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MTC’s THE WHIPPING MAN Announces Extension On Day of First Preview

MANHATTAN THEATRE CLUB’S

NEW YORK PREMIERE OF

THE WHIPPING MAN

ANNOUNCES ONE WEEK EXTENSION DUE TO POPULAR DEMAND

ON DAY OF FIRST PREVIEW

NEW AMERICAN PLAY STARRING

ANDRÉ BRAUGHER, ANDRÉ HOLLAND, JAY WILKISON

BEGINS PREVIEWS TONIGHT; OPENING NIGHT SET FOR TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 1

 

Manhattan Theatre Club is pleased to announce that due to popular demand, the New York premiere of THE WHIPPING MAN, the acclaimed new play by Matthew Lopez, directed by Tony Award winner Doug Hughes, has been extended as the production prepares to begin previews tonight at MTC at New York City Center – Stage I (131 West 55th Street). This new production stars two-time Emmy Award winner André Braugher (“Men of a Certain Age,” “Homicide”), André Holland (Joe Turner’s Come and Gone, The Brother/Sister Plays), and Jay Wilkison (film version of Rabbit Hole).

 

The limited engagement of THE WHIPPING MAN opens Tuesday, February 1 with tickets now on sale through Sunday, March 20.

Three men tied by faith, bound by secrets, at a crossroads—a Jewish Confederate soldier (Wilkison) who has returned from battle, and two former slaves (Braugher and Holland), who were raised as Jews in his household. As the three men reunite to celebrate Passover, they uncover a tangle of secrets that might cost each man his freedom.

The creative team for THE WHIPPING MAN includes: John Lee Beatty (scenic design), Catherine Zuber (costume design), Ben Stanton (lighting design), Jill BC DuBoff (sound design), Tom Watson (hair & wig design), and J. David Brimmer (fight direction).

 

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. Over the past three decades, MTC productions have earned a total of 17 Tony Awards and six Pulitzer Prizes, an accomplishment unparalleled by a New York theatrical institution. MTC has a Broadway home at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street) and an Off-Broadway theatre at New York City Center – Stage I (131 West 55th Street). Renowned MTC productions include Time Stands Still; The Royal Family; Ruined; The American Plan; Come Back, Little Sheba; Blackbird; Translations; Shining City; Rabbit Hole; Doubt; Proof; The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife; Love! Valour! Compassion!; A Small Family Business; Sylvia; Putting It Together; Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune; Crimes of the Heart; and Ain’t Misbehavin.’

 

For more information on MTC, please visit www.ManhattanTheatreClub.com.

 

TICKETING INFORMATION FOR THE WHIPPING MAN:

  • Tickets for THE WHIPPING MAN are available via the New York City Center Box Office (131 West 55th Street), CityTix® (212-581-1212) and http://www.nycitycenter.org.
  • Tickets for THE WHIPPING MAN are $80.

 

PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE:

Please note THE WHIPPING MAN is dark on Mondays:

  • THURSDAY, JANUARY 13 – SUNDAY, JANUARY 16: Thursday through Saturday at 8 PM, Sunday at 7 PM. Matinee on Sunday at 2 PM. There will be no Saturday matinee performance this partial week.
  • MONDAY, JANUARY 17 – SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 6: Tuesday at 7 PM, Wednesday through Saturday at 8 PM, Sunday at 7 PM. Matinees on Saturday and Sunday at 2 PM.
  • MONDAY, FEBRUARY 7 – SUNDAY, MARCH 6: Tuesday at 7 PM, Wednesday through Saturday at 8 PM. Matinees on Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday at 2 PM.
  • MONDAY, MARCH 7 – SUNDAY, MARCH 13: Tuesday at 7 PM, Wednesday through Saturday at 8 PM. Matinees on Saturday and Sunday at 2 PM. Please note there will only by seven performances on sale to the general public this week.
  • *EXTENSION WEEK* MONDAY, MARCH 14 – SUNDAY, MARCH 20: Tuesday and Wednesday at 7 PM. Thursday through Saturday at 8 PM. Matinees on Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday at 2 PM.

 

For more information on MTC, please visit www.ManhattanTheatreClub.com.

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Manhattan Theatre Club announces Master Class with Tyne Daly

MANHATTAN THEATRE CLUB ANNOUNCES

TONY & EMMY AWARD WINNER TYNE DALY

IN NEW BROADWAY PRODUCTION OF

TERRENCE McNALLY’S

MASTER CLASS

DIRECTED BY STEPHEN WADSWORTH

 

ON BROADWAY AT MTC’S SAMUEL J. FRIEDMAN THEATRE

PREVIEWS BEGIN TUESDAY, MAY 24; OPENING NIGHT SET FOR TUESDAY, JUNE 21

 

Lynne Meadow (Artistic Director) and Barry Grove (Executive Producer) are pleased to announce that Tony and Emmy Award winner Tyne Daly will return to Manhattan Theatre Club as Maria Callas in a new Broadway production of Terrence McNally’s award-winning play MASTER CLASS directed by Stephen Wadsworth.

