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Full Casting Announced for The Portuguese Kid, Starring Jason Alexander

John Patrick Shanley's play also stars Mary Testa and Sherie Rene Scott. logo
Jason Alexander returns to the stage in The Portuguese Kid.
(© David Gordon)

Manhattan Theatre Club announced final casting for the world premiere of John Patrick Shanley's The Portuguese Kid.

Aimee Carrero (The Americans) will complete the company, alongside Jason Alexander, Pico Alexander, Sherie Rene Scott, and Mary Testa. 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.

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