Manhattan Theater Club Announces 2023 Downtown Shows

The Manhattan Theater Club has announced the remainder of its 2022-23 season at New York City Center – Stage I, and the first show of its 2023-24 season.

Starting February 7, 2023, MTC will present the world premiere of Emily Feldman as best we could (a family tragedy), about a daughter’s road trip with her father. The official opening night is March 1. Daniel Aukin (Distribution center) directed.

The New York premiere of Rajiv Joseph’s king james will begin previews on May 2, 2023, before an official opening night on May 16. Glenn Davis and Chris Perfetti play two Clevelanders brought together by their mutual devotion to LeBron James. In his review of the world premiere at Chicago’s Steppenwolf Theater, TheaterMania critic Pete Hempstead called it “one of the best new works you’ll see this year”. Kenny Leon directs.

In the fall of 2023, MTC will present the long-delayed New York premiere of Qui Nguyen Poor Yella Rednecks, about a Vietnamese immigrant family settling in Arkansas. It was originally slated to debut in May 2020, before the long Covid shutdown. Co-founder of the off-off-Broadway Vampire Cowboys troupe, Nguyen is known to Disney fans as one of the creators of Raya and the last dragon. May Adrales is directing the production, which will open the 2023-24 Stage I season.

These shows join those of Jeff Augustin Where the mountain meets the seawhich was previously announced to begin previews on October 11, 2022.