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MCC Opens New Robert W. Wilson Theater Space

The venue will be the company's first in its 32-year history.

The exterior of the newly opened Robert W. Wilson MCC Theater Space on West 52nd Street.
(© Da Ping Luo)

Today, MCC artistic directors Robert LuPone, Bernard Telsey, William Cantler, and MCC executive director Blake West opened the Robert W. Wilson MCC Theater Space at 511 West 52nd Street, the company's first permanent residence in its 32-year history.

The house of the Newman Mills Theater at the Robert W. Wilson MCC Theater Space.
(© Da Ping Luo)

MCC executive director Blake West remarked: "It is a dream fulfilled to have a space that will unite and expand our unique education and public engagement programs and benefit our growing community of writers, directors, actors, students, audience members, as well as the community in which we will now be working and producing — Hell's Kitchen — and all New York City residents. MCC is marking its 32nd season this year, and it is wonderful to feel both the continuity of what we do and the excitement of change this moment represents."

The MCC team celebrates the opening of their new permanent home.
(© Da Ping Luo)

Upcoming productions slated to be presented in the new space include the world premiere of Alice by Heart, a new musical with a book by Steven Sater with Jessie Nelson, music by Duncan Sheik, lyrics by Steven Sater, and choreographed by Rick and Jeff Kuperman; The Light by Loy A. Webb, directed by Logan Vaughn; Halley Feiffer's Moscow Moscow Moscow Moscow Moscow Moscow, directed by Trip Cullman; and BLKS by Aziza Barnes, directed by Robert O'Hara.