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Thursday, 13 January 2011 14:21

MTC Announces Extension of THE WHIPPPING MAN 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 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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