Dear theatre friends,
Did I previously mention the return of the New York Times Critics’ Pick “Wolf Play” at MCC? Hansol Jung’s work, directed by Dustin Wills is presented by Soho Rep in collaboration with Ma-Yi Theatre– I’m running out today to catch it!
“Elyria” will be at the Atlantic’s Linda Gross Theatre from next week. A world premiere by Deepa Puroit, directed byAwoye Timpo (“The Homecoming Queen”) spans continents and eras– sounds fascinating. A large, ensemble cast is another plus!
Another new play to look for is “The Best We Could”— a debut by Emily Feldman, who was the 2019-2020 Tow Playwright in Residence at MTC. The credentials are indeed impressive– this play is also supported by the Edgerton Foundation New Play Award, and is directed by Daniel Aukin.
Do you know the playwright, Anna Ziegler? If you were fortunate enough to see Ensemble Studio Theatre’s production of her “Photograph 51,” you’d not forget her name! The play then transferred to London, where Nicole Kidman played chemist, Rosalind Franklin. Here’s the Guardian review which makes me long for a revival here. It was then named Best New Play by WhatsOnStage.
However, until that happens, we can witness Ziegler’s talent in “The Wanderers,” now having its New York premiere from Roundabout. If you prefer reading reviews before spending a fair amount on tickets, here’s one from the Pittsburgh production, just a couple of months ago.
Her name may be familiar because she wrote the iconic “A Tree Grows in Brooklyn”.
This, too is a semi-autobiographical story of a young
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Carol Tambor publishes a monthly newsletter, which announces worthy shows coming to New York, along with occasional information about London theatre and, of course, the Edinburgh Fringe.