Tickets will be available online or by visiting the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre Box Office (261 West 47th Street). Ticket prices are $67 – $140.
This winter, Manhattan Theatre Club and the Royal Court Theatre, by special arrangement with Ambassador Theatre Group and the Dodgers, will produce Constellations in a strictly limited 13-week engagement. Previews begin Tuesday, December 16, 2014 for a Tuesday, January 13, 2015 opening night at MTC’s Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street).
Oscar nominee Jake Gyllenhaal (Brokeback Mountain, Proof) makes his MTC and Broadway debuts in the first American production of Constellations, a new play by Nick Payne (If There Is I Haven’t Found It Yet), which premiered at London’s Royal Court Theatre to tremendous acclaim. Michael Longhurst (If There Is…) directs.
This mind-bending, romantic journey begins with a simple encounter between a man and a woman. But what happens next defies the boundaries of the world we think we know – delving into the infinite possibilities of their relationship and raising questions about the difference between choice and destiny.
Production support for Constellations is provided by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation as part of the MTC/Sloan Science Theatre Initiative. For more information on the foundation, visit: www.sloan.org
This spring, Manhattan Theatre Club will present Steppenwolf Theatre Company’s production of Airline Highway. The limited engagement will begin previews Wednesday, April 1, 2015 and open Thursday, April 23, 2015 at MTC’s Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street).
Prior to coming to MTC, Airline Highway will receive its world premiere at Chicago’s Steppenwolf Theatre Company’s Downstairs Theatre (December 4, 2014 – February 8, 2015). Tickets are on sale and available at 312-335-1650 or steppenwolf.org.
In the parking lot of The Hummingbird, a once-glamorous motel on New Orleans’ infamous Airline Highway, a group of friends gather. A rag-tag collection of strippers, hustlers, and philosophers have come together to celebrate the life of Miss Ruby, an iconic burlesque performer who has requested a funeral before she dies. The party rages through the night as old friends resurface to pay their respects. A world premiere from the author of Detroit, Airline Highway is a boisterous and moving ode to the outcasts that make life a little more interesting.
Casting for the 15-person ensemble at Manhattan Theatre Club and creative team for the production will be announced in the coming weeks.
Airline Highway was commissioned and developed by Steppenwolf Theatre Company with support from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
Tickets for Constellations and Airline Highway are available online or by visiting the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre Box Office (261 West 47th Street). Ticket prices are $67 – $140.
In the parking lot of The Hummingbird, a once-glamorous motel on New Orleans’ infamous Airline Highway, a A rag-tag collection of friends gather to celebrate the life of Miss Ruby, who has requested a funeral before she dies. The party rages through the night as old friends resurface to pay their respects.
Directed by Michael Longhurst and starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Constellations tells the story of two strangers who continue to meet by chance under the parallel universe framework of string theory. "An explosive new play about the boundless potential of a first encounter, free will, and friendship."