Manhattan Theatre Club’s world premiere of Dan Cody’s Yacht, written by Anthony Giardina and directed by Tony Award winner Doug Hughes, begins performances tomorrow – Tuesday, May 15 – at MTC at New York City Center – Stage I (131 West 55th Street). The new play will celebrate opening night on Wednesday, June 6.

The cast of Dan Cody’s Yacht features Kristen Bush (Taking Care of Baby at MTC, The City of Conversation), Meredith Forlenza (1984, The Winslow Boy), Laura Kai Chen (Her, “Days of Our Lives”), Rick Holmes (Junk, Peter and the Starcatcher), John Kroft (Dracula), Jordan Lage (Race, Speed-the-Plow), Roxanna Hope Radja (Ruins of Civilization at MTC, Torch Song), and Casey Whyland (Billy Elliot the Musical).

Dan Cody’s Yacht is a recipient of an Edgerton Foundation New Play Award. Support for Dan Cody’s Yacht is provided by the Blanche and Irving Laurie Foundation. Dan Cody’s Yacht was commissioned by Manhattan Theatre Club.

In a small Boston suburb, a single schoolteacher is struggling to get by when the wealthy father of one of her students surprises her with a financial proposal that could change her daughter’s life. Suddenly, their worlds collide in ways that open up the question: what truly separates the haves and the have nots? Is it wrong to seize an incredible chance, even if the circumstances seem questionable? Loosely inspired by a passage from “The Great Gatsby,” this timely new play by the author of The City of Conversation probes the troubling relationship of finance to educational opportunity in American life today. Directing is Tony winner Doug Hughes (The Father and Doubt at MTC).

The creative team includes John Lee Beatty (scenic design), Catherine Zuber (costume design), Jen Schriever (lighting design), Fitz Patton (original music and sound design), and Ben Furey (dialect coach).

Manhattan Theatre Club, under the leadership of Artistic Director Lynne Meadow and Executive Producer Barry Grove, has become one of the country’s most prominent and prestigious theatre companies. Over the past four and a half decades, MTC productions have earned numerous awards including 7 Pulitzer Prizes and 23 Tony Awards. MTC has a Broadway home at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street) and two Off-Broadway theatres at New York City Center (131 West 55th Street). Renowned MTC productions include the 2018 Pulitzer Prize winner Cost of Living by Martyna Majok; Lillian Hellman’s The Little Foxes; August Wilson’s Jitney and The Piano Lesson; Heisenberg by Simon Stephens; The Father by Florian Zeller with translation by Christopher Hampton; Fool For Love by Sam Shepard; Airline Highway by Lisa D’Amour; Casa Valentina by Harvey Fierstein; Outside Mullingar and Doubt by John Patrick Shanley; The Commons of Pensacola by Amanda Peet; Murder Ballad by Julia Jordan and Juliana Nash; The Assembled Parties by Richard Greenberg; Wit by Margaret Edson; Venus in Fur by David Ives; Good People and Rabbit Hole by David Lindsay-Abaire; The Whipping Man by Matthew Lopez; Time Stands Still by Donald Margulies; Ruined by Lynn Nottage; Proof by David Auburn; The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife by Charles Busch; Love! Valour! Compassion! by Terrence McNally; Crimes of the Heart by Beth Henley; and Ain’t Misbehavin’, the Fats Waller musical.


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· TUESDAY, MAY 15 – SUNDAY, MAY 20: Tuesday, Wednesday, and Sunday at 7PM; Thursday-Saturday at 8PM; Matinee on Sunday at 2PM. There are 7 performances this week.

· TUESDAY, MAY 22 – SUNDAY, MAY 27: Tuesday, Wednesday, and Sunday at 7PM; Thursday-Saturday at 8PM; Matinees on Saturday and Sunday at 2PM.

· TUESDAY, MAY 29 – SUNDAY, JUNE 3: Tuesday at 7PM; Wednesday-Saturday at 8PM; Matinees on Saturday and Sunday at 2PM. There is a 1PM Education Matinee on Wednesday, May 30.

· TUESDAY, JUNE 5 – SUNDAY, JUNE 10 (WEEK OF OPENING): Tuesday at 7PM; Thursday-Saturday at 8PM; Matinees on Saturday and Sunday at 2PM. The opening night curtain on Wednesday, June 6 is 6:45PM. There are 7 performances this week.

· TUESDAY, JUNE 12 – SUNDAY, JULY 1: Tuesday and Wednesday at 7PM; Thursday-Saturday at 8PM; Matinees on Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday at 2PM. The Saturday, June 23 at 2PM Matinee is an Audio Described Performance. The Saturday, June 30 at 2PM Matinee is an Open Captioned Performance.

· MONDAY, JULY 1 – SUNDAY, JULY 8: Monday, Tuesday, and Sunday at 7PM; Thursday-Saturday at 8PM; Matinees on Saturday and Sunday at 2PM. Dark on Wednesday.