‘Twelve Angry Men: A New Musical’ & ‘Born With Teeth’ announced for Asolo Repertory Theatre’s 2023-2024 season

Asolo Repertory Theatre in Sarasota, Florida has announced full details of its 2023-2024 season, as revealed by current Producing Artistic Director Michael Donald Edwards and incoming Producing Artistic Director Peter Rothstein.

The season kicks off in November with the Tony Award®-winning, toe-tapping, Roaring Twenties-set romantic comedy musical, CRAZY FOR YOU, which runs from 18 November 2023 to 4 January 2024, with previews from 15 November.

Featuring iconic Gershwin songs such as “Someone to Watch Over Me,” “I Got Rhythm,” and “Embraceable You,” this family-friendly musical is full of comic high jinks and spectacular dance numbers.

Fresh off last year’s smash hit production of Cabaret, Josh Rhodes will direct and choreograph this new production.

Feel the heat of the courtroom in Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee‘s sizzling American classic, INHERIT THE WIND, an explosive drama inspired by the most important trial of the 20th Century, which opens the winter repertory season from 19 January to 24 February 2024, with previews from 17 January.

As a media circus descends upon a small American town, two of the largest figures of their time engage in a battle of wits and wills to ensure that justice is served, in the process charting the course of education for generations.

Peter Rothstein will direct this battle of wits and wills that will leave pulses racing.

Fresh from a critically-acclaimed world premiere run at the Alley Theatre, Houston, and the Guthrie Theatre, Minneapolis, Liz Duffy Adams‘ thrilling new play BORN WITH TEETH will run from 9 February to 29 March 2024, with previews from 7 February.

Grab a drink with William Shakespeare and Christopher Marlowe as you get an inside peek at the tumultuous relationship of two of history’s greatest playwrights, each harboring momentous secrets.

Directed by Rob Melrose, BORN WITH TEETH will plunge you into the palace intrigue, high stakes spy craft, and cutthroat betrayals of a ruthlessly ambitious age that is surprisingly like our own.

The third play in the repertory season is Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Lynn Nottage‘s lyrical and heart wrenching modern classic, INTIMATE APPAREL, which runs from 1 March to 18 April 2024, with previews from 28 February.

INTIMATE APPAREL is the searing, sensual and powerful story of a Black seamstress’ forbidden romance in 1905 New York.

Esther spends her days sewing corsets for other women but hasn’t found love for herself. When she receives a letter from a Barbadian man working on the Panama Canal, Esther kindles an exchange that leads to marriage with a stranger, even while her heart is drawn to a Jewish shop owner who’s promised to another woman.

Directed by Austene Van, audiences will be entranced by this heart wrenching modern classic about the power of human connection.

Wrapping up the four-show repertory season is a Frederick Knott’s classic thriller of blackmail and revenge, DIAL ‘M’ FOR MURDER, which runs from 22 March to 25 April 2024, with previews from 20 March.

In 1950s London, a husband plots to murder his wife, but when his plan goes awry, he must scramble to keep from getting caught. Will he get away with it, or will justice be served? Only one way to find out.

The basis for Alfred Hitchcock’s iconic movie, DIAL ‘M’ FOR MURDER is given a stylish, intoxicating update in Jeffrey Hatcher’s brand new adaptation, directed by Asolo Rep Associate Artistic Director Céline Rosenthal.

Finally, the critically acclaimed Theater Latté Da production of TWELVE ANGRY MEN: A NEW MUSICAL now comes to Asolo Repertory Theatre from 8 May to 9 June 2024 (previews from 8 May) following a World Premiere production in Minneapolis, Minnesota in Summer 2022.

Adapted from the play by Reginald Rose, TWELVE ANGRY MEN: A NEW MUSICAL features Music and Lyrics by Michael Holland and a Book by David Simpatico.

Propelled by a jazz-infused score, one of America’s greatest dramas reaches new heights in this searing story of a lone juror who demands that our legal system lives up to our ideals.

This groundbreaking new musical is directed by Asolo Rep’s new Producing Artistic Director Peter Rothstein, who has played an integral role in bringing this new work to the stage, with Choreography by Kelli Foster-Warder and Music Direction by Jenny Kim-Godfrey.

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