Jeff Daniels
(© Joseph Marzullo/Retna)
Jeff Daniels
(© Joseph Marzullo/Retna)
Jeff Daniels and Rachel York will star in the Goodman Theatre's production of Turn of the Century, a new musical by Tony Award winners Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice, to run September 19-October 26. The show, which focuses on a down-on-her-luck singer named Dixie Wilson and a womanizing piano player named Billy Clark who become superstars, will be directed by Tommy Tune.

The Goodman season will also include Lynn Nottage's Ruined (November 8-December 7), to be directed by Kate Whoriskey, about a savvy businesswoman in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, who protects and profits from the women whose bodies have become a battleground. The production will then transfer to Manhattan Theatre Club in New York.

Up next will be Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol (November 21-December 31), directed by William Brown; and the theater's three-month Eugene O'Neill Festival, which includes six different productions, including Tony Award winner Brian Dennehy in Desire Under the Elms, to be directed by Robert Falls (January 17-February 12).

The season will continue with the world premiere of Regina Taylor's Magnolia, an updated version of The Cherry Orchard, directed by Tony Award winner Anna D. Shapiro (March 14-April 19); Naomi Iizuka's Ghostwritten, directed by Lisa Portes (April 4-May 3); Tom Stoppard's Rock "N' Roll, directed by Charles Newell (May 2-June 7); Rebecca Gilman's The Crowd You're In With, directed by Wendy C. Goldberg (May 23-June 21); and Jose Rivera's Boleros for the Disenchanted, directed by Henry Godinez (June 20-July 26).

Finally, the theater will co-present Philip Kan Gotanda's Yohen at the Silk Road Theatre Project. The play, to be directed by Steve Scott, focuses on a decades-long marriage between a divorced Japanese woman and an African American soldier which is threatening to come apart.

For more information, visit www.goodmantheatre.org.