The Vineyard Theatre announced that it will present the world premieres of Nicky Silver's new play, Too Much Sun, and the new John Kander and Greg Pierce musical, The Landing, as part of its 2013-14 season. Performance dates and casts will be announced at a later date.
The Landing, the first collaboration between Tony winner Kander and Pierce, will be directed by Tony winner Walter Bobbie and will open this fall. Consisting of three one-act musicals linked thematically and performed by a four-member ensemble, the work follows a group of people who must confront what it means to get what they think they want. The musical received a lab production at the off-Broadway theater last spring, with Tony winner David Hyde Pierce, Julia Murney, Paul Anthony Stewart and Jake Bennett Siegfried.
Silver's Too Much Sun will premiere next spring, directed by Mark Brokaw, who helmed Silver's The Lyons at the Vineyard and on Broadway. Silver's previous productions at the Vineyard include Pterodactyls, Raised in Captivity and The Maiden's Prayer.
The Vineyard's current season continues with the previously reported world premiere of Jenny Schwartz's Somewhere Fun, directed by Anne Kauffman and starring Kathleen Chalfant and Kate Mulgrew, beginning May 15. Opening night is set for June 4.