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Announced for the 2017/2018 Season

Escape to Margaritaville

World-Premiere Musical

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).

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At the Old Place

Intimate New Play

At the Old Place

July 5 – 30, 2017

Forum Theatre

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.

Kill Local

Pitch-Black Comedy

Kill Local

August 1 – 27, 2017

Potiker Theatre

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).

Wild Goose Dreams

World-Premiere Play with Music

Wild Goose Dreams

September 5 – October 1, 2017

Forum Theatre

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

World-Premiere Musical

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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