conceived by Rebecca Feldman
additional material by Jay Weiss
music and lyrics by William Finn
book by Rachel Sheinkin
UPDATED SEPTEMBER 7, 2020
As the reopening of theaters in the state of Massachusetts has been indefinitely postponed in Governor Baker’s reopening plan, New Repertory Theatre has been forced to make the following decision:
- NEW UPDATE! Postpone all performances of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee until November/December 2021
As a reminder:
- All performances of Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill have been postponed until 2021
- All performances of Angels in America: Millennium Approaches have been postponed until Fall 2021
- We are working to produce a 2-person production of Romeo & Juliet to tour in the spring of 2021. All performances of Thurgood on Tour, and Classic Repertory Company’s productions of The Scarlet Letter have been cancelled.
- At this time, the Mosesian Center for the Arts is still closed to the public.
We have evaluated all possibilities for fall production, including social-distancing procedures and live streamed performances. As our artists would need to begin the design process in August, and it is still unsafe for them to collaborate indoors in such a close proximity, we have arrived at the conclusion that we are unable to produce The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee this fall.
To subscribers to the 2020/2021 season who currently have tickets to Spelling Bee, no action is needed on your part. Your tickets will automatically be transferred to the 2021 performances as soon as the production’s new run dates are confirmed.
Be sure to check your email for access to an exclusive online subscriber event on 9/24 as a special thank you for your patience and understanding!
Please call our box office at (617) 923-8487 or email email@example.com with any questions. We are responding as quickly as possible and greatly appreciate your patience.
We currently plan to open our 2021 season with Stupid F##king Bird this coming January.
How much pressure do we put on our children to succeed? What is the price? Does this ever happen in Boston? Follow six quirky competitors of the Putnam Valley Middle School Spelling Bee as they explore the pressures and expectations set by their parents and themselves. The Tony Award-winning Spelling Bee is uproarious fun for the whole family, complete with audience participation. Dust off your dictionary, it’s time to spell!
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