Transparent Stage Musical and West End Hit 2:22 – A Ghost Story to Run in Los Angeles
A musical version of the television series Transparent and the US premiere of the hit West End play 2:22: A ghost story are at the rendezvous for the new season of the Center Theater Group in Los Angeles.
At the Mark Taper Forum, there will be Cecily Strong in Jane Wagner The search for signs of intelligent life in the universe, directed by Leigh Silverman (September 21-October 23); Lynn Nottage’s Broadway production of Kate Whoriskey nominated for Tony Awards Clyde’s (November 15-December 18); Anna Deavere Smith Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992 (March 8-April 9); and Larissa FastHorse’s joysticks (August 2-September 3).
A transparent musical, which runs at the Taper from May 20 to June 25, will feature a book by series creator Joey Soloway and MJ Kaufman, with score by Faith Soloway, direction by Tina Landau and choreography by James Alsop. Like the Emmy-winning series, the stage version follows a 60-something who comes out as a trans woman and how that decision affects her Jewish family.
2:22 – A ghost story will kick off the season at the Ahmanson Theater, with playwright Danny Robins rewriting the show to set the action in the United States. Matthew Dunster will direct, as he did with the ongoing West End production. Also on tap at the Ahmanson is Ain’t too proud (December 13-January 1) and the Roundabout Theater Company’s post-Broadway tours 1776 (April 5-May 7), and A soldier’s game (May 23-June 25), with Norm Lewis.
Further information on each production is yet to be announced. The news was first reported in the Los Angeles Times.