Jason Alexander-Led The Portuguese Kid Opens Off-Broadway
This world-premiere production, written and directed by John Patrick Shanley, plays through December 3.
Manhattan Theatre Club's world-zpremiere production of John Patrick Shanley's new play, The Portuguese Kid, opened last night, October 24, at New York City Center - Stage I. The show will now close on December 3.
Shanley directs a cast led by Jason Alexander, Aimee Carrero, Pico Alexander, Sherie Rene Scott, and Mary Testa. Check out photos of the stars on opening night in the gallery below.
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 Portuguese Kid was developed at Vassar and New York Stage and Film's Powerhouse Theater season in 2016.