Peter Filichia, James Marino and Michael Portantiere chat with Marc Acito, the book writer of the musical Allegiance. We review Midsummer Night’s Dream @ The Pearl, Desire @ 59e59, The New Morality @ Mint Theater Company, and Reasons to Be Pretty @ Sea View Playwrights Theatre. In news, Denzel Washington will direct August Wilson’s plays for HBO.
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Guest: Marc Acito
MARC ACITO is the book writer of the musical Allegiance, which opens Nov 8 at the Longacre Theater.
He won the Helen Hayes Award for Best New Play with his comedy Birds of a Feather.
Recently he wrote the concert adaptation of Lerner & Loewe’s 1951 classic Paint Your Wagon for City Center’s Encores.
He also wrote the book to A Room with a View, which played at the 5th Avenue Theatre in Seattle and the Old Globe in San Diego.
Marc’s one-man musical adaptation of his award-winning novel How I Paid for College debuted at the Hub Theater.
His novel won the Ken Kesey Award for Fiction, was a NY Times Editors’ Choice, and spawned a sequel, Attack of the Theater People.
Other projects in development include Chasing Rainbows, a musical based on the adolescence of Judy Garland; and Relativity, a new play about the relationship between Albert Einstein and Marian Anderson.
He recently became the first writer to receive two NAMT grants in one year.
PF: Midsummer Night’s Dream @ The Pearl, 555 West 42nd Street, through October 31, 2015
PF: Desire, An Evening of Plays Based on Six Stories by Tennessee Williams @ 59e59, 59 East 59th Street, through October 11, 2015
MP + PF: The New Morality @ Mint Theater Company, 311 West 43rd Street, through October 18, 2015
MP: Reasons to Be Pretty @ Sea View Playwrights Theatre, 460 Brielle Ave, Staten Island, through September 20, 2015
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