‘Cock’ comes Off Broadway

London hit lands commercial run

Producers Stuart Thompson and Jean Doumanian will take “Cock” Off Broadway, teaming with the U.K.’s Royal Court to bring scribe Mike Bartlett’s London hit to Gotham in a run that opens in the spring.

James Macdonald (“Top Girls,” “Dying City”), who helmed the play in its 2009 London preem at the Court, returns to stage the show Stateside. Production has not yet been cast but will likely star American thesps.

“Cock” reps a rare commercial endeavor for Off Broadway, the economics of which many producers deem inhospitable due to factors including the marketing domination of Broadway and the reduced potential income of smaller theaters. In a benefit to the bottom line, though, Macdonald’s spare production of “Cock” features few set demands and only four actors.

Attention-grabbing title may also attract ticket buyers’ attention but could prove an advertising challenge in many profanity-averse publications.

Doumanian (“August: Osage County”) has a recent track record Off Broadway, having produced a string of outings at the Barrow Street Theater including “Our Town,” “Mistakes Were Made” and the current “Cymbeline.” Thompson was a producer on “Red Light Winter” at the Barrow Street in 2006.

Theater, dates and full creative team for “Cock” remain to be set.

Filed Under:

Want to read more articles like this one? SUBSCRIBE TO VARIETY TODAY.
Post A Comment 0

Leave a Reply

No Comments

Comments are moderated. They may be edited for clarity and reprinting in whole or in part in Variety publications.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More Legit News from Variety

Loading