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MCC Theater Launches Matching Challenge to Fund First Permanent HomeMCC Theater Launches Matching Challenge to Fund First Permanent Home
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

MCC Theater announced today the launch of a matching gift challenge made possible by The Robert W. Wilson Charitable Trust. (more...)

OperaUpClose Presents LA TRAVIATAOperaUpClose Presents LA TRAVIATA
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

???????Following two London transfers (Soho Theatre and Tricycle Theatre) and an extensive UK tour, Olivier Award-winning OperaUpClose present their critically acclaimed, new English version of Verdi's La Traviata; for their debut performance at Exeter's Northcott Theatre. (more...)

ONCE UPON A TIME's Jennifer Morrison and More Round Out Cast of Matthew Perry's THE END OF LONGING at MCC TheaterONCE UPON A TIME's Jennifer Morrison and More Round Out Cast of Matthew Perry's THE END OF LONGING at MCC Theater
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

MCC Theater today announced complete casting for the American Premiere of the play The End of Longing, a new play written by and starring 'Friends' star Matthew Perry in his NYC playwriting and stage acting debuts. (more...)

Tickets on Sale for Matthew Perry's THE END OF LONGING at MCC TheaterTickets on Sale for Matthew Perry's THE END OF LONGING at MCC Theater
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2017

MCC THEATER (Robert LuPone, Bernard Telsey, William Cantler, Artistic Directors; Blake West, Executive Director) is pleased to announce that its upcoming American Premiere of the play The End of Longing-written by and starring iconic "Friends" star Matthew Perry in his NYC playwriting and stage acting debuts-is now on sale at www.mcchteater.org.  The End of Longing, directed by Lindsay Posner, begins performances onMay 18, 2017 ahead of a June 5 opening night at the Lucille Lortel Theatre (121 Christopher Street).  (more...)

OH, HELLO's John Mulaney and More Join Chrissy Metz for MCC Theater's FAT PIG ReadingOH, HELLO's John Mulaney and More Join Chrissy Metz for MCC Theater's FAT PIG Reading
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2017

MCC Theater announced today complete casting for its one-night-only benefit reading of Neil LaBute's play, Fat Pig, directed by LaBute, to be held on Sunday, March 5, 2017 at 7PM at the Lucille Lortel Theatre (121 Christopher Street). (more...)

BWW Morning Brief February 7th, 2017 - CURSED CHILD, MISCAST, LES MIZ on TV and More!BWW Morning Brief February 7th, 2017 - CURSED CHILD, MISCAST, LES MIZ on TV and More!
by Jessica Khan - Feb 7, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: THE GLASS MENAGERIE, starring Sally Field, begins on Broadway! (more...)

Ben Platt, Kelli O'Hara, Renee Elise Goldsberry & More Set For MCC's MISCASTBen Platt, Kelli O'Hara, Renee Elise Goldsberry & More Set For MCC's MISCAST
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2017

MCC THEATER (Robert LuPone, Bernard Telsey and William Cantler, Artistic Directors; Blake West, Executive Director) just announced the all-star lineup of performers set for their annual Miscast gala, celebrating the 30th Anniversary of MCC Theater.  (more...)

YEN, Starring Lucas Hedges, Extends Into March at MCC TheaterYEN, Starring Lucas Hedges, Extends Into March at MCC Theater
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2017

MCC Theater has extended its critically acclaimed production of Anna Jordan's YEN through March 4, 2017. It was previously scheduled through February 19, 2017. (more...)

THIS IS US Star Chrissy Metz to Lead FAT PIG Benefit Reading - With New Ending - for MCC TheaterTHIS IS US Star Chrissy Metz to Lead FAT PIG Benefit Reading - With New Ending - for MCC Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

MCC Theater has announced a one-night-only benefit reading of Neil LaBute's play, Fat Pig, directed by LaBute, to be held on Sunday, March 5, 2017 at 7PM at the Lucille Lortel Theatre (121 Christopher Street). (more...)

