MTC picks Charman play

U.K. writer to make New York debut

Manhattan Theater Club has filled the final remaining slot in its 2011-12 season, skedding “Regrets,” a world premiere play from Brit scribe Matt Charman, for a spring opening.

The 1950s-set story centers on a young man who heads to a Nevada retreat for a quickie divorce and gets caught up in the era’s pervasive political mistrust.

MTC production reps the playwright’s Gotham bow. Charman’s U.K. legit credits include “The Observer,” “The Five Wives of Maurice Pinder” and “Greenland.”

“Regrets” rounds out a 2011-12 MTC lineup that also includes Broadway offerings “Venus in Fur,” “Wit” and the latest from David Auburn, “The Columnist,” starring John Lithgow. On the Off Broadway slate are Zoe Kazan’s “We Live Here” and Molly Smith Metzler’s “Close Up Space,” starring David Hyde Pierce.

Director and cast have yet to be nailed down for “Regrets,” which begins previews March 1 ahead of a March 20 opening at MTC’s Off Broadway venue, City Center.

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