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ANNOUNCES COMPLETE

2014-2015 SEASON

THRILLING NEW WORKS BY
NEIL LABUTE, ROBERT ASKINS,

SIMON STEPHENS & JENNIFER HALEY

New York, NY – MCC THEATER (Robert LuPone, Bernard Telsey, William Cantler, Artistic Directors; Blake West, Executive Director) is pleased to announce its four-show 2014-15 Main Stage Season, which runs Fall 2014 through Summer 2015.  All productions will be staged at the Lucille Lortel Theatre (121 Christopher Street).  This announcement comes on the heels of one of MCC’s most acclaimed seasons yet, which began in Fall 2013 with the New York premiere of John Pollono’s Small Engine Repair and continued with the Off-Broadway premiere of Robert Askins’ Hand to God.  The final production of MCC’s 2013-14 Season, Penelope Skinner’s The Village Bike starring Greta Gerwig and directed by Sam Gold, has its North American debut beginning May 22, 2014.  For more information on MCC Theater, please visit www.mcctheater.org.

Published in Off-Broadway
Tuesday, 15 October 2013 19:20

Judith Light Joins the Board of Directors of MCC

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MCC THEATER

WELCOMES ONE OF THEIR OWN
TO THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS

WITH THE ADDITION OF

TWO-TIME TONY® AWARD WINNER

JUDITH LIGHT

New York, NY – MCC THEATER (Robert LuPone, Bernard Telsey, William Cantler, Artistic Directors; Blake West, Executive Director) is thrilled to announce that two-time Tony® Award winner Judith Light (The Assembled Parties, Other Desert Cities) has been elected to the MCC Board of Directors effective immediately.  Ms. Light began her relationship with MCC in 1999 with a universally-acclaimed performance in Margaret Edson’s Wit, and most recently in March 2013 was the honoree at MCC’s annual Miscast gala celebrating her illustrious screen and stage career; her appearances in MCC productions, which in addition to Wit includes 2005’s Colder Than Here; and her impassioned advocacy of several causes, most especially Arts in Education.

Published in Off-Broadway

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MANHATTAN THEATRE CLUB & MCC THEATER
ANNOUNCE FULL CASTING FOR

THE SNOW GEESE

WORLD PREMIERE PLAY BY SHARR WHITE

DIRECTED BY DANIEL SULLIVAN

STARRING

MARY-LOUISE PARKER
DANNY BURSTEIN, VICTORIA CLARK
EVAN JONIGKEIT, BRIAN CROSS, CHRISTOPHER INNVAR, JESSICA LOVE

REHEARSALS BEGIN TOMORROW, AUGUST 27

STRICTLY LIMITED 11 WEEK ENGAGEMENT
BEGINS PREVIEWS TUESDAY, OCTOBER 1 FOR A THURSDAY, OCTOBER 24 OPENING
AT MTC’S SAMUEL J. FRIEDMAN THEATRE (261 WEST 47TH STREET)

Manhattan Theatre Club (Lynne Meadow, Artistic Producer; Barry Grove, Executive Producer) and MCC Theater (Robert LuPone, Bernard Telsey, William Cantler, Artistic Directors; Blake West, Executive Director) are pleased to announce full casting for the world premiere of THE SNOW GEESE, a new play by Sharr White, directed by Tony Award winner Daniel Sullivan.

Published in Off-Broadway

MCC THEATER
ANNOUNCES FALL 2013
P L A Y L A B S

PLAY READING SERIES
OFFERS AUDIENCES
FIRST-LOOK AT

DEVELOPMENT OF
NEW WORKS

New York, NY – MCC THEATER (Robert LuPone, Bernard Telsey, William Cantler, Artistic Directors; Blake West, Executive Director) has announced the line-up for their upcoming PlayLabs reading series, featuring new plays by members of the company’s Playwrights’ Coalition.  Traditionally held in the Spring, MCC’s PlayLab will now shift to the autumn months, launching this year on four consecutive Mondays throughout September (beginning September 9th) at the Lucille Lortel Theatre (121 Christopher Street).  All readings are at 7pmNew York actors currently scheduled to appear in the readings include: Tony Award® nominee Jeremy Shamos, Patch Darragh, Brett Donaldson, Maxwell Hamilton, Rachel Lee, Christopher McLinden, Deirdre O’Connell, and Shannon Sullivan.   The series is offered free of charge, but reservations are recommended.  For reservations and more info, please visit www.mcctheater.org

