Kathleen Chalfant to Be Part of Theatreworks/USA's 2006-2007 Season
By Andrew Gans
Kathleen Chalfant, who received a Tony Award nomination for her performance in Tony Kushner's Angels in America, will be part of the 2006-2007 season of Theatreworks/USA, the not-for-profit professional theatre for family audiences.
Henry and Mudge, an adaptation of Cynthia Rylant's picture books about a boy and his dog, will follow, playing Dec. 13, 2006-Jan. 21, 2007, with an official opening on Dec. 18. With book and lyrics by Kait Kerrigan and music by Brian Lowdermilk, the new musical will be directed by Peter Flynn and choreographed by Devanand Janki.
Theatreworks/USA's mainstage season will conclude with Anne of Green Gables, a new musical based on Lucy Maud Montgomery's classic novel. Gretchen Cryer (book and lyrics) and Nancy Ford (music), the team behind I'm Getting My Act Together and Taking it On the Road, have penned the musical version. The adventures of red-haired orphan Anne Shirley will begin previews March 21, open March 29 and play through May 6.
Twelve productions comprise the company's "Special Presentation Series," a roster of one-hour weekend arts presentations designed for children four and older. The schedule of performances follows.
Nov. 18: Goowin’s Balloowins in Snow White and the Eight Dwarfs
The Lucille Lortel Theatre is located at 121 Christopher Street, between Bleecker and Hudson Streets. Tickets for all shows are $25 each and are available by calling (212) 279-4200 or by visiting www.ticketcentral.com.
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