Manhattan Theatre Club Announces Three Plays for 2019-2020 Season

Lynne Meadow (Artistic Director) and Barry Grove (Executive Producer) have announced three productions slated for Manhattan Theatre Club’s upcoming 2019-2020 season.

MTC will produce the American premiere of The Height of the Storm, written by Tony Award nominee Florian Zeller (The Father), translated by two-time Tony Award Winner Christopher Hampton (Les Liaisons Dangereuses) and directed by Tony and Drama Desk Award nominee Jonathan Kent (Long Day’s Journey into Night), starring two-time Olivier and Tony Award Winner Jonathan Pryce (Miss Saigon, “Game of Thrones”& three-time Olivier Award Winner Eileen Atkins (Doubt, The Retreat From Moscow) at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre on Broadway; the New York Premiere of Poor Yella Rednecks by Qui Nguyen (Vietgone) and directed by May Adrales (Vietgone) at New York City Center – Stage I; and the World Premiere of The New Englanders by Jeff Augustin (Little Children Dream of God) and directed by Saheem Ali (Sugar in Our Wounds) at New York City Center – Stage II.

ON BROADWAY AT THE SAMUEL J. FRIEDMAN THEATRE

The Height of the Storm

American Premiere by Tony Award Nominee Florian Zeller

Translated by Oscar and Tony Award Winner Christopher Hampton

Directed by Tony and Drama Desk Award Nominee Jonathan Kent

Starring Two-Time Olivier and Tony Award Winner Jonathan Pryce &

Three-time Olivier Award Winner Eileen Atkins

 Previews Begin: Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Opening Night: Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Two of the greatest actors of their generation come together in one unforgettable story of a shared life, and all of its complexities.

Two-time Olivier and Tony winner Jonathan Pryce (“Game of Thrones”, Miss Saigon) joins three-time Olivier Award winner Eileen Atkins (“The Crown”, Doubt) to bring the acclaimed West End sensation by Florian Zeller, and translated by Christopher Hampton (MTC’s The Father), to Broadway.

For 50 years the lives of André and Madeleine have been filled with the everyday pleasures and unfathomable mysteries of an enduring marriage, until suddenly their life together begins to unravel, and this loving relationship is faced with the inevitability of change. Jonathan Kent (Long Day’s Journey into Night) directs this thrilling production The Times of London declares “a deeply moving new play that takes us to the edge of what it is to love.”

Additional casting will be announced in the coming weeks.

Direct from a lauded run in London, the critically acclaimed production will be produced by Manhattan Theatre Club with Simon Friend, Mark Goucher, Howard Panter and Scott Landis.

The creative team for The Height of the Storm will include Anthony Ward (scenic and costume design), Hugh Vanstone (lighting design), Paul Groothuis (sound design), and Gary Yershon (composer).

 

MTC AT NEW YORK CITY CENTER – STAGE I

Poor Yella Rednecks

Co-World Premiere by Qui Nguyen

Directed by May Adrales

 Previews Begin: Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Opening Night: Tuesday, June 2, 2020

The author of the acclaimed Vietgone returns to MTC with the second play of his autobiographical trilogy about an immigrant family’s bumpy road to the American dream. Told from the mother’s perspective, Poor Yella Rednecks is the story of a young family’s attempt to put down roots in Arkansas, a place as different from Vietnam as it gets.  The production, filled with infectious music and unexpected humor, will reunite Qui Nguyen with director May Adrales for the next chapter in this highly entertaining and moving tale.

Poor Yella Rednecks is co-commissioned and co-produced by South Coast Repertory and Manhattan Theatre Club.

The creative team for Poor Yella Rednecks will include Arnulfo Maldonado (scenic design), Valérie Thérèse Bart (costume design),Lap Chi Chu (lighting design), Shane Rettig.