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Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (New York, )
261 W. 47th St. Seating Chart

Schedule

2 hours and 5 minutes, with one intermission

Tuesday at 7pm
Wednesday at 2pm and 8pm
Thursday and Friday at 8pm
Saturday at 2pm and 8pm
Sunday at 2pm

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An exciting new look at an early, acclaimed play by the Tony Award-winning author of Take Me Out. It is the Catskill Mountains in the early 1960s, and Lily Adler and her mother Eva are spending the summer across the lake from a bustling hotel where comics entertain and buffets overflow. When a handsome young stranger enters their world, the emotionally fragile Lily finds herself falling in love. But once her imperious mother learns of their relationship, lies are exposed, alliances are forged and Lily's one chance to escape her mother's control may be lost forever.

The American Plan Ends Extended Run March 22The American Plan Ends Extended Run March 22
by BWW News Desk - March 22, 2009

Manhattan Theatre Club's acclaimed production of Richard Greenberg's The American Plan end run Sunday, March 22 at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street). (more...)

THE AMERICAN PLAN Begins Its Final Weeks Before Closing 3/22THE AMERICAN PLAN Begins Its Final Weeks Before Closing 3/22
by BWW News Desk - March 10, 2009

Manhattan Theatre Club?s acclaimed production of Richard Greenberg?s The American Plan begins the final two weeks of its extended engagement tonight at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street). (more...)

Mercedes Ruehl: 'Zee Matriarch' of THE AMERICAN PLANMercedes Ruehl: 'Zee Matriarch' of THE AMERICAN PLAN
by Eugene Lovendusky - March 9, 2009

Mercedes Ruehl is no stranger to the high-stakes of mother/daughter on-stage drama. In her 1991 Tony Award-winning performance as the intriguing 'special' daughter Bella in Neil Simon's Lost in Yonkers, she stood-up to her stern mother on more than one occasion. Only now, the tables have turned! Ms. Ruehl finds herself on Broadway as the mighty matriarch in Richard Greenberg's family-feud 'The American Plan.' (more...)

The American Plan Extends at MTC Through Sunday, March 22The American Plan Extends at MTC Through Sunday, March 22
by BWW News Desk - February 19, 2009

Manhattan Theatre Club is pleased to announce that due to popular demand, their acclaimed production of Richard Greenberg?s The American Plan has been extended through Sunday, March 22 at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street). (more...)

Rabe Is 'Lili With An I' In THE AMERICAN PLANRabe Is 'Lili With An I' In THE AMERICAN PLAN
by TJ Fitzgerald - January 30, 2009

Stage and screen actress Lily Rabe talks about her life and her current role oppposite Mercedes Ruehl in The American Plan (more...)

Review - The American Plan:  Look to the LiliesReview - The American Plan: Look to the Lilies
by Kristin Salaky - January 28, 2009

Whether the title of Richard Greenberg's bitterly comic 1990 drama brings to mind a hotel package with all meals included or a corporate union-busting practice, it can be argued that both interpretations refer to methods of maximizing gain while minimizing responsibility. And while both definitions play supporting roles in The American Plan, a third variation on the theme - marry well, be an excellent spouse and secretly carry on with your less-than-affluent lover - takes center stage. (more...)

BWW TV: Broadway Beat Sneak Peek at The American PlanBWW TV: Broadway Beat Sneak Peek at The American Plan
by Broadway Beat - January 24, 2009

Manhattan Theatre Club presents the Broadway premiere of Richard Greenberg's The American Plan which is directed by Tony nominee David Grindley (Journey's End). Lily Rabe and Mercedes Ruehl are joined by Benjamin Eakeley (Sweeney Todd), Austin Lysy (A Midsummer Night's Dream at the Delacorte), and Brenda Pressley (The First Breeze of Summer). BroadwayWorld and Broadway Beat were there to capture all the excitement od Opening Night! (more...)

Photo Coverage: THE AMERICAN PLAN - Opening Night ArrivalsPhoto Coverage: THE AMERICAN PLAN - Opening Night Arrivals
by Walter McBride - January 23, 2009

Manhattan Theatre Club (Lynne Meadow, Artistic Director; Barry Grove, Executive Producer) presents the Broadway premiere of Richard Greenberg's The American Plan which is directed by Tony nominee David Grindley (Journey's End). Lily Rabe and Mercedes Ruehl are joined by Benjamin Eakeley (Sweeney Todd), Austin Lysy (A Midsummer Night's Dream at the Delacorte), and Brenda Pressley (The First Breeze of Summer). The limited engagement of The American Plan began previews Friday, January 2, 2009 and opened last night, Thursday, January 22, 2009 at MTC's Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street). BroadwayWorld's cameras were there to capture the star-studded arrivals! The Broadway production of The American Plan marks MTC's eighth collaboration with Richard Greenberg; a relationship that includes the original New York production of The American Plan which premiered in 1990 at MTC at New York City Center - Stage II and then transferred to Stage I. Other MTC productions of Greenberg plays include: Eastern Standard, The Extra Man, Jenny Keeps Talking, Night and Her Stars, the Pulitzer Prize nominated Three Days of Rain, and The Violet Hour. (more...)

