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Jason Alexander & Sherie Rene Scott in The Portuguese Kid

MTC's The Portuguese Kid extends again at New York City Center

The new comedy, starring Jason Alexander and Sherie Rene Scott, will now play its final performance on December 10, 2017.

Tom Millward
Tom Millward

Due to popular demand, Manhattan Theatre Club has announced a second extension for its current world premiere of The Portuguese Kid, written and directed by Tony, Pulitzer Prize, and Academy Award winner John Patrick Shanley and starring Tony Award winner Jason Alexander and three-time Tony nominee Sherie Rene Scott. Previews began off-Broadway at New York City Center - Stage I on September 19, 2017, before an official opening on October 24. The limited engagement was originally scheduled to run through to November 26, 2017, before an initial extension to December 3 and now through to December 10, 2017.

Synopsis: "In Providence, Rhode Island, habitually widowed Atalanta pays a visit to her second-rate lawyer Barry Dragonetti. 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, a dash of current politics and a couple of opportunistic young lovers, and you have in hand a recipe for comic combustion."

Joining Mr. Alexander (as Barry Dragonetti) and Ms. Scott (as Atalanta) in the cast are Pico Alexander (as Freddie), Aimee Carerro (as Patty) and Mary Testa (as Mrs. Dragonetti).

The creative team behind The Portuguese Kid features scenic design by John Lee Beatty, costume design by William Ivey Long, lighting design by Peter Kaczorowski, and original music and sound design by Obadiah Eaves.

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. Other notable screen credits include "Pretty Woman," "Love! Valour! Compassion!," and Disney's "The Hunchback of Notre Dame."

Sherie Rene Scott earned Tony nominations for Everyday Rapture (for "Best Actress in a Musical" and "Best Book of a Musical" in 2010) and Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (2005). Other Broadway credits include The Front PageWomen on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, Disney's The Little MermaidAidaRentGrease, and The Who's Tommy. Her screen credits include "P.S. I Love You" and "Marci X."

The Portuguese Kid Tickets are available now for performances through to December 10, 2017.

(Photo by Richard Termine)

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