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The Country House - 2014 - Broadway Tickets, News, Info & More

Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Donald Margulies (Time Stands Still, Sight Unseen) returns to Broadway with his tenth MTC production, a new comedy about a deeply dramatic family.

Tony and Emmy winner Blythe Danner (The Commons of Pensacola, Meet the Parents) stars as Anna Patterson, the matriarch of a brood of famous and longing-to-be-famous creative artists who have gathered at their Berkshires summerhouse during the Williamstown Theatre Festival. But when the weekend takes an unexpected turn, everyone is forced to improvise... inciting a series of simmering romantic jealousies, outbursts and passionate soul-searching.

This witty and compelling new play provides a piercing look at a family of performers coming to terms with the roles they play in each other's lives. Tony winner Daniel Sullivan (The Columnist, Good People, Time Stands Still) directs.

THE COUNTRY HOUSE is a co-production with The Geffen Playhouse. THE COUNTRY HOUSE was commissioned by MTC through the U.S. Trust New American Play Commissioning Program. Special thanks to The Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust for supporting Manhattan Theatre Club.

"One of the MOST SATISFYING NEW AMERICAN PLAYS to reach Broadway in the past decade."

-The Wall Street Journal

History:

Premiere
Run Type:Limited Run
Market:Broadway
Previews: September 09, 2014
Closing:November 23, 2014

Running Time:

Two hours and 20 minutes

Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (Broadway)

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261 W. 47th St.
New York,NY10036

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Featured Reviews For The Country House


First Nighter: Is Donald Margulies's 'Country House' Too Chekhovian or Not Chekhovian Enough? - Huffington Post
Some plays about actors, acting and other theater concerns can be quite good--a worthy example being Anton Chekhov's 1895 work, The Seagull. Most plays about actors, acting and other theater concerns, however, are not so rewarding. Sorry to say that one of them is Donald Margulies's newest comedy-drama, The Country House...Curiously, one of the reasons the play falls short of Pulitzer Prize-winning Margulies's usual vaunted mark is that he's chosen, as many playwrights before him have, to make The Country House an homage to Chekhov...Although the characters forge through a good deal during the two acts, torpor gathers quickly. Something stultifying creeps in that lends The Country House the feel of a middling sitcom...As modern-day Chekhov counterparts, the six actors here acquit themselves well. To pay them and director Sullivan the best compliment under these circumstances is to say it would be a pleasure to see them tackling the real thing(s).

Theater Review: The Country House Needs a Total Renovation - Vulture
What went wrong? Manhattan Theater Club, which did such a fine job on Margulies's Time Stands Still four years ago, has applied its usual polish, with Daniel Sullivan again directing. Yet the tone wobbles like one of those air socks at a car dealership: now inflated, now bent, mostly becalmed and flaccid. Perhaps the problem is that the play was purpose-built, commissioned by MTC, and too closely tailored to the interests, if not the real talents, of its star. Neither Danner nor the rest of the well-cast cast (Daniel Sunjata as the action star and Sarah Steele as the Yalie at least look spot-on) are able to get out ahead of their characters, to apply that spin that can make theater people, with their ludicrous vanities and bitter envy, enjoyable to watch. As a result, Anna and the others all just seem vain and entitled, which may have been accurate up in the Berkshires in Psacharopoulos's day but was never much worth watching.


 



