Manhattan Theatre Club has revealed details for four new productions joining its upcoming 2022-2023 season.
The company will bring Martyna Majok's Cost of Living to Broadway's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre, with previews beginning in the fall. The 2018 Pulitzer Prize for Drama winner, the work follows four people in very different circumstances—ranging from unemployment to physical disability—trying to get by. MTC gave the work its New York premiere Off-Broadway in 2017, and the Broadway bow will feature director Jo Bonney and stars Gregg Mozgala and Katy Sullivan reprising their work from that production.
Also joining the company's fall season is the New York premiere of The New Englanders playwright Jeff Augustin's Where the Mountain Meets the Sea, directed by Joshua Kahan Brody and featuring music by The Bengsons. The work, which will play New York City Center's Stage I Off-Broadway, tells the story of the son of a Haitian immigrant who re-traces his father's roadtrip from Miami to California years later in reverse. The work was commissioned by Actor's Theatre of Louisville. More details on this production will be shared soon.
MTC will also host the world premiere of Pulitzer winner David Auburn's new play Summer, 1976, set to play New York City Center's Stage II Off-Broadway in the fall. Daniel Sullivan will direct the MTC commission about an unlikely friendship that develops between Diana, an iconoclastic artist and single mom, and Alice, a young housewife. The production will be a reunion for Sullivan and Auburn after collaborating on Auburn's Pulitzer-winning Proof in 2000, also with MTC.
Moving to spring, MTC will present the New York premiere of Qui Nguyen's Poor Yella Rednecks at New York City Center's Stage I Off-Broadway. The work, a follow-up to Vietgone, is the second in Nguyen's autobiographical trilogy tracking an immigrant family's work towards achieving the American dream. Poor Yella Rednecks sees the family attempting to settle down in Arkansas. Vietgone director May Adrales will helm.
MTC is currently producing How I Learned to Drive with original Off-Broadway cast members Mary-Louise Parker, David Morse, and Johanna Day on Broadway at the Samuel J. Friedman; and Golden Shield Off-Broadway at New York City Center Stage I, a production set to officially open May 17. The company will announce two additional Broadway productions and one Off-Broadway production for its upcoming season in the coming days.