MTC goes Off B’way for new, B’way for old

New season includes 'Talley's Folly,' 'Absurd Person Singular'

It’s revivals on Broadway and new plays Off Broadway for the Manhattan Theater Club.

The nonprofit theater company has announced half of its 2005-06 season.

Cynthia Nixon headlines “Talley’s Folly” at the Biltmore Theater, MTC’s Broadway venue. Lanford Wilson’s two-hander about unlikely lovers also features Matt Friedman. It is skedded for this fall. Doug Hughes (“Doubt”) directs.

“Absurd Person Singular” follows “Talley’s Folly” at the Biltmore. Alan Ayckbourn’s marital comedy takes place over three successive Christmas Eves. Lynne Meadow (“The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife”) directs.

MTC’s Off Broadway space at City Center will house the world premiere of David Lindsay-Abaire’s “Rabbit Hole,” about a marriage in the aftermath of a tragic accident. Daniel Sullivan (“Brooklyn Boy”) directs.

Nilo Cruz’s “Beauty of the Father” also goes into the City Center space. A father, his daughter and a Moroccan suitor make for an intriguing triangle. Michael Greif (“Rent”) directs Cruz’s follow-up to his Pulitzer Prize winner, “Anna in the Tropics.” “Beauty of the Father” was first staged at the New Theater in Coral Gables, Fla.

Other MTC productions are to be announced.

Want to read more articles like this one? SUBSCRIBE TO VARIETY TODAY.
Post A Comment 0

Leave a Reply

No Comments

Comments are moderated. They may be edited for clarity and reprinting in whole or in part in Variety publications.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More Legit News from Variety