TheatreworksUSA 2006 - 2007 season

TheatreworksUSA will present 3 works for the companies 45th anniversary season.

The three shows are a world premiere stage adaptation of Charles Dickens' Great Expectations, a New York premiere musical adaptation of Cynthia Rylant's Henry and Mudge and a world premiere musical adaptation of Anne of Green Gables.

Casting to be announced.

World Premiere stage adaptation of Charles Dickens novel Great Expectations, by Bathsheba Doran, opening at the Lucille Lortel Theatre Theatre on 16 Nov 2006, following previews from 8 Nov and running through to 3 Dec 2006.

Follows a young orphan boy through adulthood, navigating London�s society circles and his relationships with a wealthy woman and her haughty adopted daughter.

The play will be directed by Will Pomerantz and star Kathleen Chalfant as Miss Havisham.

Recommended for ages 10 and up.

New York Premiere musical adaptation of Cynthia Rylant's best-selling picture books Henry and Mudge, book and lyrics by Kait Kerrigan, music by Brian Lowdermilk, opening at the Lucille Lortel Theatre on 18 Dec 2006, following previews from 13 Dec and running through to 21 Jan 2007.

About a boy and his dog as they explore their new neighborhood and share a year full of adventures.

The musical will be directed by Peter Flynn and choreographed by Devanand Janki.

Recommended for ages 4 and up.

World Premiere musical adaptation of Lucy Maud Montgomery's young adult classic novel Anne of Green Gables, book and lyrics by Gretchen Cryer and music by Nancy Ford, opening at the Lucille Lortel Theatre on 29 Mar 2007, following previews from 21 Mar and running through to 6 MAy 2007.

Follows the journey of the wildly independent and adventurous red-haired orphan, Anne Shirley, who is mistakenly sent to live with an elderly bachelor and his spinster sister to help with the family farm.

The musical will be directed by Tyler Marchant.

Recommended for ages 8 and up.

Now in its 45th anniversary season, TheatreworksUSA, America�s foremost not-for-profit professional theatre for family audiences, is the most prolific continuing producer of professional theater in the country. During the 2005-06 season, it produced 28 different productions of 15 original plays and musicals with full Equity casts, both in New York City and on tour, reaching an audience of over 4 million in 49 states.

Since its founding in 1961, TheatreworksUSA's productions have been seen by audiences of nearly 100 million. TheatreworksUSA has become America�s largest and most prominent not-for-profit professional theatre for young audiences. and has received myriad honors, including the 1996 Drama Desk Award, the 1996 Lucille Lortel Award, the 1998 Dawson Award for Programmatic Excellence, and the Jonathan Larson Performing Arts Award.