New works from Bruce Norris, James Lapine and Anthony Giardina, as well as the previously speculated production of Macbeth, starring Ethan Hawke, will top the new season at Lincoln Center Theater.
The LCT 2013-2014 season kicks off at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theatre with Domesticated, a new play from Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Bruce Norris. The off-Broadway show, helmed by Tony winner Anna D. Shapiro (August: Osage County), will star 2013 Tony nominee Laurie Metcalf. Domesticated, which begins previews October 10 and opens November 4, explores politics and gender. It will feature sets by Todd Rosenthal, costumes by Jennifer von Mayrhauser, lighting by James Ingalls and sound design by John Gromada.
The next Broadway production at Lincoln Center Theater’s Vivian Beaumont Theater will be a new production of the bloody Shakespeare classic Macbeth. The show will reunite The Coast of Utopia’s Tony-winning director Jack O’Brien with its Tony-nominated star Hawke. Performances begin October 24 with an official opening set for November 21. Macbeth will feature sets by Scott Pask, costumes by Catherine Zuber, lighting by Japhy Weideman and original music and sound design by Mark Bennett.
The Beaumont’s spring tenant will be Act One, the new play based on the autobiography of Moss Hart. Directed and adapted by James Lapine, Act One begins previews March 20 and opens April 17. The piece chronicles the playwright/director Moss Hart’s life, including his determination to escape poverty and forge a career in the theater, which led to his collaboration with George S. Kaufman and their first great success, Once In A Lifetime. The play will feature sets by Beowolf Boritt, costumes by Jane Greenwood, lighting by Ken Billington, original music by Jeanine Tesori and sound by Daniel Moses Schreier.
The world premiere of The City of Conversation by Anthony Giardina will play off-Broadway's Mitzi E. Newhouse Theatre. Directed by Doug Hughes, the show starts previews on April 10 and opens May 5. The City of Conversation tells the story of a political hostess, Hester Ferris, a behind-the-scenes mover and shaker in Washington, D.C., and of the political gains and personal losses that her choices inflict on her family over a period of 30 years, from the waning days of the Carter administration to the beginning of the Obama presidency.