Marber's drama lands on B'way

Manhattan Theater Club has announced that the U.S. premiere of Patrick Marber’s “After Miss Julie” will join its 2005-06 season at its Broadway space, the Biltmore Theater. Marber originally wrote this reimagining of August Strindberg’s “Miss Julie” as a 1995 BBC telefilm before adapting it for its stage premiere at London’s Donmar Warehouse in 2003. A director has not been named.

Also at the Biltmore will be the previously announced revival of Alan Ayckbourn’s “Absurd Person Singular,” which will now be directed by John Tillinger, instead of MTC artistic director Lynne Meadow. Biltmore season is rounded out by the previously announced David Lindsay-Abaire play “Rabbit Hole,” directed by Daniel Sullivan.

Also added to MTC’s season is the U.S. preem of Ariel Dorfman’s “The Other Side,” directed by Blanka Zizka, which will play its Off Broadway space City Center Stage I. The world preem of Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa’s “Based on a True Story,” directed by MTC’s director of artistic production Michael Bush, will play its smaller Off Broadway space, City Center Stage II. Previously announced for Stage II is Nilo Cruz’s “Beauty of the Father,” directed by Michael Greif. A fourth City Center play will be announced.

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