David Mamet, David Yazbek premieres set for Atlantic Co.

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Posted: May 23, 2016 3:35 PM
David Mamet, David Yazbek premieres set for Atlantic Co.

NEW YORK (AP) — World premiere works from David Mamet and David Yazbek as well as a musical for kids by the co-composer of "Frozen" are some of the highlights of the Atlantic Theater Company's upcoming season.

The respected off-Broadway company unveiled its slate of 2016-17 offerings Monday, including the world premiere of George Brant's play with music "Marie and Rosetta" under Neil Pepe's direction and the world premiere of Paola Lazaro's "Tell Hector I Miss Him."

A still-untitled Mamet play directed by Pepe, the artistic director of the Atlantic, will start in February and Clare Lizzimore's "Animal" makes its New York debut in the spring directed by Gaye Taylor Upchurch and starring Golden Globe-nominated Rebecca Hall.

Robert Lopez, who co-created "The Book of Mormon" and "Avenue Q" and co-composed the songs for "Frozen" with his wife, wrote the new tunes for "1001 Nights: A Love Story About Loving Stories," which makes its debut this fall.

Yazbek's "The Band's Visit" will finally will arrive in the fall directed by David Cromer with a story by Itamar Moses. It's based on a 2007 film about an Egyptian orchestra that accidentally finds itself in the wrong town.

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