The Explorers Club

A new madcap comedy from Tony-nominated writer Nell Benjamin (Legally Blonde).



London, 1879. The prestigious Explorers Club faces the worst crisis in their history: their acting president wants to admit a woman, and their bartender is terrible.



True, the female candidate is brilliant, beautiful, and has discovered a legendary Lost City, but the decision to let in a woman could shake the very foundation of the British Empire, and how do you make such a decision without a decent drink?



Grab your safety goggles for some very mad science involving deadly cobras, irate Irishmen and the occasional airship.

Schedule

Manhattan Theatre Club Stage I

(New York, NY)
131 West 55th Street
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by BWW News Desk - July 23, 2013
Manhattan Theatre Club's critically acclaimed production of THE EXPLORERS CLUB, the world premiere comedy by Tony Award nominee Nell Benjamin, directed by Marc Bruni, begins its final two weeks of performances tonight at 7 PM at MTC at New York City Center - Stage I (131 West 55th Street). The extended engagement will play its final performance on Sunday, August 4. On that date, the production will have played 26 preview performances and 54 regular performances.
by Naomi Serviss - July 10, 2013
David Furr is the stuffy club president in The Explorers Club, a shot of Marx Brothers and a dash of Monty Python, served over the top.
by Review Roundups - June 21, 2013
Let's see what the critics had to say...
by Walter McBride - June 21, 2013
Manhattan Theatre Club's world premiere of The Explorers Club, the new play by Tony Award nominee Nell Benjamin, directed by Marc Bruni, opened last night, June 20 at MTC at New York City Center - Stage I (131 West 55th Street). BroadwayWorld was there for opening nigt and you can check out full coverage below!
by BWW News Desk - June 20, 2013
Manhattan Theatre Club's world premiere of THE EXPLORERS CLUB, the new play by Tony Award nominee Nell Benjamin, directed by Marc Bruni, opens tonight, Thursday, June 20 at MTC at New York City Center - Stage I (131 West 55th Street). The production began previews on May 28.
by BroadwayWorld TV - June 19, 2013
Manhattan Theatre Club's world premiere of THE EXPLORERS CLUB, the new play by Tony Award nominee Nell Benjamin, directed by Marc Bruni, opens Thursday, June 20 at MTC at New York City Center - Stage I (131 West 55th Street). The production began previews on May 28. Check out highlights below!
by BWW News Desk - June 11, 2013
THE EXPLORERS CLUB is now in previews at Manhattan Theatre Club with an official press opening set for Thursday, June 20 featuring Brian Avers (Rock 'n' Roll), Max Baker (Cyrano DeBergerac), Steven Boyer (Gentlemen Prefer Blondes), Arnie Burton (Peter and the Starcatcher), Carson Elrod (All in the Timing), David Furr (The Importance of Being Earnest), Tony Award nominee John McMartin (Into The Woods), Drama Desk Award winner Lorenzo Pisoni (Humor Abuse at MTC), and Tony Award nominee Jennifer Westfeldt (Friends With Kids, Wonderful Town). BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below!
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2013
On Friday, May 31, Tony nominated writer Nell Benjamin and legendary deep-sea explorer Sylvia Earle - one of the first women admitted to the real Explorers Club in New York - will engage in a conversation to talk about their experiences in their respective fields, following the 8 PM performance of Manhattan Theatre Club's world premiere production of THE EXPLORERS CLUB, a madcap comedy now in previews at MTC at New York City Center - Stage I (131 West 55th Street). The conversation will be moderated by Peabody Award-winning journalist and author Lynn Sherr.
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2013
Manhattan Theatre Club's world premiere of THE EXPLORERS CLUB, the new play by Tony Award nominee Nell Benjamin, directed by Marc Bruni, begins previews tonight at7 PM in preparation for a Thursday, June 20 opening at MTC at New York City Center - Stage I (131 West 55th Street).
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2013
Lynne Meadow (Artistic Director), Barry Grove (Executive Producer), and Mandy Greenfield (Artistic Producer) previously announced that THE EXPLORERS CLUB, the world premiere comedy by Tony nominee Nell Benjamin (Legally Blonde), will be directed by Marc Bruni (Ordinary Days, Old Jews Telling Jokes) featuring Obie Award winner Steven Boyer and Tony Award winner Richard Easton.
by BWW News Desk - April 28, 2013
Lynne Meadow (Artistic Director), Barry Grove (Executive Producer), and Mandy Greenfield (Artistic Producer) have announced full casting for the world premiere of THE EXPLORERS CLUB, the new play by Tony Award nominee Nell Benjamin, directed by Marc Bruni.