Tresnjak will stage three productions and two -- and perhaps three others shows -- will be staged by women.
The 2012-'13 season will begin with
Next up and running Oct. 11 to Nov. 4 will be the premiere of the musical "A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder," based on the obscure 105-year-old obscure British novel by Roy Horniman, "Israel Rank." The 1949 film "Kind Hearts and Coronets" with
Jefferson Mays, who won a
The musical, which features eight actors and six musicians, was to have been presented at La Jolla Playhouse in California in 2010 but was postponed due to questions over rights issues which have been since settled.
Returning as an off-subscription offering is the 15th edition of "A Christmas Carol: a Ghost Story of Christmas."
Starting in January, 2013 will be the world premiere of Daniel Beaty's "Breath and Imagination: The Story of Roland Hayes," based on the life of the first internationally acclaimed African-American classical vocalist. The show will be a co-production with a theater yet to be be named. the show will run Jan. 10 to Feb. 3.
Born to former slaves, Hayes was a lyric tenor who lived from 1887 to 1977 and received acclaim performing at
The play, which features classical and gospel music, was commissioned by Hartford Stage when Beaty, an accomplished classical singer, was
Beaty is also the author "Resurrection" which played the theater in 2008, as well as his acclaimed off-Broadway solo show in which he starred, "Emergency" (formerly titled "Emergence-SEE").
The show in the fourth slot, running Feb. 21 to March 17, is still to be announced.
Next up is Beth Henley's play "Abundance," which had a run off-Broadway at the