An emotionally powerful and intimate musical about two New Yorkers in their twenties who fall in and out of love over the course of five years. The show’s unconventional structure consists of Cathy, the woman, telling her story backwards while Jamie, the man, tells his story chronologically; the two characters only meet once, at their wedding in the middle of the show. JRB won Drama Desk Awards for the music and the lyrics after the Off-Broadway premiere in 2002 starring Norbert Leo Butz and Sherie Rene Scott. The show has since been produced throughout the US and in countries around the world. A much-anticipated revival, directed by JRB, opens at Second Stage Theatre off-Broadway in March 2013.
Guys and Dolls
Set in Damon Runyon’s mythical New York City, Guys and Dolls is an oddball romantic comedy. Gambler, Nathan Detroit tries to find the cash to set up the biggest craps game in town while the authorities breathe down his neck; meanwhile his girlfriend and nightclub performer, Adelaide, laments that they’ve been engaged for fourteen years. Nathan turns to fellow gambler, Sky Masterson, for the dough and Sky ends up chasing the strait-laced missionary, Sarah Brown. Guys and Dolls has been hailed as the perfect musical comedy.
Described by Edward Albee as “…the greatest American play ever written,” the story follows the small town of Grover’s Corners in three parts: “Daily Life”, “Love and Marriage” and “Death and Eternity”. Narrated by a stage manager and performed with minimal props and set, audiences laugh and cry as they follow the Webb and Gibbs families growing up, falling in love and sharing each other’s pain.
Church Basement Ladies
A celebration of the church basement kitchen and the women who work there, Church Basement Ladies is a musical comedy featuring four distinct characters and their relationships as they organize the food and solve the problems of a rural Minnesota church. From the elderly matriarch to the young bride-to-be, we see them stave off potential disasters, share and debate recipes and keep the Pastor on course while enjoying (and tolerating) each other as the true “steel magnolias” of the church.
KEN LUDWIG’S BASKERVILLE, A SHERLOCK HOLMES MYSTERY
Get your deerstalker cap on – the play’s afoot! Comedic genius Ken Ludwig (Lend Me A Tenor, Moon Over Buffalo) transforms Arthur Conan Doyle’s “The Hound of the Baskervilles” into a murderously funny adventure. The male heirs of the Baskerville line are being dispatched one by one. Watch as Holmes and Watson try to escape a dizzying web of clues, silly accents, disguises and deceit as five actors deftly portray more than forty characters. Can our heroes discover the truth in time?