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BroadwayHD Films John Patrick Shanley's Portuguese Kid

Jason Alexander starred with Sherie Rene Scott in the Manhattan Theatre Club production.

Pico Alexander, Aimee Carrero, Mary Testa, Jason Alexander, and Sherie Renee Scott in The Portuguese Kid.
(© Richard Termine)

BroadwayHD and Manhattan Theatre Club have announced that John Patrick Shanley's The Portuguese Kid has been recorded for future release on the BroadwayHD streaming service. The exact release date will be announced in the coming weeks.

The Portuguese Kid ran at New York City Center - Stage I September 19-December 10 with opening night on October 24. The taped version was captured for BroadwayHD on December 11 and will be accessible to all BroadwayHD subscribers in 2018.

Shanley also directed 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 play was developed at Vassar and New York Stage and Film's Powerhouse Theater season in 2016.