THE MODEL APARTMENT Rounds Out Primary Stages' 2013-14 Season


Primary Stages has announced the fourth production of their upcoming 29th Season: A new production of their 1995 Obie Award-winning THE MODEL APARTMENT by Pulitzer Prize winner Donald Margulies.

A new production of the Primary Stages 1995 Obie Award-winning play
by Pulitzer Prize winner Donald Margulies, directed by Evan Cabnet
September - November 2013 at Primary Stages at 59E59 Theaters

Primary Stages is thrilled to revisit our acclaimed 1995 OBIE Award winner, The Model Apartment, by Pulitzer Prize winner Donald Margulies (Shipwrecked!, Time Stands Still, Dinner with Friends, Sight Unseen). When Max and Lola, two Holocaust survivors from Brooklyn, retire to Florida, they find their new condo unfinished and are forced to spend the night in a "model apartment" where things are not always as they seem. In this brilliant and bizarre Drama Desk-nominated black comedy, Max and Lola soon realize that if they ever want to truly "retire," they must first confront the demons of their past.

"Donald Margulies is a vital member of the Primary Stages family and we're excited to be remounting THE MODEL APARTMENT," saysAndrew Leynse, Artistic Director, Primary Stages. "The play has such an important place in our history and we feel it's time to bring this essential Donald Margulies work back to the New York theater scene."

THE MODEL APARTMENT will be the third production in Primary Stages previously announced 2013-2014 season:

A New York Premiere of a new comedy
by Chad Beguelin, directed by Mark Lamos
July - September 2013 at Primary Stages at 59E59 Theaters

When fifteen-year-old Lottie and her ne'er-do-well mother Donna drop in unannounced on the beautiful Sag Harbor home of Donna's brother and his new husband, all hell breaks loose. The bonds between kith and kin are tested in this alternately biting and touching comedy about the constantly shifting nature of the meaning of family. Harbor is from playwright Chad Beguelin, the author/lyricist ofBroadway's The Wedding Singer and the lyricist for Elf; and Mark Lamos, the director of Primary Stages hits Black Tie, Indian Bloodand Buffalo Gal.

A World Premiere of a new play
conceived by Fran Kirmser
written and directed by Eric Simonson
September - October 2013 at The Duke on 42nd Street

The World Premiere of a new play from the creators of Broadway's Lombardi and the director of Primary Stages hit String of Pearls.The Bronx Bombers, (initially announced under the Working Title The Yankees) tells the generational story of a most extraordinary baseball family, and the game itself. Follow the revered New York Yankees Yogi Berra as he struggles to keep the focus on the team, transgressing the tricky world of dreams, celebrity, and the ever-changing landscape of this beloved American pastime.

written by and starring Charles Busch, directed by Carl Andress
January - March 2014 at Primary Stages at 59E59 Theaters

Primary Stages is pleased to welcome back our favorite farceur Charles Busch, the author of Primary Stages' hits You Should Be So Lucky and Olive and the Bitter Herbs, and Broadway's The Tale of the Allergist's Wife. This new comedy featuring Mr. Busch himself as an out-of-work female impersonator who, when his elderly landlady dies in her sleep, takes on her identity in order to hang on to her valuable Greenwich Village townhouse. This "perfect" scheme goes awry and leads to a wild path of twists and reversals plotted by an eccentric rogues gallery of outrageous schemers. Expect Busch's signature blend of quick-witted banter and genderbending hijinks in this new play written specifically for Primary Stages from the master of Off-Broadway farce.

4-play subscriptions for the Primary Stages 2013-2014 season range from $140 - $180. Subscription packages can be purchased via or by calling Ticket Central at 212.279.4200. For additional information about Primary Stages, visit


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