Manhattan Theater Club has tapped “The Swing of the Sea,” the new play by Richard Greenberg, for its 2014-15 season at the Gotham nonprofit’s Off Broadway venue.
“Swing of the Sea” marks the 11th time MTC has produced a play by Greenberg (pictured, above right), who won a Tony for his 2002 play “Take Me Out.” During the 2012-13 season, MTC bowed the scribe’s “The Assembled Parties,” which was nominated for a trio of Tonys and earned one for featured actress Judith Light.
MTC a.d. Lynne Meadow (pictured, above left), who helmed “Assembled Parties,” will also direct “Swing of the Sea.”
The play centers on two brothers who reunite with their father’s lover in the wake of the older man’s death. The show will finish off MTC’s 2014-15 season at City Center Stage I, the larger of MTC’s Off Broadway spaces, in a run that begins previews May 26 ahead of a June 16 opening.
Another play by Greenberg, “The Babylon Line,” will bow this summer as part of the Powerhouse Theater season at Vassar, in a production that stars Josh Radnor.
MTC also announced its cast for another of its Off Broadway titles, “The World of Extreme Happiness.” The cast of Frances Ya-Chu Cowhig’s new play, a co-production with Chicago’s Goodman Theater, includes Jennifer Lim, Francis Jue and Ruy Iskander, among others.