Tuesday, March 6, 2012

La Jolla Playhouse Announces New Musical THE NIGHTINGALE

La Jolla Playhouse has added the new Steven Sater/Duncan Sheik musical, The Nightingale, to its current season, and it will run July 10 – August 5, 2012 as part of the playhouse’s Page To Stage Play Development Program. Directed by Moisés Kaufman (33 Variations), it features Sater’s book & lyrics and music by Sheik.

A compelling contemporary musical based on Hans Christian Andersen's classic tale,
The Nightingale tells the story of a young emperor in ancient China, whose luxurious but constricted life inside the walls of the Forbidden City is upended by the song of an extraordinary bird that lives beyond his reach.

Initiated in 2001, La Jolla Playhouse’s Page To Stage Play Development Program is designed to facilitate the development of new plays and musicals in a workshop production. It offers audiences the rare opportunity to experience the birth of a play and to take part in its evolution. After each performance, audience feedback sessions provide insights for both the creative team and the actors. Previous Page To Stage productions include John Leguizamo’s
Diary of a Madman, Peter and the Starcatchers, The Night Watcher, The Farnsworth Invention, Zhivago, the Tony Award-winning 700 Sundays and I Am My Own Wife, which went on to receive a Pulitzer Prize for Drama.

The Nightingale
joins the previously-announced 2012/2013 Playhouse productions of the Hands on a Hardbody, running April 27 – June 17; Blood and Gifts, running June 12 – July 8; An Iliad, running August 11 – September 9; and Glengarry Glen Ross, running September 18 – October 21. The Playhouse’s sixth subscription show will be announced shortly. Subscriptions to the 2012/2013 season are available online at LaJollaPlayhouse.org or by calling the Playhouse Box Office at (858) 550-1010. 
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