 

The limited engagement of MASTER CLASS will play MTC’s Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street) with previews starting Tuesday, May 24 with an opening night set for Tuesday, June 21. This production, which is offered as part of MTC’s 2010-2011 subscription series, will be the first show to open as part of the 2011-2012 Broadway season.

 

Daly returns to MTC after appearing in the world premiere production of David Lindsay-Abaire’s Rabbit Hole which garnered her a Tony nomination. She received a Tony Award for her performance in the 1989 revival of Gypsy. Daly is best known for her portrayal of ‘Detective Mary Beth Lacey’ in “Cagney and Lacey,” for which she received four Emmy Awards. In addition, she received Emmys for “Christy,” and “Judging Amy.”

 

Daly previously portrayed the role of Maria Callas in an acclaimed production at The Kennedy Center last spring.

 

Manhattan Theatre Club and playwright Terrence McNally have enjoyed a collaboration that has produced some of the most successful plays of the past 25 years including McNally’s breakout hit Frankie and Johnnie in the Clair de Lune (1987); The Lisbon Traviata (1989); Lips Together, Teeth Apart (1991), which became one of the longest-running hits in MTC’s history, and Love, Valour, Compassion! (1994), which transferred to Broadway and received the Tony Award for Best Play.

 

Terrence McNally’s award-winning play about Maria Callas takes us to one of her famous master classes where, late in her own career,  she challenges the next generation to make the same sacrifices and dare to rise to the same heights she did, making her the most celebrated, the most reviled and the most controversial singer of her times.

 

Additional casting, creative team, and other listings information will be announced in the coming weeks.

 

Tickets will be available beginning Friday, December 17 by calling Telecharge at 212-239-6200 or online by visiting www.Telecharge.com. Tickets will be available at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre Box Office (261 West 47th Street) beginning Monday, January 3. Ticket prices will be $57 – $116. Continue reading

Manhattan Theatre Club names Mandy Greenfield Artistic Producer

Mandy Greenfield Named Artistic Producer

of Manhattan Theatre Club

Lynne Meadow and Barry Grove create new position

Lynne Meadow, Artistic Director and Barry Grove, Executive Producer of Manhattan Theatre Club announce that Mandy Greenfield will assume the title of Artistic Producer in January 2011.

Greenfield, who has been with the company since 2003, will work with long-time Artistic Director Lynne Meadow and Executive Producer Barry Grove in the newly created position of Artistic Producer at the start of the new year. Greenfield began at MTC as an Artistic Associate and was named Associate Artistic Director by Meadow in 2008. 

Greenfield and Meadow will collaborate on all MTC artistic policy and programming and will continue their close association on all the company’s productions. In the new paradigm, Greenfield will take the lead for MTC at City Center — programming, guiding, and executing the company’s work off-Broadway. Meadow, Grove, and Greenfield, along with other senior staff members, have begun planning for new initiatives in new play development and production at City Center, the company’s off-Broadway home. Continue reading

MTC’s THE WHIPPING MAN begins rehearsals today

MANHATTAN THEATRE CLUB’S

NEW YORK PREMIERE OF

THE WHIPPING MAN

BEGINS REHEARSALS TODAY

 

NEW PLAY STARRING ANDRE BRAUGHER, ANDRE HOLLAND, & JAY WILKISON

TO START PREVIEWS THURSDAY, JANUARY 13; OPENING NIGHT TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 1

 

Manhattan Theatre Club’s New York premiere of THE WHIPPING MAN, the acclaimed new play by Matthew Lopez, directed by Tony Award winner Doug Hughes, begins rehearsals today. This new production will star two-time Emmy Award winner Andre Braugher (“Men of a Certain Age,” “Homicide”), Andre Holland (Joe Turner’s Come and Gone, The Brother/Sister Plays), and Jay Wilkison (upcoming film version of Rabbit Hole).

 

The limited engagement of THE WHIPPING MAN will begin previews Thursday, January 13 and open Tuesday, February 1 at MTC at New York City Center – Stage I (131 West 55th Street).

Three men tied by faith, bound by secrets. 