MCC Theater Seeking Transgender Artists for 2017-18 Season Opener CHARMMCC Theater Seeking Transgender Artists for 2017-18 Season Opener CHARM
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2016

MCC Theater is conducting a casting search for transgender and gender non-conforming performers, as it prepares for the newly announced first show of its 2017-18 Season: the NYC premiere of Charm, a play by Chicago-based, Jefferson Award-winning playwright Philip Dawkins to be directed by Helen Hayes Award winner Will Davis, a transgender artist. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Buckle Up! MCC's RIDE THE CYCLONE Celebrates Opening NightPhoto Coverage: Buckle Up! MCC's RIDE THE CYCLONE Celebrates Opening Night
by Jennifer Broski - Dec 2, 2016

The New York City premiere of MCC Theater's new musical Ride the Cyclone, the third musical in MCC's now-iconic 30-year history of producing new works for the American theater, began previews on November 9, 2016 at the Lucille Lortel Theater and opened just last night November 30.  (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

MCC Theater (Robert LuPone, Bernard Telsey, William Cantler, Artistic Directors; Blake West, Executive Director) has announced a two-week extension - now through December 29, 2016 - for the New York City premiere of MCC Theater's new musical Ride the Cyclone, the third musical in MCC's now-iconic 30-year history of producing new works for the American theater. (more...)

Ari Graynor and More Sign on for Anna Jordan's YEN at MCC Theater; Cast Complete!Ari Graynor and More Sign on for Anna Jordan's YEN at MCC Theater; Cast Complete!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

MCC Theater announced today that stage and screen stars Ari Graynor, Stefania LaVie Owen and Justice Smith will join the previously announced Lucas Hedges in the American premiere of YEN, Anna Jordan's Bruntwood Prize-winning play, directed by MCC alum Trip Cullman. (more...)

MANCHESTER BY THE SEA's Lucas Hedges to Star in YEN at MCC TheaterMANCHESTER BY THE SEA's Lucas Hedges to Star in YEN at MCC Theater
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2016

MCC Theater announced today that breakout actor Lucas Hedges -- whose performance opposite Casey Affleck in the film festival favorite Manchester by the Sea, written and directed by Kenneth Lonergan, is garnering rave reviews ahead of its November 18 theatrical release -- will lead the cast of the American premiere of YEN, Anna Jordan's Bruntwood Prize-winning play, directed by MCC alum Trip Cullman. (more...)

Photo Coverage: MCC Celebrates Opening Night of ALL THE WAYS TO SAY I LOVE YOUPhoto Coverage: MCC Celebrates Opening Night of ALL THE WAYS TO SAY I LOVE YOU
by Walter McBride - Sep 29, 2016

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Photo Coverage: Judith Light Takes Opening Night Bows in ALL THE WAYS TO SAY I LOVE YOUPhoto Coverage: Judith Light Takes Opening Night Bows in ALL THE WAYS TO SAY I LOVE YOU
by Walter McBride - Sep 29, 2016

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ALL THE WAYS TO SAY I LOVE YOU, Starring Judith Light, Opens Tonight at MCC TheaterALL THE WAYS TO SAY I LOVE YOU, Starring Judith Light, Opens Tonight at MCC Theater
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

MCC Theater presents the first production of its 30th Anniversary Season, All the Ways to Say I Love You, a new play by Neil LaBute, directed by Leigh Silverman and starring Tony and Emmy Award winner Judith Light in a one-woman tour de force. (more...)

ALL THE WAYS TO SAY I LOVE YOU with Judith Light Extends at MCC TheaterALL THE WAYS TO SAY I LOVE YOU with Judith Light Extends at MCC Theater
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2016

MCC Theater has announced a one-week extension-now through October 16, 2016 - for the first production of its 30th Anniversary Season, All the Ways to Say I Love You, a new play by Neil LaBute, directed by Leigh Silverman and starring Tony and Emmy Award winner Judith Light in a one-woman tour de force. (more...)

Amber Tamblyn and Norbert Leo Butz Join Paul Rudd in REASONS TO BE PRETTY HAPPY Reading at MCC TheaterAmber Tamblyn and Norbert Leo Butz Join Paul Rudd in REASONS TO BE PRETTY HAPPY Reading at MCC Theater
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2016

MCC Theater has added more star wattage to its benefit reading of a new Neil LaBute play, Reasons to be Pretty Happy: previously announced headliner Paul Rudd will now be joined by Emmy nominee Amber Tamblyn, two-time Tony winner Norbert Leo Butz and NYC stage veteran Jennifer Mudge for this one-night-only world premiere developmental reading on Sunday, September 11, 2016 at 7:30PM at the Lucille Lortel Theatre. (more...)

Zainab Jah, Alysha Deslorieux and More Cast in MCC Theater's 2016 PlayLabs SeriesZainab Jah, Alysha Deslorieux and More Cast in MCC Theater's 2016 PlayLabs Series
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2016

MCC Theater - which this fall celebrates its 30th Anniversary Season as one of New York's leading Off-Broadway theater companies - has announced the 2016 PlayLabs reading series, which will feature new works in development by playwrights Jocelyn Bioh, MCC Youth Company alum Xavier Galva, Ted Malawer, and Eric Micha Holmes. (more...)

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