Manhattan Theatre Club announces live theatre for 2021-2022 season
Details on four upcoming productions have been confirmed.
UPDATE: On 11 January, two more shows have been confirmed. Read here for more information.
After a series of virtual productions, Manhattan Theatre Club’s artistic director Lynne Meadow and executive producer Barry Grove have confirmed details on four productions. Plans have been announced for four shows in the 2021-2022 season, including productions which were set to open in spring 2020.
"With hopes high that we will be able to return to live theatre, we have created a season of diverse and exciting Broadway and off-Broadway Premieres” said Lynne Meadow. She honored the “very best of New York's brilliant artistic community. Our colleagues are anticipating with joy being back in our rehearsal rooms and back on our stages, playing to houses filled with devoted theatregoers. We all miss each other!”
Lackawanna Blues will receive its Broadway premiere in fall 2021 at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre, with dates to be confirmed. Written, performed and directed by Ruben Santiago-Hudson, the production will celebrate Miss Rachel, a “Nanny” who raised him, with Santiago-Hudson playing over 20 characters.
Originally scheduled to open in spring 2020, Paula Vogel’s How I Learned To Drive will finally receive its Broadway premiere. Mary-Louise Parker and David Morse will star in the show, following a woman whose life is affected by her charismatic uncle. Johanna Day, Alyssa May Gold and Chris Myers also star, with performances at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre from spring 2022.
At New York City Center, Simon Stephens’ Morning Sun will premiere in fall 2021, starring Edie Falco, Blair Brown and Marin Ireland. Told over the course of 50 years, audiences follow the lives of three women in Greenwich Village, as they share their experiences of being mothers and daughters.
The world premiere of Anchuli Felicia King’s Golden Shield has also been announced, with performances at New York City Center from spring 2022. Danya Taymor directs the production, following an American lawyer who files a lawsuit against the Chinese government.
Two additional shows to feature in Manhattan Theatre Club’s season are to be announced.
Photo credit: Mary Louise Parker and Blair Brown (Photo credit by Tina Turnbow and Boneau/Bryan-Brown respectively)