See two-time Emmy® Award winner Andre Braugher (“Men of a Certain Age,” “Homicide”), alongside Andre Holland (Joe Turner’s Come and Gone) and Jay Wilkison (RentRabbit Hole), in the New York debut of Matthew Lopez’s fascinating new play. Tony Award® winner Doug Hughes (The Royal Family, Doubt) returns to MTC to direct this extraordinary tale of loyalty, deceit and deliverance.  Continue reading

MTC Presents “An Intimate Night”

MANHATTAN THEATRE CLUB PRESENTS

ANNUAL WINTER BENEFIT, “AN INTIMATE NIGHT”

MONDAY, JANUARY 24 AT THE PLAZA

 

FEATURING PERFORMANCES BY

LAURA BENANTI, CHEYENNE JACKSON,

BEBE NEUWIRTH & STEVEN PASQUALE

DIRECTED BY

LYNNE MEADOW

 

PROCEEDS TO SUPPORT MTC’S MISSION AS A LEADING NON-PROFIT THEATRE COMPANY PRODUCING CONTEMPORARY PLAYS ON AND OFF-BROADWAY 

 

Manhattan Theatre Club will present its annual Winter Benefit, an evening of cocktails and dinner followed by a special one-night-only cabaret-style show featuring some of the biggest stars of musical theatre on Monday, January 24, 2011 at The Plaza (58th Street & Fifth Avenue).

 

MTC’s Artistic Director Lynne Meadow will direct the show which will feature performances by Tony Award winner Laura Benanti (Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown), Cheyenne Jackson (“30 Rock”), two-time Tony Award winner Bebe Neuwirth (The Addams Family), and Steven Pasquale (“Rescue Me”).

 

MTC Board member Fiona Kirk and Christine Daley are co-chairs of the event.

 

The evening’s creative team will include: John Lee Beatty (Set), Aaron Spivey (Lighting), Dan Gerhard (Sound), and Joel Silberman (Musical Director).

 

The Winter Benefit begins with cocktails at 7 PM followed by dinner at 8 PM with the performance beginning at approximately 9:15 PM. All proceeds from this annual event will support MTC’s mission as a leading non-profit theatre company producing contemporary plays on and off-Broadway.

 

Individual tickets for MTC’s Winter Benefit, including cocktails, dinner and the show are available for $2,500 and $1,500.  Tables of ten are also available for $25,000, $20,000, and $15,000.  Tickets can be purchased at www.ManhattanTheatreClub.com/WinterBenefit or for more information, call (212) 399-3000, ext. 4145. Continue reading

MTC’s Spirit Control begins final week of performances

MANHATTAN THEATRE CLUB’S

WORLD PREMIERE PRODUCTION OF

BEAU WILLIMON’S

SPIRIT CONTROL

BEGINS FINAL WEEK OF LIMITED ENGAGEMENT

FINAL PERFORMANCE SUNDAY, DECEMBER 5

“Fiercely Gripping with an Intriguing Twist”

–        Charles Isherwood, The New York Times

Manhattan Theatre Club’s (Lynne Meadow, Artistic Director; Barry Grove, Executive Producer) world premiere production of Beau Willimon’s SPIRIT CONTROL begins the final week of its limited engagement tonight.  The play opened October 26.  Directed by Henry Wishcamper, SPIRIT CONTROL plays at New York City Center – Stage I (131 West 55th Street). It will play its final performance on Sunday, December 5 after playing 48 regular performances and 21 previews. Continue reading

FW: MTC announces full casting for GOOD PEOPLE

MANHATTAN THEATRE CLUB

ANNOUNCES FULL CASTING FOR WORLD PREMIERE OF

GOOD PEOPLE

WRITTEN BY PULITZER PRIZE WINNER DAVID LINDSAY-ABAIRE

DIRECTED BY TONY AWARD WINNER DANIEL SULLIVAN

PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED

TATE DONOVAN AND FRANCES McDORMAND

TO BE JOINED BY

BECKY ANN BAKER, PATRICK CARROLL,

RENÉE ELISE GOLDSBERRY, AND ESTELLE PARSONS

Lynne Meadow (Artistic Director) and Barry Grove (Executive Producer) are pleased to announce full casting for Manhattan Theatre Club’s upcoming world premiere of Pulitzer Prize winner David Lindsay-Abaire’s GOOD PEOPLE directed by Tony Award winner Daniel Sullivan.

The previously announced Tate Donovan (“Damages,” Amy’s View) and Academy Award winner Frances McDormand (Fargo, North Atlantic) will be joined by Becky Ann Baker (All My Sons, Assassins), Patrick Carroll (Broadway debut), Emmy Award nominee Renée Elise Goldsberry (“One Life to Live,” Rent), and Oscar winner Estelle Parsons (August: Osage County, “Roseanne”).

GOOD PEOPLE will play at MTC’s Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street). Previews for the limited engagement will begin on Tuesday, February 8 with an opening night of Thursday, March 3. Continue reading