Past Productions

The Landing (Lab)

May 17 - June 10, 2012

Book & Lyrics by Greg Pierce
Music by John Kander
With Julia Murney, David Hyde Pierce, Jake Bennett Siegfried, Paul Anthony Stewart
THE LANDING marks legendary musical theatre artist John Kander's first collaboration with emerging writer Greg Pierce. This new chamber musical is comprised of three distinct stories centered around characters who explore what it means to get what they think they want.

John Kander

John Kander’s first Broadway musical was A FAMILY AFFAIR, collaborating with James and William Goldman. Kander and Ebb’s four decade collaboration created FLORA THE RED MENACE, CABARET (Tony Award), ZORBA, THE HAPPY TIME, 70 GIRLS 70, CHICAGO, THE ACT, WOMAN OF THE YEAR (Tony Award), THE RINK, KISS OF THE SPIDER WOMAN (Tony Award), STEEL PIER, CURTAINS and THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS. Movies and television material for “Liza with a Z” (Emmy Award) and HBO’s “Liza Minnelli’s Steppin Out” (Emmy Award), Funny Lady (Academy Award nomination, Best Song), Lucky Lady, New York, New York, Stepping Out, and Chicago The Movie (Academy Award nomination, Best Song). Mr. Kander composed scores for "An Early Frost," "Breathing Lessons," "The Boys Next Door," Kramer vs. Kramer, Blue Skies Again, Places of the Heart and also a composition for Renee Fleming, “A Letter from Sullivan Ballou.” Mr. Kander and Mr. Pierce's first collaboration, THE LANDING, a three one act musical, premiered at the Vineyard Theatre. In addition to KID VICTORY they are working on two new projects.  

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Greg Pierce

Greg Pierce’s first collaboration with John Kander, THE LANDING, premiered at the Vineyard Theatre. His play SLOWGIRL was the inaugural play of Lincoln Center's Claire Tow Theater (LCT3). It was subsequently produced by Steppenwolf Theatre and the Geffen Playhouse. His play HER REQUIEM was also produced by LCT3. He wrote the libretto for the opera FELLOW TRAVELERS, based on the novel by Thomas Mallon, (composed by Gregory Spears) which premiered at Cincinnati Opera. Other plays include THE QUARRY (with composer Randal Pierce, Vermont Stage Company), and THE WIND-UP BIRD CHRONICLE, based on the novel by Haruki Murakami, (Edinburgh International Festival, Singapore Arts Festival, The Public Theater’s Under the Radar Festival). He has been commissioned by Lincoln Center Theater, Second Stage Theatre, Vermont Stage Company, and Manhattan Theatre Club. He is currently working on two new projects with John Kander.

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Julia Murney

Julia Murney last appeared on Broadway as Elphaba in WICKED after playing the role on the national tour for which she received an Acclaim Award. Other New York credits include LENNON, Andrew Lippa’s THE WILD PARTY (Drama Desk nomination), FALLING (Drama Desk nomination), THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES, A CLASS ACT, SAVED, CRIMES OF THE HEART, QUEEN OF THE MIST, CLOSER THAN EVER, and TIME AND AGAIN (Lucille Lortel nomination). She’s been seen regionally all over the U.S. and has performed in concerts at Carnegie Hall, Joe’s Pub, 54 Below, Feinstein’s, The Kennedy Center, Caramoor, Town Hall and Birdland. Among her TV credits are “30 Rock”, “Sex and the City”, “Brothers and Sisters”, “Ed”, “NYPD Blue”, all three Law and Orders and about a gazillion voiceovers. juliamurney.com.

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Final Piece of The Vineyard 2013-14 Season and cast for The Landing Announced

The Vineyard Theatre, Douglas Aibel, Artistic Director, and Sarah Stern, Co-Artistic Director, proudly announces the third production of their 2013-2014 season and casting of the world premiere musical THE LANDING. Tony and Emmy Award-winner David Hyde Pierce (CURTAINS, VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE, “Frasier”), Drama Desk Award-nominee Julia Murney (An

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John Kander's THE LANDING, Richard Nixon Drama & More Set for The Vineyard in 2012-2013

The award-winning Vineyard Theatre will celebrate its 30th anniversary season after its enormously successful 2011-12 season – which included the acclaimed debuts of THE LYONS, OUTSIDE PEOPLE, NOW. HERE. THIS. and the developmental lab of THE LANDING – with new works by Douglas McGrath, Rajiv Joseph and Jenny Schwartz, to be

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John Kander-Greg Pierce Musical The Landing, With Julia Murney and David Hyde Pierce, Begins "Lab" in NYC

The Vineyard Theatre's Developmental Lab of The Landing, the new triptych musical by Tony Award-winning composer John Kander, with book and lyrics by Greg Pierce, plays Off-Broadway May 15-June 3. Tony winner Walter Bobbie directs a cast that includes Julia Murney, David Hyde Pierce and Paul Anthony Stewart. The work by

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