IN THE HEIGHTS, RED & More Set for American Stage's 2014-15 Season

American Stage Theatre Company announces its 2014-2015 season for its six Mainstage productions, their 30th Anniversary with American Stage in the Park and a bonus production that will be a world premiere. American Stage offers an unforgettable theatrical journey with one world premiere, four area premieres, two Tony Award-winning plays, two musicals, our 8th installment of an August Wilson's Century Cycle, a Neil Simon classic and even a farce by Lewis Black. Our 2014-2015 season will be a season above the rest!

Our Artistic Director, Todd Olson said this about our upcoming season and how we arrived to our selection of such a rich and diverse season, "This year I was interested in stories that provided social bridges to experiences and inside stories far from our own."

The season opens with THE CHOSEN, written by the creators of last year's hit MY NAME IS ASHER LEV, and is followed by NUREYEV'S EYES (bonus production), a world premiere produced in conjunction with Rudolf Nureyev by James Wyeth: Images of the Dancer from the Brandywine River Museum at the Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg. During the holidays we will present Neil Simon's LAUGHTER ON THE 23RD FLOOR. We then kick-off the new year with our 8th installment in August Wilson's Century Cycle, RADIO GOLF, followed by the hilarious musical comedy GUTENBERG! THE MUSICAL! starring Matthew McGee and Chris Crawford. In celebration of our 30th Anniversary with American Stage in the Park, we bring outdoors the Tony and Grammy Award-winning musical (and Pulitzer finalist) IN THE HEIGHTS. Summer of 2015 will see the play that won the Tony for "Best Play", RED, and the regional premiere of comedian Lewis Black's farce ONE SLIGHT HITCH.

In conjunction with our 2014-2015 announcement, American Stage will be offering 20% off on 2014-2015 Mainstage Subscription packages (excluding FLEXpasses) for their 6 & 5 play packages now through April 13, 2014. We also offer our FLEXpass which is 6 flexible tickets that patrons can use whenever or however they want. Plus, as a loyal subscriber, they get to enjoy the following benefits; huge savings over single tickets, best seats guaranteed, discounts on additional single tickets, unlimited free tickets exchange, lost ticket insurance, our free e-newsletters and a subscriber rewards program card where they will be able to enjoy discounts with our restaurant and hotel partners.

FOLLOWING IS THE DETAILED LIST OF
AMERICAN STAGE 2014-2015 SEASON PRODUCTIONS

From the creators of MY NAME IS ASHER LEV
THE CHOSEN

Adapted by Aaron Posner and Chaim Potok, from the novel by Chaim Potok
Previews September 3 & 4
September 5-28, 2014

It is 1944 set in Brooklyn, and two Jewish boys grow up five blocks and a world apart. A standing-room-only hit wherever it has played, this award-winning adaptation (from the award-winning novel) is by the same creators of last year's hit MY NAME IS ASHER LEV. The play begins when Reuven and Danny play a heated game of baseball between rival yeshivas...until one is badly hurt. As their unique friendship grows, they learn important lessons about their fathers, their community, and themselves.

World Premiere- LIMITED 2 WEEK RUN
NUREYEV'S EYES

By David Rush
Previews October 15 & 16
October 17-26, 2014
Produced in conjunction with Rudolf Nureyev by James Wyeth: Images of the Dancer from the Brandywine River Museum at the Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg.

An inside story about two masters - an American painter and a Russian ballet dancer - and how they created a now famous set of paintings. During the 70's the American painter Jamie Wyeth (son of Andrew) did a series of studies and paintings of Rudolf Nureyev, the legendary ballet dancer who defected from Russia and revitalized western ballet. Written with the express permission and support of Jamie Wyeth, this brand new play by David Rush imagines what their electric encounters may have been like, what secrets were revealed about the world of painting and international dance, and how their relationship evolved...changing each of them.




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