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Atlantic Stage 2 (New York, NY)
330 West 16th Street

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San Francisco, spring 1989. Manford Lum, locally renowned on the sidewalk basketball courts of Chinatown, talks his way onto a college team, just before they travel to Beijing for a "friendship" game. When they arrive, China is in the throes of the post-Cultural Revolution era, and Manford must juggle international politics and his own personal history. Inspired by events from her father's life and (short-lived) basketball career, playwright Lauren Yee makes her Atlantic debut with this tender and sharp-paced play.
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BWW Review:  Lauren Yee's THE GREAT LEAP Mixes Basketball and Politics in Communist ChinaBWW Review: Lauren Yee's THE GREAT LEAP Mixes Basketball and Politics in Communist China
by Michael Dale - June 10, 2018

Commencing in 1958, Chairman Mao Zedong's Great Leap Forward was a 5-year plan to convert Communist China's largely agricultural economy into government-run farming collectives, freeing up resources for manufacturing and building infrastructure. It didn't end well. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Atlantic Theater Company Celebrates Opening Night of THE GREAT LEAPPhoto Coverage: Atlantic Theater Company Celebrates Opening Night of THE GREAT LEAP
by Jennifer Broski - June 5, 2018

Atlantic Theater Company presents the New York premiere production of The Great Leap, written by Lauren Yee and directed by Taibi Magar. The Great Leap stars Ali Ahn ('The Path' on Hulu), Ned Eisenberg (Six Degrees of Separation), Tony Aidan Vo (Pan Asian Rep's NoNo Boy), and Tony Award winner and Emmy Award nominee BD Wong ('Mr. Robot,' 'Law & Order: SVU,' M. Butterfly). (more...)

Photo Flash: Inside the Atlantic Theater's THE GREAT LEAPPhoto Flash: Inside the Atlantic Theater's THE GREAT LEAP
by BWW News Desk - June 1, 2018

Atlantic Theater Company presents the New York premiere production of The Great Leap, written by Lauren Yee and directed by Taibi Magar. Get a first look at the production below! (more...)

Atlantic Theater Co Extends THE GREAT LEAPAtlantic Theater Co Extends THE GREAT LEAP
by BWW News Desk - April 30, 2018

Atlantic Theater Company (Neil Pepe, Artistic Director; Jeffory Lawson, Managing Director) announces a one-week extension of the New York premiere production of The Great Leap, written by Lauren Yee and directed by Taibi Magar. The production, which opens on Monday, June 4th, will now play through Sunday, June 24th, 2018 Off-Broadway at Atlantic Theater Company's Stage 2 (330 West 16th Street). (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Atlantic Theater Company's THE GREAT LEAPPhoto Flash: In Rehearsal with Atlantic Theater Company's THE GREAT LEAP
by BWW News Desk - April 24, 2018

The Great Leap runs May 23 - June 17, 2018 with a Monday, June 4 opening night at Atlantic Theater Company's Stage 2 (330 West 16th Street). View the latest photos from rehearsal below! (more...)