AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE
By Henrik Ibsen
A new version by Rebecca Lenkiewicz
Directed by Doug Hughes
with Boyd Gaines, Richard Thomas, Maïté Alina, Gerry Bamman, Kathleen McNenny, Randall Newsome, John Procaccino, Michael Siberry and James Waterston
September 4 - November 18, 2012
"A white-knuckle thriller."
- Entertainment Weekly
"Rousing & invigorating."
- The New York Times
Conceived by & with Book and Lyrics by Julia Jordan
Music and Lyrics by Juliana Nash
Directed by Trip Cullman
with John Ellison Conlee, Rebecca Naomi Jones, Karen Olivo and Will Swenson
A love triangle gone wrong, MURDER BALLAD centers on Sara, an Upper West Sider, who seems to have it all, but whose downtown past lingers enticingly and dangerously in front of her. This sexy, explosive, new rock musical explores the complications of love, the compromises we make, and the betrayals that can ultimately undo us.
MURDER BALLAD is conceived by Jonathan Larson Award winner and two-time Susan Smith Blackburn Prize finalist Julia Jordan with book and lyrics by Jordan and music and lyrics by indie rock singer/songwriter Juliana Nash. Drama Desk Award nominee Trip Cullman (Paul Weitz’s Lonely, I’m Not; Adam Bock’s A Small Fire) directs.
October 30 - December 16, 2012
New York premiere by Terrence McNally
Directed by Walter Bobbie
with Dierdre Friel, Coco Monroe, George Morfogen, Bebe Neuwirth, Lee Pace, Ethan Phillips, Lorenzo Pisoni, Will Rogers and Eddie Kaye Thomas
Four-time Tony Award® winner Terrence McNally (Master Class, Love! Valour! Compassion!) adds another memorable cast of characters to MTC's Stage I with the New York premiere of GOLDEN AGE. Tony winner Walter Bobbie (Chicago, Venus in Fur) directs.
It's opening night of Vincenzo Bellini's new opera I Puritani in Paris, and the Italian composer is determined to win the adulation of not only his audience, but his colleagues and rivals as well. When the curtain falls, will a thunderous ovation cement his prominence? Or has Bellini unwittingly composed his own swan song?
Blending 21st century language with the timeless beauty of 19th century bel canto opera, Terrence McNally's new play portrays the final act of an artist whose desire for greatness has eclipsed all else.
Nov 15, 2012 - Jan 13, 2013
"TERRENCE McNALLY'S BEST PLAY IN YEARS—MAYBE EVER." - The Wall Street Journal
"FASCINATING, ILLUMINATING & MISCHIEVOUSLY HUMOROUS." -Associated Press
THE OTHER PLACE
Broadway premiere by Sharr White
Directed by Joe Mantello
with Laurie Metcalf, Zoe Perry, Bill Pullman and John Schiappa
Three-time Emmy Award winner and Tony Award nominee Laurie Metcalf (“Roseanne,” “The Big Bang Theory,” November) stars in MTC’s Broadway-premiere production of THE OTHER PLACE, a riveting new psychological thriller by fast-rising playwright Sharr White and directed by two-time Tony Award winner Joe Mantello (Other Desert Cities, Wicked, Love! Valour! Compassion!).
Metcalf gives a “dazzling, must-be-seen performance” (Variety) as Juliana Smithton, a successful neurologist whose life seems to be coming unhinged. Her husband has filed for divorce, her daughter has eloped with a much older man and her own health is in jeopardy. But in this brilliantly crafted work, nothing is as it seems. Piece by piece, a mystery unfolds as fact blurs with fiction, past collides with present and the elusive truth about Juliana boils to the surface.
January 10, 2013 - March 3, 2013
"LAURIE METCALF is SUPERB." -The New York Times
"A STUNNING PIECE OF THEATRE." -AP
"EXQUISITE." -New York Magazine
“CRISPLY DIRECTED by JOE MANTELLO.” –Entertainment Weekly
World premiere play by Liz Flahive
Directed by Leigh Silverman
with Seth Clayton, John Ellison Conlee, Edie Falco, Darren Goldstein, Brooke Ashley Laine, Heidi Schreck, Frances Sternhagen and Phoebe Strole
Four-time Emmy Award winner and Tony Award nominee Edie Falco (“Nurse Jackie,” The House of Blue Leaves, “The Sopranos”) returns to the New York stage in the world premiere of THE MADRID by Liz Flahive (From Up Here).
