MCC’s “The Legend of Georgia McBride” Extends by Popular Demand & Playlabs Casting Announced
Rick Miramontez / Scott Braun / Michael Jorgensen
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, PLEASE
“ T H E L E G E N D O F
G E O R G I A M c B R I D E ”
ADDS A WEEK OF PERFORMANCES
BY POPULAR DEMAND
MUST NOW CLOSE OCTOBER 11th
MCC ALSO ANNOUNCES
CASTING FOR FIRST
New York, NY (July 7, 2015) – MCC THEATER (Robert LuPone, Bernard Telsey, William Cantler, Artistic Directors; Blake West, Executive Director) announced today the extension—by popular demand—of its hit comedy, Matthew Lopez’s The Legend of Georgia McBride, now playing at the Lucille Lortel Theatre (121 Christopher Street). The play, which officially opened on September 9th, will now play through October 11th. It was previously scheduled through October 4th. For more information on MCC Theater, please visit www.mcctheater.org.
Critical praise for The Legend of Georgia McBride:
“A stitch-in-your-side funny first-rate production full of sass and good spirits.”
-The New York Times (Critics’ Pick)
“A highly-entertaining, genuine crowd pleaser.”
–The Hollywood Reporter
The Legend of Georgia McBride by Matthew Lopez, directed by Mike Donahue with choreography by Paul McGill, stars Dave Thomas Brown, Wayne Duvall, Matt McGrath, Keith Nobbs and Afton C. Williamson. How can an Elvis impersonator become a winning drag queen in the Florida Panhandle? With an empty bank account and pregnant wife, Casey’s going to have to answer that question fast in this music-filled comedy about finding your true voice.
Also announced today: The first PlayLabs reading, The Siblings Play by MCC Theater Youth Company alum Ren Dara Santiago, will star Teddy Canez (A Streetcar Named Desire), Raul Castillo (“Looking”), Alejandra Escalante (Measure for Measure), Renaldo Piniella (Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close) and Lisa Ramirez (Exit Cuckoo). The Siblings Play, directed by Daniel Talbott, will be presented at the Lucille Lortel Theatre on Monday, September 21st at 7PM. Tickets, on-sale now, are $15, which include the post-reading reception. For tickets and more on PlayLabs—MCC Theater’s playd development series—please visit www.mcctheater.org.
MCC’s 2015-16 Season also includes: Lost Girls, John Pollono’s follow-up to the hit MCC production Small Engine Repair; and Smokefall by Noah Haidle, which received a sold out run at the Goodman Theatre in Chicago last fall. Playwright Halley Feiffer (I’m Gonna Pray For You So Hard) will make her MCC Theater playwriting debut with her play A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Gynecologic Oncology Unit at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center of New York City. All productions will be staged at the Lucille Lortel Theatre (121 Christopher Street).
MCC Theater – founded in 1986 as Manhattan Class Company – is driven by a mission to provoke conversations that have never happened and otherwise never would. Led by Artistic Directors Robert LuPone, Bernard Telsey, William Cantler, and Executive Director Blake West, MCC fulfills its mission by producing new work that challenges artists and rewards audiences, and by nurturing the development of playwrights and students through a variety of literary and education programs that enable nearly 1,200 New York City high school students to find – and use – their own unique voice each year through the creation and performance of original theater pieces. MCC currently produces its annual season at the Lucille Lortel Theatre (121 Christopher Street) and will open its own two-theater complex on West 52nd Street and 10th Avenue in 2017. Notable productions include the recent hit Hand to God, which is currently having a celebrated run on Broadway; The Nether; the Obie-winning Punk Rock; Small Engine Repair; The Village Bike; The Other Place; Really Really; The Submission, winner of the inaugural Laurents/Hatcher Foundation Award for new American plays; The Pride; Fifty Words; Nixon’s Nixon; The Grey Zone; the Tony Award-winning Frozen; the Pulitzer Prize-winning Wit; the re-imagined production of the musical Carrie; and nine plays by Playwright-in-Residence Neil LaBute, including Fat Pig, Reasons to Be Pretty and Reasons to Be Happy.
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