Filling a major vacancy at the helm of the three-theatre L.A. company, Desai comes to the job after 7 years leading East West Players.
When the L.A. theatre announced a season light on women playwrights, a protest led to change and greater transparency.
After 16 years at the helm of the L.A. regional powerhouse, he’ll step aside at the end of this calendar year.
The play is the first to be announced for the Los Angeles company’s 2020-21 season at the Mark Taper Forum.
Also returning after hit runs in L.A. are ‘Dear Evan Hansen,’ ‘Come From Away,’ ‘Ain’t Too Proud,’ and ‘Les Misérables.’