The New Group's THE TRUE Extends Through October 28
Due to demand, The New Group has announced a one-week extension for the world premiere production of Sharr White's The True, with Austin Cauldwell, Edie Falco, Glenn Fitzgerald, Michael McKean, John Pankow, Peter Scolari and Tracy Shayne, directed by Scott Elliott.
Originally set to play a limited Off-Broadway engagement through October 21, this production now plays through Sunday, October 28. Previews began September 4 in advance of an Official Opening Night on September 20 at The Pershing Square Signature Center (The Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre, 480 West 42nd Street).
Edie Falco stars as Dorothea "Polly" Noonan, the blunt, profane, decades-long defender of Albany's Democratic Party machine in Sharr White's fiery return to The New Group. When it comes to Polly, politics is only personal, especially now that her hero, "mayor for life" Erastus Corning II (Michael McKean), is battling for party control while at the same time fighting the fiercest primary challenge of his life. The True is an intimate portrait of the bounds of love, loyalty, and female power in the male-dominated world of 1977 patronage politics. Scott Elliott directs.
This production features Austin Cauldwell (Bill McCormick), Edie Falco (Dorothea "Polly" Noonan), Glenn Fitzgerald (Howard C. Nolan), Michael McKean (Erastus Corning II), John Pankow (Charlie Ryan), Peter Scolari (Peter Noonan) and Tracy Shayne (Voice). Scenic Design is by Derek McLane, Costume Design is by Clint Ramos, Lighting Design is by Jeff Croiter and Sound Design & Music Composition are by Rob Milburn & Michael Bodeen.
This production reunites playwright Sharr White with The New Group. In 2014, the company presented the New York premiere of Sharr White's Annapurna, with Megan Mullally and Nick Offerman, directed by Bart DeLorenzo.
Due to demand, Subscriptions and memberships are sold out for The New Group's 2018-2019 season. Membership to The New Group's Patron Ensemble are still available, offering exclusive access to Premium locations at each performance, concierge service for booking and exchanges, and invitations to events throughout the season. For more, visit: TheNewGroup.org/PatronEnsembleBenefits.
Tickets for The True are on sale now. General schedule: Tuesday - Friday at 7:30pm? Saturday at 2:00 & 8:00pm; Sunday at 2:00pm, with 2:00pm Wednesday matinees on September 26, October 3, October 10 & October 24; and 7:30pm Sunday evening performances on September 16 & September 23. Regular tickets start at $75. For single ticket purchases, please visit TheNewGroup.org. Single tickets can also be purchased by calling Ticket Central at (212) 279-4200, or in person at 416 West 42nd Street (12-8pm daily).
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