It’s so easy to get excited about things theatrical. It is particularly easy to get thrilled by events like a new iteration of a work by Lynn Nottage, or a new work at the Mint Theatre.
The frequently recurring Gingold Theatrical Group presentations of Project Shaw always gets our attention. On Monday, January 20th, the play in question is the well-known Major Barbara. On February 24th, GTG will present What Every Woman Knows by J.M. Barrie.
If you are like me, you are enticed by a work in progress. The series at the Guggenheim, Works & Process has an extreme appeal. One such, is the upcoming Company with Tony-winning director Marianne Elliott on February 3, 2020 at 7:30pm. Ms. Elliott gives insights into her “process” in directing the Sondheim-Furth revival. Patti LuPone and Katrina Lenk, both Tony winners, are her co-panelists; members of the cast will perform high-lights from the show. Company premieres on Broadway on March 22nd in a gender-swapped version.
You have only to wait a few days before going back for more from the Works & Process folks when on February 9th they present Lincoln Center Theater: Intimate Apparel by Ricky Ian Gordon (music) and Lynn Nottage (libretto) with Bartlett Sher (direction.) The occasion for this panel, moderated by Paul Cremo, is the chamber opera Mr. Gordon has generated from Ms. Nottage’s play. Cast members perform highlights from the opera ahead of its February 27th opening.
The Mint Theatre is a destination venue for any theater-goer who is intrigued by the masters of the form. There upcoming production is a little off the usual path with a CHEKHOV/TOLSTOY:
Love Stories adapted for the stage by Miles Mallesondirected by Jonathan Bank & Jane Shaw. Performances begin January 23.