Tickets to MTC's World Premiere of Harvey Fierstein's CASA VALENTINA Now on Sale
Single tickets to Manhattan Theatre Club's world premiere of Harvey Fierstein's Casa Valentina, are on sale today, Monday, September 23 at 12PM. Directed by Joe Mantello, Casa Valentina will be produced by special arrangement with Colin Callender, Robert Cole, Frederick Zollo and The Shubert Organization. The limited engagement will begin previews on Tuesday, April 1, 2014 and open Wednesday, April 23, 2014 on Broadway at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street).
From four-time Tony Award winner Harvey Fierstein (Kinky Boots, Newsies, La Cage aux Folles) comes Casa Valentina, his first play in almost 30 years and his first-ever collaboration with Manhattan Theatre Club. Two-time Tony Award winner Joe Mantello (Take Me Out, Wicked) directs this funny, fascinating world premiere based on actual events.
Back in 1962, most men went to the Catskill Mountains to escape the summer heat, but others took the two-hour drive to escape something else entirely: being men. Nestled in the land of dirty dancing and borscht belt comedy sat an inconspicuous bungalow colony that catered to a very special clientele: heterosexual men whose favorite pastime was dressing and acting as women. It was paradise for these men-white-collar professionals with families-to spend their weekends discreetly and safely inhabiting their chosen female alter egos. But when faced with the opportunity to become an official organization, these 'self-made women' had to decide whether public recognition would help them gain a place in open society or spell their own personal disaster.
Infused with Fierstein's trademark wit, this moving, insightful and delightfully entertaining new work offers a glimpse into the lives of a group of unforgettable characters as they search for acceptance and happiness in their very own Garden of Eden.
Casting, creative team, and additional listings information for Casa Valentina will be announced in the coming weeks.
Single tickets are currently available for six plays of Manhattan Theatre Club's 2013-2014 season. On Broadway, at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street), tickets are available for THE SNOW GEESE (a co-production with MCC Theater),OUTSIDE MULLINGAR, and Casa Valentina via Telecharge at 212-239-6200, online by visiting www.Telecharge.com, or by visiting the Friedman Theatre Box Office (261 West 47th Street).
At MTC's Off-Broadway home at New York City Center - Stage I (131 West 55th Street), single tickets are available for THE COMMONS OF PENSACOLA, TALES FROM RED VIENNA, and WHEN WE WERE YOUNG AND UNAFRAID via the New York City Center Box Office (131 West 55th Street), CityTix (212-581-1212) and www.nycitycenter.org.
Single tickets to the American premiere of TAKING CARE OF BABY, the new play by Dennis Kelly, directed by Erica Schmidtpresented as part of The Studio at Stage II - Harold and Mimi Steinberg New Play Series at New York City Center - Stage II(131 West 55th Street) will go on sale to the general public on Monday, September 30. A second production that is part of The Studio at Stage II will be announced in the coming weeks.