New A.R.T. Season to Include Andy Mientus Musical, Sense and Sensibility, and More
The American Repertory Theater has announced the lineup for its 2017-18 season, which, as announced earlier today, will include the world-premiere musical adaptation of Alanis Morissette’s album Jagged Little Pill. Directed by Diane Paulus with a book by Diablo Cody, the production will close the A.R.T. season in May 2018.
Opening the season in August will be Burn All Night, a synth-pop musical about millennial ambition on the eve of global catastrophe. The production will feature a book and lyrics by Andy Mientus (NBC's Smash, Spring Awakening); music by Van Hughes, Nick LaGrasta, and Brett Moses; and direction by Jenny Koons. Performances will be held at A.R.T.'s second stage, Oberon.
In September, Warhol Capote will be produced, a "non-fiction invention" based on recorded conversations between two of America’s most enigmatic artistic personas, Truman Capote and Andy Warhol. The piece is adapted by Rob Roth and directed by Michael Mayer.
Bedlam’s Sense and Sensibility will then open in December. The adaptation of Jane Austen’s classic novel is written by Kate Hamill and directed by Eric Tucker. The piece made its world premiere at New York's Sheen Center in 2014, followed by a return engagement at the Gym at Judson in 2016.
Beginning in January 2018 will be Hear Word! Naija Woman Talk True, a new play drawn from interviews with multiple generations of women who have broken the culture of silence, featuring leading Nigerian actresses directed by Ifeoma Fafunwa. The show returns to the A.R.T. after its U.S. premiere in a limited run last season.
Next will be The White Card, a world premiere play about the unnamed intentions behind America’s conversations about race, written by poet Claudia Rankine, best-selling author of Citizen. The show is directed by Diane Paulus and coproduced with ArtsEmerson. Performances will begin in February 2018 at the Emerson Paramount Center’s Robert J. Orchard Stage.
The A.R.T.'s second stage season will also include The Fever (November), Dragon Lady (March 2018), and a Company One Theatre production to be announced (April 2018), and the third year of the performance series Glowberon.