Mayer, Shanley go to Powerhouse

Lineup includes a new version of 'On a Clear Day'

A musical revival from helmer Michael Mayer (“American Idiot”), a new play by John Patrick Shanley (“Doubt”) and a new tuner directed by Alex Timbers (“Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson”) are among the productions on the lineup of the annual Powerhouse Theater season (June 25-Aug. 1) from Vassar and New York Stage and Film.

Mayer, who developed “American Idiot” last summer at Powerhouse before it went on to Berkeley Rep and then Broadway, will direct a re-imagining of reincarnation-themed musical “On a Clear Day You Can See Forever.” Original songs by Alan Jay Lerner and Burton Lane will be matched with a new book by Peter Parnell.

“Clear Day” will be given a musical workshop, as will the Timbers-helmed new tuner “Bonfire Night” by Justin Levine.

Latest from Shanley, a Powerhouse regular, is called “Pirate.” It will play the theater’s mainstage, as will the world preem of “We Are Here” by playwright-perfomer Tracy Thorne.

Three plays will receive workshops: Seth Zvi Rosenfeld’s “Handball,” Maria Cassi and Patrick Pacheco’s “My Life With Men — and Other Animals,” and Keith Bunin’s “Sam Bendrix at the Bon Soir.”

More Legit

  • Jagged Little Pill review

    Regional Theater Review: 'Jagged Little Pill'

    A musical revival from helmer Michael Mayer (“American Idiot”), a new play by John Patrick Shanley (“Doubt”) and a new tuner directed by Alex Timbers (“Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson”) are among the productions on the lineup of the annual Powerhouse Theater season (June 25-Aug. 1) from Vassar and New York Stage and Film. Mayer, who […]

  • Mean Girls Tina Fey

    Stagecraft Podcast: Tina Fey on Comedy, Broadway and 'Mean Girls'

    A musical revival from helmer Michael Mayer (“American Idiot”), a new play by John Patrick Shanley (“Doubt”) and a new tuner directed by Alex Timbers (“Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson”) are among the productions on the lineup of the annual Powerhouse Theater season (June 25-Aug. 1) from Vassar and New York Stage and Film. Mayer, who […]

  • Patricia Morison Dead: 'Kiss Me Kate'

    Patricia Morison, Stage Star of 'Kiss Me, Kate,' Dies at 103

    A musical revival from helmer Michael Mayer (“American Idiot”), a new play by John Patrick Shanley (“Doubt”) and a new tuner directed by Alex Timbers (“Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson”) are among the productions on the lineup of the annual Powerhouse Theater season (June 25-Aug. 1) from Vassar and New York Stage and Film. Mayer, who […]

  • Prince Harry Meghan Markle

    Who's on the Royal Wedding Guest List?

    A musical revival from helmer Michael Mayer (“American Idiot”), a new play by John Patrick Shanley (“Doubt”) and a new tuner directed by Alex Timbers (“Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson”) are among the productions on the lineup of the annual Powerhouse Theater season (June 25-Aug. 1) from Vassar and New York Stage and Film. Mayer, who […]

  • In the Heights

    'In the Heights': Warner Bros. Wins Movie Rights to Lin-Manuel Miranda's Musical

    A musical revival from helmer Michael Mayer (“American Idiot”), a new play by John Patrick Shanley (“Doubt”) and a new tuner directed by Alex Timbers (“Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson”) are among the productions on the lineup of the annual Powerhouse Theater season (June 25-Aug. 1) from Vassar and New York Stage and Film. Mayer, who […]

  • School of Rock

    'School of Rock' Captures the Heart and Soul of Messy Adolescence

    A musical revival from helmer Michael Mayer (“American Idiot”), a new play by John Patrick Shanley (“Doubt”) and a new tuner directed by Alex Timbers (“Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson”) are among the productions on the lineup of the annual Powerhouse Theater season (June 25-Aug. 1) from Vassar and New York Stage and Film. Mayer, who […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content