Falco stars as Martha, a kindergarten teacher with a life many would want: a loving husband, a devoted daughter. But when she leaves it all behind, it’s up to her daughter Sarah to pick up the pieces. Two-time Obie winner, Leigh Silverman (Chinglish, From Up Here, In the Wake) directs this hilarious and heartbreaking story about motherhood, freedom, and trying to see the people in your family as they really are.
February 5 - May 5, 2013
"EDIE FALCO IS COMMANDING." - The New York Times
"LIZ FLAHIVE is A TALENT TO WATCH, her characters deeply grounded and her dialogue profound." – Associated Press
The Assembled Parties
World premiere play by Richard Greenberg
Directed by Lynne Meadow
with Jessica Hecht, Judith Light, Remy Auberjonois, Mark Blum, Lauren Blumenfeld, Alex Dreier, Jake Silbermann and Jonathan Walker
Tony winner Richard Greenberg (Take Me Out, The American Plan) and MTC begin their 10th collaboration with the world-premiere production of THE ASSEMBLED PARTIES. MTC Artistic Director Lynne Meadow (Wit, Collected Stories) directs the stellar cast that includes Tony nominee Jessica Hecht (A View from the Bridge, Harvey) and Tony and 2-time Emmy winner Judith Light (Other Desert Cities, Lombardi).
THE ASSEMBLED PARTIES welcomes us to the world of the Bascovs, an Upper West Side Jewish family in 1980. In a sprawling Central Park West apartment, former movie star Julie Bascov and her sister-in-law Faye bring their families together for their traditional holiday dinner. But tonight, things are not usual. A houseguest has joined the festivities for the first time and he unwittingly - or perhaps by design - insinuates himself into the family drama. Twenty years later, as 2001 approaches, the Bascovs‘ seemingly picture-perfect life may be about to crumble. A stunning new play infused with humor, THE ASSEMBLED PARTIES is an incisive portrait of a family grasping for stability at the dawn of a new millennium.
March 19 - July 28, 2013
THE EXPLORERS CLUB
World premiere comedy by Nell Benjamin
Directed by Marc Bruni
with Brian Avers, Max Baker, Steven Boyer, Arnie Burton, Carson Elrod, David Furr, John McMartin, Lorenzo Pisoni and Jennifer Westfeldt
THE EXPLORERS CLUB is a new madcap comedy from Tony®-nominated writer Nell Benjamin (Legally Blonde), directed by Marc Bruni (Old Jews Telling Jokes) and featuring the most ferociously funny cast in New York.
London, 1879. The prestigious Explorers Club is in crisis: their acting president wants to admit a woman, and their bartender is terrible. True, this female candidate is brilliant, beautiful, and has discovered a legendary Lost City, but the decision to let in a woman could shake the very foundation of the British Empire, and how do you make such a decision without a decent drink?
Grab your safety goggles for some very mad science involving deadly cobras, irate Irishmen and the occasional airship.
May 28 - August 4, 2013
"WILDLY FUNNY!" -Variety
"BRACE FOR LAUGHTER!" -Daily News
"OUTRAGEOUS! CONTAGIOUS!" -Entertainment Weekly
"A PITCH-PERFECT CAST!" -Variety
Tarell Alvin McCraney’s CHOIR BOY,
the new play featuring gospel music
Directed by Trip Cullman
with Nicholas L. Ashe, Kyle Beltran, Grantham Coleman, Austin Pendleton, Jeremy Pope, Wallace Smith and Charles E. Wallace
CHOIR BOY was commissioned by MTC with support from Time Warner Inc.
CHOIR BOY is a co-production with Alliance Theatre.
The Charles R. Drew Prep School for Boys is dedicated to the creation of strong, ethical black men. Pharus wants nothing more than to take his rightful place as leader of the school's legendary gospel choir. Can he find his way inside the hallowed halls of this institution if he sings in his own key?
Tarell Alvin McCraney is author of The Brother/Sister Trilogy: The Brothers Size, In the Red and Brown Water, & Marcus; Or the Secret of Sweet. His other works include Wig Out! set in New York's drag clubs and The Breach which deals with the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. He was the first recipient of The New York Times' Outstanding Playwright Award, the 2009 Steinberg Playwrights Award, and the Paula Vogel Playwriting Award.
July 2 - August 11, 2013
“VIVID, MAGNETIC & MOVING.” - The New York Times
“The ensemble delivers EXCEPTIONAL performances!” – New York Post
"GORGEOUSLY SUNG & STAGED." - New York Magazine
“BRACING & PROVOCATIVE!” – New York Post