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Tony-Winning Musical City of Angels Joins Lyric Stage's Season Lineup

The Boston company’s 2014-15 season will also include Stephen Sondheim’s ”Sweeney Todd” and the Boston premiere of Lynn Nottage’s ”Intimate Apparel”.

Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage's Intimate Apparel will make its Boston premiere with Lyric Stage Company in 2015.
Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage's Intimate Apparel will make its Boston premiere with Lyric Stage Company in 2015.
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Boston's Lyric Stage Company has announced the complete lineup for its 2014-15 season, which is slated to include three Boston premiere productions.

Opening the season will be Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler's dark musical thriller Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, running from September 5-October 11 with an official September 7 opening. Spiro Veloudos will direct a cast featuring Christopher Chew in the title role and Amelia Broome as Mrs. Lovett.

Sarah Ruhl's Dear Elizabeth will then make its Boston premiere, with performances running from October 17-November 9 and an officially opening set for October 19. A. Nora Long will helm the production, set to star Laura Latreille as Elizabeth Bishop and Ed Hoopman as Robert Lowell.

Charles Busch's Tony-nominated comedy, The Tale of the Allergist's Wife, directed by Larry Coen, will be next, with performances beginning November 21 in advance of a November 23 opening and running through December 20. The cast will include Stephanie Clayman, Zaven Ovian, Joel Colodner, Ellen Colton, and Maureen Keiller.

The Boston premiere of Red Hot Patriot: The Kick-Ass Wit of Molly Ivins will follow, running from January 2-31, 2015. The production will feature Karen MacDonald in the title role and will be directed by Spiro Veloudos.

Lynn Nottage's Intimate Apparel will be the final Boston premiere of the season, directed by Summer L. Williams. Performances will begin February 13, 2015 in advance of a February 15 opening, and will run through March 14.

Next will be the 1990 Tony Award-winning musical City of Angels, featuring Tony-winning music and lyrics by Cy Coleman and David Zippel, and a Tony-winning book by Larry Gelbart. Performances will run from March 27-May 2, 2015 with an official March 29 opening.

Moss Hart's comedy Light Up The Sky will round out the season, featuring direction by Scott Edmiston. Performances will begin May 15, 2015 in advance of a May 17 opening and will run through June 13.

For more information about the upcoming season at Lyric Stage Company, click here.