New Musical From Spring Awakening Team and More Set for MCC
MCC Theater announces its first season in its new, permanent home.
For its first official season in its new, permanent, Hell's Kitchen home, MCC Theater will present a new musical by the creators of Waitress and Spring Awakening, as well as new plays by Jen Silverman, Aziza Barnes, Loy A. Webb, and Halley Feiffer.
MCC Theater's new space, scheduled to open later this year, will unite its diverse roster of programs under one roof for the first time in the company's three-decade history. The new facility will also allow MCC to expand its programming and establish itself as a cultural anchor within the Hell's Kitchen neighborhood. The new complex boasts two theaters for main stage productions located at 52nd and 10th Avenue: the Newman Mills Theater, a 245-seat theater, and the Susan and Ronald Frankel Theater, a 100-seat black box theater.
As previously announced, the season opens with Jen Silverman's Collective Rage: A Play in 5 Betties, directed by Mike Donahue. Running August 16-September 23, it will be the last MCC Theater production to play the Lucille Lortel Theatre on Christopher Street.
Next up is Loy A. Webb's The Light, directed by Logan Vaughn, running January 9-February 7 at the Susan and Ronald Frankel Theater in the new MCC Theater space. It will be the play's New York premiere.
Running January 30-March 10 will be the world premiere of the new musical Alice by Heart, directed and cowritten by Waitress book writer Jessie Nelson, with a score by Spring Awakening's Duncan Sheik and Steven Sater. (Sater and Nelson pen the book.) Running in the Newman Mills Theater, the play is inspired by Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.
Two New York premieres follow. Aziza Barnes's BLKS, which ran in 2017 at Steppenwolf Theatre, will run April 18-May 26 in the Newman Mills Theatre. Halley Feiffer's Three Sisters-inspired Moscow Moscow Moscow Moscow Moscow Moscow, directed by Trip Cullman, runs June 27-August 4 in the Susan and Ronald Frankel Theater. It premiered in 2017 at Williamstown Theater Festival.
Additional information about each production will be announced.
For more information and tickets to Collective Rage: A Play in 5 Betties, click here.