By Adam Hetrick
11 Apr 2013
|Photo by Joseph Marzullo/WENN|
CSC artistic director Brian Kulick and executive director Greg Reiner announced April 11 that Doyle will develop his own projects for the company and help shape CSC's new Musical Theatre Initiative, which launched with Passion.
Doyle is a Tony Award winner for his 2005 actor-musician staging of Sweeney Todd. He also staged the 2006 actor-musician production of Company on Broadway and the New York premiere of Sondheim's Road Show. Doyle does not employ the actor-musician concept for his intimate staging of CSC's Passion.
"I am thrilled to have been invited by Classic Stage Company to become an associate director with the company," Doyle said in a statement. "Directing Passion at this wonderful venue was a true pleasure and it is so exciting to have the opportunity to make an on-going input into the work of CSC. I look forward to spending some time each season with Brian Kulick and his terrific staff."
Doyle's production of the Tony Award-winning 1994 musical Passion, which features a libretto by Lapine and a score by Sondheim, began previews Feb. 8 and officially opened Feb. 28. Critics embraced Doyle's production, which has extended through April 19.
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