Utah's Pioneer Theatre Will Stage Its Own Producers in 2008
30 Apr 2007
Pioneer Theatre Company in Utah is one of the first regional theatres in the country licensed to produce Mel Brooks' Broadway smash, The Producers, the company announced.
The bawdy musical comedy with song by Brooks and book by Brooks and Thomas Meehan, based on the motion picture comedy, will close the Salt Lake City troupe's 2007-08 season in April 2008.
As previously reported on Playbill.com, the PTC season will launch with the world premiere of a revised version of the Lerner and Loewe musical Paint Your Wagon, in what's billed as pre-Broadway tryout. David Rambo penned the new libretto. Orchestrations are by Steve Orich (Jersey Boys).
Paint Your Wagon runs at Pioneer Theatre Company Sept. 28-Oct. 13, 2007.
Paint Your Wagon is presented in association with Christopher Allen, D. Constantine Conti and Larry Spellman.
PTC audiences can also expect the Utah premiere of the 2005 Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning drama, Doubt, by John Patrick Shanley (Nov. 2-17), plus Larry Shue's The Foreigner (Dec. 7-22); David Hare's The Vertical Hour (Jan. 11-26, 2008); Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream (Feb. 15-March 1, 2008); and Ruth and Augustus Goetz's The Heiress (March 14-29, 2008).
The Producers will run April 25-May 10, 2008.
Casting and creative teams have not been announced. For more information, visit www.pioneertheatre.org.
Pioneer is currently having a major success with the musical Les Misérables. PTC is one in a handful of resident theatres granted a license to present the smash.
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.