Saturday, October 8, 2011

Nicholas Martin, Phylicia Rashad Will Direct at Playhouse

Nicholas Martin and Phylicia Rashad have been added to the roster of directors helming productions during Westport Country Playhouse’s 2012 season, playing May through November.

Martin will direct the intimate drama, The Year of Magical Thinking, featuring Maureen Anderman, based on the National Book Award-winning memoir by acclaimed author Joan Didion, June 12-30, 2012. Rashad will direct the powerful classic, A Raisin in the Sun, by Lorraine Hansberry, Oct. 9 – Nov.3, 2012.
As previously announced, Mark Lamos, Playhouse artistic director, will helm the season opener, a 25thanniversary revival of Into the Woods, with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, book by James Lapine, May 1 – 19, 2012. The musical is a co-production with Baltimore’s CENTERSTAGE. Lamos will also direct the world-premiere comedy Harbor, written by Tony Award-nominated Chad Beguelin, Aug. 28– Sept.15, 2012.  David Kennedy, Playhouse associate artistic director, will stage the biting social satire, Tartuffe, written by Molière and translated by Richard Wilbur, July 17 – Aug. 4. 2012.

5-play subscriptions, starting at $150, are available Tuesday 4-play subscriptions, Pick 3 Plans, FlexTix and group sales will be available starting Jan. 3, 2012. Single tickets will go on sale March 6, 2012.
For more information or tickets, call the box office at (203) 227-4177, or toll-free at 1-888-927-7529, or visit Westport Country Playhouse, 25 Powers Court, off Route 1, Westport. Tickets are available online 24/7 at www.westportplayhouse.org.

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