Upcoming productions set for fall 2022 and winter 2023 include:
The Little OPERA Theatre of NY, in association with Harlem Opera Theater and National Black Theatre, will present a double bill of two rarely seen American Operas — Highway 1, U.S.A. (by William Grant Still and Verna Arvey) and Down in the Valley (by Kurt Weill and Arnold Sundgaard). Performances will run from November 19-27.
The Anderson Brothers will also return with The Journey of Jazz, a new show featuring beloved numbers by Scott Joplin, Louis Armstrong, George Gershwin, Django Reinhart, Duke Ellington, Dave Brubeck, and Antonio Carlos Jobim, among others. Performances will run from November 29-December 11 with an official December 2 opening.
Wakka Wakka will then ring in 2023 with The Immortal Jellyfish Girl, described as “part coming-of-age story and part dystopian tragedy.” The show is a co-production with Nordland Visual Theatre and is written and directed by Gwendolyn Warnock and Kirjan Waage. Performances will run from January 10-February 12, 2023 with an official January 18 opening. (featured image)
Additional productions slated for the 59E59 season include Boswell (November 12-December 4), Off Peak (November 26-December 23), Ye Bear & Ye Cubb (December 8-23), Heaven (January 11-29, 2023), and Frankenstein’s Monster is Drunk and the Sheep have all Jumped the Fences (January 11-28, 2023).