Sunday, April 29, 2012


Jay Kuo and Lorenzo Thione.  Photo courtesy of
  Allegiance – A New American Musical
Music and Lyrics by Jay Kuo
Book by Jay Kuo and Lorenzo Thione
Sept. 7 – Oct. 21, 2012

Allegiance – A New American Musical is an epic story of family, love and patriotism set during the Japanese-American internment of World War II. Directed by Stafford Arima (Carrie, Altar Boyz), the World Premiere musical stars Tony Award-winning actress Lea Salonga (Miss Saigon, Les Misérables), television and film icon George Takei (“Star Trek,” “Heroes”) and Broadway favorite Telly Leung (Godspell, Rent). With its moving score, Allegiance takes audiences on a journey through a watershed event in U.S. history as seen through the eyes of one American family.

David Lindsay-Abaire.  Photo courtesy of The Old Globe.
 Good People
by David Lindsay-Abaire
Sept. 29 – Oct. 28, 2012

Pulitzer Prize winner David Lindsay-Abaire (Rabbit Hole, Shrek the Musical) explores the accessibility of the American Dream in his hit Broadway play. Set in South Boston, when Margie Walsh loses her job at the local dollar store and reaches out to an old flame she discovers that not everyone wants to remember their humble beginnings. Director Paul Mullins returns to the Globe where he previously directed the Shakespeare Festival productions of Macbeth, Measure for Measure, The Merry Wives of Windsor and Twelfth Night.

Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas!
Book and Lyrics by Timothy Mason
Music by Mel Marvin
Original Production Conceived and Directed by Jack O’Brien
Nov. 17 – Dec. 29, 2012

Everyone’s favorite green meanie will return for his 15th consecutive year in Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas!, the heartwarming musical based on the classic book and animated film. James Vasquez returns to direct the beloved San Diego holiday tradition.

George Bernard Shaw.  Photo courtesy of The Old Globe.
by George Bernard Shaw
Jan. 12 – Feb. 17, 2013

The Old Globe will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the premiere of Pygmalion with a lavish production directed by Nicholas Martin. Returning after a 15-year absence to helm George Bernard Shaw’s masterwork, Martin previously directed the Globe productions of Later Life, Full Gallop, Overtime, Macbeth and The Mask of Moriarty. His Broadway credits include Present Laughter with Victor Garber and Butley with Nathan Lane.

Tarell Alvin McCraney.  Photo courtesy of The Old Globe.
The Brothers Size
by Tarell Alvin McCraney
Jan. 26 – Feb. 24, 2013
Infused with music and the rhythms of the South, The Brothers Size blends West African mythology with a modern-day story of two brothers reuniting on the Louisiana bayou. Playwright Tarell Alvin McCraney creates an emotional and theatrical tour-de-force that The Chicago Tribune called “the greatest piece of writing by an American playwright under 30 in a generation or more.” Director Tea Alagić, who directed the original production of The Brothers Size, reunites with McCraney for this Southern California Premiere.

Robert L. Freedman.  Photo courtesy of The Old Globe.
Steven Lutvak.  Photo courtesy of The Old Globe.

 A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder
Book by Robert L. Freedman
Music by Steven Lutvak
Lyrics by Robert L. Freedman and Steven Lutvak, based on the novel Israel Rank by Roy Horniman
March 8 – April 14, 2013

Former Co-Artistic Director Darko Tresnjak returns to the Globe to direct this World Premiere musical of merriment and murder. When Monty Navarro finds out he is eighth in line to inherit a dukedom, he decides to eliminate the other seven heirs standing in his way – all played by one agile actor! A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder is a witty music hall comedy that explores how low we’ll go to make it to the top. A co-production with Hartford Stage.

Henrik Ibsen.  Photo courtesy of The Old Globe.
A Doll’s House
by Henrik Ibsen
Adaptation by Anne-Charlotte Hanes Harvey and Kirsten Brandt
March 23 – April 21, 2013

The Globe has commissioned a new adaptation of Ibsen’s landmark of world drama expressly for its popular Classics Up Close series, which features dramatic masterworks performed in the Globe’s intimate theatre-in-the-round. Director Kirsten Brandt (Hold Please, Lobby Hero, Christmas on Mars, The Intelligent Design of Jenny Chow) returns to The Old Globe to team up with renowned Ibsen scholar Anne-Charlotte Hanes Harvey.

Jon Robin Baitz.  Photo courtesy of The Old Globe.
Other Desert Cities
by Jon Robin Baitz
April 27 – June 2, 2013
Jon Robin Baitz’s (The Substance of Fire, “Brothers & Sisters”) play about long-buried secrets that threaten to put a once picture-perfect Palm Springs clan back on the tabloid pages. Currently a Broadway sensation, Other Desert Cities was recently named a 2012 Pulitzer Prize finalist). Globe favorite Richard Seer (Life of Riley, The Last Romance) directs this viciously comedic look at the truth behind the wounds of a very public fall from grace.

Bekah Brunstetter.  Photo courtesy of The Old Globe.
Be a Good Little Widow
by Bekah Brunstetter
May 11 – June 9, 2013

When her husband’s business trip ends in tragedy, a young wife must reevaluate her life with the help of her mother-in-law – who just happens to be a professional widow. Playwright Bekah Brunstetter (MTV’s “Underemployed”) takes a look at the messy parts of life in the West Coast Premiere of her bittersweet comedy.

The Old Globe/University of San Diego Graduate Theatre Program will present Measure for Measure, Shakespeare’s wickedly comic play. Measure for Measure will run Nov. 10 – 18, 2012 in the Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre. The nationally-renowned professional actor training program is an intensive two-year course of graduate study in classical theater. Ray Chambers directs.

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