Friday, June 8, 2007
Boston on Broadway
In the old days, critics used to complain that local theatres only produced last year's New York hits. The trend, however, may be reversing. Recently there have been hints that Sonia Flew, by local playwright/actress Melinda Lopez, may be headed for the Great White Way (see post below), and now it's been announced that Mauritius (which won an IRNE even though I hated it) will now open in September off-Broadway, at the Manhattan Theatre Club, with Bobby Canavale and Alison Pill under the direction of Doug Hughes (who directed Doubt). Mauritius will be co-produced by the Huntington, where it premiered last year. Are we once again becoming a try-out town - or is at least the Huntington becoming a try-out theatre?