Daniele's 'Glorious' going Off Broadway
Something old and something new are the fall offerings at Lincoln Center Theater, the Gotham nonprofit that last season produced Tony fave “The Coast of Utopia.”
Org’s Broadway space, the Vivian Beaumont, will see a new production of Shakespeare’s “Cymbeline” helmed by Mark Lamos (“Seascape,” “The Rivals”). Meanwhile, LCT’s Off Broadway stage, the Mitzi E. Newhouse, gets the latest tuner from Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty , “The Glorious Ones.”
“Glorious” will be helmed and choreographed by Graciela Daniele (“Chita Rivera: The Dancer’s Life,” “Annie Get Your Gun”), who staged the tuner’s world preem at Pittsburgh Public Theater earlier this spring.
No casting has been set for either production. Thesps involved in “Glorious Ones” in Pittsburgh included Natalie Venetia Belcon (“Avenue Q”), David Patrick Kelly, Jenny Powers and Jeremy Webb.
Based on Francine Prose’s novel about commedia dell’arte performers in the 1600s, “Glorious Ones” begins perfs Oct. 11 for a Nov. 5 opening. “Cymbeline,” Shakespeare’s twisty late-career romance centered on a princess and the man she marries against her father’s wishes, begins previews Nov. 1 for a Dec. 2 opening.
The Beaumont is already spoken for in spring 2008, when LCT will bow the first Rialto revival of “South Pacific” since the famous Rodgers and Hammerstein tuner’s original 1949-1954 run.