman whose dreams are challenged by religious and family obligations. Markheim is a man of privilege who has squandered his family fortune. Desperate for money, he is pursed by demons both real and imagined. Can a murder on Christmas Eve be disguised? Based upon a thrilling story by Robert Louis Stevenson, the opera examines human nature pushed to its extreme."

Manhattan Parisienne
Written by Alain Boublil
Directed by Graciela Daniele
Dec. 18-Jan. 4, 2015
Cast TBD
Produced by ABML

"She is a French singer. He is a New York musician who has a history with Paris. Connected by music, they embark on a surreal journey though NYC on a rainy evening, intersecting with various characters including a street musician who may be more than what he seems."

Beware Of Young Girls: Kate Dimbleby Sings The Dory Previn Story
Created and performed by Kate Dimbleby
Written with Amy Rosenthal
Directed by Cal McCrystal
Dec. 16-Jan. 4
With Kate Dimbleby and Naadia Sheriff (piano/vocals) Produced by Pegasus Theatre

"Acclaimed UK singer and storyteller Kate Dimbleby, accompanied by Naadia Sheriff on piano, explore the extraordinary songbook and life story of cult favorite Dory Previn, the queen of 70's confessional songwriters who died on Valentine's Day 2012, 40 years after the release of her most successful album Mythical Kings and Iguanas. Kate and Naadia roam freely across great songs from the heart, songs of emancipation, sweet revenge and the life of a vastly under-appreciated songwriter with a relevant story for today."

Cafe Society Swing A True Story
Written by Alex Webb
Directed by Simon Green
Dec. 16-Jan. 4
With Evan Pappas
Produced by Richard Darbourne Ltd

"Fresh from London's West End, this swinging show tells the story of the legendary New York jazz venue – the first racially integrated club in the city, and the hottest ticket in town. It was 'the wrong place for the right people.' From its idealistic beginnings to its demise in the 'Red Scare' of the late 1940s, Cafe Society hosted stars including Lena Horne, Count Basie, Big Joe Turner, and Billie Holiday. Stellar vocalists and a top-flight band bring this true story to life."

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