The world premiere of Morning sun, by Tony winner Simon Stephens, ends its Off-Broadway release on December 19. Originally scheduled to end on December 5, the Manhattan Theater Club’s production has been extended for two weeks at New York City Center – Stage I, where it opened on November 3. Previews began on October 12.
Winner Tony Blair Brown (Copenhagen, the minutes), four-time Emmy winner and Tony Edie Falco nominee (Side Man, the house of blue leaves), and candidate Tony Marin Ireland (Reasons to be pretty) plays in the play, on the intricacy and mystery of a woman’s life in Greenwich Village as 50 years pass. Lila Neugebauer (The Waverly Gallery) directed.
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The production includes stage point design, costume design by Kaye Voyce, lighting design by Lap Chi Chu, and sound design by Lee Kinney and Daniel Kluger, with original music by Kluger. Laura Smith serves as production manager.
Previous works by Stephens include 2015 Best Play winner Tony The curious incident of the dog during the night and Sea wall / A life. Morning sun was commissioned by MTC as part of Bank of America’s New Play program.