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John Patrick Shanley's The Portuguese Kid Announces Second Extension

Jason Alexander stars in the new comedy.

The cast of John Patrick Shanley's The Portuguese Kid onstage at New York City Center.
(© Richard Termine)

Manhattan Theatre Club has announced a second extension for the world premiere of John Patrick Shanley's The Portuguese Kid. The show will now play through December 10 at New York City Center - Stage I.

Shanley also directs 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 Portuguese Kid was developed at Vassar and New York Stage and Film's Powerhouse Theater season in 2016.

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