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Tuesday, 23 July 2013 13:11

MTC Announces Final Extension of CHOIR BOY

Manhattan Theatre Club

Manhattan Theatre Club Announces Final Extension for


Tickets on Sale through Sunday, August 11

Written by Tarell Alvin McCraney

Directed by Trip Cullman 

When the boys of the Charles R. Drew Prep School raise their voices in unison,
they offer a glimpse of a world in which the cruelty that can divide and destroy
is dissolved in a graceful, embracing order."
- Charles Isherwood, The New York Times *CRITIC PICK*

Lynne Meadow (Artistic Director), Barry Grove (Executive Producer), and Mandy Greenfield (Artistic Producer) are pleased to announce a final extension for Tarell Alvin McCraney’s CHOIR BOY, the critically acclaimed play with gospel music directed by Trip Cullman currently playing at The Studio at Stage II – Harold and Mimi Steinberg New Play Series at New York City Center – Stage II (131 West 55th Street). Tickets for CHOIR BOY are now on sale through Sunday, August 11. This is the final extension for the production as production prepares to move to Atlanta’s Alliance Theatre.

CHOIR BOY features Nicholas L. Ashe (The Lion King), Kyle Beltran (In The Heights), Grantham Coleman (As You Like It), Tony Award winner Chuck Cooper (The Piano Lesson), Drama Desk Award winner Austin Pendleton (Ivanov), Jeremy Pope (Little Shop of Horrors), and Wallace Smith (American Idiot).

The Charles R. Drew Prep School for Boys is dedicated to the creation of strong, ethical black men. Pharus (Jeremy Pope) wants nothing more than to take his rightful place as leader of the school’s legendary gospel choir. Can he find his way inside the hallowed halls of this institution if he sings in his own key?

The creative team for the new MTC production of CHOIR BOY includes: David Zinn (scenic and costume design), Peter Kaczorowski (lighting design), Fitz Patton (sound design), and Jason Michael Webb (music director).

Commissioned by MTC with support from Time Warner Inc., CHOIR BOY opened at London’s Royal Court Jerwood Theatre Upstairs in a co-production with MTC and was hailed by critics.

CHOIR BOY is a co-production with Alliance Theatre.

For performances starting today, July 23, tickets to CHOIR BOY are $60. However, in order to ensure that tickets to CHOIR BOY are still affordable to the widest possible, most diverse audiences, during the extension weeks, MTC will be making $30 tickets available via the 30 Under 30 program (

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THROUGH  SUNDAY, AUGUST 11 *INCLUDING EXTENSION WEEK*: Tuesday through Saturday at 7:30 PM. Matinees on Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday at 2:30 PM.


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