David Hyde Pierce Comes In For ‘The Landing’
Off Broadway’s Vineyard Theater has booked David Hyde Pierce, currently up for a Tony for his perf in “Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike,” to star in its upcoming production of “The Landing” as part of its 2013-14 season, also to include newly added title “Arlington” and the latest play by Nicky Silver.
Pierce (“Curtains”) returns to the project with thesps Julia Murney and Paul Anthony Stewart, who all appeared in a developmental staging of the show at the Vineyard last year. The latest musical from composer John Kander (“Chicago,” “Cabaret”), the tuner is comprised of three thematically linked stories. Greg Pierce (“Slowgirl”) pens the book for the production, to be helmed by Walter Bobbie (“Chicago”) in the fall.
A second musical is on tap for the company’s February slot, with “Arlington,” from book writer Victor Lodato and composer Polly Pen, playing Off Broadway after its upcoming bow at San Francisco’s Magic Theater this fall. Full-length version of the show, which was initially seen in Gotham last year in a shorter version, centers on a young woman trying to stay upbeat while her husband is away at war. Show’s director has not yet been set.
The Vineyard’s season wraps in May with “Too Much Sun” by Silver, the scribe whose most recent Vineyard outing, “The Lyons,” moved to Broadway. “Lyons” helmer Mark Brokaw (“Cinderella”) directs the play, about an actress who goes to stay with her daughter after a breakdown.
Exact dates and full casting for the theater’s 2013-14 shows remain to be set.