Irving — The 2015-16 season for Lyric Stage has been announced, and includes four full staging and one concert staging. What's different about next season from the current one is that there will be another premiere, this time of Irresistible: Edith Piaf and Her Music. That show had a developmental reading in New York last year, and was written by and starred Sue Mathys, who played Mama Rose in Lyric's Gypsy several years ago. Mathys will also perform it at Lyric.
The full stagings with complete orchestras are: Steven Sondheim and James Lapine's Into the Woods (talk about timely, considering the recent film version); Robert Wright, George Forrest, Maury Yeston and and Luther Davis' Grand Hotel, which premiered on Broadway in 1989; and Cole Porter's classic musical comedy Anything Goes. The concert staging is the 1927 operetta The New Moon, by Sigmund Romberg, Oscar Hammerstein II, Frank Mandel and Laurence Schwab.
Here's the complete lineup:
Into the Woods September 3-13, 2015
Grand Hotel October 30-November 8, 2015
The New Moon in concert January 21-24, 2016
Irresistible-Edith Piaf and Her Music February 11-18 (Premiere)
Anything Goes June 17-26, 2016
For more information, contact Lyric Stage at www.lyricstage.org.