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Harvey Fierstein as Bella Abzug and More Added to MTC Upcoming Season

New work by Richard Greenberg and Emily Feldman has also been added.

A new play written by and starring Harvey Fierstein is set for MTC's upcoming season.
(© David Gordon)

Manhattan Theatre Club has announced three more productions slated for its upcoming 2019-20 season.

MTC will produce the world premiere of his new play about New York City's political firebrand Bella Abzug, Bella Bella, written and performed by Tony Award winner Harvey Fierstein (Torch Song, Hairspray) and directed by Kimberly Senior (Disgraced) at New York City Center – Stage I; the world premiere of The Perplexed, written by Tony Award winner Richard Greenberg (The Assembled Parties) and directed by MTC's artistic director Lynne Meadow (The Cake) at New York City Center – Stage I; and the world premiere of The Best We Could (A Family Tragedy), written by Emily Feldman (Three Women in Four Chairs) and directed by Daniel Aukin (Fool for Love) at New York City Center – Stage II.

Bella Bella begins previews October 1 with an opening night on October 22. The Perplexed begins previews February 11, 2020, with an opening night on March 3, 2020. The Best We Could (A Family Tragedy) begins previews on May 5, 2020, with an opening night on May 19, 2020.

These 2019-20 productions join the previously announced American premiere of The Height of the Storm, written by Tony Award nominee Florian Zeller, directed by Tony and Drama Desk Award nominee Jonathan Kent, starring Olivier and Tony Award winner Jonathan Pryce and Olivier Award winner Eileen Atkins; the co-world premiere of Poor Yella Rednecks by Qui Nguyen and directed by May Adrales; and the world premiere of The New Englanders by Jeff Augustin and directed by Saheem Ali.

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