Friday, April 18, 2014

The Old Globe Announces its 2014-2015 Season

The Old Globe has announced its 2014-2015 Season, beginning September 13 with the world premiere of Bright Star, a new American musical by Edie Brickell and Steve Martin. Tony Award winner Walter Bobbie makes his Globe debut directing with this entertaining musical of enduring love, family ties, and the light of forgiveness that shines from a bright star. Here’s a look at the Globe’s complete season. Subscriptions are available now at www.theoldglobe.org

Sept. 13 – Nov. 2, 2014 
BRIGHT STAR, a new American musical
Music by Edie Brickell & Steve Martin
Lyrics by Brickell, Book by Martin
Based on an original story by Martin & Brickell
Directed by Walter Bobbie

Bright Star features 25 new songs and tells a beguiling tale that unfolds in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina between 1923 and 1945. Billy Cane, a young soldier just home from World War II, meets Alice Murphy, the brilliant editor of a southern literary journal. Together they discover a powerful secret that alters their lives in this entertaining musical of enduring love, family ties, and the light of forgiveness that shines from a bright star.

Oct. 4 – Nov. 2, 2014
THE ROYALE
By Marco Ramirez 
Loosely based on real events, Marco Ramirez’s wildly theatrical new play brings to explosive life the sights and sounds of the early 20th century boxing circuit, and the ultimate fight for a place in history. 

Nov. 15 – Dec. 27, 2014
Dr. Seuss’ HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS!
Book and Lyrics by Timothy Mason, Music by Mel Marvin
Original Production Conceived and Directed by Jack O’Brien
Original Choreography by John DeLuca
Directed by James Vásquez (right)

Everyone’s favorite green meanie will return for his 17th consecutive year in Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas!, the heartwarming musical based on the classic book and animated film. James Vásquez returns to direct this beloved San Diego holiday tradition.

Jan. 24 – Mar. 1, 2015
MURDER FOR TWO
Book & Music by Joe Kinosian, Book & Lyrics by Kellen Blair (pictured)
Directed by Scott Schwartz

Multi-millionaire Arthur Whitney has been murdered at his own birthday party, and his killer could be any one of the guests. But this is no ordinary murder mystery. The entire world of this hilarious musical is brought to life by two incredible performers: one plays the detective, the other plays all 10 suspects, and both play the piano! Murder for Two is an irrepressibly wacky tour-de-force musical.

Feb. 14 – Mar. 15, 2015 
THE TWENTY-SEVENTH MAN
By Nathan Englander, Directed by Barry Edelstein
In a Soviet prison in 1952, Stalin’s secret police have rounded up 26 writers, the giants of Yiddish literature in Russia. As judgment looms, a 27th suddenly appears: a teenager, unpublished and unknown. Baffled by his arrest, he and his cellmates wonder at what has brought them together and wrestle with what it means to write in troubled times.


March 21 – April 26, 2015 
THE WHITE SNAKE
Written and Directed by Mary Zimmerman

Tony Award winner Mary Zimmerman creates an enchanting theatrical spectacle with live music and sumptuous visuals. In this visionary staging of a classic Chinese fable, a gentle serpent transforms into a beautiful woman. She falls in love with a dashing young man and decides to stay human forever, until a wicked monk discovers her true identity and vows to destroy her. 

April 4 – May 3, 2015
BUYER & CELLAR
By Jonathan Tolins, Directed by Ron Lagomarsino
Out-of-work actor Alex More can’t pass up the oddest of odd jobs—an offer to play shopkeeper for one tough customer who doesn’t let anyone rain on her parade. Soon it begins to take a toll on his patience, his love life, and his view of people (who need people) in this “totally fictional” Off Broadway hit.

May 9 – June 14, 2015 
ARMS AND THE MAN
By George Bernard Shaw
Arms and the Man, one of the wittiest and most charming plays of the English stage, mixes smarts and silliness in a wonderfully entertaining tale of love and war.

May 23 – June 21, 2015
An exciting new American play TBA

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