The Portuguese Kid Tickets
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The Portuguese Kid Tickets

The Portuguese Kid Tickets
The Portuguese Kid Tickets

About The Portuguese Kid

Manhattan Theatre Club kicks off its 2017-2018 Off-Broadway season at New York City Center with the world premiere of The Portuguese Kid, written and directed by Tony, Pulitzer Prize, and Academy Award winner John Patrick Shanley.

Tony Award winner and "Seinfeld" star Jason Alexander takes the lead role of Barry Dragonetti, alongside 3-time Tony Award nominee Sherie Rene Scott as Atalanta.

Jason Alexander won a Tony Award in 1989 for Jerome Robbins' Broadway. He was last seen on the Great White Way in Larry David's Fish in the Dark in 2015. His other Broadway credits include "Accomplice" (1990), "Broadway Bound" (1986), "The Rink" (1984) and his Broadway debut in "Merrily We Roll Along" (1981). He is perhaps best known for his TV role as George Costanza on "Seinfeld", which earned him a total of 7 Emmy Award nominations and 4 Golden Globe nominations.

Performances take place at Stage I inside New York City Center.

(Photos by Richard Termine)

Run time

1 hour, 40 minutes with no intermission

Start date

September 19th, 2017

End date

December 10th, 2017



131 W 55th St, New York, NY, USA, 10019


Wheelchair access, assistive listening devices

More information about The Portuguese Kid

In Providence, Rhode Island, habitually widowed Atalanta (Sherie Rene Scott) pays a visit to her second-rate lawyer Barry Dragonetti (Jason Alexander). Intending to settle her latest husband’s affairs, this larger-than-life Greek tightwad quickly becomes a nightmare for her cheesy, self-aggrandizing attorney. Add Barry’s impossible Croatian mother (Mary Testa), a dash of current politics and a couple of opportunistic young lovers, and you have in hand a recipe for comic combustion. This feisty romantic comedy could only come from John Patrick Shanley, the Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning author of the MTC hits Doubt and Outside Mullingar, and the Academy Award-winning screenwriter of Moonstruck.


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