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Manhattan Theatre Club Announces Rest of Its 2018-19 Lineup

The New York premieres of plays by Donald Margulies and Eleanor Burgess will close out the season.

Daniel Sullivan will direct Manhattan Theatre Club's New York premiere of Donald Margulies's Long Lost.
(© Tricia Baron)

Manhattan Theatre Club has announced the remainder of its 2018-19 season, featuring two New York premieres.

The first is The Niceties, a new play by Eleanor Burgess, directed by Kimberly Senior, and beginning previews at New York City Center – Stage II on Friday, October 12, ahead of opening night on Thursday, October 25. The play is described as follows: "At an elite East Coast university, an ambitious young black student and her esteemed white professor meet to discuss a paper the college junior is writing about the American Revolution. They're both liberal. They're both women. They're both brilliant. But very quickly, discussions of grammar and Google turn to race and reputation, and before they know it, they're in dangerous territory neither of them had foreseen – and facing stunning implications that can't be undone."

The second is Long Lost, a new play by Donald Margulies (Time Stands Still, Dinner With Friends), directed by Daniel Sullivan, and beginning previews at New York City Center – Stage I on Tuesday, May 14, 2019, ahead of opening night on Tuesday, June 4. The play is described as follows: "When troubled Billy appears out of the blue in his estranged brother David's Wall Street office, he soon tries to reinsert himself into the comfortable life David has built with his philanthropist wife and college-age son. What does Billy really want? Can he be trusted? And how much can family bonds smooth over past rifts?"

The casts and creative teams for both shows will be announced at a later date.