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by Walter McBride - November 22, 2014
BroadwayWorld brings you photos of Rasche in the BroadwayWorld.com series 'In The Spotlight' by acclaimed photographer Walter McBride!
by Walter McBride - November 20, 2014
BroadwayWorld brings you photos of Margulies in the BroadwayWorld.com series 'In The Spotlight' by acclaimed photographer Walter McBride!
by Walter McBride - November 15, 2014
Manhattan Theatre Club's New York premiere co-production of The Country House, the new play by Pulitzer Prize winner Donald Margulies, directed by Tony Award winner Daniel Sullivan, is currently playing at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre, starring Tony and Emmy Award winner Blythe Danner, Kate Jennings Grant (The Lyons, Proof), Eric Lange (FX's 'The Bridge,' 'Weeds'), David Rasche(Regrets Only, Speed-the-Plow), Sarah Steele (Slowgirl, Speech and Debate), and Tony nominee Daniel Sunjata (TNT's 'Graceland,' Take Me Out). Below, BroadwayWorld brings you photos of Lange in the BroadwayWorld.com series 'In The Spotlight' by acclaimed photographer Walter McBride!
by Walter McBride - November 14, 2014
Manhattan Theatre Club's New York premiere co-production of The Country House, the new play by Pulitzer Prize winner Donald Margulies, directed by Tony Award winner Daniel Sullivan, is currently playing at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre, starring Tony and Emmy Award winner Blythe Danner, Kate Jennings Grant (The Lyons, Proof), Eric Lange (FX's 'The Bridge,' 'Weeds'), David Rasche(Regrets Only, Speed-the-Plow), Sarah Steele (Slowgirl, Speech and Debate), and Tony nominee Daniel Sunjata (TNT's 'Graceland,' Take Me Out). Below, BroadwayWorld brings you photos of Steele in the BroadwayWorld.com series 'In The Spotlight' by acclaimed photographer Walter McBride!
by Tyler Peterson - November 11, 2014
Manhattan Theatre Club's world premiere of The Country House, the new play by Pulitzer Prize winner Donald Margulies, directed by Tony Award winner Daniel Sullivan, and produced in association with the Geffen Playhouse, starts the final two weeks of its run today at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street).
by Caryn Robbins - November 4, 2014
This week's New York Times In Performance video features Blythe Danner and Eric Lange who portray mother and son at odds in Donal Marguilies' new Broadway play THE COUNTRY HOUSE.
by Meet the Cast - October 25, 2014
Manhattan Theatre Club's New York premiere co-production of The Country House, the new play by Pulitzer Prize winner Donald Margulies, directed by Tony Award winner Daniel Sullivan, opened on October 2 at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street). Scroll down to learn more about the full cast and watch interviews with the company below!
by Walter McBride - October 14, 2014
Manhattan Theatre Club's New York premiere co-production of The Country House, the new play by Pulitzer Prize winner Donald Margulies, directed by Tony Award winner Daniel Sullivan, is currently playing at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre, starring Tony and Emmy Award winner Blythe Danner, Kate Jennings Grant (The Lyons, Proof), Eric Lange (FX's 'The Bridge,' 'Weeds'), David Rasche (Regrets Only, Speed-the-Plow), Sarah Steele (Slowgirl, Speech and Debate), and Tony nominee Daniel Sunjata (TNT's 'Graceland,' Take Me Out). Below, BroadwayWorld brings you photos of Sunjata in the BroadwayWorld.com series 'In The Spotlight' by acclaimed photographer Walter McBride!
by Walter McBride - October 13, 2014
Manhattan Theatre Club's New York premiere co-production of The Country House, the new play by Pulitzer Prize winner Donald Margulies, directed by Tony Award winner Daniel Sullivan, is currently playing at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre, starring Tony and Emmy Award winner Blythe Danner, Kate Jennings Grant (The Lyons, Proof), Eric Lange (FX's 'The Bridge,' 'Weeds'), David Rasche (Regrets Only, Speed-the-Plow), Sarah Steele (Slowgirl, Speech and Debate), and Tony nominee Daniel Sunjata (TNT's 'Graceland,' Take Me Out). Below, BroadwayWorld brings you photos of Danner in the BroadwayWorld.com series 'In The Spotlight' by acclaimed photographer Walter McBride!
by BroadwayWorld TV - October 6, 2014
Manhattan Theatre Club's New York premiere co-production of The Country House, the new play by Pulitzer Prize winner Donald Margulies, directed by Tony Award winner Daniel Sullivan, opened last week on Broadway, and BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was on the red carpet to chat with the evening's biggest guests. Click below to check out interviews with Neil Patrick Harris, David Burtka, Tracie Thoms, Jessica Hecht and more!
by BroadwayWorld TV - October 6, 2014
Manhattan Theatre Club's New York premiere co-production of The Country House, the new play by Pulitzer Prize winner Donald Margulies, directed by Tony Award winner Daniel Sullivan, opened last week on Broadway, and BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was at the after party to chat with the cast after the curtain went down. Check out what they had to say on the big night below!
by Walter McBride - October 3, 2014
Manhattan Theatre Club's New York premiere co-production of The Country House, the new play by Pulitzer Prize winner Donald Margulies, directed by Tony Award winner Daniel Sullivan, opened last night on Broadway, and BWW was on the scene to catch the red carpet arrivals!
by Walter McBride - October 3, 2014
Manhattan Theatre Club's New York premiere co-production of The Country House, the new play by Pulitzer Prize winner Donald Margulies, directed by Tony Award winner Daniel Sullivan, opened last night on Broadway and we were there to capture the cast at the opening night party.
by Walter McBride - October 3, 2014
Manhattan Theatre Club's New York premiere co-production of The Country House, the new play by Pulitzer Prize winner Donald Margulies, directed by Tony Award winner Daniel Sullivan, opened last night on Broadway and we were there to capture the stars at the opening night curtain call as they took their well-deserved bows.
by Michael Dale - October 3, 2014
Manhattan Theatre Club's latest addition to the genre of contemporary plays modeled after Chekhov is by far the company's best.
by Review Roundups - October 2, 2014
Manhattan Theatre Club's New York premiere co-production of The Country House, the new play by Pulitzer Prize winner Donald Margulies, directed by Tony Award winner Daniel Sullivan, opens tonight, October 2 at MTC's Samuel J. FriedmanTheatre (261 West 47th Street). Let's see what the critics had to say...
by BWW News Desk - October 2, 2014
Manhattan Theatre Club's New York premiere co-production of The Country House, the new play by Pulitzer Prize winner Donald Margulies, directed by Tony Award winner Daniel Sullivan, opens tonight, October 2 at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street). The Country House is produced in association with the Geffen Playhouse.
by Tyler Peterson - October 1, 2014
Manhattan Theatre Club's world premiere of The Country House, the new play by Pulitzer Prize winner Donald Margulies, directed by Tony Award winner Daniel Sullivan, and produced in association with the Geffen Playhouse, opens tomorrow, October 2 at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street).
by BroadwayWorld TV - September 24, 2014
Manhattan Theatre Club's world premiere of The Country House, the new play by Pulitzer Prize winner Donald Margulies, directed by Tony Award winner Daniel Sullivan, produced in association with the Geffen Playhouse, is now in previews for a Thursday, October 2 opening on Broadway at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street). BroadwayWorld brings you highlights of the cast in action below!
by BWW News Desk - September 17, 2014
Manhattan Theatre Club's world premiere of THE COUNTRY HOUSE, the new play by Pulitzer Prize winner Donald Margulies, directed by Tony Award winner Daniel Sullivan, produced in association with the Geffen Playhouse, is now in previews for a Thursday, October 2 opening on Broadway at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street). BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below!

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