PRINCE OF BROADWAY PLAYED ITS FINAL PERFORMANCE OCTOBER 29, 2017
Harold Prince is a legend in the American theatre – the acclaimed director and producer behind a long list of America’s most iconic musicals and the winner of a staggering, record-breaking 21 Tony Awards. Now, he’s bringing together six decades of magical moments in a new musical event, Prince of Broadway.
This thrilling night of theatre includes fully staged numbers from such celebrated musicals as West Side Story, Fiddler on the Roof, Cabaret, Evita, Company, Follies, A Little Night Music, Sweeney Todd, The Phantom of the Opera and more, in an unforgettable tribute to an unmatched Broadway career.
The show features a book by two-time Tony nominee David Thompson (Chicago), co-direction and choreography by five-time Tony winner Susan Stroman (The Producers), direction by Prince himself, and new songs by three-time Tony winner Jason Robert Brown (The Bridges of Madison County).
In association with Gorgeous Entertainment Inc. Additional funding for Prince of Broadway is generously provided by The John Gore Organization, James L. Nederlander, The Shubert Organization, and Kumiko Yoshii.
Pictured: Harold Prince (Photo by Elisabeth Novick / ArenaPAL)
American premiere musical celebration
Book by David Thompson
New Songs, Arrangements, Orchestration & Music Supervision by Jason Robert Brown
Co-direction and Choreography by Susan Stroman
Directed by Harold Prince
With Chuck Cooper, Janet Dacal, Bryonha Marie Parham, Emily Skinner, Brandon Uranowitz, Kaley Ann Voorhees, Michael Xavier, Tony Yazbeck, Karen Ziemba
Previews Begin: Tuesday, November 28, 2017
Opening Night: Tuesday, December 12, 2017
Direct from an acclaimed run in London, the powerful Royal Court Theatre production of Lucy Kirkwood’s astonishing new play is making its American debut at MTC with the heralded original cast. In a remote cottage on the lonely British coast, a couple of retired nuclear engineers are living a very quiet life. Outside, the world is in utter chaos following a devastating series of events. When an old friend turns up at their door, they’re shocked to discover the real reason for her visit. The Mail on Sunday calls The Children “beautifully written and superbly acted.” Hailed by The Independent as “the most rewarding dramatist of her generation,” playwright Lucy Kirkwood makes her highly anticipated New York debut. Directing is the award-winning James Macdonald (Top Girls at MTC).
The Children stars the original Royal Court Theatre cast: BAFTA Award winner Francesca Annis (BBC’s “Cranford”), two-time Olivier Award nominee Ron Cook (Girl from the North Country), and Outer Critics Circle Award winner Deborah Findlay (National Theatre’s Stanley).
Running Time: 1 hour, 50 minutes, with no intermission
The Children is a Royal Court Theatre production.
Lead support for The Children has been provided by MTC’s Producing Fund Partner, Andrew Martin-Weber. Additional support for The Children is provided by The Laura Pels International Foundation for Theater. The Children is the recipient of a Berwin Lee New Play Commission.
Photo: Johan Persson/ArenaPAL for Royal Court Theatre.
American premiere by Lucy Kirkwood
Directed by James Macdonald
With Francesca Annis, Ron Cook, Deborah Findlay
Previews Begin: Tuesday, April 3, 2018
Opening Night: Wednesday, April 25, 2018
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Three-time Tony Award nominee Condola Rashad (A Doll’s House, Part 2) will star as one of history’s greatest heroines in a major new production of Bernard Shaw’s epic work directed by Daniel Sullivan (Lillian Hellman’s The Little Foxes). Set in 15th century France, Saint Joan follows a country girl whose mysterious visions propel her into elite circles. When the nation’s rulers become threatened by her popularity and influence, they unite to bring her down and she finds herself on trial for her life. This timeless and powerful play dramatizes the limits of an individual in a society dominated by overwhelming political and religious forces.
Special thanks to The Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust for supporting Manhattan Theatre Club.
By Bernard Shaw
Directed by Daniel Sullivan
With Condola Rashad
THE PORTUGUESE KID PLAYED ITS FINAL PERFORMANCE ON DECEMBER 10, 2017
In Providence, Rhode Island, habitually widowed Atalanta (Sherie Rene Scott) pays a visit to her second-rate lawyer Barry Dragonetti (Jason Alexander). Intending to settle her latest husband’s affairs, this larger-than-life Greek tightwad quickly becomes a nightmare for her cheesy, self-aggrandizing attorney. Add Barry’s impossible Croatian mother (Mary Testa), a dash of current politics and a couple of opportunistic young lovers, and you have in hand a recipe for comic combustion. This feisty romantic comedy could only come from John Patrick Shanley, the Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning author of the MTC hits Doubt and Outside Mullingar, and the Academy Award-winning screenwriter of Moonstruck.
