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Manhattan Theatre Club's CRADLE AND ALL Ends Limited Engagement This Sunday, Jun 19

MANHATTAN THEATRE CLUB’S

CRADLE AND ALL

ENDS LIMITED ENGAGEMENT ON SUNDAY

AT MTC AT NEW YORK CITY CENTER – STAGE I (131 WEST 55TH STREET)

“Daniel Goldfarb insightfully lampoons the instincts of contemporary urban parents.

Under the precise direction of Sam Buntrock, the gifted Maria Dizzia gives a movingly nuanced performance and the equally fine Greg Keller enacts this night of parental angst with sympathetic humor.”

n  Charles Isherwood, The New York Times

The Manhattan Theatre Club (Lynne Meadow, Artistic Director; Barry Grove, Executive Producer) world premiere of CRADLE AND ALL by Daniel Goldfarb, directed by Tony Award nominee Sam Buntrock will end its limited engagement at MTC at New York City Center – Stage I (131 West 55th Street) as previously announced on Sunday, June 19. When it ends its run, it will have played 17 previews and 31 regular performances.

CRADLE AND ALL stars Tony nominee Maria Dizzia (In The Next Room, or The Vibrator Play; The Drunken City) and Greg Keller (33 Variations in Los Angeles, The Seagull at CSC).

Annie and Nate have a baby who won’t sleep. Claire and Luke are losing sleep over the decision to get married and start a family. In adjacent Brooklyn Heights apartments, Daniel Goldfarb’s newest and wittiest look at love, sex, commitment and parenthood unfolds and no one will rest until the truth between each of these couples is spoken.

Mandy Greenfield, MTC’s Artistic Producer, is teaming up with Goldfarb on their fourth world premiere production together with CRADLE AND ALL.  In her new capacity at MTC, Greenfield collaborates with Lynne Meadow on all artistic policy and takes the lead in programming and executing the work at MTC’s Off-Broadway Stage I at New York City Center.  MTC’s production of THE WHIPPING MAN by Matthew Lopez marked Greenfield’s first production as Artistic Producer.

Below is a sampling of what some critics had to say about the production:

“Daniel Goldfarb insightfully lampoons the instincts of contemporary urban parents. Under the precise direction of Sam Buntrock, the gifted Maria Dizzia gives a movingly nuanced performance and the equally fine Greg Keller enacts this night of parental angst with sympathetic humor.”

n  Charles Isherwood, The New York Times

Cradle and All is a smart, pitch-perfect play that is a cut-to-the-bone look at how babies can expose secrets their parents want hidden. Featuring roles wonderfully played by Maria Dizzia and Greg Keller, the play often feels so true that it sometimes becomes universal.

n  Mark Kennedy, Associated Press

“Cradle rocks! Maria Dizzia and Greg Keller have terrific chemistry and play well off each other in Sam Buntrock’s fine production.”

n  Matt Windman, amNY

“Under Sam Buntrock’s direction, Daniel Goldfarb’s well drawn characters are expertly navigated by Maria Dizzia and Greg Keller as they navigate the plays light and dark patches. Mattie Ullrich’s costumes and Neil Patel’s sets speak volumes in this thoughtful and amusing new comedy.”

n  Joe Dziemianowicz, The Daily News

“A daring and engaging evening. Daniel Goldfarb has an insightful grasp on the way people in a relationship behave. The play features empathic direction by Sam Buntrock with winning performances from Maria Dizzia and Greg Keller in a relationship that feels utterly natural and emotionally true.”

n  Robert Feldberg, The Bergen Record

“An excellent showcase and a sure bet to entertain audiences out for a carefree evening. Sam Buntrock’s direction is spot-on in this well-oiled, comforting new comedy. Cradle and All is acted with style and skill by Maria Dizzia and Greg Keller while the production scores with lighting by Ken Billington and Jill BC DuBoff’s sound design.”

n  David A. Rosenberg, Backstage

The creative team for CRADLE AND ALL includes: Neil Patel (scenic design), Mattie Ullrich (costume design), Ken Billington (lighting design), and Jill BC DuBoff (sound design).

CRADLE AND ALL started previews Tuesday, May 10 and opened on Wednesday, May 25.

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

TICKETING INFORMATION FOR CRADLE AND ALL:

  • Tickets for CRADLE AND ALL are available via the New York City Center Box Office (131 West 55th Street), CityTix® (212-581-1212) andwww.nycitycenter.org.
  • Tickets for CRADLE AND ALL are $80.

PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE:

Please note CRADLE AND ALL is dark on Mondays:

·         THROUGH SUNDAY, JUNE 19: Tuesday at 7 PM, Wednesday through Saturday at 8 PM. Matinees on Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday at 2 PM.

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