Sunday, July 28, 2013 Leave a Comment
Back in February, when Theatre Under the Stars (TUTS) announced their 2013-2014 season, Bruce Lumpkin, TUTS’ Artistic Director, gave BroadwayWorld an exclusive heads up about an exciting development that was occurring within the organization. Now TUTS is ready to announce their exhilarating new project, an invigorating and diverse season of fresh, edgy musical theatre called TUTS Underground. This season will run in The Hobby Center for the Performing Arts’ intimate Zilkha Hall and feature innovative modern works. According to Bruce Lumpkin, the intended audience for this line up is “a contemporary minded audience, an audience looking for something new, something different than what’s been offered.” The inaugural season for TUTS Underground will feature four fresh shows that are “not only new, newly done, but newly done for our audiences here.”
Opening TUTS Underground’s first season is the rock musical LIZZIE by Steven Cheslik-deMeyer, Tim Maner, and Alan Steven Hewitt, which runs from October 10-20, 2013. Historically, because of a lack of witnesses, Lizzie Borden was acquitted and ultimately declared innocent. Yet, her legacy has been passed down for generations as the familiar jump rope rhyme: Lizze Borden took an axe, gave her mother forty whacks… and so on. This very rhyme serves as the basis for Steven Cheslik-deMeyer, Tim Maner, and Alan Steven Hewitt’s rambunctious musical that imaginatively retells the story of Lizzie Borden, America’s favorite Victorian girl and infamous axe-wielding double-murderess.
Read more about BWW Exclusive Details on TUTS Underground’s 2013-14 Season on broadwayworld.com