Manhattan Theater Club Announces Spring 2021 Lineup

Although the Manhattan Theater Club has confirmed in-person performances through winter 2022, this interim period is full of virtual offerings. They announced the upcoming lineup of shows online, including a slew of new productions and revivals.

Four new works will be presented as part of MTC Snapshots Series. Starting in February, each production is inspired by the state of theater around the world, created exclusively for digital streaming. These include:

Ritual: Alexis Scheer’s production will encourage audiences to manifest a positive future, culminating in an energy cast at 2:06 p.m. on February 6. Gabrielle Carrubba, Octavia Chavez-Richmond, Shirley Chen, Ari Groover and Samantha Williams will all star, premiering from February 1 – 6.

Please welcome our guest: Trish Harnetiaux directs Liza Birkenmeier in this personality test on stage, inviting the public to better understand themselves.

A glimpse behind the curtain: Discover the creative work of Camille A. Brown, as she prepares for a revival of Don’t misbehave. Juel D. Lane will be featured, with original music by Daryl Waters.

Untitled Vampire Cowboys Project: Robert Ross Parker directs Qui Nguyen’s pop culture show, which focuses on 17th-century artist Julie D’Aubigny.

MTC’s Curtain Call series will also kick off from February, celebrating past productions in Manhattan Theater Club history. The series includes:

The past is the past: Originally created in 1975, the Richard Wesley drama tells the story of two men who form a deep connection while playing pool. Jovan Adepo and Ron Cephas Jones will star, directed by Oz Scott.

three days of rain: Patricia Clarkson, John Slattery and Bradley Whitford will reprise their 1997 performances in Richard Greenberg’s Pulitzer Prize-nominated play. They will play siblings and a childhood friend who are transported to 1960s America via a newspaper.

Cared for: Charlayne Woodard stars in her own autobiographical play from 1997, sharing anecdotes about a woman coming of age.

The beauty of the father: Nilo Cruz’s play follows an American who travels to Spain to meet her estranged father. The original cast featured Oscar Isaac and Pedro Pascal.

All productions can be viewed online through the Manhattan Theater Club. More information can be found here.

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