Atlantic Theater: 2013/14 season announced


Atlantic Theater Company has announced four of its 2013-2014 season productions, featuring world premiere plays from Academy Award-winning film maker Ethan Coen and Tony Award nominated playwright Stephen Adly Guirgis, the American premiere of Roy Williams' stage adaptation of a classic Alan Sillitoe story and a revival of Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill's musical The Threepenny Opera staged by director and choreographer Martha Clarke.


Two final productions, dates, additional directors and casting will be announced shortly.

Academy Award winning filmmaker Ethan Coen (No Country for Old Men) returns to Atlantic and opens the season with his fourth world premiere, and first full length play, Women or Nothing, directed by award winning director David Cromer ('The Adding Machine,' 'Tribes') at Atlantic's main stage at the Linda Gross Theater from 28 Aug 2013.

Award winning British playwright Roy Williams will bring his stage adaptation of Alan Sillitoe's short story The Loneliness Of The Long Distance Runner to New York, at Atlantic Stage 2 in Jan/Feb 2014.

Director and choreographer Martha Clarke (The Garden of Earthly Delights, Angel Reapers) will offer her signature vision of the classic Kurt Weill and Bertolt Brecht musical The Threepenny Opera at Atlantic's main stage at the Linda Gross Theater in Mar/Apr 2014.

Tony Award nominated playwright Stephen Adly Guirgis (The Motherf**cker with the Hat)'s world premiere play Between Riverside and Crazy will conclude Atlantic's main stage season at the Linda Gross Theater in May/June 2014.

American Premiere
Women or Nothing
Venue: Linda Gross Theater
Playwright: Ethan Coen
Director: David Cromer
Cast: tba
Dates: 28 Aug - 06 Oct 2013

Synopsis: A comedy about two women so desperate to have a child that one of them will even sleep with a man. Who the man is, what he thinks is going on, what the women think about what he thinks, and what the mother of one of the women reveals about her own colorful past-it all defies belief. Why then does it all make sense?

World Premiere
The Loneliness Of The Long Distance Runner
Venue: Atlantic Stage 2
Playwright: Roy Williams's stage adaptation of Alan Sillitoe's short story
Director: tba
Cast: tba
Expected Jan/Feb 2014

Synopsis: Colin, with few prospects in life, finds himself in a prison school for criminal activity. He turns to long distance running as an escape, only to have the school exploit him for his talent, offering him a possible way out. Will he run his race for them, or for his independence?

The Threepenny Opera
Venue: Linda Gross Theater
Music: Kurt Weill
Book: Bertolt Brecht Lyrics: Bertolt Brecht Director: Martha Clarke
Choreographer: Martha Clarke
Cast: tba
Expected Mar/Apr 2014

Synopsis: Follows the charismatic scoundrel Macheath and his criminal exploits in 19th century London. When Macheath marries Polly Peachum, the straight-laced daughter of powerful, miserly merchant JJ. Peachum, their unlikely union unleashes the chaos of manhunts, bribes, and imprisonment.

World Premiere
Between Riverside And Crazy...
By Stephen Adly Guirgis
Director: tba
Cast: tba
Expected May/Jun 2014

Synopsis: The Feds want them busted, the Landlord wants them out, and the Church wants them back. For ex-cop and recent widower Walter Pops Washington and his ex-con son Junior, when the struggle to hold on to one of the last great old rent stabilized apartments on Riverside Drive collides with their dozen broke house guests, a too-faithful Church lady - and a gun-toting pimp, it seems Old Ways must finally yield to New Days...

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