Hangar Theatre announces 2013 season

The Hangar Theatre has announced the company’s 39th Mainstage Season, which includes two beloved American classics and two regional premieres of cutting-edge new works fresh from Broadway and Off-Broadway. The 2013 season will kick off this summer with the classic American comedy Last of the Red Hot Lovers (June 13 – 29), followed by one of the greatest musicals of all time, Gypsy (July 4 – 20). Next is the regional premiere of 4000 Miles (July 25 – August 3), a highly acclaimed new play, followed by the regional premiere of the Tony- and Pulitzer-winning play Clybourne Park (August 8 – 17). For subscription or ticket information, please call the Hangar Theatre Business Office at 607.273.8588 or visit the company’s website at www.HangarTheatre.org.Stephanie Yankwitt, Acting Artistic Director at the Hangar, states “the 2013 season is a riveting exploration of the progression of time and the advancement of our culture from a very personal point of view. It examines the role our history plays in shaping our future, individually and collectively, in a way that is both humorous and moving–a rare and intriguing combination.” Details of the season are as follows:Neil Simon’sLAST OF THE RED HOT LOVERSNominated for 4 Tony Awards, including Best PlayJune 13 – 29Neil Simon’s irresistible comedy follows the story of Barney Cashman, a seafood restaurateur who is deep in the throws of a mounting midlife crisis. Bored with a humdrum existence and desperate for passion and adventure, he musters the courage to join the sexual revolution before it’s too late. Finding his mother’s apartment empty one day a week, he embarks on a series of attempts to seduce three eccentric women. This seminal work by America’s favorite playwright brings together humanity and hilarity in a fun-filled, bumpy ride of self-discovery as Barney grapples with how to stop existing in order to start living.GYPSYWinner of and nominated for over 45 awards, including the Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, and Theatre World Awards. Revived on Broadway four times.Book by Arthur LaurentsMusic by Jule StyneLyrics by Stephen SondheimJuly 4 – 20One of the greatest American musicals of all time, Gypsy has claimed numerous awards and multiple Broadway revivals. Inspired by the memoirs of the legendary burlesque performer Gypsy Rose Lee, this gripping story follows the ultimate stage mother, determined to catapult her daughters to stardom in the waning 1920s vaudeville circuit. It’s filled with Styne and Sondheim’s popular standards, including “Everything’s Coming up Roses”, “Small World”, “Let Me Entertain You”, “All I Need Is the Girl”, and “Rose’s Turn”.4000 MILESThe Regional Premiere of the winner of the 2012 Obie Award for Best New American Play, the 2012 Lucile Lortel Award, and 2012 Off Broadway Alliance Award. Was named Time magazine’s #1 Play or Musical of 2012.By Amy HerzogJuly 25 – August 3This regional premiere by celebrated new playwright Amy Herzog is an acclaimed comic drama that tells the story of Leo, a 21-year-old tree hugger from Seattle who unexpectedly arrives at the Manhattan apartment of his feisty 91-year-old grandmother, Vera as he finishes a cross-country bike trip. Over the course of their reconnection, we discover their conflicting politics and the fragile connection they share between growing up and growing old. When Leo’s ex-girlfriend shows up, the unusual events of his journey begin to unfold. Winner of two 2012 Obie Awards, including Best New American Play, 4000 Miles was also named Time magazine’s #1 Play or Musical of 2012.CLYBOURNE PARKThe Regional Premiere of the winner of the 2012 Tony for Best New Play, and the 2011 Pulitzer and Olivier Awards. By Bruce NorrisAugust 8 – 17Pulitzer Prize winner Bruce Norris has written a cutting-edge, wickedly funny satire that digs into the heart of race and real estate in the suburbs of Chicago. Inspired by historical events, the play begins in 1959 when a white couple sells their home to the neighborhood’s first black family, and thus sparks controversy. Fifty years later, the house is again changing hands, this time to a young white couple moving into the now black community. In a provocative salute to Lorraine Hansberry’s classic piece A Raisin in the Sun, this 2012 Tony Award winner for Best New Play now makes its regional premiere.Season subscriptions, which are packed with added benefits, are on sale now and can be purchased by calling 607.273.8588 or in person at the Hangar Theatre Business Office located in Center Ithaca on the Downtown Commons on 171 State Street, Ithaca, NY 14850. Visit us at www.HangarTheatre.org for more information The recently renovated theatre is located at 801 Taughannock Blvd., Ithaca, NY 14850 two miles north of Downtown Ithaca on Route 89 at the Treman Marina entrance to Cass Park.The Hangar Theatre is committed to providing exceptional theatre experiences of high professional quality to enrich, enlighten, educate, and entertain the diverse audience in the Finger Lakes region and beyond. Strong education and training programs are central parts of our commitment to the local and national artistic communities. 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