Sondheim & Weidman’s Road Show & More Tapped for New Signature Season

first_imgStephen Sondheim and John Weidman’s Road Show, along with the Washington D.C. premiere of Annie Baker’s 2014 Pulitzer Prize-winning The Flick, are just two of the productions set for V.A.’s Signature Theatre’s 2015-16 season. Two musicals will also make their world premiere: Cake Off and Girlstar.The 2015-16 season kicks off with an all-new production of The Fix, which will play August 11 through September 20. The inside-Washington musical satire by John Dempsey and Dana Rowe will be directed by Gigi’s Eric Schaeffer.In the fall, two tuners will receive their world premiere. Joe Calarco will helm Cake Off, which will run September 29 through November 22. Written by Julia Jordan, Sheri Wilner and Adam Gwon, the production will star Sherri L. Edelen. Schaeffer will then return to direct Girlstar, which is set to begin performances on October 13 and play through November 15. Donna Migliaccio will star as a record producer in search of her next big hit in this musical fairytale set to a pop score by Anton Dudley and Brian Feinstein.A revival of West Side Story, helmed by Matthew Gardiner, will play December 8 through January 24, 2016. Featuring an iconic score by Leonard Bernstein and Sondheim that includes “America,” “Maria,” “Somewhere” and “Tonight,” West Side Story will also mark the 25th production of a Sondheim musical in Signature Theatre’s history.Signature will tackle its 26th Sondheim production with Road Show from February 9 through March 13. Honeymoon in Vegas’ Gary Griffin’s incarnation of Sondheim and John Weidman’s musical about the real-life Mizner brothers and their quest for the ever elusive American dream, premiered at Chicago Shakespeare Theater in 2014. In 2003, the musical, then titled Bounce, played in Chicago and D.C.; a revised version directed by John Doyle and renamed Road Show ran off-Broadway in 2008, followed by an engagement at London’s Menier Chocolate Factory in summer 2011.Baker’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play The Flick, directed by Joe Calarco, will run March 1 through April 17. This will be followed April 5 through May 8 by Bathsheba Doran’s The Mystery of Love & Sex, which is currently playing at Lincoln Center.To end the season, Gardiner will direct a revival of La Cage aux Folles, which will run from May 31 through July 10. With a score by Jerry Herman and a book by Harvey Fierstein, the musical comedy about identity will star Bobby Smith as Albin, the lead drag performer at The Saint-Tropez Night Club on the French Riviera. View Commentslast_img read more