Boston theater announced 2012-13 season
A world premiere stage version of Fritz Lang’s “M” and the U.S. bow of Christopher Shinn’s “Now or Later” are among the shows on tap for the 2012-13 season at Boston’s Huntington Theater.A production of Gina Gionfriddo’s “Rapture, Blister, Burn,” the play that bows this season at Playwrights Horizons in a staging toplined by Amy Brenneman, also will get a run at Huntington. Both the Gotham incarnation and the Boston version (May 24-June 22, 2013) are helmed by Huntington a.d. Peter DuBois. Shinn’s political campaign drama “Now or Later,” which preemed at the Royal Court in 2008, will play during the last weeks of the 2012 presidential contest (Oct. 12-Nov.10). Michael Wilson, director of the Rialto’s current politcal drama “The Best Man,” will helm the show. Storyline centers on a political crisis the arises when controversial pictures appear on the Internet of a candidate’s son. Wilson also staged Shinn’s “What Didn’t Happen” and last year’s “Picked” Off Broadway. Ryan Landry’s legit version of “M,” based on the 1931 film, plays the story for comedy. Show is directed by Caitlin Lowans and runs March 29-April 27, 2013. Also on tap is David Cromer’s acclaimed Off Broadway production of Thornton Wilder “Our Town” (Dec. 7-13). Cromer will topline as the Stage Manager. Other Huntington season shows are David Lindsay Abaire’s “Good People” directed by Kate Whoriskey (Sept. 14-Oct. 14); “Harold Pinter’s “Betrayal” helmed by Maria Aitken (Nov. 9-Dec. 9); “Invisible Man,” Oren Jacoby’s adaptation of the Ralph Ellison book directed by Christopher McElroen (Jan. 4-Feb. 3) and Lorraine Hansberry’s “A Raisin in the Sun” directed by Liesl Tommy (March 8-April 7).
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