A world premiere by Edward Albee and the U.S. bow of Caryl Churchill’s latest play are among notable additions to Off Broadway’s 2013-14 lineup.
“Laying an Egg,” set to open at Gotham’s Signature Theater, is the new work by the writer of “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” (recently revived on Broadway in a production that closed earlier this month).
Anticipation was further stoked when the play, initially announced for last year, was pushed back in a delay Signature attributed to Albee’s desire to hone the script. Directed by David Esbjornson (“The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia?”), “Laying an Egg” will open this summer.
Meanwhile, Churchill’s “Love and Information” will land at New York Theater Workshop this winter following its much-lauded 2012 U.K. preem. James Macdonald reprises his helming duties, after directing a string of Churchill plays including “A Number,” which played NYTW in 2007.”Love and Information” is part of the NYTW season that opens in early fall with the New York preem of Will Power’s “Fetch Clay, Make Man,” about the friendship between Cassius Clay and Stepin Fetchit, helmed by Des McAnuff (“Jersey Boys”).
Theater will also present “What’s It All About? Bacharach Reimagined,” a revue from actor-musician Kyle Riabko (“Spring Awakening”) directed by Steven Hoggett, the choreographer of “Once” and “American Idiot.”
Along with “Laying an Egg,” Signature has skedded stints for Ruben Santiago-Hudson in “How I Learned What I Learned,” the biographical solo show by August Wilson, as well as for the previously announced world preem of “Kung Fu,” the David Henry Hwang tale inspired by Bruce Lee set to bow in spring.
Signature also has locked in world preems of Regina Taylor’s “—- and Potatoes” and Martha Clarke’s Colette adaptation “Cheri,” plus slots for new work from Will Eno and Branden Jacobs-Jenkins with titles still to be announced.