Manhattan Theater Club Announces Broadway Premiere of Cost of Living & More for 2022-23 Season | The Broadway Buzz

Katy Sullivan and Victor Williams in the off-Broadway production of “Cost of Living” in 2017
(Photo: Joan Marcus)

The Manhattan Theater Club has announced four plays for its upcoming 2022-2023 season. Two more Broadway productions and one off-Broadway production are to be announced to round out the MTC season. Full casting and creative teams for the following will be announced at a later date.

Martyna Majok and Jeff Augustin.
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Martyna Majok’s Pulitzer Prize Cost of life will have its Broadway premiere at the Samuel J. Friedman Theater this fall with dates to come. Directed by Jo Bonney, this production reunites the original stars of the play, Gregg Mozgala and Katy Sullivan. Cost of life won the 2018 Pulitzer Prize for Drama for its New York premiere at MTC Stage I in 2017. The play is a look at the forces that bring people together, the complexities of caring and being supported and the ways we all need each other in this world.

The New York premiere of Jeff Augustin Where the mountain meets the sea will play Stage I of the MTC. Directed by Joshua Kahan Brody, the production uses lyrical tales and live folk songs from indie-folk band The Bengsons to tell the story of a son’s quest to connect with his father.

David Auburn and Qui Nguyen.
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Autumn will also bring the world premiere of David Auburn Summer 1976 in stage II of the MTC. Tony winner Daniel Sullivan will direct the new play about friendship, memory and the little moments that can change the course of our lives forever. Summer 1976 takes place over the course of a fateful summer as an unlikely friendship develops between Diana, a fiercely iconoclastic artist and single mother, and Alice, a free but naive young housewife. As the bicentennial is celebrated across the country, these two young Ohio women navigate motherhood, ambition and intimacy, and help each other discover their own independence.

Chez Qui Nguyen Poor Yella Rednecks will premiere in New York at MTC’s Stage I next spring. Poor Yella Rednecks serves as the second installment in Nguyen’s autobiographical trilogy about an immigrant family’s bumpy road to the American dream, after his acclaimed vietgon who bowed out in 2016. Told from the perspective of a mother, Poor Yella Rednecks is the story of a young family’s attempt to put down roots in Arkansas, a place as different from Vietnam as possible.