Bucks County Playhouse Announces Summer 2013 Season – Starts May 23
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, PLEASE
A NEW PLAY BY FOUR -TIME TONY AWARD®
WINNER TERRENCE MCNALLY STARRING TYNE DALY ADDED TO
THE BUCKS COUNTY PLAYHOUSE SUMMER SCHEDULE
THE 2013 PLAYHOUSE PRODUCTIONS SUMMER SEASON KICKS OFF
ON MAY 23 with MAME STARRING ANDREA MCARDLE
SINGLE TICKETS FOR ALL SHOWS
ON SALE NOW!
New Hope, PA (3/21/13) – Bucks County Playhouse (BCP) (Jed Bernstein, Producing Director) has announced that single tickets are now on sale for the 2013 Playhouse Productions summer season. The world premiere of a new play by four time Tony Award ®-winning playwright Terrence McNally has been added to the list of previously announced shows. It will star Tony and Emmy® Award- winner Tyne Daly. The balance of the season is made up of acclaimed musicals and plays and a production specifically for families. The summer season kicks off on Thursday, May 23rd at the Bucks County Playhouse (70 South Main Street, New Hope, PA).
The summer season includes:
May 23 – June 9
Andrea McArdle in MAME Music & Lyrics by Jerry Herman Book by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee With Lea DeLaria
Broadway's original “Annie,” Andrea McArdle returns to the Bucks County Playhouse in Mame, one of Jerry Herman's most celebrated musicals. She plays a fun-loving, wealthy eccentric whose independent lifestyle is interrupted when she is left to care for her young nephew. With a razor sharp wit and her own view of the world, she is anything but the traditional caregiver. Lea DeLaria (On the Town, The Vagina Monologues) takes the stage as Mame's best friend and “world's biggest lush” Vera Charles.
With a score filled with musical comedy classics, including “Bosom Buddies,” “We Need A Little Christmas,” and “If He Walked Into My Life,” Mame is the perfect way to kick off the summer season!
The World Premiere of A NEW PLAY by 4 Time Tony Award-Winning Playwright Terrence McNally and Starring Emmy and Tony Award-winner Tyne Daly
June 27 – July 21
THE WORLD GOES 'ROUND Music by John Kander Lyrics by Fred Ebb
From one of Broadway's greatest musical collaborations, The World Goes ‘Round celebrates the masterful song writing of John Kander and Fred Ebb.
From Chicago and Cabaret to the The Rink and Kiss of the Spiderwoman, this musical revue follows five individuals as they experience love, drama, and music! All of your favorite songs including “All That Jazz,” “Maybe this Time,” “Mr. Cellophane,” and “New York, New York” make up this exciting production!
July 5 – 21
REALLY ROSIE Book & Lyrics by Maurice Sendak Music by Carole King
Based on a series of books by famed children's author Maurice Sendak and with music by the legendary Carole King, the Bucks County Playhouse presents Really Rosie, the perfect show for the entire family.
Rosie, the sassiest kid on her block of Brooklyn's Avenue P, entertains herself and her friends by acting out show biz fantasies, notably directing and starring in an Oscar winning movie. With a cast made up of all kids, what better way to introduce your own children to the magic of live theatre?
July 25 – August 11
A NEW MUSICAL (Title TBA)
August 15 – September 1
THE TALE OF THE ALLERGIST'S WIFE Written by Charles Busch Directed by Boyd Gaines
Directed by 4 time Tony Award®-winning actor Boyd Gaines (Gypsy, Journey’s End), this Tony-nominated play by Charles Busch follows Marjorie Taub, a middle-aged Upper West Side doctor’s wife plunged into a mid-life crisis on an epic scale whose life suddenly gets a lift when a former childhood friend reappears.
A show filled with passion and humor that The New York Times called “uproarious, a window rattling comedy of mid life malaise.”
This is a must see at the BCP!
Tickets for season productions are $29-57.50.
All Really Rosie tickets are $27.50. Family 4 packs (buy 3 get one free) for Really Rosie are available by calling or visiting the box office.
Visit bcptheater.org, call 215-862-2121 or visit the box office (Tues-Sun 12-5pm) at 70 South Main Street, New Hope, PA for tickets and information.
Mame is presented by arrangement with Tams-Witmark Music Library, Inc. 560 Lexington Avenue, New York, New York 10022”
The World Goes ‘Round is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. 421 West 54th Street, New York, NY 10019 Phone: 212-541-4684 Fax: 212-397-4684 www.MTIShows.com
Really Rosie is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC.
The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.
Located 90 minutes from New York City, the Bucks County Playhouse opened in 1939 on the site of a grist mill dating from the late eighteenth century. Ironically, the structure was at that time in danger of demolition; however playwright Moss Hart and the local community rallied to save the building and re-opened it as a theatrical venue, which quickly became one of the country’s most famous regional theaters, with a veritable who’s who of American theatrical royalty including Kim Hunter, Helen Hayes, Kitty Carlisle, Colleen Dewhurst, Shirley Booth, Lillian Gish, June Lockhart, Grace Kelly, Robert Redford, Bert Lahr, Leslie Nielsen and Walter Matthau and remained in continuous operation until December 2010.
Thanks to the Bridge Street Foundation, the non-profit family foundation of Kevin and Sherri Daugherty with Tanya Cooper as President, this beloved theatrical landmark was re-opened and celebrated on July 2, 2012, exactly 73 years and day from when it originally opened in 1939. The Bucks County Playhouse is located at 70 South Main Street in New Hope, PA.
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