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About MTC


Our mission at MTC is to produce a season of innovative work with a series of productions as broad and diverse as New York itself.


To encourage significant new work by creating an environment in which writers and theatre artists are supported by the finest professionals producing theatre today.


To nurture new talent in playwriting, musical composition, directing, acting and design.


To reach out to young audiences with innovative programs in education and maintain a commitment to cultivating the next generation of theatre professionals.

Under the dynamic leadership of Artistic Director Lynne Meadow and Executive Producer Barry Grove, Manhattan Theatre Club has grown in four and a half decades from a prolific Off-Off-Broadway showcase into one of the country’s most acclaimed theatre organizations.

Founded in 1970, MTC is committed to the creation of new plays and musicals through an intensive Artistic Development Program that offers commissions, script evaluation, dramaturgical support, readings and workshops. Using the work on its stages, MTC’s Education Program promotes active participation in the arts through in-class instruction, student and family matinees, teacher training, internships and internet-based distance learning. In constantly seeking new ways to innovate, MTC keeps theatre alive and relevant.

MTC now includes a subscriber base of 20,000 and produces on Broadway in the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (renamed in 2008 after the pioneering Broadway publicist) on West 47th Street and at the historic New York City Center complex on West 55th Street. Each season is distinguished by the variety of the repertoire.

View MTC’s 2015-16 Annual Report

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MTC Celebrates Lynne Meadow's First 40 Years

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