The ambitious season from 2022 to '23 at Portland Center Stage starts with a 'Boom!'

The ambitious season from 2022 to '23 at Portland Center Stage starts with a 'Boom!' ...

In August, the Portland Center Stage resumes its 2022-'23 season with Jonathan Larson's "tick, tick... Boom!"

The theater company, located at The Armory in the Pearl District, has announced its complete season this week. The lineup includes a Tony-nominated hit by an Academy Award winner (Choir Boy), as well as some exciting new works, including the world premiere of Horton Foote Prize winner Lauren Yee's Young Americans. And in a nod to the classics, the season concludes with Shakespeare's A Midsummer Nights Dream.

Among the newer shows coming to The Armory, there's a pandemic comedy called "Kristina Wong, Sweatshop Overlord," which starred Wong as the show's writer and star, during the 2020 lockdown. There's also "Ms. Holmes, Ms. Watson," which was named as Hamill's "playwright of the year." In 2017, the Wall Street Journal published a video about her upcoming film "Cryna Wong and Sw

"This season will bring roar to the stage in a way that feels special and filled with joy," said Marissa Wolf, the artistic director of the Portland Center Stage.

Everything starts with a "tick, tick... Boom!" Larson, its producer, died suddenly in 1996, at the age of 35, as his groundbreaking musical "Rent" was on the verge of becoming Broadway. "Rent" is a part of the Portland Center Stage's current season and starts May 21.

Larson had spent years designing the autobiographical "Boom," about a tense composer trying to create a famous television. Last year, Lin-Manuel Miranda of "Hamilton" developed the show for the big screen. Now, "tick, tick... Boom!" is back on stage in Portland.

Here's how the Portland Center Stage will play for the summer 2022-2023.

Go to TicketWorld for more information on the productions and to purchase season tickets . Individual tickets will be available on August 22.

Douglas Perry

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