Raúl Esparza, W. Tré Davis, Krysta Rodriguez & David Mason in Seared

Seared, starring Raúl Esparza & Krysta Rodriguez, extends at MCC Theater again

The New York premiere of Theresa Rebeck's Seared will now play its final performance at MCC Theater on December 15, 2019.

Tom Millward
Tom Millward

Following last night's official opening at MCC Theater, producers of the New York premiere of Seared, written by Pulitzer Prize finalist and two-time Emmy Award nominee Theresa Rebeck and directed by Tony Award nominee Moritz von Stuelpnagel, have confirmed a second extension. Seared began previews at the Susan and Ronald Frankel Theater within the Robert W. Wilson MCC Theater Space on October 3, 2019, ahead of an official opening on October 28 (read our 4* review), and was originally scheduled to run through November 10, 2019. After an initial extension through December 1, the production will now play its final performance on December 15, 2019.

Synopsis: "Seared is a new fit-for-foodies comedy. Brilliant, hot-headed chef Harry scores a mention in a food magazine with his signature scallops, and his business partner Mike finally sees profits within reach. The only problem is Harry refuses to recreate his masterpiece for the masses. Mix in a shrewd restaurant consultant with a waiter with dreams of his own and it all goes to hell in this hilarious and insightful new play that asks us to consider where art ends and commerce begins. You've never seen (or smelled) a production quite like this."

Audience members are up close to the action of the onstage, working kitchen in the intimate setting of the Susan and Ronald Frankel Theater.

The cast of Seared includes W. Tré Davis (as Rodney), four-time Tony Award nominee Raúl Esparza (as Harry), David Mason (as Mike), and Krysta Rodriguez (as Emily).

Mr. Davis has previously appeared off-Broadway for such institutions as the Public's Shakespeare in the Park, Signature Theatre, Ars Nova, and the National Black Theatre among others. Mr. Esparza is a Broadway veteran and has earned Tony Award nominations for his performances in Speed-the-PlowThe HomecomingCompany, and Taboo. His other Broadway credits include Leap of FaithArcadiaChitty Chitty Bang BangThe Rocky Horror Show, and Cabaret. Mr. Mason previously made his off-Broadway debut in Trick Or Treat at 59E59 Theaters. And Ms. Rodriguez is a Broadway favorite whose credits include Spring AwakeningFirst DateThe Addams FamilyIn the HeightsA Chorus Line, and Good Vibrations.

The creative team behind Seared features scenic design by Tim Mackabee, costume design by Tilly Grimes, lighting design by David Weiner, and sound design by Palmer Hefferan.

Seared previously staged its world premiere at the Williamstown Theatre Festival in July 2018.

Seared Tickets are available now.

(Photo by Joan Marcus)


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