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Assassins, Hair, and A Chorus Line Join Signature Theatre's 2019-20 Season

The Virginia theater also adds a number of premieres to its season lineup.

The tribal love musical Hair will close out Signature Theatre's 2019-20 season.
(image provided by Signature Theatre)

Signature Theatre has announced the lineup of productions set for its 30th anniversary season.

Opening the season in the MAX Theatre will be Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman's Assassins (August 11-September 29), directed by artistic director Eric Schaeffer. The cast will feature Signature alums Nova Y. Payton, Tracy Lynn Olivera, Evan Casey, and Bobby Smith, among other performers to be announced.

Next in the ARK Theatre will be the DC premiere of Caryl Churchill's Escaped Alone (September 24-November 3), directed by Holly Twyford.

A Chorus Line (October 29, 2019-January 5, 2020) will follow in the MAX Theatre. The musical was originally conceived, directed, and choreographed by Michael Bennett (co-choreographed by Bob Avian), with a book by James Kirkwood and Nicholas Dante, music by Marvin Hamlisch, and lyrics by Edward Kleban. The Signature production will feature choreography by Denis Jones and direction by Matthew Gardiner.

Following in the MAX Theatre will be the world premiere of Gun & Powder (January 28, 2020-February 23, 2020), a new musical based on a true story with music by Ross Baum, book and lyrics by Angelica Chéri, and direction by Robert O'Hara.

The ARK Theatre will then host the world premiere of Easy Women Smokin Loose Cigarettes (February 18, 2020-March 29, 2020), a new comedy written by Dani Stoller and directed by Stevie Zimmerman.

Next in the MAX Theatre will be the world premiere of Camille Claudel (March 24, 2020-April 19, 2020), a new musical with music by Frank Wildhorn, book and lyrics by Nan Knighton, and direction by Eric Schaeffer.

The final production in the ARK Theatre will be Najinksy's Last Dance (April 14, 2020-May 24, 2020), a new play about famed ballet dancer Vaslav Nijinsky, written by Norman Allen and directed by Joe Calarco.

Closing out the season in the MAX Theatre will be the 1960s rock musical Hair (May 19, 2020-July 12, 2020). Directed by Matthew Gardiner, the show features music by Galt MacDermot, and book and lyrics by Gerome Ragni and James Rando.