Laura Linney, Robert Sean Leonard and Liev Schreiber headline the Manhattan Theater Club’s first season at the newly renovated Biltmore Theater on Broadway.
Built in 1925 and closed since 1987, the Biltmore reopens Oct. 16 with “The Violet Hour.” Set in the publishing world of 1919, Richard Greenberg’s new play headlines Leonard, Jasmine Guy and Mario Cantone. Official opening is Nov. 6.
Anthony Mackie stars in “Drowning Crow,” Regina Taylor’s reworking of Chekhov’s “The Seagull” in which a family of African-American artists meet on the Sea Islands off the coast of modern-day South Carolina. Previews begin Jan. 29, with opening night set for Feb. 19.
MTC’s 2003-04 season at the Biltmore concludes with the first Broadway production of Donald Margulies’ “Sight Unseen.”
Schreiber and Linney portray a world-famous artist and his ex-lover who engage in a battle over ownership of the portrait he painted of her years earlier. Daniel Sullivan directs. Previews begin May 6, 2004, with opening night set for May 25.