MCC THEATER COMPLETES ITS UPCOMING FOUR-PLAY SEASON
WITH ADDITION OF TWO EXCITING PREMIERES: 

MAGGIE GYLLENHAAL SET TO STAR IN THE
N
ORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE OF

THE VILLAGE BIKE

BY PENELOPE SKINNER, DIRECTED BY SAM GOLD

 

OFF-BROADWAY PREMIERE
OF ROBERT ASKINS’

HAND TO GOD

DIRECTED BY MORITZ VON STUELPNAGEL

 

PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED PRODUCTIONS OF THE MCC 2013-14 SEASON:

BROADWAY CO-PRODUCTION WITH MANHATTAN THEATRE CLUB OF
THE SNOW GEESE STARRING MARY LOUISE-PARKER

AND

THE OFF-BROADWAY PREMIERE OF
SMALL ENGINE REPAIR

New York, NY – MCC THEATER (Robert LuPone, Bernard Telsey, William Cantler, Artistic Directors; Blake West, Executive Director) is pleased to announce the addition of Penelope Skinner’s play The Village Bike  and Robert Askins’ Hand to God to its 2013-14 Season, which will now feature four new productions in total.  The North American premiere of Penelope Skinner’s The Village Bike, directed by Sam Gold (Circle Mirror Transformation), will star Academy Award® nominee Maggie Gyllenhaal (Crazy Heart, The Dark Knight) and be performed at the Lucille Lortel Theatre (121 Christopher Street, NYC) beginning May 21, 2014 with an official opening on June 9, 2014.  The Off-Broadway premiere of Robert AskinsHand to God, directed by Moritz von Stuelpnagel and starring Steven Boyer (Modern Terrorism, The Wolf of Wall Street), will also play the Lucille Lortel Theatre, beginning on February 20, 2014 with an official opening on March 11, 2014Hand to God originally debuted at the Ensemble Studio Theatre in 2011-2012 where it went on to an acclaimed, extended run.  These plays join the previously announced Broadway premiere of the Mary-Louise Parker-starrer The Snow Geese by MCC alum Sharr White, which is a co-production with Manhattan Theatre Club (MTC) set for October 1 through December 15, 2013 at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre; and the New York premiere of John Pollono’s Small Engine Repair, set for October 30 through December 8, 2013 at the Lucille Lortel Theatre.

MCC THEATER EXTENDS

NEIL LABUTE’S

R E A S O N S   T O   B E   H A P P Y

AHEAD OF OPENING NIGHT
DUE TO POPULAR DEMAND

LESLIE BIBB, JENNA FISCHER,
JOSH HAMILTON & FRED WELLER
STAR IN THIS WORLD PREMIERE

DIRECTED BY NEIL LABUTE

PRODUCTION PHOTOS NOW AVAILABLE
OPENING NIGHT SET FOR JUNE 11, 2013

New York, NY – MCC THEATER (Robert LuPone, Bernard Telsey, William Cantler, Artistic Directors; Blake West, Executive Director) is pleased to announce that the world premiere of MCC Playwright-in-Residence Neil LaBute’s new play, Reasons to Be Happy, also directed by LaBute, will now extend through Saturday, June 29th.  It was previously scheduled through June 23rd.  For the additional performances only, the schedule will be: June 25th – June 26th at 7PM, June 27th - June 28th at 8PM, and June 29th at 2 and 8.  Reasons to Be Happy is a companion piece to LaBute’s critically-acclaimed award-winning play, Reasons to Be Pretty, first produced at MCC Theater in 2008 before moving to Broadway where it was nominated for three 2009 Tony Awards, including Best Play.  Performances began at the Lucille Lortel Theatre (121 Christopher Street, NYC) on May 16, 2013An official opening is set for June 11, 2013.  Tickets are now on sale.

MCC THEATER’S
ANNUAL GALA

M I S C A S T   2  0  1  3

TO HONOR TONY® AWARD WINNER
JUDITH LIGHT

HOSTED BY VICTOR GARBER

ONE-OF-A-KIND, NEVER-AGAIN
PERFORMANCES BY
CHRISTIAN BORLE, JONATHAN GROFF,
MEGAN HILTY, CHEYENNE JACKSON,
JEREMY JORDAN, JANE KRAKOWSKI,
AND MANY MORE!

