Tickets to The Public's ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA, THE LIBRARY with Chloe Grace Moretz & More Now On Sale
The Public Theater announced today that single tickets are now on sale for the 2014 spring season, beginning on February 18 with ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA, the exciting international collaboration with the Royal Shakespeare Company and GableStage in Miami. Edited and directed by MacArthur Fellow Tarell Alvin McCraney, ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA will run through Sunday, March 23, with an official press opening on Wednesday, March 5 in the Anspacher Theater.
Single tickets are now on sale at (212) 967-7555, www.publictheater.org, or in person at the Taub Box Office at The Public Theater at Astor Place at 425 Lafayette Street. The Library at The Public is open nightly for food and drink, beginning at 5:30 p.m., and Joe's Pub offers some of the best music in the city.
The New York premiere of A SECOND CHANCE, with book, music, and lyrics by Ted Shen and direction by Jonathan Butterell, will begin previews on Tuesday, March 18 with Brian Sutherland and Diane Sutherland cast in this new musical. It will run through Sunday, April 13 in the Shiva Theater, with an official press opening on Sunday, March 30. This stirring musical journey is the story of a recent widower and a divorcée who meet in mid-life. Presented with the overwhelming challenge of freeing themselves from their painful pasts, neither feels they deserve to find new love and happiness. Yet, unanticipated feelings awaken within them both, passionately drawing them together and leading them to uncover something they both least expected to find.
Pulitzer Prize winner Suzan-Lori Parks continues her longstanding residency as The Public's Master Writer Chair with FATHER COMES HOME FROM THE WARS (PARTS 1, 2 & 3). This new play begins previews on Friday, March 14 and runs through Saturday, March 22 in the Martinson Theater. All tickets for this Public Lab production are only $20.
The complete cast for FATHER COMES HOME FROM THE WARS (PARTS 1, 2 & 3) will feature Cherise Boothe, Sterling K. Brown, Larry Bryggman, Louis Cancelmi, Kevin Carroll, Arthur French, Russell G. Jones, Jacob Ming-Trent, Tonye Patano, and Julian Rozzell. It is an explosively powerful drama about the mess of war, the cost of freedom, and the heartbreak of love, with all three parts seen in one night. PART 1 introduces us to Hero, a slave who must choose whether or not to join his master on the Confederate battlefield. In PART 2, a band of rebel soldiers test Hero's loyalty as the cannons approach. PART 3 finds Hero's loved ones anxiously awaiting his return.
THE LIBRARY, a world premiere drama written by award-winning writer Scott Z. Burns and directed by Academy Award winner Steven Soderbergh and featuring Chloë Grace Moretz, will begin previews on Tuesday, March 25 in the Newman Theater and run through Sunday, April 27, with an official press opening on Tuesday, April 15.
After Caitlin Gabriel (Chloë Grace Moretz) survives a deadly shooting at her high school, she struggles to tell her story to her parents, the authorities and anyone who will listen. But there are other narratives that gain purchase in the media and paint her in a different light. Academy Award-winning Director Steven Soderbergh returns to the stage with this bold and chilling world premiere that asks us to examine our relationship to the truth and the lies that claim to heal us.
The Civilians' THE GREAT IMMENSITY, written and directed by Steven Cosson, with songs by Michael Friedman, will begin previews on Tuesday, April 11 in the Martinson Theater. This Public Lab production will run through Thursday, May 1, with an official press opening on Thursday, April 24. All tickets are only $20.
THE GREAT IMMENSITY is a continent-hopping thriller following a woman, Phyllis, as she pursues someone close to her who disappeared from a tropical island while on an assignment for a nature show. Through her search, Phyllis uncovers a mysterious plot surrounding the upcoming international climate summit in Auckland. As the days count down to the Auckland Summit, Phyllis must decipher the plan and possibly stop it in time. With arresting projected film and video and a wide-ranging score of songs, THE GREAT IMMENSITY is a highly theatrical look into one of the most vital questions of our time: how can we change ourselves and our society in time to solve the enormous environmental challenges that confront us?
And continuing this spring in Joe's Pub at The Public will be the popular Public Forum Drama Club series beginning on Monday, February 10 at 7:00 p.m. with a reading and discussion of Venus and Adonis that will include Audra McDonald, Will Swenson, Stephin Merritt, and Adelle Waldman. The next Drama Club event will be Monday, March 17 at 7:00 p.m. with An Evening With Tevye and Chava, inspired by Alisa Solomon's Wonder of Wonders, a new cultural history of Fiddler on the Roof. The evening will include Taneisha Duggar Harvey Fierstein¸ Sheldon Harnick, Austin Pendleton, Jenny Romaine, and Alisa Solomon. Then on Sunday, May 18 at 7:00 p.m., the final spring Drama Club event will feature The People by Susan Glaspell. Special guests that evening will be comprised entirely of our leading political journalists, including David Brooks (The New York Times), Ta-Nehisi Coates (The Atlantic), Michelle Goldberg (The Nation), Christopher Hayes (MSNBC), Hendrik Hertzberg (The New Yorker), Maria Hinojosa (NPR), Reihan Salam (National Review), Ben Smith (BuzzFeed), Bhaskar Sunkara (Jacobin), and more. Single tickets for the Public Forum Drama Club series start at $30 and are on sale now.