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STAGE Icity center stage I
131 west 55th street

The Portuguese Kid

Previews Begin: Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Opening Night: Tuesday, October 24, 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.

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The Portuguese Kid is a recipient of an Edgerton Foundation New Play Award.


castJason Alexander
castPico Alexander
castSherie Rene Scott
castMary Testa

The Portuguese Kid

World premiere written and directed by John Patrick Shanley
With Jason AlexanderPico Alexander, Sherie Rene Scott, Mary Testa

Broadway Info


261 West 47th Street (between Broadway & 8th Ave.)
The Friedman Theatre seats 650. Seating is on Orchestra, Premier Circle and Mezzanine levels—all seating accessible by elevator.
Map | Regular Seating Chart | Prince of Broadway Seating Chart


Single ticket sales call (212) 239-6200.
Group ticket sales call Broadway Inbound at (866) 302-0995.

Off-Broadway Info

New York City Center

131 West 55th Street (between 6th & 7th Avenues)
Stage I seats 300. All seats are on Orchestra level—all seating accessible by elevator.
Map | Seating Chart

Stage II seats 150. All seats are on Orchestra level—all seating accessible by elevator.
Map | Seating Chart


Single ticket sales call CityTix at (212) 581-1212.
Group ticket sales call (212) 399-3000 x4132.
Buy tickets online at CityTix