×

Hawke, Sheik set for CSC

Off Broadway company fills 2012-13 season

An Ethan Hawke-toplined staging of “Ivanov” and a production of “The Caucasian Chalk Circle” with a score by Duncan Sheik will fill out the 2012-13 season at Off Broadway’s Classic Stage Company.

Hawke will be something of an Off Broadway regular during the coming season, with the thesp also set to direct and star in new play “Clive” for the New Group. At CSC he’ll star in an Austin Pendleton-helmed production of Chekhov’s 1887 play “Ivanov,” about a melancholy government official conflicted over financial and marital concerns. The show, slotted for a run that begins in October, will be the latest in CSC’s series of Chekhov revivals, the most recent of which, “The Cherry Orchard,” earned stellar notices for the troupe last year.

“Caucasian Chalk Circle,” directed by CSC a.d. Brian Kulick, has booked an April run. Sheik (“Spring Awakening”) provides the score for Bertolt Brecht’s 1948 epic fable, a play with music about a lowly maid who rescues the child of a government official.

Popular on Variety

The two shows join a CSC slate that already includes a February staging of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine’s “Passion,” to be helmed by John Doyle (“Sweeney Todd”) and starring Judy Kuhn and Melissa Errico.

Exact dates and further details for the upcoming season remain to be announced.

More Legit

  • Revenge Song

    Vampire Cowboys' 'Revenge Song': L.A. Theater Review

    There’s highbrow, there’s lowbrow, and then there’s however you might classify Vampire Cowboys, the anarchic New York City theater company whose diverse productions . It’s radical, “good taste”-flouting counter-programming for the vast swaths of the population left unserved by high-dollar, stiff-collar theater options. Vampire Cowboys’ raucous new show, “Revenge Song,” is unlike anything else that’s [...]

  • THE VISIT review

    'The Visit': Theater Review

    Director Jeremy Herrin’s extraordinary take on Friedrich Dürrenmatt’s 1956 play “The Visit” is less of a production and more of a show. A wordy one, to be sure, which is no surprise since it’s an adaptation by Tony Kushner that, including two intermissions, comes in at three-and-a-half hours. It’s never going to be described as [...]

  • Freestyle Love Supreme review

    'We Are Freestyle Love Supreme': Film Review

    For any Lin-Manuel Miranda fans whose hearts sank almost as quickly as they rose upon hearing that, yes, there’s a “Hamilton” movie, and no, it won’t be out for another 20 months, succor may be on the way in the form of a probably faster-arriving movie that features Miranda in almost as big a role, [...]

  • Unmasked review

    Andrew Lloyd Webber's 'Unmasked': Theater Review

    It takes guts to admit you were wrong — especially when you have been so right, so often. Take composer Andrew Lloyd Webber, whose successes with  “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat,” “Jesus Christ Superstar,” “Evita,” “The Phantom of the Opera,” “Sunset Boulevard,” and “School of Rock” have made him a musical-theater uber-Lord. Early on during [...]

  • Aaron Loeb

    James Ward Byrkit to Direct Aaron Loeb's Off-Broadway Adaptation 'Ideation' (EXCLUSIVE)

    Aaron Loeb’s darkly comic one-act play “Ideation” will be turned into a movie, Variety has learned. The Off-Broadway production centers on a group of corporate consultants who work together on a mysterious and ethically ambiguous project for the government. It premiered in 2016, and went on to become a New York Times Critic’s Pick during [...]

  • Leopoldstadt review

    Tom Stoppard's 'Leopoldstat': Theater Review

    “Leopoldstadt,” the most slow-burn and personal work of 82-year-old Tom Stoppard’s long stage and screen career, is an intimate epic. It springs to astonishing dramatic life in a now bare, but once glorious apartment off Vienna’s Ringstrasse in 1955. The only problem is, for all the visceral emotional intensity of that scene, it forms less [...]

  • Duncan Sheik

    Listen: Duncan Sheik Created a Monster

    The singer-songwriter Duncan Sheik burst onto the musical theater scene with his raucous rock score for “Spring Awakening,” which swept the Tonys back in 2007, and since then, he’s worked steadily on stage — but a lot of his newer projects, including the current “Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice,” have a much quieter [...]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content