Tuner to preem in August
Barter Theater in Abingdon, Va., will preem tuner “Hats! The Red Hat Society Musical” in August.A team of composers and lyricists — including Henry Krieger (“Dreamgirls”) and Susan Birkenhead (“Jelly’s Last Jam”) — will write the songs, with a book by husband-wife scribes Marcia Milgrom Dodge and Anthony Dodge. Inspiration for the production is the Red Hat Society, a fun-loving worldwide org for women over 50. Sibling Entertainment produces the show, which runs at the Barter Aug. 18-Sept. 17.