Tickets to Vineyard Theatre's David Hyde Pierce & Julia Murney-Led THE LANDING Now on Sale
Tickets to the Vineyard Theatre's world premiere production of the musical THE LANDING -- with book and lyrics by Greg Pierce, music by John Kander and directed by Walter Bobbie -- will go on sale to the general public today, Wednesday, September 4 at 1 p.m. THE LANDING begins previews at The Vineyard (108 E. 15 St.) on October 3 prior to an official opening night on October 23.
THE LANDING is the first collaboration between legendary theatre composer John Kander (CHICAGO, CABARET, THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS) and Greg Pierce (SLOW GIRL,, THE WIND-UP BIRD CHRONICLE), and kicks off The Vineyard's 2013-14 season. Mr. Kander and Mr. Pierce are also at work on another new musical, KID VICTORY.
THE LANDING also marks John Kander's first full new theatre collaboration with another writer since the passing of his long-time collaborator Fred Ebb in 2004. Kander and Ebb's latest collaboration THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS -- which had its world-premiere at The Vineyard in 2010 prior to its transfer to Broadway -- will have its London debut this fall, simultaneous with the world-premiere of THE LANDING at The Vineyard.
Featured in the cast of THE LANDING are Tony and Emmy Award-winner David Hyde Pierce (CURTAINS, VANYA AND SONYA AND MASHA AND SPIKE, "Frasier"), Julia Murney (Andrew Lippa's THE WILD PARTY, WICKED), Paul Anthony Stewart (THE PEOPLE IN THE PICTURE, FIDDLER ON THE ROOF) and Frankie Seratch (A TIME TO SHINE/TEEN CABARET).
THE LANDING is a beautiful and haunting new musical comprised of three thematically-connected tales of desire, love and loss.
THE LANDING has set design by two-time Tony Award winner John Lee Beatty (THE NANCE, TALLEY'S FOLLY), lighting design by Tony Award winner Ken Billington (CHICAGO, THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS), costume design by Michael Krass (THE LYONS, TWELVE ANGRY MEN) and sound design by Nevin Steinberg (CINDERELLA, HAIR). David Loud (THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS, CURTAINS) is music director, orchestrations are by Larry Hochman and Paul Masse is conductor.
Greg Pierce writes plays and fiction. His play SLOWGIRL was the inaugural play at Lincoln Center Theater (LCT3) last season. THE WIND-UP BIRD CHRONICLE, co-written with director Stephen Earnest, based on the novel by Haruki Murakami, premiere at the Edinburgh International Festival and went on to play the Singapore Arts Festival. Other plays include ODYSSEY ROOM, KICK STOP and KID VICTORY with John Kander.
John Kander has produced award-winning work for theater, film and television, and is best-known for his partnership with the late lyricist Fred Ebb, who collaborated for the theatre on FLORA, THE RED MENACE, CABARET (Tony Award), CHICAGO, WOMAN OF THE YEAR (Tony Award), KISS OF THE SPIDER WOMAN, CURTAINS and many more. Their latest collaboration, THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS, received its world premiere at The Vineyard before transferring to Broadway. Kander and Ebb films include "Funny Lady," "Cabaret," "New York, New York", "Chicago," "Kramer vs. Kramer" and "Places in the Heart."