Manhattan Theatre Club announces further programming for 2021-2022 season

‘Skeleton Crew’ will receive its Broadway premiere in winter 2022.

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Following an initial announcement from Manhattan Theatre Club, two more shows have been confirmed for the winter 2021-2022 season. Skeleton Crew will make its Broadway premiere, while Prayers for a French Republic will be staged off-Broadway, with both shows scheduled for late 2022.

Skeleton Crew marks the Broadway premiere for Dominique Morisseau. Set at an automotive factory in Detroit in 2008, the drama sees a group of colleagues debate their future, with workers balancing their personal and professional loyalties. Ruben Santiago-Hudson will direct, marking his second involvement with MTC’s upcoming season. Skeleton Crew premiered at Atlantic Theatre Company in 2016, with Kathleen Campion saying: “To be sure, Morisseau sings the song of Detroit—this is the third in her hometown trilogy—but, more, she is writing an original American story. You might trick out the set with WPA murals, tributes to the American worker at the dirty finger nail level.”

Joshua Harmon’s Prayers for a French Republic will receive its world premiere, with performances at City Center Stage I from winter 2022. Following five generations of a French Jewish family, the play will ask whether Jewish communities have been safe for the past 70 years. David Cromer will direct the production, previously winning a Tony Award for directing The Band’s Visit.

Other shows as part of Manhattan Theatre Club’s upcoming season include Lackawanna BluesHow I Learned To Drive, Morning Sun and Golden Shield.

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