Last month, Theatre 3 announced its 50th anniversary season, a line-up that includes the very gay musical A Catered Affair, the Aaron Sorkin drama The Farnsworth Invention and the raucous musical Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson. Missing from the season announcement was the fifth show, which executive producer Jac Alder was trying to schedule.
Last night, Jac told me he had just picked the final show: Art of Murder by Joe DiPietro, a comedy thriller set in the world of fine art that won the Edgar Award for best play. It will probably be a good fit for T3 — DiPietro’s I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change has been a staple at T3 for a decade (it’s Dallas’ longest-running show ever — three years in its initial run). DiPietro won two Tony Awards last year for the Broadway hit Memphis.
Art of Murder runs April 12–May 12, 2012.