MTC Lands Its Pilot in Fall, Moves Leading Lady to Spring 2007 Bow | Playbill

News MTC Lands Its Pilot in Fall, Moves Leading Lady to Spring 2007 Bow
Manhattan Theatre Club has bumped the dates of Charles Busch's Our Leading Lady so that David Greig's The American Pilot can make a landing this fall.

Both works will play New York City Center Stage II and both will be directed by Lynne Meadow, MTC's artistic director.

The American Pilot will have its American premiere Nov. 2, opening Nov. 21.

"In a rural village in a war-torn country, an American pilot crash-lands," according to MTC. "Should the villagers in the region help him, murder him or use him as a pawn in a dangerous game with the enemy? This powerful, topical and very human new play just earned raves at London's Royal Shakespeare Company. This new production will mark its eagerly anticipated American premiere."

The world premiere of Our Leading Lady, by the Tony Award-nominated author of the MTC hit The Tale of the Allergist's Wife, originally set for fall, will bow Feb. 22, 2007, and open March 15.

The new "truly original play about the theatre" concerns Laura Keene, a 19th century American stage luminary, as she "prepares to perform at Ford's Theatre on the fateful night when Abraham Lincoln is in the audience." Meadow also directed Allergist's Wife Off-Broadway, on Broadway and for the national tour.

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