No`` Winter''Tthis season at the Mechanic Theatre

February 26, 1993|By J. Wynn Rousuck

"The Lion in Winter," originally scheduled to play the Morris A. Mechanic Theatre April 6 to May 2, has been postponed and will not be replaced this season, the Baltimore Center for the Performing Arts has announced in a letter to subscribers.

The delay in the touring production was due to difficulties finding an actress to play Eleanor of Aquitaine opposite George Peppard's Henry II, according to BCPA general manager Steven E. Goldstein.

The theater hopes to re-book the show -- or find a replacement -- for November. Current subscribers, Goldstein explained, will automatically get tickets to the November play. This means 1992-1993 subscribers who renew will pay for only six of next season's seven shows.

Although this procedure is new to the Mechanic, Goldstein said, "This is the way it's handled all across the country. It's unfortunate that shows fall out, but it happens from time to time and really the only way for us to deal with it is to roll it over."

Two 1992 Tony Award winners have been announced for the 1993-1994 season: the revival of "Guys and Dolls," which will come to Baltimore in early spring, and "Crazy for You," the rewritten version of the 1930 Gershwin hit, "Girl Crazy," set for late spring. Five more shows, probably including a pre-Broadway production, are expected to be announced shortly.

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