'Nick & Nora' to open Mechanic season


"Nick & Nora," the new American musical based on the popular "Thin Man" movies, will open the 1991-92 season at the Morris A. Mechanic Theatre. Postponed twice during the theater's current season, the show will run from Sept. 24 through Oct. 20, 1991.

Producers Terry Allen Kramer, James M. Nederlander and Charlene Nederlander, in association with Daryl Roth, have supplied the funding for the musical comedy, which is now fully backed and scheduled to go into rehearsals this summer.

Joanna Gleason and Barry Bostwick will head the cast as the famous movie sleuths Nick and Nora Charles. The $6 million musical will reflect the art deco Hollywood of 1930. Tony Award-winning playwright and director Arthur Laurents has written the book and will direct.

The score has been composed by Charles Strouse with lyrics by Richard Maltby Jr. The design team for the production is Douglas Schmidt (sets), Theoni V. Aldrege (costumes) and Jules Fisher (lighting).

The executive producer is Elizabeth I. McGann, who has produced such shows as "The Elephant Man," "Orpheus Descending" and "Nicholas Nickleby."

"Nick & Nora" will be the first in a seven-show lineup. The remainder of the Baltimore Center for the Performing Arts subscription season will be announced later this spring.

For information regarding the 1991-92 subscription season, call 625-4200.

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