Great plays headed for the stage at The Rep

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    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- Arkansas Repertory Theater is the largest non-profit professional theatre in the state; engaging, entertaining and enriching audiences for more than 30 years.

    This season is no different. Bob Hupp with The Rep joined us on "THV 11 News This Morning" to tell us what you can expect this season.

    Book by John O'Hara, with music and lyrics by Richard Rodgers
    World Premiere
    Sept. 6 - Sept. 29, 2013
    Pal Joey explodes with song and dance while exploring morality, race, class in this Rodgers and Hart musical!

    Written by John Logan
    Oct. 25 - Nov. 10, 2013
    Red drops you squarely inside the world of abstract painter Mark Rothko and sets your heart pounding, providing a startling snapshot of a brilliant artist at the height of his fame who must confront his own demons or be crushed by the ever-changing art world he helped create. First-time partnership with the Arkansas Arts Center.

    Book and lyrics by Nell Benjamin and music by Duncan Sheik
    World Premiere

    Dec. 6 - Dec. 29, 2013
    Based on the popular children's book, this new musical features music by Duncan Sheik (Tony and Grammy Award Winner for Spring Awakening), lyrics and book by Nell Benjamin (Tony Nominee for Legally Blonde) and direction by John Tartaglia (Tony Nominee for Avenue Q) in the first pre-Broadway musical starring a live dog as the central character.

    Written by Bruce Norris
    Jan. 24 - Feb. 9, 2014
    Winner of the 2011 Pulitzer Prize and a Tony Award for Best Play, Clybourne Park is a wickedly funny and fiercely provocative new play about the volatile combination of race and real estate. When our houses become our homes, and our neighborhoods become our identities, what will we do to protect them?

    Music by Claude-Michel Schönberg, based on a novel by Victor Hugo
    March 7 - March 30, 2014
    With an all new set design and the return of Douglas Webster to The Rep stage as Jean Valjean, Les Miserables is the world's longest-running musical, seen by over 60 million people in 42 countries and now an Academy Award-winning major motion picture. This legendary production of Boublil and Schönberg's classic sweeps its audience through an epic tale of passion and destruction in 19th century France.

    Written by Adam Long, Daniel Singer, and Jess Winfield

    June 6 - June 22, 2014
    Life is short. The complete works of Shakespeare are long. Now all of the bard's most familiar pieces are condensed into one hilarious roller-coaster spoof. Ending The Rep's season is an entertaining romp where audiences will see all of Shakespeare 36 Plays in only 96 minutes, most notable for holding the (self-proclaimed) world record for the shortest-ever performance of Hamlet, clocking in at just 43 seconds.

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