Photo Flash: Susan Miller's 20TH CENTURY BLUES Gets New York Premiere

Producer Lida Orzeck and Executive Producer Eva Price are pleased to announce The New York premiere of the new play, 20th Century Blues, from Susan Smith Blackburn Prize-winner and two-time OBIE Award-winning playwright Susan Miller (My Left Breast). Two-time OBIE Award-winner and Tony Award-nominee Emily Mann (Having Our Say, Anna in the Tropics) will direct the 10-week limited engagement beginning November 12 with performances through January 28 and an official opening night set for November 26. 20th Century Blues will play at The Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 W. 42nd Street).

The award-winning design team includes scenic design and projection design by Tony Award-winner Beowulf Boritt (Act One), costumes by OBIE Award-winner Jennifer Von Mayrhauser (Disgraced), lighting by Tony Award-winner Jeff Croiter (Bandstand), and sound by Tony Award-winner Darron L West (Peter and the Starcatcher).

American Express pre-sale for 20th Century Blues will begin on Monday, August 14 at 10:00 AM through Thursday, August 17 at 9:59 AM. Audience Rewards pre-sale will run from Thursday, August 17 at 10:00AM through Monday August 21 at 9:59 AM. General on-sale will begin on Monday August 21 at 10:00 AM through Ticket Central via www.ticketcentral.com, by calling 212.279.4200, or in person at 416 W. 42nd Street (12-8pm daily).

A reunion. An argument. A Ted Talk. Emotional mutiny. And a bond that connects four women who meet once a year for a photo shoot, chronicling their changing (and aging) selves as they navigate through love, careers, children, and major world events. But, when these private photographs have the potential to go public, their relationships are tested, forcing the women to confront who they are, what they've become, and how they'll deal with whatever lies ahead. Sharply funny and evocative, 20th Century Blues is a new play by Susan Miller that questions our place in the world and with one another.

Peter Marks of The Washington Post declared that "20TH CENTURY BLUES has a promising future" when it was first staged in 2016 at the Contemporary American Theater Festival in Sheperdstown, WV.

Casting by David Caperelliotis. Maximum Entertainment Productions serves as general manager and Samantha Flint is the production stage manager.

Photo credit: Joan Marcus

high res photos

Photo Flash: Susan Miller's 20TH CENTURY BLUES Gets New York Premiere
(l-r) Charles Socarides and Polly Draper in 20th Century Blues, a new play by Susan Miller, directed by Emily Mann, at the The Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center, 480 West 42nd Street. © Joan Marcus

Photo Flash: Susan Miller's 20TH CENTURY BLUES Gets New York Premiere
(l-r) Polly Draper, Kathryn Grody, Franchelle Stewart Dorn and Ellen Parker in 20th Century Blues, a new play by Susan Miller, directed by Emily Mann, at the The Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center, 480 West 42nd Street. © Joan Marcus

Photo Flash: Susan Miller's 20TH CENTURY BLUES Gets New York Premiere
(l-r) Ellen Parker, Franchelle Stewart Dorn, Polly Draper and Kathryn Grody in 20th Century Blues, a new play by Susan Miller, directed by Emily Mann, at the The Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center, 480 West 42nd Street. © Joan Marcus

Photo Flash: Susan Miller's 20TH CENTURY BLUES Gets New York Premiere
20th Century Blues CAST Beth Dixon Franchelle Stewart Dorn Polly Draper Kathryn Grody Ellen Parker Charles Socarides Playwright Susan Miller Directed by Emily Mann Producer Lida Orzeck Executive Producer Eva Price Scenic & Projection Design Beowulf Boritt Costume Design Jennifer Von Mayrhauser Lighting Design Jeff Croiter Sound Design Darron L West Casting David Caperelliotis Production Stage Manager Samantha Flint Production Manager Mary Duffe Press Sam Rudy Media Relations Advertising DR Advertising Marketing Leanne Schanzer Promotions, Inc. General Management Maximum Entertainment

Photo Flash: Susan Miller's 20TH CENTURY BLUES Gets New York Premiere
(l-r) Ellen Parker, Franchelle Stewart Dorn, Polly Draper and Kathryn Grody in 20th Century Blues, a new play by Susan Miller, directed by Emily Mann, at the The Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center, 480 West 42nd Street. © Joan Marcus

Photo Flash: Susan Miller's 20TH CENTURY BLUES Gets New York Premiere
(l-r) Polly Draper and Beth Dixon in 20th Century Blues, a new play by Susan Miller, directed by Emily Mann, at the The Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center, 480 West 42nd Street. © Joan Marcus

buy tickets

Related Articles

More Hot Stories For You

Before you go...

Like Us On Facebook
Follow Us On Twitter
Follow Us On Instagram instagram
   
popup



  SHARE