Photo Coverage: THE AMERICAN PLAN - The After PartyPhoto Coverage: THE AMERICAN PLAN - The After Party
by Walter McBride - January 23, 2009

Manhattan Theatre Club (Lynne Meadow, Artistic Director; Barry Grove, Executive Producer) presents the Broadway premiere of Richard Greenberg's The American Plan which is directed by Tony nominee David Grindley (Journey's End). Lily Rabe and Mercedes Ruehl are joined by Benjamin Eakeley (Sweeney Todd), Austin Lysy (A Midsummer Night's Dream at the Delacorte), and Brenda Pressley (The First Breeze of Summer). The limited engagement of The American Plan began previews Friday, January 2, 2009 and opened last night, Thursday, January 22, 2009 at MTC's Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street). BroadwayWorld followed the stars to the festive opening night after party to join in on all the fun! The Broadway production of The American Plan marks MTC's eighth collaboration with Richard Greenberg; a relationship that includes the original New York production of The American Plan which premiered in 1990 at MTC at New York City Center - Stage II and then transferred to Stage I. Other MTC productions of Greenberg plays include: Eastern Standard, The Extra Man, Jenny Keeps Talking, Night and Her Stars, the Pulitzer Prize nominated Three Days of Rain, and The Violet Hour. (more...)

Photo Coverage: THE AMERICAN PLAN Curtain CallPhoto Coverage: THE AMERICAN PLAN Curtain Call
by Walter McBride - January 23, 2009

Manhattan Theatre Club (Lynne Meadow, Artistic Director; Barry Grove, Executive Producer) presents the Broadway premiere of Richard Greenberg's The American Plan which is directed by Tony nominee David Grindley (Journey's End). Lily Rabe and Mercedes Ruehl are joined by Benjamin Eakeley (Sweeney Todd), Austin Lysy (A Midsummer Night's Dream at the Delacorte), and Brenda Pressley (The First Breeze of Summer). The limited engagement of The American Plan began previews Friday, January 2, 2009 and opened last night, Thursday, January 22, 2009 at MTC's Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street). BroadwayWorld's cameras were there to capture every moment of the starry celebration! It is the Catskill Mountains in the early 1960s, and Lili Adler (Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle nominee Lily Rabe) and her mother Eva (Tony and Academy Award winner Mercedes Ruehl) are spending the summer across the lake from a bustling hotel where comics entertain and buffets overflow. When a handsome young stranger (Benjamin Eakeley) enters their world, the emotionally fragile Lili finds herself falling in love. But once her imperious mother learns of their relationship, lies are exposed, alliances are forged and Lili's one chance to escape her mother's control may be lost forever. (more...)

THE AMERICAN PLAN Opens on Broadway 1/22THE AMERICAN PLAN Opens on Broadway 1/22
by BWW News Desk - January 22, 2009

Manhattan Theatre Club (Lynne Meadow, Artistic Director; Barry Grove, Executive Producer) presents the Broadway premiere of Richard Greenberg's The American Plan which is directed by Tony nominee David Grindley (Journey's End). Lily Rabe and Mercedes Ruehl are joined by Benjamin Eakeley (Sweeney Todd), Austin Lysy (A Midsummer Night's Dream at the Delacorte), and Brenda Pressley (The First Breeze of Summer). The limited engagement of The American Plan began previews Friday, January 2, 2009 and opens tonight, Thursday, January 22, 2009 at MTC's Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street). It is the Catskill Mountains in the early 1960s, and Lili Adler (Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle nominee Lily Rabe) and her mother Eva (Tony and Academy Award winner Mercedes Ruehl) are spending the summer across the lake from a bustling hotel where comics entertain and buffets overflow. When a handsome young stranger (Benjamin Eakeley) enters their world, the emotionally fragile Lili finds herself falling in love. But once her imperious mother learns of their relationship, lies are exposed, alliances are forged and Lili's one chance to escape her mother's control may be lost forever. (more...)

Photo Flash: THE AMERICAN PLAN On BroadwayPhoto Flash: THE AMERICAN PLAN On Broadway
by BWW News Desk - January 14, 2009

Manhattan Theatre Club (Lynne Meadow, Artistic Director; Barry Grove, Executive Producer) presents the Broadway premiere of Richard Greenberg's The American Plan which is directed by Tony nominee David Grindley (Journey's End). Lily Rabe and Mercedes Ruehl are joined by Benjamin Eakeley (Sweeney Todd), Austin Lysy (A Midsummer Night's Dream at the Delacorte), and Brenda Pressley (The First Breeze of Summer). (more...)

BWW TV: Creating THE AMERICAN PLAN BWW TV: Creating THE AMERICAN PLAN
by BroadwayWorld TV - December 22, 2008

Manhattan Theatre Club (Lynne Meadow, Artistic Director; Barry Grove, Executive Producer) is pleased to announce full casting for the upcoming Broadway premiere of Richard Greenberg's The American Plan which will be directed by Tony? nominee David Grindley (Journey's End). BWW TV brings you an exclusive look behind the scenes at emotional story of The American Plan. (more...)

Photo Coverage: THE AMERICAN PLAN Meet and GreetPhoto Coverage: THE AMERICAN PLAN Meet and Greet
by Walter McBride - December 13, 2008

Manhattan Theatre Club (Lynne Meadow, Artistic Director; Barry Grove, Executive Producer) will present the upcoming Broadway premiere of Richard Greenberg's The American Plan which will be directed by Tony nominee David Grindley (Journey's End). Lily Rabe and Mercedes Ruehl will be joined by Benjamin Eakeley (Sweeney Todd), Austin Lysy (A Midsummer Night's Dream at the Delacorte), and Brenda Pressley (The First Breeze of Summer). The limited engagement of The American Plan will begin previews on Friday, January 2, 2009 and open on Thursday, January 22, 2009 at MTC's Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street). (more...)

 
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