Wednesday, February 02, 2011

Theatre Tidbits for Feb 2, 2011

Matthew Lopez's THE WHIPPING MAN, at Manhattan Theatre Club, received a very nice review in The New York Times. The historical drama about a Confederate Jewish solider returning home to his former slaves, has been extended through March 27.

The Broadway revival of Garson Kanin's comedy BORN YESTERDAY set to open at the Cort Theatre on April 24, 2011. Emmy Award nominee Jim Belushi and newcomer Nina Arlanda will head the cast. The hit comedy originally opened on Broadway in 1946 and ran for 1,642 performances. More info and tickets at Telecharge.

Double Falsehood by William Shakespeare

DOUBLE FASLEHOOD, by William Shakespeare and John Fletcher, adapted for the 18th Century stage by Lewis Theobald, at the Classic Stage Company. Previews begin on March 11.

Manhattan Theatre Club will present the world premiere of THE EXTINCTION METHOD, the new play by Daniel Goldfarb (Sarah, Sarah and Modern Orthodox, both available from the Drama Book Shop: 212 944-0595). Previews begin May 10 at City Center Stage I. In THE EXTINCTION METHOD, Annie and Nate have a baby who won’t sleep. In the adjacent Brooklyn Heights apartment, Claire and Luke are losing sleep over the decision to get married and start a family. The tale of love, sex, commitment and parenthood unfolds and no one will rest until the truth between each of these couples is spoken.

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