Clybourne Park, In the Heights, Other Desert Cities Among SpeakEasy's 2012-13 Season in Boston
By Michael Gioia
SpeakEasy Stage Company in Boston, MA, has announced its 2012-13 season, which will include the Pulitzer Prize-winning play Clybourne Park and the Tony Award-winning musical In the Heights.
"I couldn’t be more excited about our line-up for next year," said SpeakEasy artistic director Paul Daigneault in a statement. "We have a great mix of shows, and I look forward to working with many of Boston's best actors, directors, and designers to bring these bold, diverse works to local audiences."
Stephen Adly Guirgis' The Motherf**ker With the Hat, the 2011 Tony Award-nominated play about "love, fidelity, and facing one's demons," will kick off the SpeakEasy season Sept. 14. Directed by David R. Gammons, the limited engagement will continue through Oct. 13. Opening night is set for Sept. 16.
Following The Motherf**ker will be Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, which will run Oct. 19-Nov. 17. The musical, which features music and lyrics by Michael Friedman and a book by Alex Timbers, will be directed by Paul Melone. Opening night is set for Oct. 21.
Jon Robin Baitz's Other Desert Cities, which can currently be seen at Broadway's Booth Theatre, will make its New England premiere Jan. 11, 2013, prior to an official opening Jan. 13, 2013. Directed by Scott Edmiston, the play, which digs up family secrets, will continue through Feb. 9, 2013.
Bruce Norris' Pulitzer Prize-winning Clybourne Park, which can also be seen on Broadway, will have its Boston premiere beginning March 1, 2013. Directed by M. Bevin O’Gara, the play centers on race and real estate and was inspired by Lorraine Hansberry's Raisin in the Sun. Opening night is set for March 3, 2013.
Lin-Manuel Miranda's Tony-winning In the Heights will conclude the season, beginning performances May 3, 2013. The musical, which features a book by Quiara Alegría Hudes, will be directed by Daigneault. Opening night is set for May 5, 2013.
SpeakEasy Stage Company is the Calderwood Pavilion Resident Theatre Company at the Boston Center for the Arts. Led by artistic director Daigneault and general manager Melone, the company’s mission is to "connect, inspire and challenge its audiences with the most socially relevant theatrical premieres featuring the most talented artists in Boston."
Subscriptions for the 2012-13 season are currently on sale; tickets to individual shows go on sale in late August. For more information and tickets, call (617) 482-3279 visit SpeakEasyStage.com.
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