Andy Garcia's Adaptation of 'Key Largo,' New 'Macbeth' to Debut at Geffen Playhouse
Garcia will star in the role made famous by Edward G. Robinson in John Huston's 1948 crime drama, while 'Game of Thrones' vet Nikolaj Coster-Waldau will tackle the Scottish play.
The Geffen Playhouse has announced that its 2019-20 season, set to launch in August, will include eight productions curated by artistic director Matt Shakman. The lineup features several comedies in addition to dramatic pieces.
Notably, the season offers a stage adaptation of John Huston's 1948 film noir classic Key Largo, which starred Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall and Edward G. Robinson. Adapted by Andy Garcia and Jeffrey Hatcher, the production will feature Garcia in the Robinson role.
In Macbeth, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau will reunite with Shakman, with whom he worked on Game of Thrones, to perform the title role.
Among the additional titles is the comedy Skintight, written by Joshua Harmon and directed by Daniel Aukin, which was previously performed at New York's Laura Pels Theatre. Idina Menzel will reprise her lead role for the Geffen production.
For something different, theatergoers can try out The Enigmatist, an immersive experience of "puzzles, cryptology and illusions" from magician and New York Times crossword guru David Kwong.
Rounding out the lineup along with one more title to be announced at a later date is the world premiere of Qui Nguyen's gender-bending, sexually fluid Revenge Song: A Vampire Cowboys Creation, described by the Geffen as "a hilarious, historical comedy with hip-hop, rock and epic fight scenes"; and Jen Silverman's fiendish play Witch, inspired by The Witch of Edmonton.
Available by subscription only, the season kicks off Aug. 20 and will conclude July 19, 2020.