By Yasmina Reza
In this 2009 Tony Award-winner for Best Play, a playground altercation between two 11 year-old boys brings together two sets of Brooklyn parents to discuss and resolve the issue. At first, diplomatic niceties are observed and they embark upon a calm, rational debate between grown-ups about the need to teach kids how to behave properly. But as the evening progresses (and the rum flows), tensions emerge, the gloves come off, and a night of name-calling, tantrums, and tears leaves the couples with more than just their liberal principles in tatters!
Book by Terrence McNally
Music and Lyrics by David Yazbek
After seeing how much their wives enjoy watching male "Chippendale" strippers during their "Girls' Night Out," a group of unemployed, steel-working schleps–frustrated with work, women, and life in general–come up with a bold way to make some quick cash: they decide that regardless of looks, ability, or anything else, they're going to become the best male strippers Buffalo has ever seen! As the guys work through their fears, self-consciousness, feelings of worthlessness, and anxieties (over everything from being overweight to child custody, to bigotry to being gay), they come to discover that not only are they stronger as a group, but that the strength they find in each other gives them the individual courage to face their demons and overcome them.
From the Novel by John Buchan
Adapted by Patrick Barlow
Mix an Alfred Hitchcock masterpiece with a juicy spy novel, add a dash of Monty Python, and you have The 39 Steps–a fast-paced whodunit for anyone who loves the magic of theater! This winner of two Tony Awards is packed with nonstop laughs and over 150 zany characters, all played by a ridiculously talented cast of four!
A man with a boring life meets a woman with a thick accent who says she's a spy. When he takes her home, she is murdered. Soon, a mysterious organization called The 39 Step" is hot on the man's trail in a nationwide manhunt that climaxes in a death-defying finale! The 39 Steps amounts to an unforgettable evening of pure pleasure!
Book by Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan
Music & Lyrics by Mel Brooks
Winner of 12 Tony Awards (including Best Musical), this Mel Brooks masterpiece follows Max Bialystock, a once great Broadway producer, as he enlists his humble accountant, Leo Bloom, in a financial scheme to try and produce the biggest flop The Great White Way has ever seen. That way, when the show immediately closes (hopefully at intermission) they can pocket the rest of the cash they've raised and retire to a life of luxury in Brazil. With a recipe that includes the worst play ever written, the worst director they know, and the worst actors they can find–along with a healthy dash of Max's rotten luck, how can they possibly fail? Or, in other words, how could they possibly succeed?
By Arthur Miller
This gripping Arthur Miller classic centers around longshoreman Eddie Carbone, a simple yet admirable man living in the shadow of the Brooklyn Bridge with his wife and his orphaned, teenage niece, Catherine, whom they have raised from a young girl–and whom he loves, he thinks, as a daughter. When two of his wife's Italian cousins are smuggled into this country, he generously makes room for them in his home. But when one of the illegal immigrants–young and extraordinarily handsome–falls in love with Catherine, their romance forces Eddie to confront the fact that his own feelings for her are not simply paternal. As a monstrous change creeps up on the kind and loving uncle, the stage is set for tragedy.
To Be Announced March 2013
We're not allowed to tell you the name of this Tony Award Winner for Best Musical just yet, but it's a destination that might remind you of a very grown-up version of another famous fictional New York street–a place where puppets are friends, monsters are good, and life lessons are learned!
By L. Frank Baum
Adapted by Frank Gabrielson
With music and lyrics of the MGM Pictures score by Harold Arlen and E. Y. Harburg
Background Music by Herbert Stothart
As our season finale, we're proud to present the definitive version of this beloved story–with all of your favorite songs and characters from the classic MGM movie! Truly a delight for all ages, and with well-loved songs like "Over The Rainbow", "Ding-Dong, The Witch Is Dead", "If I Only Had A Brain", "We're Off To See The Wizard", and "The Merry Old Land of Oz", HP&P brings this classic movie musical to life right on our stage!
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