Actors' Playhouse previously announced the current Broadway-hit Other Desert Cities as the fifth production of the 2012 - 2013 Mainstage Season, playing tonight, January 16 - February 10, 2013 at the Miracle Theatre.
In Other Desert Cities, Brooke Wyeth, a once promising novelist, returns home after a six year absence to celebrate Christmas in Palm Springs with her parents, former members of the Reagan inner circle, her brother and her aunt. When Brooke announces that she is about to publish a memoir focusing on an explosive chapter in the family's history, the holiday reunion is thrown into turmoil and the Wyeths are both bound together and torn apart as they struggle to come to terms with their past.
Written by Jon Robin Baitz, the creator of TV's Brothers & Sisters, this funny and searing play had its off-Broadway premiere at Lincoln Center Theater last winter where it was an immediate sell out during its limited engagement run. Winner of the 2011 Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Off-Broadway Play, it was also nominated for multiple Drama Desk and Lucille Lortel Awards, including Best Play before making its move to Broadway. "A winner! Funny, fierce and immensely entertaining," said Joe Dziemianowicz of New York Daily News.
Opening the 25th Anniversary Season from October 10 - November 4, 2012 is the current Broadway-hit Godspell, with music by John-Michael Tebelak and Stephen Schwartz, author of Wicked and Pippin. This timeless story of friendship, loyalty, and love with musical parables based onThe Gospel According to Matthew, features the songs Day by Day, Learn Your Lesson's Well and Turn Back, O Man. Full of energy and excitement, Godspell, which is currently running in New York, will be a musical experience for the entire family.
The second show of the season scheduled from December 5 - 30, 2012 is The Last Five Years by the award-winning composer Jason Robert Brown. The musical is a contemporary song-cycle that ingeniously chronicles the five-year life of a marriage, from meeting to breakup or from break up to meeting, depending on how you look at it. Based on the author's personal story, this musical from the composer of Songs From A New World, will be an artistic treat for South Florida audiences.
Following Other Desert Cities, Actors' Playhouse is thrilled to have the first regional licensing rights to one of Broadway's newest musicals In The Heights, with music and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda and book by Quiara Alegia Hudes, onstage March 6 - April 7, 2013. The four-timeTony Award-winner, including Best Musical, tells the universal story of a vibrant community in New York's Washington Heights neighborhood, a place where the coffee from the corner bodega is light and sweet, the windows are always open and the breeze carries the rhythm of three generations of music. It's a community on the brink of change, full of hopes, dreams and pressures, where the biggest struggles can be deciding which traditions you take with you, and which ones you leave behind.
Next up will be the phenomenal comedy The Fox On The Fairway, written by Ken Ludwig, author of the farce Lend Me A Tenor, playing May 8 - June 2, 2013. It all takes place at the Quail Valley Country Club with a hilarious romp where mistaken identities, slamming doors, and outrageous romantic shenanigans rule. Full of surprises, twists and turns, The Fox On The Fairway is a charmingly madcap adventure about love, life, and man's eternal love affair...with golf.
One more exciting show is currently in negotiation to guarantee that the 25th Anniversary Season is the greatest yet.
The best way to celebrate Actors' Playhouse's 25th Anniversary Season is to subscribe to all six shows. Season subscriptions for the 2012 - 2013 Season are on sale now with prices ranging from $185 for preview performances, $239 for Wednesday and Thursday evenings and Sunday matinees, $275 for Friday and Saturday evenings, and $279 for VIP Flexible/Anytime tickets for premium seats in any performance. Opening Night Subscriptions, which includes invitations to Gala Opening Nights and open Bacardi Bar, are $435. Miracle Maker donor subscriptions, including two tickets to Gala Opening Nights, donor acknowledgement, and invitations to special events including the 25th Anniversary Season Opening Celebration are $1250. Subscriptions for children 18 years and younger with a full paid adult subscription, and college students, are $105 (restrictions apply). All prices include handling charges and fees.
Actors' Playhouse subscribers receive guaranteed best seating and pricing, lost ticket insurance, generous membership benefits to Coral Gables' finest restaurants and discounts on single tickets, among other benefits. To become a part of the Miracle as an Actors' Playhouse subscriber, call 305.444.9293 or order online at www.actorsplayhouse.org.