NEW YORK CITY: Manhattan Theatre Club has announced their 2019-20 season, featuring Harvey Fierstein, Jonathan Pryce, and Richard Greenberg, new-play commissions, and world premieres.
The season kicks off with The Height of the Storm (Sept. 10), by Tony Award nominee Florian Zeller. Three-time Olivier winner Eileen Atkins joins Tony winner Jonathan Pryce in the telling of an unraveling 50-year-old marriage. Tony and Drama Desk Award Nominee Jonathan Kent will direct.
Following is The New Englanders (Sept. 17), by Jeff Augustin, about familial woes in a quiet New England town. Saheem Ali will direct.
Next up is Bella Bella (Oct. 1), written and performed by Tony winner Harvey Fierstein. Fierstein will take on the role of the radical feminist Bella Abzug, a woman bidding to become New York state’s first female senator. Kimberly Senior will direct.
The world premiere of The Perplexed (Feb.11), by Tony winner Richard Greenberg, will be next to take the stage. Two families with chronic grudges must put aside their differences to welcome the marriage of their children. Lynne Meadow will direct.
After that will be The Best We Could (May 5), by Emily Feldman, about a father-daughter road trip with issues to work through and miles to get there. Daniel Aukin will direct.
The season will close with Poor Yella Rednecks (May 12), by Qui Nguyen, a follow-up to his acclaimed Vietgone, about an immigrant family’s struggle to integrate into their new lives in Arkansas. May Adrales will direct.
Manhattan Theatre Club, founded more than 40 years ago, works to innovate in the theatre, produce world and regional premieres, and collaborate with masterly artists across all fields.