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John Kander and Gregory Pierce's Kid Victory and Two New Plays Set for the Vineyard

The off-Broadway company has announced the complete lineup for 2016-17.

Nicky Silver's new play This Day Forward will have its world premiere at Vineyard Theatre.
Nicky Silver's new play This Day Forward will have its world premiere at Vineyard Theatre.
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Vineyard Theatre has announced the two plays that will join John Kander and Greg Pierce's new musical Kid Victory in its 2016-17 season.

In the winter of 2017, Vineyard Theatre will produce the world premiere of Nicky Silver’s newest play, This Day Forward, directed by Mark Brokaw. In Silver's comedy of love and marriage, Martin thinks he has just married the girl of his dreams, but when Irene makes a surprising confession in their honeymoon suite, all their well-made plans fall apart. Nearly 50 years later, Irene's children wrestle with their past, and a mother whose secrets are quickly fading along with her memory. The production will reunite the playwright-director duo behind The Lyons.

In the spring, Gina Gionfriddo’s Can You Forgive Her? will have its New York premiere directed by Peter DuBois. In the play it's Halloween, and Miranda is drowning in debt, may be falling for her sugar daddy, and is on the run from her date who has threatened to kill her. When she meets Graham and Tanya, a door opens, for all of them.

As previously announced, the season will begin in September with the New York premiere of Kid Victory, featuring story by John Kander and Gregory Pierce, music by John Kander, and book and lyrics by Gregory Pierce. The show follows 17-year-old Luke, who returns to his small Kansas town after a wrenching one-year absence. The production, which had its premiere at Virginia's Signature Theatre in 2015, will be directed by Liesl Tommy.