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MTC's TAKING CARE OF BABY Begins Final Week of Performances

Margaret Colin and Kristen Bush. Photo by Joan Marcus.

Manhattan Theatre Club's American premiere of Taking Care of Baby by Tony Award winner Dennis Kelly begins its final week of performances tonight at 7:30PM.

The critically acclaimed play directed by Erica Schmidt (Humor Abuse) currently plays at The Studio at Stage II - Harold and Mimi Steinberg New Play Series at New York City Center - Stage II (131 West 55th Street) through Sunday, December 8. When it ends its run on that date, the production will have played 16 preview and 24 regular performances.

TAKING CARE OF BABY features Francois Battiste (Magic/Bird), Reed Birney (Blasted, Our Leading Lady), Kristen Bush (Kin, The Common Pursuit), Tony nominee Amelia Campbell (A Streetcar Named Desire, Our Country's Good), Margaret Colin (The Columnist, "Gossip Girl"), Michael Crane (Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson off-Broadway), Ethan Phillips (Golden Age) and Zach Shaffer ("Smash").

This five week limited engagement of Taking Care of Baby is presented 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). Previews began Tuesday, November 5 and opened Tuesday, November 19.

In order to ensure that tickets to Taking Care of Baby are affordable to the widest possible, most diverse audiences, MTC is pricing all tickets during the initial five-week run at $30. Tickets are currently on sale via CityTix® (212-581-1212), and at the New York City Center Box Office (131 West 55thStreet).

For additional details on Taking Care of Baby and offers to all MTC shows, sign up for MTC's "30 Under 30" program for theatergoers age 30 and under

An unspeakable tragedy. A shattered family. An accusation of murder. Taking Care of Baby, is a provocative new drama that boldly explores the elusive nature of truth and the depths we'll go to expose it.

The creative team includes Laura Jellinek (scenic design), Jessica Pabst (costume design), David Weiner (lighting design), and Fitz Patton (sound design).

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 19 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 two Off-Broadway theatres at New York City Center (131 West 55th Street). Mandy Greenfield (Artistic Producer) leads programming and execution at MTC's Off-Broadway home. Renowned MTC productions include Choir Boy; Murder Ballad; The Assembled Parties; 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.'

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