With the final performance of Same Time, Next Year on Sunday, May 15, the Delray Beach Playhouse has wrapped up its roster of plays for 2021-22, completing its 75th anniversary season.
Before the curtain dropped for the last time on that comic, Bernard Slade production, officials at the DPB had announced the performance schedule for the 76th season – a “varied, eclectic and thoroughly entertaining” collection of shows and concerts, said Delray Beach Playhouse Executive Director Kevin Barrett.
“Our lineup is jam-packed with new and exciting shows,” said Barrett, “And there will be something for everyone to enjoy.”
As they did last year, main stage show planners “made the strategic decision to kick off our season later in the year – in December, rather than October. It will give our patrons time to become more comfortable returning to the theatre.”
The executive director offered the following assessment of Season 76: “The DPB has a varied, eclectic, and thoroughly entertaining lineup planned for its 2022-2023 season. From musicals to musical comedy, to a myriad of musical memories, not to mention a suspenseful psychological thriller, a classic Neil Simon play and a British backstage farce.”
The season will begin with Villainous Company (Dec. 2-18), which Barrett called “a suspense-filled thriller by Victor Cahn.” The playhouse’s next production, Something’s Afoot, A Musical Mystery by James McDonald, David Vos and Robert Gerlach, will be presented Jan. 27 – Feb. 12, 2023.
That show will be followed by Neil Simon’s Plaza Suite (March 17 – April 2, 2023) and, in the end, Noises Off, a farcical comedy by Michael Frayn, will wrap up the season with a production that runs from April 28 – May 14, 2023.
The playhouses’ ever-popular Musical Memories Series will feature a celebration of The Songs of Jule Styne; New York, New York – Broadway Celebrates the Big Apple; From Showboat to Hamilton – Celebrating Broadway’s Landmark Musicals; A Celebration of Fiddler on the Roof; Making Whoopee; Ziegfeld’s “Clown Royal” and Celebrating the Music of Eddie Cantor.
Randolph DelLago, artistic director at the Delray Beach Playhouse.