Escape to Margaritaville
May 9 – June 18, 2017
Mandell Weiss Theatre
Book by Greg Garcia & Mike O'Malley
Music and Lyrics by Jimmy Buffett
Directed by Christopher Ashley
More than a musical. It's a way of life.
Featuring both original songs and your most-loved Jimmy Buffett classics, this
new musical is the story of a part-time bartender, part-time singer, and full-time
charmer named Tully who thinks he’s got life all figured out. Until a beautiful
career-minded tourist steals his heart and makes him question everything.
A world-premiere musical directed by two-time Tony Award nominee and Playhouse Artistic
Director Christopher Ashley (Come From Away, Memphis).
Intimate New Play
At the Old Place
July 5 – 30, 2017
By Rachel Bonds
Directed by Jaime Castañeda
In her mid-40s and facing a breaking point, a woman returns to her childhood home
in this keenly-observed and intimate new play.
Directed by Playhouse Associate Artistic Director Jaime Castañeda,
who helmed the theatre’s acclaimed productions of Tiger Style! and
Guards at the Taj.
August 1 – 27, 2017
By Mat Smart
Directed by Jackson Gay
Sheila and her sister Abigail work for their mother’s small family business.
Sheila’s job used to be a source of joy and exhilaration; now she’s questioning
everything. But when you’re an assassin, being uninspired means getting sloppy,
and getting sloppy means getting killed. Kill Local is a pitch-black
comedy about blood ties, revenge and trying to get unstuck – especially when your
life is dedicated to ending others’.
Directed by Jackson Gay (Kingdom City).
World-Premiere Play with Music
Wild Goose Dreams
September 5 – October 1, 2017
By Hansol Jung
Directed by Leigh Silverman
A North Korean defector and a lonely South Korean father start an unlikely online
romance in this inventive and lyrical world-premiere play with music.
Directed by Tony-nominated and Drama Desk Award-winning Leigh Silverman (Violet, Chinglish).
SUMMER: The Donna Summer Musical
November 7 – December 10, 2017
Mandell Weiss Theatre
Songs by Donna Summer, Giorgio Moroder, and others
Book by Colman Domingo, Robert Cary, and Des McAnuff
Choreography by Sergio Trujillo
Musical Supervision by Ron Melrose
Directed by Des McAnuff
A world-premiere musical that charts the incomparable life of Donna Summer —
the undisputed Queen of Disco.
Des McAnuff (Jersey Boys) directs this musical extravaganza, featuring
over 20 of Summer’s classic hits and electric dance in a tribute to the voice of a generation.
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