ONE NIGHT ONLY!
MONDAY, MARCH 4, 2013
AT HAMMERSTEIN BALLROOM

New York, NY – MCC THEATER (Robert LuPone, Bernard Telsey and William Cantler, Artistic Directors; Blake West, Executive Director) is thrilled to announce an especially starry line-up of performers for its annual Miscast gala, to be held Monday, March 4, 2013 at The Hammerstein Ballroom (311 West 34th Street).  Last year’s event drew rave reviews, was hailed as “the year’s funniest revue” by The Huffington Post, and was recently included in The New York Times ‘2012’s Most Galvanizing Theater Moments’.  Miscast 2013 will honor Tony® Award winner Judith Light (Other Desert Cities) for her illustrious screen and stage career (appearing on Broadway this year for her third straight season, this time in Richard Greenberg’s upcoming The Assembled Parties), her work with MCC Theater (acclaimed performances in Colder Than Here and Wit), and her impassioned advocacy of several causes, including Arts in Education.  This year’s Miscast will be hosted by theater luminary Victor Garber, best known for his Tony®-nominated performances in Lend Me a Tenor and Damn Yankees, Broadway appearances in Art, Godspell, and Assassins, and his film and TV work in Argo, “Alias,” Titanic, and Milk, among many others, and now starring in NBC’s “Deception.”

CARRIE RISES FROM THE DEAD!

GHOSTLIGHT RECORDS
FIRST-EVER CAST RECORDING OF
“ C A R R I E  :  T H E   M U S I C A L ”
DEBUTS AT #1 ON BILLBOARD CHARTS

MAKING-OF FEATURETTE
GOES BEHIND-THE-SCENES
OF THE RECORDING SESSION AND
THE MCC THEATER PRODUCTION

Purchase on Amazon

New York, NY – Ghostlight Records is thrilled to announce that Carrie: The MusicalPremiere Cast Recording has debuted atop the Billboard ‘Top Broadway’ Chart for the week ending September 30th.  The official chart lists Carrie: The Musical as the #1 selling album of the week, followed by (in order of sales) Wicked, Bring It On, The Book of Mormon, Once, and Jersey Boys, all shows still running on Broadway, making Carrie’s appearance atop the chart a rare feat.    Released on Tuesday, September 25th, the immediate chart success of Carrie: The Musical signals the enduring qualities of its 2012 production at MCC Theater (which closed its celebrated run in April 2012) and the dynamic score with music by Academy Award®-winner Michael Gore (Fame, Terms of Endearment), lyrics by Academy Award®-winner Dean Pitchford (Fame, Footloose), and a book by Lawrence D. Cohen, who also penned the film’s screenplay. 

Thursday, 23 August 2012 22:43

Tickets Now on Sale for MCC's DON'T GO GENTLE

T I C K E T S   N O W  O N   S A L E
FOR FIRST SHOW OF
MCC THEATER
2012-2013 SEASON

D O N ‘ T   G O   G E N T L E

New York, NY – MCC THEATER (Robert LuPone, Bernard Telsey, William Cantler, Artistic Directors; Blake West, Executive Director) today announced that individual tickets have gone on-sale for the first show of its 2012-13 season: the world premiere of Stephen Belber’s Don’t Go Gentle.   Performances take place at The Lucille Lortel Theatre (121 Christopher Street) and tickets go on sale at 11AM today Thursday, August 23rd at www.mcctheater.org or by calling (212) 352-3101.

MCC THEATER
ANNOUNCES COMPLETE CASTING FOR
2012-2013 SEASON PRODUCTION

D O N’ T   G O   G E N T L E

AND

ADDITIONAL CASTING FOR

S M A L L   E N G I N E   R E P A I R

 3-PLAY SUBSCRIPTIONS
NOW ON SALE 

INDIVIDUAL TICKETS ON SALE
MONDAY, AUGUST 13

New York, NY – MCC THEATER (Robert LuPone, Bernard Telsey, William Cantler, Artistic Directors; Blake West, Executive Director) today announced full casting for Don’t Go Gentle and additional casting for Small Engine Repair, two productions in their upcoming 2012-13 season, which marks the company’s 27th consecutive year producing and developing new work by today's most provocative and vibrant artists. 

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