Off-Broadway's Primary Stages will produce new plays by Charles Busch, Chad Beguelin and Eric Simonson as part of their 2013-14 season.
The New York premiere of Beguelin's new comedy Harbor, directed by Mark Lamos, will kick off Primary Stages' season in July and run through September at 59E59 Theaters. The Elf and Wedding Singer lyricist's play follows 15-year-old Lottie and her slacker mother Donna, who drop in unannounced at the Sag Harbor home of Donna's brother and his new husband.
Simonson, the playwright of Lombardi and Magic/Bird, will tackle another sports drama with The Yankees. The play will follow the career of baseball legend Yogi Berra as he struggles to maintain focus on the sport while society and the game itself change around him. The play will run September through October.
Busch (The Tale of the Allergist's Wife) will star in the world premiere of his latest untitled comedy, which follows an unemployed female impersonator who steals the identity of his recently deceased landlord in order to remain in her Greenwich Village townhouse. The play will run January 2014 through March. No director or further casting has been announced at this time.
A fourth production for the season is still under consideration. Exact dates for all productions will be announced at a later date.