The (curious case of the) Watson Intelligence Begins Off-Broadway Run at Playwrights Nov. 15

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15 Nov 2013

John Ellison Conlee
John Ellison Conlee
Photo by Joseph Marzullo/WENN

Playwrights Horizons' world premiere of The (curious case of the) Watson Intelligence, a new play by Madeleine George (The Zero Hour), begins previews Nov. 15 prior to an official opening Dec. 9 at the Off-Broadway venue.

Directed by two-time Obie Award winner Leigh Silverman, the limited engagement will continue through Dec. 29 at Playwrights Horizons’ Mainstage Theater (416 West 42nd Street).

The cast features Tony Award nominee John Ellison Conlee, David Costabile and Amanda Quaid; the latter recently replaced the previously announced Maggie Siff, who is pregnant.

The new work is described as such: "Watson (Mr. Conlee): trusty sidekick to Sherlock Holmes; loyal engineer who built Bell’s first telephone; unstoppable super-computer that became reigning 'Jeopardy!' champ; amiable techno-dweeb who, in the present day, is just looking for love. Four constant companions become one in this brilliantly witty, time-jumping, loving tribute (and cautionary tale) dedicated to the people – and machines – upon which we all depend."

The production also has scenic design by Louisa Thompson, costume design by Anita Yavich, lighting design by Mark Barton, sound design by Matt Tierney and original music by Peter Stopchinski. Production stage manager is Cole P. Bonenberger.



Tickets may be purchased online via TicketCentral.com, by phone at (212) 279-4200 and in person at the Ticket Central Box Office, 416 West 42nd Street (between Ninth & Tenth Avenues).