Lynne Meadow (Artistic Director) and Barry Grove (Executive Producer) have just announced two additional productions for Manhattan Theatre Club's upcoming 2012-2013 theatrical season. Meadow and Mandy Greenfield, MTC's Artistic Producer who is the lead in programming and execution at MTC's Off-Broadway home, are finalizing plans for the rest of the 2012-2013 season.
The Broadway season at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street) will include the Broadway premiere of The Other Place by Sharr White, directed by Tony Award winner Joe Mantello starring three-time Emmy Award winner and Tony nominee Laurie Metcalf. The Off-Broadway season at New York City Center – Stage I (131 West 55th Street) will include the world premiere of THE EXPLORERS CLUB, the new comedy by Tony Award nominee Nell Benjamin.
The Other Place joins MTC's previously announced Broadway production of Rebecca Lenkiewicz's new version of AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE by Henrik Ibsen, directed by Tony Award winner Doug Hughes starring four-time Tony Award winner Boyd Gaines and Emmy Award winner Richard Thomas. MTC will announce a third Broadway production for the Friedman Theatre in the coming weeks.
THE EXPLORERS CLUB joins MTC's Off-Broadway season which will also include the New York premiere of GOLDEN AGE, the new play by four-time Tony Award winner Terrence McNally, directed by Tony Award winner Walter Bobbie and the world premiere of THE MADRID, the new play by Liz Flahive, directed by two-time Obie Award winner Leigh Silverman starring four-time Emmy Award winner and Tony nominee Edie Falco.
ON BROADWAY AT MTC'S Samuel J. Friedman THEATRE
The Other Place
Broadway premiere by Sharr White
Directed by Joe Mantello
Starring Laurie Metcalf
Previews Begin: Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Opening Night: Thursday, January 10, 2013
Three-time Emmy Award winner and Tony Award nominee Laurie Metcalf ("Roseanne," "The Big Bang Theory," November, currently in Long Day's Journey into Night in London's West End, and a founding ensemble member of Steppenwolf Theatre Company) stars in MTC's Broadway-premiere production of The Other Place, a riveting new thriller by fast-rising playwright Sharr White and directed by 2-time Tony Award winner Joe Mantello (Other Desert Cities, Wicked, Love! Valour! Compassion!).
Metcalf gives a "dazzling, must-be-seen performance" (Variety) as Juliana Smithton, a successful neurologist whose life seems to be coming unhinged. Her husband has filed for divorce, her daughter has eloped with a much older man and her own health is in jeopardy. But in this brilliantly crafted work, nothing is as it seems. Piece by piece, a mystery unfolds as fact blurs with fiction, past collides with present and the elusive truth about Juliana boils to the surface.