Running Time: 1 hour, 40 minutes, with no intermission
Special thanks to The Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust for supporting Manhattan Theatre Club. The Portuguese Kid is a recipient of an Edgerton Foundation New Play Award.
Art photo by Robert Trachtenberg.
World premiere written and directed by John Patrick Shanley
With Jason Alexander, Pico Alexander, Aimee Carrero, Sherie Rene Scott, Mary Testa
Previews Begin: Tuesday, January 16, 2018
Opening Night: Tuesday, February 6, 2018
The Tony Award-winning author, performer and activist Eve Ensler, whose The Vagina Monologues is an international sensation, comes to MTC with a powerful new play based on her critically acclaimed memoir. While working with women suffering from the ravages of war in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Ensler was stunned by a life-threatening diagnosis. Told with her signature brand of humor, Ensler’s personal journey uncovers surprising connections between her body and the earth and how illness can be both transformative and transcendent. Directing this bold, unflinching and inspiring piece is Tony Award winner Diane Paulus (Waitress, Pippin).
Following select performances of In the Body of the World, audience members are invited to attend ‘Beyond the Stage’, a series of curated post-show discussions led by a group of artists, medical professionals, scholars and activists in support of the play. The discussions are free of charge and are open to anyone attending that performance. Schedule is subject to change.
In the Body of the World is an American Repertory Theater production.
Additional support for In the Body of the World is provided by the Howard Gilman Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts. MTC thanks Jan Warner, who is supporting the Beyond the Stage talkback series in memory of her husband, Arthur Warner.
Pictured: Eve Ensler (Photo by Evgenia Eliseeva for American Repertory Theater).
New York premiere written and performed by Eve Ensler
Directed by Diane Paulus
Previews Begin: Tuesday, May 15, 2018
Opening Night: Wednesday, June 6, 2018
In a small Boston suburb, a single schoolteacher is struggling to get by when the wealthy father of one of her students surprises her with a financial proposal that could change her daughter’s life. Suddenly, their worlds collide in ways that open up the question: what truly separates the haves and the have nots? Is it wrong to seize an incredible chance, even if the circumstances seem questionable? Loosely inspired by a passage from “The Great Gatsby”, this timely new play by the author of The City of Conversation probes the troubling relationship of finance to educational opportunity in American life today. Directing is Tony winner Doug Hughes (The Father and Doubt at MTC).
Additional support for Dan Cody’s Yacht is provided by the Blanche and Irving Laurie Foundation. Dan Cody’s Yacht is a recipient of an Edgerton Foundation New Play Award. Dan Cody’s Yacht was commissioned by Manhattan Theatre Club.
Pictured: Anthony Giardina
World premiere by Anthony Giardina
Directed by Doug Hughes
ACTUALLY PLAYED ITS FINAL PERFORMANCE ON DECEMBER 10, 2017
At a raucous party during their freshman year at Princeton, Tom (Joshua Boone) and Amber (Alexandra Socha) connect in ways that seem innocent enough at first. But as things progress, they find themselves in murky territory, with ramifications that could affect the rest of their lives. What actually happened between them? Tackling the highly charged topic of sexual consent, this hit production direct from Williamstown Theatre Festival explores the intersection of gender and race on campus today, offering “a portrait of a generation” (The Boston Globe). This deeply felt, funny and thought-provoking play comes from fast-rising playwright Anna Ziegler (Photograph 51) and is directed by Obie Award winner Lileana Blain-Cruz (Pipeline).
Running Time: 1 hour, 30 minutes, with no intermission
Actually is presented in association with Williamstown Theatre Festival.
Major support for The Studio at Stage II – Harold and Mimi Steinberg New Play Series is provided by The Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust.
Photo by Daniel Rader for Williamstown Theatre Festival.
Previews Begin: Tuesday, June 5, 2018
Opening Night: Tuesday, June 19, 2018
On a plantation during the Civil War, a mystical tree stretches toward heaven. It protects James, a young slave, while he reads newspapers about the imminent possibility of freedom, as the battle rages on. When a brooding stranger arrives, James and his makeshift family take the man in. Soon, an unexpected bond leads to a striking romance, and everyone is in uncharted territory. But is love powerful enough to set your true self free? This lyrical and lushly realized play is part of poet, filmmaker and playwright Donja R. Love’s exploration of queer love at pivotal moments in Black history. Directing is Saheem Ali (Kill Move Paradise).
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Major support for The Studio at Stage II – Harold and Mimi Steinberg New Play Series is provided by The Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust. Sugar in Our Wounds is a recipient of an Edgerton Foundation New Play Award.
Pictured: Donja R. Love (photo by Brandon Nick)
World Premiere by Donja R. Love
Directed by Saheem Ali