David Henry Hwang
(© Tristan Fuge)
David Henry Hwang
(© Tristan Fuge)
Theaterworks has announced the production schedule for its 2009-2010 season, to be performed at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts.

Among the highlights is the world premiere of the new musical romance Daddy Long Legs (January 20-February 14), featuring book by John Caird (who will also direct) with music and lyrics by Paul Gordon, based on the novel by Jean Webster. Set in turn-of-the-century New England, it is the story of Jerusha Abbott, a talented orphan sent to a prestigious college by an anonymous benefactor she whimsically dubs "Daddy Long Legs." This is co-production with Rubicon Theatre Company.

The season will open with the world premiere of Tinyard Hill, July 15-August 9, a musical of romance, rebellion, and patriotism, set in the '60s to a country-pop score, with music by Mark Allen, and book and lyrics by Thomas H. Newman. David Henry Hwang's Yellow Face will follow, August 26-September 20, taking a look at racial identity in contemporary America. Aaron Posner and Chaim Potok's The Chosen, October 7-November 1, is the story of an unlikely friendship between two Jewish teenagers in post-war 1940's Brooklyn.

Paula Vogel's A Civil War Christmas: An American Musical Celebration, December 2-27, will fill the holiday season, while the season will also include Sunsets and Margaritas by José Cruz González, March 10-April 4, as well as To Kill a Mockingbird, April 7-May 2, Christopher Sergel's dramatization of Harper Lee's novel. The season will close with Michael Hollinger's Opus, June 2-27, the story of a famous string quartet forced to find a new member just days before an appearance at the White House.

For more information, call 650-463-1960 or visit theatreworks.org.