The True

The New Group kicks off its 2018-2019 off-Broadway season with the world premiere of Sharr White's The True, directed by Scott Elliott.

Performances take place at The Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre within the Pershing Square Signature Center.

(Photos by Monique Carboni)

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Running time: 
1hr 45mins (no intermission)
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About The True:

When it comes to Dorothea “Polly” Noonan - a blunt, profane, decades-long defender of Albany’s Democratic Party machine - politics is only personal, especially now that her hero, “mayor for life” Erastus Corning II, is battling for party control while at the same time fighting the fiercest primary challenge of his life. The True is an intimate portrait of the bounds of love, loyalty, and female power in the male-dominated world of 1977 patronage politics.

Sharr White
The New Group
Scott Elliott
Cast list:
Austin Cauldwell (as Bill McCormick), Edie Falco (as Dorothea Noonan), Glenn Fitzgerald (as Howard C. Nolan), Michael McKean (as Erastus Corning II), John Pankow (as Charlie Ryan) and Peter Scolari (as Peter Noonan)
The True Performance Dates & Times
Previews from: 
September 4, 2018
Opening date: 
September 20, 2018
October 28, 2018

Performance schedules for all shows are subject to change.

Pershing Square Signature Center

480 West 42nd Street, New York, NY 10036
Nearest subway station:
42nd Street - Port Authority Bus Terminal Station

Our The True Review

Our current President may have gotten elected by promising to “drain the swamp,” but when it comes to corruption, DC has nothing on Albany, NY’s long-standing reputation for misdeeds. But Sharr White’s riveting new play The True, set in 1977 during the penultimate mayoral campaign of Erastus Corning II’s (Michael McKean) 40+ years in office, brushes aside the corruption whispers. Instead, the... Read more