Sponsored by Roz and Charles Stuzin & Rhoda Herrick
By Christopher Demos-Brown
Directed by Julianne Boyd
June 17 – July 9
Winner of the prestigious Laurents/Hatcher Award for Best New Play of 2016, this explosive new drama examines our nation’s racial divide through the eyes of an estranged, interracial couple. Over the course of one evening, the couple’s disparate backgrounds collide as they confront an unexpected crisis involving their son, the police, and an abandoned car.
Sponsored in part by Susan & David Lombard
Producing partner: Rhoda Herrick
American Son was commissioned through the generosity of Roz and Charles Stuzin and is part of BSC’s New Works Initiative
Sponsored by Cynthia and Randolph Nelson
Music by Arthur Sullivan; Libretto W. S. Gilbert
Directed by John Rando; Choreography by Joshua Bergasse
July 15 – August 13
With its swashbuckling pirates, innocent lovers, bumbling policemen and a Major-General who sings one of the most famous patter songs in musical theatre history, THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE is sure to be a treat for the whole family. Brought to you by the team that created our production of ON THE TOWN.
Sponsored in part by The Feigenbaum Foundation, Inc.
Sponsored by Norma and Sol Kugler
By Nina Raine
Directed by Jenn Thompson
August 18 – September 3
Winner of the 2012 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Play, TRIBES is a funny, yet moving, and always provocative play about a young man who was born deaf into an unconventional hearing family. It’s not until he meets Sylvia, a young woman on the brink of deafness, that he finally understands what it means to “speak up” for himself.
Sponsored by Bonnie and Terry Burman
By Mark St. Germain
Directed by Christopher Innvar
October 5 – 23
In 1921, Henry Ford, Thomas Edison and President Warren G. Harding took a camping trip together into the Maryland woods to escape civilization; what they couldn’t escape was each other. Inspired by an actual event, CAMPING WITH HENRY AND TOM is an exploration of friendship, politics and leadership—a comedic and dramatic clash of two great minds and one great heart of the twentieth century.
Sponsored in part by The Dobbins Foundation & Richard Ziter MD
Book and Lyrics by Eric Price; Music by Joel Waggoner
Choreography by Chris Bailey
Illusions by Joseph Wartnerchaney
Directed by Marc Bruni
May 18 – June 11
This exciting new musical tells the story of three generations of magicians who find themselves under one roof for the first time in years. When the grandfather causes real magic to happen, they must confront their past mistakes and re-examine what it means to be a family.
Sponsored in part by Carole and Dan Burack & Carrie and David Schulman
Presto Change-O was commissioned through the generosity of Carole and Dan Burack.
Sponsored by Judith Goldsmith
By David Lindsay-Abaire
Directed by Rob Ruggiero
June 16 – July 16
Starring Debra Jo Rupp and set in the wilds of suburban New Jersey, KIMBERLY AKIMBO is a hilarious and heartrending play about a teenager with a rare condition causing her body to age faster than normal. When she and her family flee Secaucus under dubious circumstances, Kimberly is forced to reevaluate her life while contending with a hypochondriac mother, a rarely sober father, a scam-artist aunt, her own mortality and, most terrifying of all, the possibility of first love.
Sponsored by Jude Sabot
By Jiehae Park
How far would you go to get into the college of your choice? When brilliant, ambitious twin sisters L and M realize that perfect academics and superb extracurricular activities aren’t enough to get into their dream college, they decide to take matters into their own hands. Peerless is a comedy … until it isn’t.
July 21- August 6
Sponsored in part by Dr. Art and Terry Wasser
Sponsored by Sydelle and Lee Blatt
Music and Lyrics by Joe Iconis; Book by Joe Iconis, Lance Rubin, and Jason SweetTooth Williams
Musical Direction by Joel Waggoner
Choreography by Jeffrey Page
Directed by Leah C. Gardiner
August 12 – September 4
Inspired by the exploitation movies of the 1970s (think Shaft or Enter the Dragon), this exciting new musical follows 60-ish-year-old, unemployed actor Annie (starring Annie Golden as herself) as she’s asked to become a bounty hunter and capture a South American drug lord. With a score rich with R&B and Funk (and a splash of ‘80s Rock ‘n’ Roll), the musical follows a woman of a certain age as she tries to find the inner strength she needs to save theatre and realize her true badass identity. Pure, unadulterated fun.
Sponsored in part by Drs. Judith and Martin Bloomfield
Supported in part by the National Fund for New Musicals, a program of National Alliance for Musical Theatre, with funding from The ASCAP Foundation Irving Caesar Fund and Stacey Mindich Productions – www.namt.org
Sponsored by Audrey and Ralph Friedner
By A.R. Gurney
Directed by Julianne Boyd
September 22 – October 2
Starring Mark H. Dold (no season would be complete without him!) and Debra Jo Rupp, Love Letters, a Pulitzer Prize finalist, is a touching, funny and ultimately moving story of a 50-year old correspondence between two childhood friends whose relationship weathers time and distance.