59E59 Theaters Announces Productions For The 2019 Winter Season

59E59 Theaters Announces Productions For The 2019 Winter Season

59E59 Theaters announce the line-up of shows for the 2019 Winter Season. All performances take place at 59E59 Theaters (59 East 59th Street, between Park and Madison Avenues). Ticket prices and performance schedules vary. For tickets, call the 59E59 Box Office at 646-892-7999 or online at www.59e59.org.

Tickets for the 2019 Winter Season go on sale to 59E59 Members on Wednesday, November 7 at Noon and to the general public on Tuesday, November 13 at Noon.

The Winter 2019 Line Up:

January 8 - February 3
ON BLUEBERRY HILL written by Sebastian Barry, directed by Jim Culleton
With Niall Buggy and David Ganly
Produced by Fishable: The New Play Company as part of Origin's 1st Irish Festival
Tickets: $25 - $35 ($24.50 for 59E59 Members)

Following the critically-acclaimed world premiere production as part of Dublin Theatre Festival 2017, Olivier Award-winning Fishamble and Laureate of Irish Fiction Sebastian Barry, reunite for the revival tour of ON BLUEBERRY HILL. Starring Niall Buggy and David Ganly in "beautifully pitched performances" (Financial Times) as two men in an unlikely and inseparable companionship. Called "superb" (Irish Times), "phenomenal" (Sunday Independent), and "outstanding" (RTÉ Arena), this new play bursts with humanity as it explores murder, forgiveness, survival, and, ultimately, love in the prison of the human heart.

January 10 - January 27
ALONE IT STANDS written and directed by John Breen
With cast TBA
Produced by Gyre and Gimble Productions as part of Origin's 1st Irish Festival
Tickets: $25 - $35 ($24.50 for 59E59 Members)

On October 31,1978 a small Irish provincial Rugby Team beat The New Zealand All Blacks 12-0. It was an event that rocked the Island as this All Blacks team was rightly considered one of the best rugby teams in history. Ireland was in the grip of a recession and war was waging in the North. This David vs Goliath victory captured and entrance Irish people everywhere. This is the story of that great day. A cast of six actors play 62 characters, including: two rugby teams, the coaches, the fans, The Bunratty singers, nurses, street urchins, a pregnant woman in labor, two babies, and a dog. There is a bonfire, a birth, a wake, and a rugby match that will never be forgotten.

January 12 - February 24
TRICK OR TREAT written by Jack Neary, directed by Carol Dunne
Produced by Northern Stage
With Gordon Clapp, Dave Mason, Jenni Putney, and one more actor TBA
Tickets: $25 - $70 ($25 - $49 for 59E59 Members)

Jack Neary's dark comedy skewers a family in crisis on Halloween. A distraught husband, a nosy neighbor, and a dark secret set the wheels in motion for a night of confrontation, mystery, and relentless suspense. This roller-coaster ride stars Tony Award-nominee and Emmy Award-winner Gordon Clapp (NYPD Blue).

February 6 - February 23
THE WAITING GAME written by Charles Gershman, directed by Nathan Wright
With Marc Sinoway and cast TBA
Produced by Snowy Owl
Tickets: $25 ($20 for 59E59 Members)

Sam's in a coma. Paolo's doing his best. When Geoff reveals a secret, reality and fantasy blur. This NYC premiere from critically acclaimed Snowy Owl follows a sold-out, award-winning run in the Edinburgh Fringe (Best Overseas Play, Derek Awards) and explores relationships in the digital age. "One of the Top 5 LGBTQ Shows to see in the Edinburgh Fringe" -- HuffPost UK

February 7 - March 3
SWITZERLAND written by Joanna Murray-Smith, directed by Dan Foster
With Daniel Petzold and Peggy J. Scott
Produced by Hudson Stage Company
Tickets: $25 - $35 ($24.50 for 59E59 Members)

It's 1995 in the Swiss Alps and the reclusive crime writer Patricia Highsmith is visited by a genial young man from her New York publisher, sent to convince her to write the final installment of her best-selling Mr. Ripley series. What first appears to be a standard cat-and-mouse game of wit and wiles soon becomes a dance to the death. Who is the cat and who is the mouse? And who will make it out of Switzerland alive? From Australia's most celebrated playwright, Joanna Murray-Smith.

March 1 - March 23
IMAGINING MADOFF written by Deb Margolin, directed by Jerry Heymann
Cast TBA
Produced by New Light Theater Project
Tickets: $25 ($20 for 59E59 Members)

IMAGINING MADOFF finds Ponzi schemer Bernard Madoff in prison, determined to control his own narrative for history as he dictates to a visiting biographer stories about his childhood, his family, women, money, and an all-night meeting he had with Holocaust survivor and poet, Solomon Galkin. Considered both "intriguingly exercised" (Washington Post) and "rich with dramatic tension" (Tampa Bay Times), the play explores themes of greed, willful blindness to the truth, and the beauty and danger of absolute faith, either in God or in men.

March 16 - April 13
SMART BLONDE written by Willy Holtzman, directed by Peter Flynn
With Andréa Burns and one more actor TBA
Produced by MBL Productions and Mary J. Davis
Tickets: $25 - $35 ($24.50 for 59E59 Members)

In New York City, star Judy Holliday lays down a series of tracks about her rise to fame amidst the politics of the 1950s. Memory and song converge as the "dumb blonde" with a genius IQcharts her experiences from Greenwich Village to Broadway and beyond with notable show business alums, including Leonard Bernstein and Marilyn Monroe.

March 30 - April 14
I CARRY YOUR HEART written by Georgette Kelly, directed by Cate Caplin
Cast TBA
Produced by Athena Theatre
Tickets: $25 ($20 for 59E59 Members)

Phoebe is a young poet, forever living in the shadow of her estranged mother's literary acclaim. When her mother unexpectedly dies, Phoebe is left with two complicated legacies: donating her mother's organs and reading her mother's unpublished confessional journal. Meanwhile, Tess and her partner Lydia receive a late night phone call, informing them that adonor heart is available for Tess - good news, but news that has come far sooner than they were prepared. As these two families form an unlikely connection, they struggle to understand the politics and poetics of organ donation-and they dare to hope that pieces of us can live on after great tragedy.

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