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Tony- and Pulitzer Prize-winning author David Auburn (Proof, The Columnist) brings *Summer, 1976* to Broadway, starring Emmy winner and Oscar and Tony nominee Laura Linney. Check back to see when Summer, 1976 tickets will be on sale on New York Theatre Guide.

Summer, 1976 is a deeply moving, tenderly insightful new play about friendship, memory, and the small moments that can change the course of our lives forever. Over one fateful summer, an unlikely friendship develops between Diana, a fiercely iconoclastic artist and single mom, and Alice, a free-spirited yet naive young housewife. As the Bicentennial is celebrated across the country, these two young women in Ohio navigate motherhood, ambition, and intimacy, and help each other discover their own independence. 

This production is the play's world premiere. It was initially set to go up off Broadway in fall 2022, but will now premiere on Broadway in the spring with Linney. Summer, 1976 is Auburn's latest collaboration with director Daniel Sullivan, after the two helmed the award-winning Proof on Broadway in 2000.


Opening Soon, Plays

Previews from

April 3rd, 2023


Samuel J. Friedman Theatre

Cast and creative

By: David Auburn
Director: Daniel Sullivan
Producer: Manhattan Theatre Club
Cast list: Laura Linney (as Diana), Jessica Hecht (as Alice)

Latest Summer, 1976 News & Features

Emmy and Tony Award nominee Jessica Hecht joins the Broadway cast of Summer, 1976, a new play by Pulitzer Prize winner David Auburn. Performances begin at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre on April 4 ahead of an April 25 opening night. Hecht is known for her Emmy-nominated performance in the Netflix series Special, and for roles in Friends, Breaking Bad, The Boys, and Succession. On Broadway, she received a Tony nomination for A View From the Bridge, and her other roles include Fiddler On The Roof,...

Emmy Award winner and five-time Tony Award nominee Laura Linney is returning to the New York stage. She will star in Manhattan Theatre Club's production of Summer, 1976 on Broadway, with performances beginning April 4, 2023 at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre.Directed by Tony winner Daniel Sullivan, David Auburn's play follows the nonconformist artist Diana and the independent yet naive housewife Alice over one summer in Ohio. The two develop an unlikely friendship and help each other become...

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