Plays by Theresa Rebeck, Billy Porter and David Ives Set for Primary Stages' 30th Anniversary Season

Primary Stages (Casey Childs, Founder & Executive Producer; Andrew Leynse, Artistic Director; Elliot Fox, Managing Director) announces their 30th Anniversary Season (2014-2015). In their upcoming season, the award-winning company will present three new premieres.


A New York premiere of a new comedy by Theresa Rebeck

Directed by Evan Cabnet

July-September, 2014

Theresa Rebeck, the creator of NBC's "Smash" and writer of such hit plays as Seminar, Mauritius, and The Understudy, presents a devilish argument about infidelity and America in this new comedy about two couples spending a not-so-idyllic weekend in the country. Evan Cabnet (The Model Apartment, A Kid Like Jake) directs.


A world premiere of a new play by Billy Porter

Directed by Sheryl Kaller

September-November, 2014

The Tony-winning star of Kinky Boots and Angels in America, Billy Porter, is also a fine playwright. This newest work explores coming of age in Pittsburgh amongst a bevy of fascinating and strong-willed women. Tony nominee Sheryl Kaller (Next Fall, Adrift in Macao) directs this World Premiere.


A new collection of short plays by David Ives

Directed by John Rando

February-March, 2015

The writer and director of All in the Timing return to Primary Stages with a new collection of delightfully funny and unforgettable short plays including New York premieres and a couple of World Premieres. David Ives is undoubtedly the master of the short form and his collaborations with Tony winner John Rando are not to be missed!

Primary Stages will be producing its 30th Anniversary Season (2014-2015) at The Duke on 42nd Street and concludes its decade-long residency at 59E59 Theaters in April, 2014. Charles Busch's The Tribute Artist will be the last production of the 59E59 residency. The Duke on 42nd Street's location in the heart of the Theater District is convenient for both theatergoers and the Primary Stages family, whose administrative offices, rehearsal studios and school (The Einhorn School of Performing Arts) are located just a few blocks away on West 38th Street.

Primary Stages was founded in 1984 and opened 59E59 Theaters in January, 2004 with a production of Terrence McNally's The Stendhal Syndrome. Since then they have produced over 35 world and New York premieres of plays by such writers as AR Gurney (Indian Blood, Buffalo Gal and Black Tie), Horton Foote (Dividing The Estate, The Day Emily Married and Harrison, TX...), Athol Fugard (Entrances And Exits), Charles Busch (Olive and The Bitter Herbs), Michael Hollinger (Opus), Charlene Woodard (The Night Watcher), Lee Blessing (Going To St Ives and A Body Of Water), Tina Howe (Chasing Manet), Christopher Durang and Peter Melnick (Adrift In Macau), Kate Fodor (Rx), Willy Holtzman (The Morini Strad, Something You Did and a revival of Sabina), Danai Gurira and Nikkole Salter (In The Continuum), Cusi Cram (A Lifetime Burning), revivals of David Ives (All In The Timing) and Donald Margulies (The Model Apartment) and many others.

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