A letter from our Executive Producer and Artistic Director

Andrew Leynse and Casey Childs

Andrew Leynse, Artistic Director and Casey Childs, Founder and Executive Producer

Dear Friends,

Believe it or not, our 30th Anniversary is almost here and we have some very exciting announcements about this upcoming season.

The first big piece of news is that our 30th Anniversary Season (2014/15) will be produced at The Duke on 42nd Street (You’ll remember the theater if you saw Bronx Bombers with us this past fall). Our decade-long residency at 59E59 Theaters will conclude this spring with Charles Busch’s The Tribute Artist. We heard from so many of theater-goers about the convenience of The Duke on 42nd Street’s location; additionally it brings us closer to the rest of the Primary Stages facilities, including our school (The Einhorn School of Performing Arts), rehearsal studios, and administrative offices, which are located just a few blocks away on West 38th Street.

Theresa Rebeck, Billy Porter, David Ives

Theresa Rebeck, Billy Porter, and David Ives will be producing new plays at Primary Stages this season.

Our 2014/15 season will begin in July with the New York premiere of Poor Behavior, a comedy by Theresa Rebeck (Seminar and Mauritius on Broadway). Her comedy presents a devilish argument about infidelity and America, as two couples spend a not-so-idyllic weekend in the country. It will be directed by Evan Cabnet (The Model Apartment).

The second offering of the season will be the World Premiere of While I Yet Live, written by the 2013 Tony-winning actor from Kinky Boots, Billy Porter. This new drama, which explores coming of age in Pittsburgh amongst a bevy of fascinating and strong-willed women, will be directed by Sheryl Kaller (Next Fall, Adrift in Macao).

The third play will be a new collection of delightfully funny short plays, Lives of the Saints, written by David Ives and directed by John Rando – a favorite Primary Stages team, responsible for our productions of All in the Timing and Mere Mortals. David Ives is undoubtedly the master of short form and his collaborations with Tony winner Rando are not to be missed!

As always, thank you all for being a part of Primary Stages. We look forward to seeing you throughout the 2014/15 season at The Duke on 42nd Street, and to celebrating our 30th year of inspiring, supporting, and sharing the art of playwriting in the heart of the theater district.


Casey Childs, Founder and Executive Producer

Andrew Leynse, Artistic Director

For more information about our 2014/15 season, please visit our subscription page or primarystages.org/upcoming-season.


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