Second Stage sets 2011-12 season
A new play by Paul Weitz is among the offerings on tap for the 2011-12 season at Off Broadway’s Second Stage Theater. Also on the slate are a multimedia tuner first seen in Boston and a revival of Paula Vogel’s Pulitzer winner “How I Learned to Drive.”“Lonely, I’m Not,” the latest legit outing for Hollywood scribe-helmer Weitz (“About a Boy,” “Little Fockers”), centers on a former prodigy who tries to put his life back together following a divorce, a nervous breakdown and an exit from a high-paying corporate career. Weitz has made a habit of penning plays for Second Stage, which previously produced his “Trust,” “Show People” and “Privilege.” Production is slotted for an early 2012 run. Prior to that, the company’s season opens with “The Blue Flower,” the multimedia tuner that bowed late last year at A.R.T. in Boston. Musical by Jim Bauer and Ruth Bauer follows three artists and a scientist in the first half of the 20th century. Will Pomerantz helms the production, which will begin previews in October ahead of a November opening. Also on tap for the season is “How I Learned to Drive,” Vogel’s 1997 play about a teenage girl and the uncle who teaches her to drive. Director for that one remains to be nailed down. A fourth production for the season remains to be announced.