OUR TOWN Is Headed To Broadway Next Fall, Kenny Leon Set To Direct
Next fall, Tony-winner Kenny Leon who directed Purlie Victorious which is now playing at the Music Box Theatre, will direct Thornton Wilder’s Our Town. This will mark the first time the classic American play will be on Broadway since its last revival at the Booth Theatre in 2002, and its fifth Broadway revival.
Dates, cast, and a theater will be announced at a later date.
The creative team for Our Town will include scenic design by Beowulf Boritt, costume design by Dede Ayite, lighting design by Allen Lee Hughes, sound design by Justin Ellington and the dialect coach will be Kate Wilson.
Our Town explores the relationship between George Gibbs and Emily Webb, whose childhood friendship blossoms into romance, and then culminates in marriage in the fictional village of Grover’s Corners, New Hampshire. When Emily loses her life in childbirth, the circle of life portrayed in each of the three acts of Our Town–growing up, adulthood, and death–is fully realized. Wilder offers a couple of chairs on a bare stage as the backdrop for an exploration of the universal human experience. The simple story of a love affair is constantly rediscovered because it asks timeless questions about the meaning of love, life and death.