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ADAM HETRICK, Playbill.com Editor in Chief
Domesticated (Off-Broadway). Lincoln Center Theater has assembled an exciting cast for the latest work by Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning Clybourne Park playwright Bruce Norris. I still can't get Laurie Metcalf's muscular performance last season in The Other Place out of my mind, so the chance to see Metcalf again on a New York stage opposite Jeff Goldblum makes this a must-see for me.
Fun Home (Off-Broadway). I'm a huge fan of Jeanine Tesori's Caroline, or Change, and I am excited to see how she and Well playwright Lisa Kron adapt Alison Bechdel's graphic novel for the stage. This was a hot ticket last season as part of the Public Lab (plus Hurricane Sandy blacked-out several performances) and I was unable to catch it. Throw in a cast that includes Judy Kuhn and Michael Cerveris, and Fun Home sounds like one of the most-promising and ambitious new musicals of the season.
The Snow Geese (Broadway). Having been a huge fan of Sharr White's The Other Place, I'm looking forward to finding out where he takes us in this new WWI-set drama that boasts Mary-Louise Parker, Danny Burstein and Victoria Clark.
Little Miss Sunshine (Off-Broadway). Falsettos collaborators William Finn and James Lapine are together again. Finn has a real musical/lyrical gift for capturing the neuroticism, dysfunction and heart that make his characters tick. It will be a thrill to watch Stephanie J. Block, Will Swenson and Rory O'Malley bring this family to life.
Also on my radar: the Foundry Theatre's much-raved about production of Good Person of Szechwan, staged by Lear deBessonet at the Public Theater with Taylor Mac, Annie Golden and Lisa Kron; the incomparable Mark Rylance doing double duty in Shakespeare's Globe all-male productions of Twelfth Night and Richard III; Fiona Shaw performing Samuel Taylor Coleridge's epic poem The Rime of the Ancient Mariner at BAM; Beautiful: The Carole King Musical with Jessie Mueller as the Grammy-winning songwriter; John Kander's new musical The Landing, penned with Greg Pierce and starring David Hyde Pierce; and Ethan Coen's Women or Nothing, not only staged by David Cromer, but featuring two of my favorite actresses, Deborah Rush and Susan Pourfar.
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