The cast of John Patrick Shanley's The Portuguese Kid onstage a New York City Center.
The cast of John Patrick Shanley's The Portuguese Kid onstage at New York City Center.
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Manhattan Theatre Club has announced a second extension for the world premiere of John Patrick Shanley's The Portuguese Kid. The show will now play through December 10 at New York City Center - Stage I.

Shanley also directs the production, which features Jason Alexander, Aimee Carrero, Pico Alexander, Sherie Rene Scott, and Mary Testa.

The Portuguese Kid is described as follows: "In Providence, Rhode Island, habitually widowed Atalanta (Scott) pays a visit to her second-rate lawyer, Barry Dragonetti (Alexander). Intending to settle her latest husband's affairs, this larger-than-life Greek tightwad quickly becomes a nightmare for her cheesy, self-aggrandizing attorney. Add Barry's impossible Croatian mother (Testa), a dash of current politics, and a couple of opportunistic young lovers, and you have in hand a recipe for comic combustion."

The Portuguese Kid was developed at Vassar and New York Stage and Film's Powerhouse Theater season in 2016.

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