MTC Announces World Premiere of Goldfarb's THE EXTINCTION METHOD; Buntrock Directs; CARL'S SISTER Postponed


Lynne Meadow (Artistic Director), and Barry Grove (Executive Producer) announced the Manhattan Theatre Club world premiere of THE EXTINCTION METHOD, the new play by Daniel Goldfarb (Sarah, Sarah; Modern Orthodox) directed by Tony Award nominee Sam Buntrock (Sunday in the Park with George).

The limited engagement of THE EXTINCTION METHOD will start previews Tuesday, May 10 and open Wednesday, May 25 at Manhattan Theatre Club at New York City Center - Stage I (131 West 55th Street).

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.

Goldfarb returns to MTC following the success of Sarah, Sarah which played at New York City Center in 2004. His other credits include Martin Short: Fame Becomes Me, The Retributionists, and Modern Orthodox.

Buntrock gained notoriety for the acclaimed revival of Sunday in the Park with George for which he received Tony, Olivier, and Drama Desk Award nominations for Best Director. His other UK directing credits include: Cradle to Rave, God Collar, Take Flight, and the first London revival of Assassins.

Casting, creative team, and ticketing information for THE EXTINCTION METHOD will be announced in the coming weeks.

CARL'S SISTER, the new play by Alfred Uhry based on the book Apples and Oranges by Marie Brenner, which had been previously announced for MTC's 2010-2011 season under the direction of Lynne Meadow, has been postponed. Uhry and Meadow are continuing work on the play and there will be a public presentation of CARL'S SISTER as part of MTC's Ernst C. Stiefel "7@7" Reading Series.

In a statement, Meadow said "Alfred, Marie, and I are all looking forward to a one night only reading with Julie White and Boyd Gaines. We are all eager to get a public reaction to this wonderful new play as we continue to work on the piece with our eye on future production."

The "7@7" public reading of CARL'S SISTER will be held Monday, March 7 at 7 PM featuring four-time Tony Award winner Boyd Gaines in the role of ‘Carl' and Tony Award winner Julie White in the role of ‘Marie.' The reading will be held at New York City Center - Stage I (131 West 55th Street).

Additional information on MTC's upcoming "7@7" Reading Series including the full lineup and RSVP information will be announced shortly.

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MTC's 2011 spring Broadway season at the Samuel J. Friedman will include the world premiere of Pulitzer Prize winner David Lindsay-Abaire's GOOD PEOPLE directed by Daniel Sullivan and Tyne Daly in a new production of Terrence McNally's MASTER CLASS directed by Stephen Wadsworth. In addition to THE EXTINCTION METHOD, MTC's Off-Broadway spring season includes the New York premiere of Matthew Lopez's THE WHIPPING MAN directed by Doug Hughes, currently in previews at New York City Center Stage I.

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