Margulies' Sight Unseen, Once of Off-Bway, Gets Bway Bow in 2004 Via MTC

News   Margulies' Sight Unseen, Once of Off-Bway, Gets Bway Bow in 2004 Via MTC
Sight Unseen, the Donald Margulies drama set in the art world, will gets its Broadway debut in spring 2004, via Manhattan Theatre Club, the playwright confirmed to Playbill On-Line.

MTC staged the work more than a decade ago, and since that time Margulies went on to win the Pulitzer Prize for drama for Dinner With Friends, his examination of two couples and the fallout after one of them splits up.

Sight Unseen was commissioned and world premiered in 1991 by South Coast Repertory Theatre in California and got its New York premiere by MTC in 1992.

This fall, in its first season in its Broadway home at the former Biltmore Theatre, MTC will stage Richard Greenberg's The Violet Hour, followed by Regina Taylor's Drowning Crow, inspired by Chekhov's The Seagull. Sight Unseen follows in spring 2004.

No cast or creative team has been announced for the 2003-04 works. MTC is also offering its Off-Broadway season at Stage I and Stage II at City Center. Explored in recent months for the upcoming season have been Neil Simon's Rose and Walsh; Adam Goldfarb's Sarah Sarah; the musical, The Rhythm Club and more, according to sources in the community.

The MTC season schedule has not been fully announced. Visit *

Margulies will be in Chicago in early March for previews of Dinner with Friends at the Goodman Theatre. His new play, Brooklyn Boy, (still in-progress), a commission for South Coast Rep, will be workshopped at SCR's Pacific Playwrights Festival in May. His bill of one-acts, Two Days, begins rehearsals at Long Wharf Theatre in New Haven, CT, March 1 with Dana Reeve, directed by Margulies' frequent collaborator, Lisa Peterson. It runs April 2-May 11.

His plays include What's Wrong With This Picture?, The Model Apartment and The Loman Family Picnic.

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