Michael Mayer Will Direct World Premiere of Warhol Capote at A.R.T. | Playbill

Regional News Michael Mayer Will Direct World Premiere of Warhol Capote at A.R.T. Rob Roth's play is based on a series of conversations between Andy Warhol and Truman Capote.
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Tony winner Michael Mayer (Spring Awakening) will direct Rob Roth's Warhol Capote, the first production of The American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) at Harvard University's 2017–2018 season.

The world premiere will begin performances in September at the Loeb Drama Center, located at 64 Brattle St., Cambridge.

In the late 1970s, “Truman Capote and Andy Warhol decided that they were destined to create a Broadway play together,” according to production notes. “Over the course of the next several months, they would sit down to record a series of intimate, wide-ranging conversations. The play never came to be, and the hours and hours of tape were lost to the ages. Until now.”

Roth, who discovered the recordings in the late 2000s, unveils the content of the tapes in Warhol Capote; in fact, every word spoken in the play comes from the mouths of Warhol and Capote.

Tickets will be available through season subscriptions at the end of May by phone at (617) 547-8300, in person at the Loeb Drama Center Ticket Services, or online at AmericanRepertoryTheater.org.

The American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) at Harvard University is under the leadership of Artistic Director Diane Paulus and Executive Director Diane Quinn.

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