Following up the success of its landmark 10th anniversary season, BoHo Theatre is excited to announce its lineup for its 11th Season. BoHo has gained widespread acclaim for the quality and range of its programming, including leading Chicago with the most non-Equity Jeff Award nominations for the past two years. In choosing its next season, BoHo continues its commitment to celebrating the Bohemian Pillars of Truth, Beauty, Freedom, and Love and exploring them through the lens of human relationships.
Beginning with its 11th Season, BoHo will begin presenting each of its seasons in a single calendar year, bucking the current theatrical trend of presenting season programming from fall to spring. The upcoming 2015 Season will explore Beauty with Adam Gwon’s Ordinary Days, Truth with Jeffrey Hatcher’s Scotland Road, Love Dogfight by Benj Pasek, Justin Paul, and Peter Duchan, and Freedom with a special benefit gala.
THE SEASON IN DEPTH
Music and lyrics by Adam Gwon
February 13 – March 15, 2015 at the Heartland Studio
Representing the Bohemian Pillar of Beauty
From one of musical theatre's most exciting new composers comes Ordinary Days, a refreshingly honest and funny musical about making real connections in the city that never sleeps. In the bustle and routine of New York, Ordinary Days tells the story of four everyday people discovering that their dreams, their passions, and their struggles are anything but ordinary. True to BoHo’s Bohemian ideals, this intimate musical is about finding the beauty and the extraordinary in the everyday. The LA Times calls Ordinary Days "arrestingly poetic", and the New York Times says this is "a quietly affecting show."
By Jeffrey Hatcher
May 15 – June 14, 2015 at the Heartland Studio
Representing the Bohemian Pillar of Truth
A young woman in 19th century clothing is found floating on an iceberg in the middle of the North Atlantic. When rescued, she speaks only one word—“Titanic” –before falling into a frustrating silence. Using his wealth to bend the rules, an obsessed aristocrat brings her to an isolated facility on the coast of Maine with the sole purpose of getting her to talk, and to admit that the idea that she is a survivor of the famed sunken ship somehow transported through time is a fraud. But nobody here is truly who they appear to be, and with revelations come both transcendent and dire consequences. After finding success with last fall’s Veronica’s Room, BoHo brings to the stage another suspenseful mystery, one that begins as an investigation into the true identity of one woman and ends as a journey of understanding identity for all involved.
Music and Lyrics by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul
Book by Peter Duchan
October – November (dates TBD) at Theater Wit
Representing the Bohemian Pillar of Love
November 21, 1963. On the eve of their deployment to a small but growing conflict in Southeast Asia, three young Marines set out for one final boys’ night of partying, debauchery, and maybe a little trouble. But when Corporal Eddie Birdlace meets Rose, an awkward and idealistic waitress whom he enlists to win a cruel bet with his fellow recruits, she rewrites the rules of the game and teaches him the power of compassion. With some of the best new music on the current musical stage, Dogfight begins as a rousing song and dance adventure and ends as an intimate story about finding the beauty and comfort of love in the most unsuspecting places. BoHo is thrilled to present this new musical based on the Warner Brothers film. Time Out New York calls Dogfight “easily the most delicate, surprising, musically satisfying score since Spring Awakening.”
TICKETS ON SALE SOON
BoHo Memberships are unique subscription packages that allow for flexibility in choosing productions and dates, as well reserved seating and invitations to exclusive events. Membership packages for BoHo’s 11th season will go on sale in September online at www.BoHoTheatre.com
SEASON 10 CONCLUDES THIS FALL
BoHo’s 10th Season isn’t quite done yet! The 2013-2014 Season will come to a close with Alfred Uhry and Jason Robert Brown’s sweeping musical Parade, opening October 16th at Theater Wit. Look for more information on this exciting production soon!