Burt Bacharach and Steven Sater's Musical Some Lovers to Premiere at Old Globe; 2011-2012 Season Announced
The 2011-2012 season will kick off with a musical revival of Richard O'Brien's The Rocky Horror Show (September 15-November 6), directed by Oanh Nguyen. Matthew Lopez's latest play, Somewhere (September 24-October 30), about a family of dreamers in 1959 whose home is scheduled for demolition to make way for the construction of Lincoln Center, will be directed by Giovanna Sardelli.
The Old Globe will present for its 14th consecutive year, Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (November 19-December 31), featuring book and lyrics by Timothy Mason, music by Mel Marvin, and direction by James Vasquez.
In the new year, Michael Wilson will direct the West Coast premiere of Horton Foote's Dividing the Estate (January 14-February 19), with the production reuniting the play's Broadway creative team and members of that cast. Jonathan Munby will direct the world premiere of Jonathan Caren's The Recommendation (January 21-February 26), in which a chance encounter with an accused felon puts the longtime friendship of two college roommates at risk.
Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning playwright David Auburn will direct a production of Eugene O'Neill's Anna Christie (March 10-April 15). As previously reported, Susan Stroman will repeat her Tony-nominated directing and choreography duties for the West Coast premiere of The Scottsboro Boys (April 22-June 3), featuring music and lyrics by John Kander and Fred Ebb, with book by David Thompson.
The Old Globe will also present the world premiere of Nobody Loves You (May 2-June 10), featuring music and lyrics by Gaby Alter, and bok and lyrics by Itamar Moses. This irreverent new musical comedy is about the search for real relationships in a pop culture that is anything but. Michelle Tattenbaum will direct. There will also be one more production, to be announced, that will play March 3 - April 8.
The season will also include a special music theater event commissioned by The Old Globe in celebration of its 75th Anniversary. Odyssey (September 30-October 2), conceived and directed by Lear deBessonet with music, lyrics and book by Todd Almond is a reimagining of Homer's epic poem performed by both professional artists and over 60 members of the San Diego community. Additionally, The Old Globe/University of San Diego Graduate Theatre Program will present Shakespeare's Twelfth Night (November 6 - 13), directed by Richard Seer.
The 2011 Summer Season will feature the annual Shakespeare Festival led by Adrian Noble, who will direct The Tempest (June 5 - September 25) and Amadeus (June 12 - September 22). Presented in repertory, the Festival will also include Much Ado About Nothing (May 29 - September 24) directed by Ron Daniels; Hershey Felder in both George Gershwin Alone (July 1-10) and Maestro: The Art of Leonard Bernstein (July 15 - August 28), directed by Joel Zwick; and Engaging Shaw (July 29 - September 4), John Morogiello's romantic comedy directed by Henry Wishcamper.