PLAYBILL PICKS: Anticipation! Playbill Contributors Share Titles They're Eager to See in Fall 2013

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07 Sep 2013

Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart
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CAREY PURCELL, Features Editor

Julius Caesar (Off-Broadway). I love seeing new approaches to Shakespeare, and an all-female cast of Julius Caesar definitely sounds intriguing. By setting the play in a prison, a new perspective is added to the struggle for power, and seeing a strictly female take on politics and deception will bring some new insight into this play that I can't wait to watch. Playing St. Ann's Warehouse.

Domesticated (Off-Broadway). A politician's marriage is put in danger by a scandal is a tale as old as time — and all too timely, right now — but with Jeff Goldblum and Laurie Metcalf playing the politician and wife, and a script by Bruce Norris, I think something new and different will be brought to life.

Waiting for Godot/No Man's Land (Broadway). I've never seen either of these plays performed live, and I could not be more excited to see them with this cast. The humor and intelligence that Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen bring to each and every one of their performances is sure to be put to great use here.

The Snow Geese (Broadway). I was so moved by last season's The Other Place, also by Sharr White, and how he portrayed such an intimate and tragic story with so much compassion. His writing, combined with a cast that includes Mary-Louise Parker, Victoria Clark and Danny Burstein, adds up to a production that is sure to impress.

Old Friends (Off-Broadway). Horton Foote's plays never fail to entertain and inspire me. His way of approaching small-town troubles and using them to illuminate a bigger picture in such a gentle and loving way leaves me thinking about his plays long after I've left the theatre. And with a cast of leading ladies that include veterans Hallie Foote, Betty Buckley and Lois Smith, I'm confident Old Friends will continue Foote's winning streak.


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