Wednesday, March 24, 2010
New Play By Tony Kushner
"The Intelligent Homosexual's Guide to Capitalism and Socialism With a Key to the Scriptures", a new play by Tony Kushner and his first epic since "Angels in America" in 1993, will premier next spring in a co-production by the Public Theatre and the Signature Theatre Company. Michael Grief, who directed the Broadway productions of Rent and Next to Normal, will helm this production, which had its premier at the Guthrie Theater which commissioned the work. In that production, the play, about politics, sex, marriage, radicalism, and the labor movement, the play had a three-and-a-half hour run time, but Mr. Kushner has said that he is reworking the play and moving pieces around, so it remains to be seen how long the New York production, expected to cost just under one million dollars, will be.