DELIVERANCE World Premiere, Plays by Rogers and Callely and More Set for 59E59 Theaters' Fall 2014 Lineup
59E59 Theaters has announced the line-up of shows for Fall 2014. All performances take place at 59E59 Theaters (59 East 59th Street, between Park and Madison Avenues). Ticket prices and performance schedules vary. For tickets, call Ticket Central at 212-279-4200 or online at www.59e59.org. Tickets for the Fall 2014 shows go on sale August 15.
Fall at 59E59 Theaters is a hotbed of diverse theatrical offerings, from the gritty world premiere of James Dickey's novel DELIVERANCE, to the world premiere of a play by downtown favorite Mac Rogers, and the NYC premiere of a play by theater legend Robert Callely. The Fall Season also features acclaimed directors Cal McCrystal, Michael Parva and Graciella Danielle.
Music lovers rejoice with diverse offerings such as the little OPERA THEATRE of NY returns with two one-act operas from Carlisle Floyd. The incomparable Barb Jungr joins us again with a new show featuring music from Bob Dylan and Leonard Cohen. Finally, Evan Pappas returns to the NY stage after a too-long absence in CAFE SOCIETY SWING, which tells the story of the legendary New York jazz venue.
These shows join the previously announced 5A Season, which continues through the Fall with acclaimed novelist Walter Mosley's NYC playwriting debut with LIFT.
59E59 Theaters' Fall 2014 Line Up:
October 10 - November 9
James Dickey's DELIVERANCE, based on his acclaimed novel, adapted by Sean Tyler, directed by Joe Tantalo
With Gregory Konow, Nick Paglino, Ryan O'Callaghan, Bryce Hodgson, Jarrod Zayas, additional cast to be announced
Produced by Godlight Theatre Company
Godlight Theatre Company celebrates its 20th Anniversary with the world premiere adaptation of James Dickey's novel, DELIVERANCE. Four friends embark on a three-day canoe trip down a wild section of a river in the heartland of Georgia. On the morning of the second day, a mildly adventurous canoe trip explodes into a nightmare of horror and murder.
October 17 - November 30, Opening Night October 28
LIFT, by Walter Mosley, directed by Marshall Jones III
With Shavonna Banks, Maameyaa Boafo, Biko Eisen-Martin, and Martin Kushner
Produced by Crossroads Theatre Company
*Part of the previously announced 5A Season
Two ambitious co-workers meet for the first time when a catastrophic event traps them in a skyscraper elevator. In the darkness, Theodore "Big Time" Southmore and Tina Pardon form an intimate bond, sharing their deepest fears and darkest secrets, touching on issues of race, culture, and class.
October 28 - November 9
BARB JUNGR: HARD RAIN The Songs of Bob Dylan and Leonard Cohen, created and performed by Barb Jungr, and on piano Tracy Stark
Produced by CCA
A new collection by the leading interpreter of song and worldwide acclaimed performer of Bob Dylan's work. Barb Jungr brings together her hardest hitting set to date of these two great music icons, featuring their political and philosophical songs in her contemporary arrangements.
"Arguably the finest cabaret singer in recent times " (Rough Guide to Pop), Jungr is performing and recording her most demanding repertoire to date.
November 14 - December 14
ON A STOOL AT THE END OF THE BAR, written by Robert Callely , directed by Michael Parva
Produced by The Director's Company
From a chance meeting on a stool at the end of the bar, a family is forever changed in this shattering and moving unconventional story of love torn apart by a deep held secret.
November 14 - December 6
ASYMMETRIC, written by Mac Rogers, directed by Jordana Williams
With Rob Maitner, Kate Middleton, Seth Shelden and Sean Williams
Produced by Ground UP Productions and Gideon Productions
After Sunny walked out, Josh left the CIA and crawled into a bottle. Until tonight, when Josh wakes up from a bender in a windowless room. Someone has sold America's darkest secret, and it's up to Josh to get the traitor to confess. There's only one problem...he used to be married to her.
December 5 - December 14
SLOW DUSK & MARKHEIM, two operas by Carlisle Floyd, directed by Philip Shneidman, conducted by Richard Cordova
Produced by the little OPERA THEATRE of NY
Two one act operas by the great American composer Carlisle Floyd, in brand new chamber arrangements. His very first opera, Slow Dusk is the story of an impoverished young woman whose dreams are challenged by religious and family obligations. Markheim is a man of privilege who has squandered his family fortune. Desperate for money, he is pursed by demons both real and imagined.
Can a murder on Christmas Eve be disguised? Based upon a thrilling story by Robert Louis Stevenson, the opera examines human nature pushed to its extreme.
December 18 - January 4
MANHATTAN PARISIENNE, written by Alain Boublil, directed by Graciela Daniele
With cast TBD
Produced by ABML
She is a French singer. He is a New York musician who has a history with Paris. Connected by music, they embark on a surreal journey though NYC on a rainy evening, intersecting with various characters including a street musician who may be more than what he seems.
December 16 - January 4
BEWARE OF YOUNG GIRLS: KATE DIMBLEBY SINGS THE DORY PREVIN STORY, created and performed by Kate Dimbleby, written with Amy Rosenthal, directed by Cal McCrystal
With Kate Dimbleby and Naadia Sheriff (piano/vocals)
Produced by Pegasus Theatre
Acclaimed UK singer and storyteller Kate Dimbleby, accompanied by Naadia Sheriff on piano, explore the extraordinary songbook and life story of cult favorite Dory Previn, the queen of 70's confessional songwriters who died on Valentine's Day 2012, 40 years after the release of her most successful album Mythical Kings and Iguanas. Kate and Naadia (whose album "The Songs of Dory Previn" was voted Top Ten Albums of 2012 by Sunday Times) roam freely across great songs from the heart, songs of emancipation, sweet revenge and the life of a vastly under-appreciated songwriter with a relevant story for today.
December 16 - January 4
CAFE SOCIETY SWING A True Story, written by Alex Webb, directed by Simon Green
With Evan Pappas, and a cast TDA
Produced by Richard Darbourne Ltd
Fresh from London's West End, this swinging show tells the story of the legendary New York jazz venue - the first racially integrated club in the city, and the hottest ticket in town. It was "the wrong place for the right people." From its idealistic beginnings to its demise in the 'Red Scare' of the late 1940s, Cafe Society hosted stars including Lena Horne, Count Basie, Big Joe Turner, and Billie Holiday. Stellar vocalists and a top-flight band bring this true story to life.