Laurie Metcalf to Lead THE OTHER PLACE at MTC in December; Joe Mantello to Direct
The Other Place had its world premiere at MCC Theater (Robert LuPone, Bernard Telsey, William Cantler, Artistic Directors; Blake West, Executive Director), opening on March 28, 2011 where it extended due to popular demand. The Other Place was nominated for two Outer Critics Circle Awards, a Drama League Award, and three Lucille Lortel Awards. Metcalf won an Obie Award and a Lucille Lortel Award for her performance in the production.
Additional casting and creative team for MTC's new production of The Other Place will be announced shortly.
MTC AT NEW YORK City Center – STAGE I
THE EXPLORERS CLUB
World premiere comedy by Nell Benjamin
Previews Begin: Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Opening Night: Tuesday, June 4, 2013
A new madcap comedy from Tony-nominated writer Nell Benjamin (Legally Blonde).
London, 1879. The prestigious Explorers Club faces the worst crisis in their history: their acting president wants to admit a woman, and their bartender is terrible.
True, the female candidate is brilliant, beautiful and has discovered a legendary Lost City, but the decision to let in a woman could shake the very foundation of the British Empire, and how do you make such a decision without a decent drink?
Grab your safety goggles for some very mad science involving deadly cobras, irate Irishmen and the occasional airship.
THE EXPLORERS CLUB is a recipient of an Edgerton Foundation New American Plays Award.
Director, casting, and creative team for THE EXPLORERS CLUB will be announced shortly.
Subscriptions for MTC's 2012-2013 season are now available by calling (212) 399-3050 (Monday through Friday NOON – 10 PM, Saturday 3-6:30 PM) or online at www.ManhattanTheatreClub.com. Single tickets to the productions will go on sale at a later date.
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 18 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). Since January 2011, Mandy Greenfield (Artistic Producer) has taken the lead in programming and execution at MTC's Off-Broadway home. Renowned MTC productions include Venus in Fur; Master Class; Good People; The Whipping Man; 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.
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