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ROMANTIC POETRY IN THE NEWS

MANHATTAN THEATRE CLUB’S

ROMANTIC POETRY

FEATURED IN THE STAR LEDGER AND THE BERGEN RECORD

 

WORLD PREMIERE NEW MUSICAL

BY JOHN PATRICK SHANLEY AND HENRY KRIEGER CURRENTLY PLAYING

AT MANHATTAN THEATRE CLUB’S NEW YORK CITY CENTER – STAGE I

 

The Manhattan Theatre Club world premiere production of ROMANTIC POETRY, a new musical by John Patrick Shanley and Henry Krieger was recently featured in the news.

 

Over the weekend, Pulitzer Prize-winning author, lyricist and director John Patrick Shanley, was featured in The Star-Ledger and The Bergen RecordROMANTIC POETRY officially opened on Tuesday, October 28 at MTC at New York City Center – Stage I (131 West 55th Street).

 

Below are breakdowns of the press breaks, and links to the stories:

 

THE BERGEN RECORD

John Patrick Shanley recently met with Robert Feldberg of The Bergen Record to talk collaborating with two-time Grammyâ-winning composer Henry Krieger to create ROMANTIC POETRY, as well as the process of adapting his Pulitzer Prize-winning Doubt from a four person play to a feature film.

 

To read the full feature, CLICK HERE

 

 

THE STAR-LEDGER

Shanley was also profiled in The Star-Ledger.  Reporter Michael Sommers spoke to Shanley about the process of creating and editing his first musical, while putting the final touches on Doubt.

 

To read the full feature, CLICK HERE

 

 

ABOUT ROMANTIC POETRY

The world premiere of ROMANTIC POETRY, a new musical by John Patrick Shanley and Henry Krieger, officially opened on Tuesday, October 28 at MTC at New York City Center – Stage I (131 West 55th Street).

 

The show stars Jeb Brown (Grease, Ring of Fire), Jerry Dixon (tick, tick… BOOM!; Once On This Island), Ivan Hernandez (Zhivago, The Fantasticks), Mark Linn-Baker (Almost An Evening, “Perfect Strangers”), Patina Renea Miller (Hair, “All My Children”), and Emily Swallow (High Fidelity, The Black Eyed).

ROMANTIC POETRY features book and lyrics by John Patrick Shanley (Doubt, Moonstruck), music by Henry Krieger (Dreamgirls), and direction by Shanley.

Connie of Woodmere (Swallow) has just married Fred of Newark (Hernandez), but her exes (Brown, Linn-Baker) are back in the picture and not sure they approve of the union. Mary of Greenpoint (Miller) climbs Frankie of Little Italy’s (Dixon) fire escape with amorous erotic intent – but things go awry as she reaches for her dream.  

They are all mad and they are all sane and they are all creating ROMANTIC POETRY. Genuine emotion and the excitement of living an ideal crisscross like a night of shooting stars. When you have the Academy Awardâ-winning author of Moonstruck writing the book and lyrics, and the two-time Grammyâ-winning composer of Dreamgirls collaborating, you know something delicious is coming from the kitchen.

The creative team for ROMANTIC POETRY includes: David Korins (scenic design), Laura Bauer (costume design), Donald Holder (lighting design), Brian Ronan (sound design), Devanand Janki (musical staging), Sam Davis (music director / vocal arranger), August Eriksmoen (orchestrations), Howard Joines (Music Coordinator), and David Caparelliotis (casting).

Under the leadership of Artistic Director Lynne Meadow and Executive Producer Barry Grove, MTC has become one of the country’s most prominent and prestigious theatre companies. MTC productions have earned a total of 16 Tony Awards and five Pulitzer Prizes, an accomplishment unparalleled by a New York theatrical institution. Renowned MTC productions include Top Girls; From Up Here; Come Back, Little Sheba; The Receptionist; LoveMusik; Blackbird; Translations; Shining City; Rabbit Hole; Doubt; Proof; Kimberly Akimbo; The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife; Love! Valour! Compassion!; Sylvia; Four Dogs and a Bone; Putting It Together; Lips Together, Teeth Apart; Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune; Crimes of the Heart; and Ain’t Misbehavin’

This season, MTC’s Broadway stage was renamed the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street). The landmarked theatre has been the institution’s home on Broadway since 2003 and was rehabilitated by MTC following a two-year, $35 million capital campaign. In addition, MTC operates two theatres at New York City Center (131 West 55th Street), its Off-Broadway home since 1984.

For more information on Manhattan Theatre Club, please visit www.ManhattanTheatreClub.com.

You can subscribe to MTC by calling (212) 399-3030, Monday – Friday, noon – 8 PM, with a major credit card. Subscriptions are available online at www.ManhattanTheatreClub.com

TICKETING INFORMATION

  • Via New York City Center Box Office (131 West 55th Street), CityTix® (212-581-1212) and www.nycitycenter.org: Single tickets for all Manhattan Theatre Club productions at New York City Center are available by calling CityTix® at (212) 581-1212. Tickets are $85.00. Group and student rates are also available. For group ticket information, call (212) 399-3000 x 4132. Student tickets are $25 and will be on sale for all performances based on availability on the day of the performance, up to one hour before showtime. Call (212) 581-1212 for further information. MTC at New York City Center is accessible to people with disabilities and is equipped with a hearing augmentation system.
  • MTC Subscriptions: You can subscribe to MTC by calling (212) 399-3030, Monday – Friday, noon – 8 PM, with a major credit card. Subscriptions are available online at www.ManhattanTheatreClub.com

 

PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE

  • THROUGH SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 2: Tuesday at 7 PM, Wednesday through Saturday at 8 PM, Sunday at 7 PM. Matinees on Saturday and Sunday at 2 PM.
  • TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 4 – SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 23: Tuesday at 7 PM, Wednesday through Saturday at 8 PM. Matinees on Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday at 2 PM.
  • MONDAY, NOVEMBER 24 – SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 30 (Thanksgiving Week): Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday at 8 PM; Tuesday at 7 PM. Matinees Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday at 2 PM. No performance on Thursday.
  • TUESDAY, DECEMBER 2 – SUNDAY, DECEMBER 7: Tuesday at 7 PM, Wednesday through Saturday at 8 PM. Matinees on Saturday and Sunday at 2 PM. Please note that this week, there will only be seven performances on sale to the general public.
  • TUESDAY, DECEMBER 9 – SUNDAY, DECEMBER 14: Tuesday at 7 PM, Wednesday through Saturday at 8 PM. Matinees on Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday at 2 PM.

 

 

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