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Works by David Mamet, Frozen's Robert Lopez, and More Set for Atlantic Season

Rebecca Hall will appear in a new production at the off-Broadway mainstay.

Rebecca Hall will star in Animals at Atlantic Stage 2.
Rebecca Hall will star in Animals at Atlantic Stage 2.
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Atlantic Theater Company has announced five upcoming productions from its 2016-2017 season.

The season kicks off with Marie and Rosetta, a new play by George Brant (Grounded). Directed by Neil Pepe, the work tells the story of Sister Rosetta Tharpe, the queen of "race records" in the 1930s and 1940s, who performed mornings at churches and evenings at the Cotton Club, and her protégée, Marie Knight. Neil Pepe directs.

David Cromer's previously announced production of David Yazbek and Itamar Moses' The Band's Visit will follow, November-January. It is based on the film of the same title, which was written by Eran Kolirin.

Paola Lázaro's Tell Hector I Miss Him will play Atlantic Stage 2 January-February. It is described as "a raw and compelling play about searching for first love, found family, and hope."

On the mainstage in February-April will be a world premiere by David Mamet, directed by Neil Pepe. The spring will also feature Clare Lizzimore's Animal at Atlantic Stage 2. Directed by Gaye Taylor Upchurch, it will star Rebecca Hall.

The musical 1001 Nights: A Love Story About Loving Stories, featuring music and lyrics by Oscar winner Robert Lopez, a book by Adam Koplan and Robert Lopez, and direction by Koplan, will launch Atlantic for Kids season this fall.