Doug Hughes (right) will direct the Manhattan Theatre Club's world premiere production of Dan Cody's Yacht, a new play by Anthony Giardina (left).
Doug Hughes (right) will direct the Manhattan Theatre Club's world premiere production of Dan Cody's Yacht, a new play by Anthony Giardina (left).
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Manhattan Theatre Club announced the world premiere of Dan Cody's Yacht, a new play by Anthony Giardina. Directed by Tony winner Doug Hughes (The Father, Doubt), the production will begin previews at New York City Center - Stage I on May 15, 2018, ahead of a June 6, 2018, opening night.

The cast and creative team will be announced later.

Giardina's play is described as follows in a press release: "In a small Boston suburb, a single schoolteacher is struggling to get by when the wealthy father of one of her students surprises her with a financial proposal that could change her daughter's life. Suddenly, their worlds collide in ways that open up the question: What truly separates the haves and the have nots? Is it wrong to seize an incredible chance, even if the circumstances seem questionable? Loosely inspired by a passage from The Great Gatsby, this timely new play by the author of The City of Conversation probes the troubling relationship of finance to educational opportunity in American life today."

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