TINY BEAUTIFUL THINGS
Based on the book by Cheryl Strayed
Adapted for the stage by Nia Vardalos
Co-Conceived by Marshall Heyman, Thomas Kail, and Nia Vardalos
Directed by Jen Wineman
September 11 –Oct 06, 2019
“A theatrical hug for turbulent times,” according to Variety, Tiny Beautiful Things is based on the book Tiny Beautiful Things: Advice on Love and Life from Dear Sugar by Cheryl Strayed (Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail) Unlike conventional advice columnists, Cheryl Strayed answered hundreds of letters for two years with surprising candor and an often bruising, brutal honesty. Both hilarious and heartbreaking, Tiny Beautiful Things is her personal account of life as Dear Sugar.
CAMBODIAN ROCK BAND
EAST COAST PREMIERE
By Lauren Yee
Featuring songs by Dengue Fever
Directed by Marti Lyons
A co-production with City Theatre in Pittsburgh and Victory Gardens in Chicago
October 16–November 10, 2019
“It’s a riveting play that’s part mystery, part history lesson, and part unabashed jukebox musical concert,” according to Broadway World. The story of a young woman, who attempts to piece together her family history 30 years after her father fled from Cambodia, Rock Band celebrates the resilient bond of family and the enduring power of music.
THE WICKHAMS: CHRISTMAS AT PEMBERLEY
By Lauren Gunderson and Margot Melcon
Directed by Shana Gozansky
November 27 –December 22, 2019
As the events of Miss Bennet unfold upstairs at Pemberley, the servants below find themselves in the midst of a scandal; an unwelcome visitor has stumbled into the kitchen in the middle of the night – Mr. Darcy’s nemesis and Lydia’s incorrigible husband: Mr. Wickham.
By Audrey Cefaly
Directed by Eleanor Holdridge
January 08 –February 02, 2020
Sweet, funny, and a very Southern romantic-comedy. “Hilarious and full of heart. Cefaly explores this very real clash for the characters between the customs of modern courtship . . . and a quaint culture where people still cook for each other to express romantic interest.” -Atlanta Journal-Constitution
NINA SIMONE: FOUR WOMEN
By Christina Ham
Directed by Kenneth Roberson
A co-production with Northlight Theatre in Chicago
February 12 –March 8, 2020
The show is currently playing in Chicago, and the Chicago Tribune said, “A remarkable show! It is totally different from any revue you ever saw!” The show brings to life her song “Four Women,” her tribute to the four little girls killed in the 1963 church bombing in Alabama.
THE LOWELL OFFERING
By Andy Bayiates and Genevra Gallo-Bayiates
Directed by Jessica Hutchinson
March 18 –April 12, 2020
In 1840 in Lowell, MA, a group of factory workers began publishing the world’s first magazine written solely by women; it was called The Lowell Offering. This is the story of the magazine’s editor, Harriet Farley, and a labor activist, Sarah Bagley – and the rise and fall of their friendship, the magazine, and Lowell’s “Mill Girl” culture. .
EAST COAST PREMIERE
By Michael Elyanow
Featuring the music and lyrics of Garrison Starr, Chris Dallman
Curt Schneider and Michael Elyanow
April 22 –May 17, 2020
Lullaby is a pulsating, provocative dark comedy about love and family and heartbreak – about lingering spirits and how we finally say goodbye to the past and move on to a lighter future. Broadway World said, “Everything I want theatre to be: funny, smart, relevant, moving, and with awesome songs!”