“My Fair Lady” by Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe, at Lyric Stage in Boston. Pictured: Jennifer Ellis and Christopher Chew. (Photo by Aram Boghosian)

Lyric Stage Announces 6 Shows for 2016–2017 Season

The Boston theatre’s season will feature three plays and four musicals, one of which will be announced at a later date.

BOSTON: Lyric Stage Company of Boston has announced its 2016–17 season, which will feature three plays and four musicals. The last show of the season will be announced at a later date.

“While I am still selecting the final show of the season, rest assured that as we demonstrated with My Fair Lady, the Lyric Stage is an exciting venue in which to rediscover classic favorites,” artistic director Spiro Veloudos said in a statement. “If you’re thinking Camelot, Carousel, or Guys and Dolls, you might be right on the money!”

The season will kick off with Stephen Sondheim’s Company (Sept. 2–Oct. 9), about growing up and adult relationships. Veloudos will direct.

Ken Lim’s Warrior Class (Oct. 21–Nov 13) will take the stage next. The play follows a local politician tainted by the demands of his party. Dawn M. Simmons will direct.

The second musical of the season will be Joe Kinosian and Kellen Blair’s Murder for Two (Nov 25–Jan 1, 2017). The two-person murder mystery features one actor playing a detective and the other actor plays the other roles, while also playing piano. A. Nora Long will direct.

Little Foxes (Jan 13–Feb 12, 2017), Lillian Hellman’s play about a scheming Southern family, will be onstage next. Scott Edmiston will direct.

Next up will be Sarah Ruhl’s Stage Kiss (Feb 24–March 26, 2017), about ex-lovers forced to play romantic leads in a 1930s melodrama. Courtney O’Connor will direct.

Barbecue (April 7–May 7, 2017)by Robert O’Hara, will be next. The play is about a family intervention in a local park that becomes raucous. Summer L. Williams will direct.

A classic musical (May 19–June 25, 2017) will be the final show of the season and will be announced at a later date.

Founded in 1974, Lyric Stage Company of Boston produces a variety of genres for Boston audiences and is committed to employing local artists.

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