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Friday, December 05, 2014

MANHATTAN THEATRE CLUB ANNOUNCES 2015-2016

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COMING TO THE GREAT WHITE WAY
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Nina Arianda




ON BROADWAY AT MTC’S SAMUEL J. FRIEDMAN THEATRE

Fool for Love

Broadway Premiere of Sam Shepard’s Acclaimed Play

Directed by Daniel Aukin

Starring Nina Arianda and Sam Rockwell

Presented in Association with Williamstown Theatre Festival



Previews Begin: Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Opening Night: Thursday, October 8, 2015



Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Beaten down by ill-fated love and a ruthless struggle for identity, can they ultimately live with, or without, each other? Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC; 4,000 Miles), Tony Award winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.



Fool for Love is presented in association with Williamstown Theatre Festival (Mandy Greenfield, Artistic Director).



Additional casting and creative team for Fool for Love will be announced in the coming weeks.



MTC AT NEW YORK CITY CENTER – STAGE I

Ripcord

World Premiere Comedy by David Lindsay-Abaire

Directed by David Hyde Pierce

Starring Marylouise Burke and Mary Louise Wilson



Previews Begin: Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Opening Night: Tuesday, October 20, 2015



David Lindsay-Abaire, the Pulitzer Prize winning author of Rabbit Hole, Fuddy Meers, and Good People, returns to MTC with Ripcord, a high-stakes comedy about two women of a certain age locked in a no-holds-barred battle to the death directed by Tony and Emmy Award winner David Hyde Pierce.



A sunny room on an upper floor is prime real estate in the Bristol Place Assisted Living Facility, so when the cantankerous Abby (Tony Award winner Mary Louise Wilson) is forced to share her quarters with new-arrival Marilyn (frequent Lindsay-Abaire collaborator and Drama Desk Award winner Marylouise Burke), she has no choice but to get rid of the infuriatingly chipper woman by any means necessary. A seemingly harmless bet between the old women quickly escalates into a dangerous game of one-upmanship that reveals not just the tenacity of these worthy opponents, but also deeper truths that each would rather remain hidden. As heartfelt as it is deliciously inappropriate, this hilarious world premiere marks the author’s sixth collaboration with MTC.



Ripcord was commissioned by MTC through the Bank of America New American Play Program.



Additional casting and creative team for Ripcord will be announced in the coming weeks.



Under the leadership of Artistic Director Lynne Meadow and Executive Producer Barry Grove, MTC 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 six Pulitzer Prizes and 19 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 Casa Valentina; Outside Mullingar; The Assembled Parties; Venus in Fur; Master Class; Good People; The Whipping Man; Time Stands Still; The Royal Family; Ruined; Come Back, Little Sheba; Blackbird; Shining City; Rabbit Hole; Doubt; Proof; The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife; Love! Valour! Compassion!; A Small Family Business; Sylvia; Putting It Together; Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune; Crimes of the Heart; and Ain’t Misbehavin.’ For more information on MTC, please visit www.ManhattanTheatreClub.com.



TICKETING INFORMATION


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Single ticket information and other listings information for MTC’s 2015-2016 season will be announced at a later date.