MTC presents the World Premiere of Heisenberg



The Manhattan Theatre Club presents the World Premiere of Simon Stephen's new drama Heisenberg at New York City Center's The Studio at Stage II, as part of the Harold and Mimi Steinberg New Play Series. Previews will begin on 19 May 2015, before an official opening on 3 June, and a limited run through to 28 June 2015.

The production will star Tony and Emmy Award winner Mary-Louise Parker and Emmy nominee Kenneth Welsh and will be directed by Drama Desk Award winner Mark Brokaw.

Acclaimed playwright Simon Stephens is also currently represented on Broadway by The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre.

Synopsis: "Amidst the bustle of a crowded London train station, Clare spots Alex, a much older man, and plants a kiss on his neck. This electric encounter thrusts these two strangers into a fascinating and life-changing game. Heisenberg brings to life the uncertain and often comical sparring match that is human connection."

The creative team behind Heisenberg features scenic design by Mark Wendland, costumes by Michael Krass, lighting by Donald Holder, and original music & sound design by David Van Tieghem.

Mary-Louise Parker won the Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play in 2001 for her performance as Catherine in 'Proof.' She also received nominations in the same category for 'Prelude to a Kiss' in 1990 and 'Reckless' in 2005. Other Broadway credits include 'The Snow Geese,' 'Hedda Gabler,' and 'Bus Stop.' Her off-Broadway credits include 'How I Learned to Drive,' 'Dead Man's Cell Phone,' 'Four Dogs and a Bone,' and 'The Art of Success,' amongst others. On screen, she won a Golden Globe and Emmy Award for 'Angels in America,' and a further Golden Globe for 'Weeds.' Other screen credits include 'The West Wing,' 'RED,' 'RED 2,' 'R.I.P.D.' 'The Spiderwick Chronicles,' and 'Bullets Over Broadway.'

Kenneth Welsh has previously appeared on Broadway in 'The Little Foxes,' 'Social Security,' 'The Real Thing,' 'Piaf,' 'Whose Life is it Anyway?' and 'The Inspector General.' His off-Broadway credits include 'Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune,' 'Virginia,' 'Curse of the Starving Class,' and 'One Crack Out.' On screen, he received an Emmy nomination for 'Edison: The Wizard of Light.' Other screen credits include 'The Day After Tomorrow,' 'The Aviator,' 'The Exorcism of Emily Rose,' and 'Legends of the Fall.'

- by Tom Millward

Mary-Louise Parker