The Broadway premiere of Skeleton Crew, written by Tony Award nominee Dominique Morisseau (Ain’t Too Proud) and directed by Tony winner Ruben Santiago-Hudson (August Wilson’s Jitney) will start performances on Broadway in the course of the winter of 2022, producer Manhattan Theatre Club introduced right this moment.
The manufacturing joins MTC’s beforehand introduced 2021-22 Broadway line-up of Santiago-Hudson’s Lackawanna Blues (fall 2021) and Paula Vogel’s How I Discovered To Drive starring Mary-Louise Parker and David Morse (spring 2022). The Broadway productions might be staged at MTC’s Samuel J. Friedman Theatre.
MTC additionally introduced a winter 2022 Off Broadway manufacturing of Prayer For The French Republic, a world premiere by Joshua Harmon (Dangerous Jews, Important Different) and directed by Tony Award winner David Cromer (The Sound Inside, The Band’s Go to).
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Skeleton Crew is ready in 2008 Detroit, the place, as described by MTC, a small automotive manufacturing unit is getting ready to foreclosures, and a good knit household of staff hangs within the steadiness. With uncertainty in every single place, the road between blue collar and white collar turns into blurred, and this working household should reckon with their private loyalties, their instincts for survival and their final hopes for humanity.
Harmon’s Prayer For The French Republic, which might be staged at MTC’s New York Metropolis Middle Stage I, follows 5 generations of a French Jewish household. In 1944, a Jewish couple in Paris desperately awaits information of their lacking household. Greater than 70 years later, the couple’s great-grandchildren discover themselves going through the identical query as their ancestors: “Are we secure?” The play was commissioned by MTC by means of the Financial institution of America New Play Program.
At the moment’s bulletins have been made by MTC creative director Lynne Meadow and govt producer Barry Grove. Actual efficiency dates and additional casting info might be introduced at a later date.
“When situations permit,” Meadow mentioned, “everybody at MTC seems ahead to soundly having artists and audiences again in Broadway’s Samuel J. Friedman Theatre and at our off-Broadway house at New York Metropolis Middle.”