Thursday, June 03, 2004

NEW WORKS WATCH

In the past month or so I have been looking at some of the leading Regional Theatres around the country as they announced their 2004-2005 Seasons. Here is how much some of the larger and more influential Regionals are devoting to new work:

Steppenwolf Theatre Company

2 World Premieres

Lost Land by Stephen Jeffreys (featuring John Malkovich)
The Pain and the Itch by Bruce Norris

The Goodman Theatre

1 ½ World Premieres
Finishing the Picture by Arthur Miller
(Adaptation) A Doll House by Rebecca Gilman


Seattle Rep….
GOOSE EGG!

South Coast Repertory Theatre

4 World Premieres!

Brooklyn Boy by Donald Marguiles
Vesuvius by Lucinda Coxson
On the Mountain by Christoper Shinn
One World Premiere to be Announced

La Jolla Playhouse

4 World Premieres!

700 Sundays by Billy Crystal
Jersey Boys (Musical) Book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elise, Music by Bob Gaudio
The Scottish Play by Lee Blessing
Paris Commune (Musical) by Steve Cosson and Michael Friedman

Arena Stage (Washington)

GOOSE EGG!

Here is how the Major Boston Regionals are doing along the same lines:


Huntington Theatre Company
2 World Premieres

Sonia Flew by Melinda Lopez
Culture Clash in America – Collaborative Work


American Repertory Theatre
GOOSE EGG

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