Tickets Go On Sale Today For The New Group's THE TRUE
Tickets go onsale today, July 16, for The New Group's The True. Directed by Scott Elliott, The True begins performances September 4 in advance of an Official Opening Night on September 20. A limited Off-Broadway engagement is slated through October 21 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.
This world premiere 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) and Peter Scolari (Peter Noonan).
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.
Subscriptions and memberships for The New Group's 2018-2019 season are available now. For subscription purchases and season info, please visit TheNewGroup.org. Subscriptions can also be purchased by calling Ticket Central at (212) 279-4200, or in person at 416 West 42nd Street (12-8pm daily).
General playing schedule: Tuesday - Friday at 7:30pm, Saturday at 2:00 & 8:00pm; Sunday at 2:00pm.
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).
The New Group (Scott Elliott, Artistic Director; Adam Bernstein, Executive Director) is an award-winning, artist-driven company with a commitment to developing and producing powerful, contemporary theater. The company's upcoming 2018-2019 Season features four world premiere productions. Following this production of Sharr White's The True, the company's season continues with Clueless, The Musical, by Amy Heckerling, with choreography by Kelly Devine, directed by Kristin Hanggi (Fall 2018); Jeremy O. Harris' "Daddy," a co-production with Vineyard Theatre, directed by Danya Taymor, featuring Alan Cumming (Winter 2019); and Jesse Eisenberg's Yea, Sister!, directed by Scott Elliott (Spring 2019). For more, please visit TheNewGroup.org.
The New Group's 2017-2018 season featured the world premiere of Seth Zvi Rosenfeld's Downtown Race Riot, directed by Scott Elliott; an extended run of Jerry Springer - The Opera, featuring music by Richard Thomas and book & additional lyrics by Stewart Lee and Richard Thomas and choreography by Chris Bailey, directed by John Rando, which received four Lucille Lortel Award nominations including Outstanding Musical and a Lucille Lortel Award for Tiffany Mann, as Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical; as well as an Outer Critics Circle Award nomination for Outstanding New Off-Broadway Musical; the New York premiere of David Rabe's Good for Otto, also extended, directed by Scott Elliott; and the world premiere of Lily Thorne's Peace for Mary Frances, directed by Lila Neugebauer.