Broadway-Bound Clybourne Park, Red, et al. Set for Mark Taper Forum's 2012 Season
The year at the Taper will begin with Bruce Norris' Pulitzer Prize-winning play Clybourne Park, a look at the racial and socioeconomic changes in a Chicago neighborhood over the course of 50 years. Pam MacKinnon will direct the production, which will run January 25 - February 26. According to a theater spokesperson, Lincoln Center Theater, Scott Rudin, Stuart Thompson and Center Theatre Group are planning to bring the production to Broadway in the spring pending the availability of a theater.
Also on the schedule for the Taper is a revival of Samuel Beckett's Waiting for Godot (March 14 - April 22), which be directed by Michael Arabian and star Barry McGovern and Alan Mandell. In addition, Graciela Daniele will direct a new musical from Michael John LaChiusa, Los Otros (May 23 - July 1), which examines the lives and experiences of Mexican-American immigrant workers.
The Taper season will continue John Logan's Tony Award-winning Red (August 1 - September 9). Alfred Molina will reprise his portrayal of painter Mark Rothko in this bio-drama that will be directed by Michael Grandage, who won a Tony Award for staging the piece on Broadway.
Also on tap are David Mamet's look an unpopular president's final days in office, November (September 28 - November 4), and Jon Robin Batiz's examination of a wealthy family as it confronts its secrets, Other Desert Cities (November 20 - December 30), to be directed by Joe Mantello.