The Little Rock native will begin the new post in August, taking the helm of the Rep after it briefly suspended operations.
The company, which suspended operations last spring, is back with classics and new plays for its “Rebuild the Rep” season.
The state’s largest theatre has cancelled the remainder of its season, citing financial troubles.
The season will include classic plays, comedies, and musicals.
These NY-based artists specialize in adding circus to musical theatre, but their new ‘Godspell’ at Arkansas Rep is all circus, all the time.
The season will be the company’s first under the new producing artistic director, John Miller-Stephany.
Miller-Stephany will succeed Bob Hupp as the artistic leader of the Little Rock theatre.
Martin Miller and Robert Ford have made their small company a theatrical force in Northwest Arkansas, but it hasn’t happened in a vacuum.
Hupp will leave his post as the second executive to lead the Rep for a new position at the New York theatre.
Nearing its 40th year, the $4 million LORT theatre programs big shows for audiences as varied as the state, and it’s set to expand this spring.