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Previews Begin: Tuesday, September 20, 2016
Opening Night: Thursday, October 13, 2016
Broadway premiere directed by Ruben Santiago-Hudson
Previews Begin: Wednesday, December 28, 2016
Opening Night: Thursday, January 19, 2017
Only one of two-time Pulitzer Prize winner August Wilson’s plays in the author's masterful The American Century Cycle has never been seen on Broadway – until now. Set in the early 1970s, this richly textured piece follows a group of men trying to eke out a living by driving unlicensed cabs, or jitneys. When the city threatens to board up the business and the boss’ son returns from prison, tempers flare, potent secrets are revealed and the fragile threads binding these people together may come undone at last. MTC has a long history of co-producing works by this legendary playwright: King Hedley II, Seven Guitars and The Piano Lesson, and is proud to produce this Broadway debut. Directing is Ruben Santiago-Hudson, one of Wilson’s finest interpreters.
Special thanks to The Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust for supporting Manhattan Theatre Club.
Directed by Daniel Sullivan
With Laura Linney and Cynthia Nixon
Previews Begin: Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Opening Night: Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Two extraordinary actresses return to Manhattan Theatre Club in a vibrant new production of Lillian Hellman’s The Little Foxes. In a thrilling coup, MTC will present three-time Tony Award® nominee Laura Linney (Time Stands Still, Sight Unseen) and Tony winner Cynthia Nixon (Rabbit Hole, Wit), who will alternate playing the roles of Regina and Birdie in Lillian Hellman’s legendary play about greed and ambition. Set in Alabama in 1900, The Little Foxes follows Regina Giddens and her ruthless clan, including her sister-in-law Birdie, as they clash in often brutal ways in an effort to strike the deal of their lives. Far from a sentimental look at a bygone era, the play has a surprisingly timely resonance with important issues facing our country today. Tony winner Daniel Sullivan (Proof, Rabbit Hole) will direct.
Additional support for Lillian Hellman's The Little Foxes is provided by the Blanche and Irving Laurie Foundation. Photo credits: Cynthia Nixon photo by Maarten de Boer; Laura Linney photo by Nino Muñoz
New York premiere by Qui Nguyen
Directed by May Adrales
Previews Begin: Tuesday, October 4, 2016
Opening Night: Tuesday, October 25, 2016
A modern twist on the All-American love story, Qui Nguyen’s (She Kills Monsters) new play Vietgone pulses with contemporary energy. It’s the classic story of boy meets girl - except this boy and girl are refugees from the Vietnam War newly settled in a relocation camp inside Middle America. Borrowing elements from the world of up-to-the-minute popular culture to recreate the playwright’s own parents’ meeting, Vietgone ranges from hilarity to heart-wrenching drama. Nguyen and director May Adrales (Luce at LCT3) skip through time and around the globe to present a fresh theatrical take on a moving account of one real family’s history.
Vietgone is produced in association with South Coast Repertory.
Casting, creative team, and additional listings information for Vietgone will be announced in the coming weeks.
Photo: Jon Hoche and Raymond Lee in the world premiere co-production with South Coast Repertory of Qui Nguyen’s Vietgone. Photo by Debora Robinson/South Coast Repertory.
Cost of Living is presented in association with Williamstown Theatre Festival.