Friday, February 19, 2010

More Lincoln Center News

After reading on the web that LCT is producing an upcoming musical based on a Pedro Almodovar film, I was looking through the New York Times arts section and found more information on their near future.  According to the article, there are three interesting pieces of news to report.  The first is that their long running production of "South Pacific", the longest Broadway revival of any Rogers and Hammerstein musical, will be closing on August 22nd after two and a half years and 1,000 performances at the Vivian Beaumont Theater.  The next piece of news is that, following the closing of "South Pacific", John Guare (of "Six degrees of Separation" and "The House of Blue Leaves" fame) will be again represented on Broadway with a production of his "A Free Man of Color" moving into the Beaumont Theatre to begin previews on October 21st and opening on November 18th.  The show will be directed by George C. Wolfe.  Third, while there is no official closing date set for "A Free Man of Color", LCT has announced that "War Horse", a transfer from the National Theater in London, will be following "Free Man" into the Beaumont.  "War Horse" is a World War 1 story about the connection between a British boy and his horse and is based on a novel by Michael Morpurgo.  This production is notable for its use of life-sized puppets for the horses that are controlled by the actors.  "War Horse" will begin previews on March 17th, 2011, and will open on April 14th.

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