Writers 17/18 Season Includes World Premiere Musical and Chicago Premiere

Writers 17/18 Season Includes World Premiere Musical and Chicago Premiere

Writers Theatre Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Executive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma have announced the company’s 2017-2018 six-show season, opening with the world premiere of TREVOR THE MUSICAL. The production will be directed by Marc Bruni (Beautiful: The Carole King Musical on Broadway), with book and lyrics by Dan Collins, music by Julianne Wick Davis, music direction by Alexander Rovang and choreography by Josh Prince.

The season will continue with Oscar Wilde’s THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST directed by Michael Halberstam; Eugene O’Neill’s A MOON FOR THE MISBEGOTTEN directed by William Brown; and Sam Shepard’s Pulitzer Prize-winning BURIED CHILD, directed by Kimberly Senior in the Alexandra C. and John D. Nichols Theater.

Also, a production yet to be announced opening the season in the Gillian Theatre, followed by the Chicago Premiere of Lydia Diamond’s SMART PEOPLE, directed by Hallie Gordon.

“This is a particularly ambitious season for us,” says Artistic Director Michael Halberstam. “We are starting to really stretch things in our new home! We are particularly delighted to be in collaboration with such a wonderful array of directors, actors and playwrights. Of particular note, this season marks our first collaboration with a team of New York producers in presenting a powerful world premiere musical, which will launch what is a classic Writers Theatre season.

The Writers Theatre 2017-2018 Season (from the press release):

TREVOR
THE MUSICAL
Book and Lyrics by Dan Collins
Music by Julianne Wick Davis
Based on the Academy Award-winning film Trevor
Choreography by Josh Prince
Music Direction by Alexander Rovang
Directed by Marc Bruni
August 9 – September 17, 2017
Alexandra C. and John D. Nichols Theatre

TO BE ANNOUNCED
September 27 – December 17, 2017
The Gillian Theatre

THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST
Written by Oscar Wilde
Directed by Artistic Director Michael Halberstam
November 8 – December 23, 2017
Alexandra C. and John D. Nichols Theatre

A MOON FOR THE MISBEGOTTEN
Written by Eugene O’Neill
Directed by William Brown
February 7 – March 18, 2018
Alexandra C. and John D. Nichols Theatre

SMART PEOPLE
Written by Lydia Diamond
Directed by Hallie Gordon
March 21 – June 10, 2018
The Gillian Theatre

BURIED CHILD
Written by Sam Shephard
Directed by Kimberly Senior
May 9 – June 17, 2018
Alexandra C. and John D. Nichols Theatre

For more information on Writers Theatre visit writerstheatre.org

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