Sara Bareilles show, Mark Rylance highlight A.R.T.’s season
NEW YORK (AP) — Sara Bareilles’ musical based on the film “Waitress,” a play co-written and starring Mark Rylance and a stage adaptation of Eve Ensler’s “In the Body of the World” are among the highlights of the American Repertory Theater’s upcoming season.
The powerhouse theater company at Harvard said Thursday it will produce the world premiere of “Waitress,” with music and lyrics by Grammy-nominated Bareilles, starting in August. It will be directed by Diane Paulus, the artistic director, who has also helmed the recent revival of “Pippin” and the new “Finding Neverland.”
The season also includes “Nice Fish,” a play about two men fishing on a lake in frozen Minnesota written by Rylance and Louis Jenkins, and the world premiere of Ensler’s 2013 memoir starring Ensler and directed by Paulus.