The New Group 10th Anniversary 2006-2006 Season

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SUBSCRIBER PACKAGES Anniversary Subscription $99 (All Shows) Under 30 Preview $60 (All Shows) Make it a Party! Buy 3 Get 4th Free. This comes to $74.25 per subscription! ABIGAIL'S PARTY by MIKE LEIGH directed by SCOTT ELLIOTT featuring JENNIFER JASON LEIGH It's a party only Mike Leigh could conceive: biting, hilarious, and stolen straight from life. Jennifer Jason Leigh performs in the New York premiere of this classic satire of British suburbia in the 1970s, from this master playwright (Ecstasy, Goose-Pimples, Smelling a Rat) and Academy Award-winning filmmaker (Secrets and Lies, Topsy Turvy, Vera Drake, Naked). "THE NEW GROUP AND SCOTT ELLIOTT...TAUGHT NEW YORK THEATERGOERS THAT LEIGH WAS A PROLIFIC PLAYWRIGHT LONG BEFORE HIS MOVIEW MADE HIM FAMOUS." Linda Winer, Newsday February 2006 THE MUSIC TEACHER a Play / Opera words by WALLACE SHAWN music by ALLEN SHAWN A rare world premiere by the groundbreaking author of Aunt Dan and Lemon in collaboration with composer Allen Shawn. A unique and startling blend of theatre and opera, The Music Teacher is a story of creation and obsession in which a young teacher and his brilliant female student conceive and perform a new operetta. "AMERICA'S MOST DANGEROUS PLAYWRIGHT." David Cote, Time Out NY Spring 2006 EVERYTHING'S TURNING INTO BEAUTIFUL by SETH ZVI ROSENFELD featuring BOBBY CANNAVALE and ANNABELLA SCIORRA Another world premiere by a New Group alum (The Flatted Fifth, 1996-1997 season). Bobby Cannavale and Annabella Sciorrastar in this musical story of two songwriters facing their forties and failure - and the possibility of new love. "MR. ROSENFELD CAN DEFINITELY MAKE HIS CHARACTERS TALK, WITH A VIVID FLAIR ALL THEIR OWN." Ben Brantley, NY Times Spring 2006 THE NEW GROUP (NAKED) A SPALDING GRAY MATTER written/performed by MICHAEL BRANDT directed by IAN MORGAN Brandt explores questions from Gray's illness, disappearance, and assumed suicide as a way of understanding parallel events in his own recent experience. The result is an intimate, gripping story about the effects of illness and recovery on the human psyche.

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