While Arena Stage will not make an official announcement for its 2013-14 season just yet, a recent newsletter teases that the season will include a new musical collaboration from Maurice Hines and the Manzari Brothers.
Hines, along with John and Leo Manzari, last appeared at Arena Stage in 2010's SOPHISTICATED LADIES. John, who was 17, and Leo, who was just 15, were discovered at a master class held by Hines in D.C. in October 2009. The teens, who attend The Field School in Northwest D.C., became instant favorites in the production, regularly receiving standing ovations in the middle of the second act for a segment that they share with Hines. "They are everything that I have waited for all my life to find," stated Hines in 2010.
The remaining events in Arena's 2012-13 season are as follows:
By David Lindsay-Abaire / Directed by Jackie Maxwell
February 1 - March 10, 2013 in the Kreeger Theater
Lookingglass Theatre Company
Written and directed by Tony Award winner Mary Zimmerman
February 8 - March 17, 2013 in the Fichandler Stage
Mary T. & Lizzy K.
Arena Stage commission and world premiere
Written and directed by Tazewell Thompson
March 15 - April 28, 2013 in the Arlene and Robert Kogod Cradle
By resident playwright Katori Hall / Directed by Robert O'Hara
March 29 - May 12, 2013 in the Kreeger Theater
Other Desert Cities
By Jon Robin Baitz / Directed by Kyle Donnelly
April 26 - May 26, 2013 in the Fichandler Stage