Paula Vogel, Branden Jacobs-Jenkins plays to lead Second Stage Theater season

The 2023-24 season will include Jenkins's Broadway debut along with a world-premiere Broadway play by Vogel and an Off-Broadway world premiere by Jen Silverman.

Gillian Russo
Gillian Russo

Second Stage Theater has announced three productions for its 2023-24 Broadway and Off-Broadway season, including two world premieres and one Broadway premiere.

November will see the Broadway premiere of Branden Jacobs-Jenkins's Appropriate at the Hayes Theater, marking the Pulitzer-nominated playwright's Broadway debut. Lila Neugebauer directs this darkly comic show about a family reunion in Arkansas, where family secrets come to light after a patriarch's death. The play won an Obie Award in 2014 for its Off-Broadway premiere.

The Off-Broadway season will begin with the world premiere of Jen Silverman's Spain, directed by Tyne Rafaeli. In 1936, two American filmmakers' latest project — about the Spanish Civil War — has big potential to make change. It's also funded by the KGB. In this world, the line between fact and fiction, and propaganda and disinformation, is slippery, and their art can change the world for better or worse. Performances begin at the Tony Kiser Theater in November.

In spring 2024, Second Stage Theater will present a yet-untitled world-premiere play by Paula Vogel at the Hayes. The show is set in 1962 D.C. and follows the struggle of two teenagers, Carl and Martha, to forge their own paths in life. It also sees their mother, Phyllis, cope with them straying from her ideas of what they should be. Tina Landau directs the production, which begins performances in March.

Additional information about all these productions, including exact performance dates, casting, and additional creative team, will be announced at a later date.

Photo credit: Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, Jen Silverman, and Paula Vogel. (Photos courtesy of Polk & Co.)

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