New plays by Arthur Laurents and Ken Ludwig, plus Jane Alexander starring as the widow of D.H. Lawrence in Thom Thomas’ “A Moon to Dance By,” are on the 2009-10 season lineup for New Jersey’s George Street Playhouse.
Laurents, currently repped on Broadway with his hit revival of “West Side Story,” will direct the world preem of “Come Back, Come Back, Wherever You Are,” about a woman coping with loss. Season opener runs Sept. 30-Nov. 1.
Robert Cuccioli and Gareth Saxe join Alexander in Thomas’ play about Frieda Weekley, the inspiration for “Lady Chatterley’s Lover” and “Women in Love.” Edwin Sherin directs the Nov. 17-Dec. 13 engagement.
Ludwig (whose farce “Lend Me a Tenor” is in the pipeline for a Broadway revival this season, with Stanley Tucci directing T.R. Knight) is at George Street with new comedy “A Fox on the Fairway,” about the rivalry between two country clubs. Running March 30-April 25, the show will be directed by John Rando (“Urinetown”).
Also skedded is newcomer Barry Wyner’s contempo teen musical retelling of the “Cyrano de Bergerac” story, “Calvin Berger,” playing Feb. 9-March 14.