Manhattan Theatre Club Announces Additional Casting for The Portuguese Kid
Pico Alexander, Sherie Rene Scott, and Mary Testa will join Jason Alexander in the world premiere of John Patrick Shanley's latest play.
Manhattan Theatre Club announced additional casting for the world premiere of Tony, Academy Award, and Pulitzer Prize winner John Patrick Shanley's The Portuguese Kid.
Pico Alexander (What I Did Last Summer), three-time Tony nominee Sherie Rene Scott (The Front Page), and Drama Desk Award winner Mary Testa (The Government Inspector) will join the previously announced Jason Alexander. Additional casting will be announced later.
Previews will begin on September 19 ahead of an October 24 opening night at New York City Center - Stage I.
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 (Jason 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 & New York Stage and Film's Powerhouse Theater season in 2016.