August is well known for theatre festivals, both in New York and Edinburgh -- but some year round companies are hard at work as well.
Primary Stages begins its next season with "Informed Consent," co-produced by Ensemble Studio Theatre and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation -- it comes with a rave review from Cleveland.
Please try to see at Playwrights Horizons, "A Delicate Ship" by the super- talented Anna Ziegler. If you missed her terrific "Photograph 51" at EST (another Alfred P. Sloan commission) you have a chance to see it this fall, with Nicole Kidman starring as Rosalind Franklin-- but you'll have to jet over to London to do so!
Keep Pg. 73 in your sights -- a young company with two OBIES already. They're next presenting "Judy" by Max Posner. His bio suggests they've found another rising star!
Take a look at "Whorl Inside a Loop" at Second Stage sounds fascinating. Also at Second Stage is "King Liz," which has already received a very positive New York Times review.
-- the story of creating theatre behind bars
Later this month, "The Legend of Georgia McBride" will be at MCC; perhaps this review from an earlier production will entice you.
Another treat is bound to be "A New Morality," a comedy from 1920 by Harold Chapin, at the ever-unearthing, ever- excellent Mint Theatre Company.
BUY TICKETS NOW for the most astonishing production of "A View From the Bridge" you'll ever see! This comes from the Young Vic, directed by Ivo van Hove, and begins at the Lyceum Theatre in October -- but don't wait!
FAIR WARNING: another British import you don't want to miss is "King Charles III" at the Music Box. You'll be the star when it will surely be sold out -- and you'll have seats!
Off to Edinburgh, now. I'll let you now what theatrical gems I've found in the next letter. Please tell me what I've missed here!