Brian Murray Is Scattergood As MCC World Premiere Begins Feb. 14

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MCC Theatre's production of Anto Howard's Scattergood begins Off-Broadway Feb. 14 at the Samuel Beckett Theatre in midtown's Theatre Row complex.
Promotional art for Scattergood with Brian Murray.
Promotional art for Scattergood with Brian Murray. Photo by Dixie Sheridan

The world premiere play starring Brian Murray (The Crucible) will open Feb. 26 for the strictly limited run through March 22. Doug Hughes directs.

T.R. Knight and Tari Signor also star in the debut of Irish playwright Howard's work — which was in development at MCC for several years under the title Skipwith.

Set in Ireland's Dublin, Scattergood focuses on a young scholar (Knight) who aspires for the chivalry of knighthood under the tutelage of his Professor James Scattergood (Murray).

The design team includes Hugh Landwehr (set), Linda Fisher (costumes) and Clifton Taylor (lighting). The production features sound design and music composed by David Van Tieghem.

Murray garnered a Tony Award nomination for his turn in the Broadway revival of The Crucible. His other credits include The Play About The Baby, Hobson's Choice and Uncle Vanya. Knight was just seen in the Roundabout Theater Company's production of Tartuffe on Broadway. The actor is also part of the cast of the upcoming CBS comedy "Charlie Lawrence" starring Nathan Lane. Other credits include Noises Off, The Hologram Theory, This Lime Tree Bower and Macbeth.

Signor has appeared in Troilus and Cressida(TFANA), Romeo and Juliet (Trinity Rep), Arthur Miller's Mr. Peters' Connections (Signature) and in Woody Allen's Death Defying Acts (Variety Arts).

Talkback sessions will occur following every Tuesday night 7:30 PM performance. Scheduled guests, along with Scattergood cast, scribe Howard and director Hughes, include playwright John Guare (Feb. 18), director-dramaturg Mark Bly (Feb. 25), actress Marian Seldes (Mar. 4), New York Times columnist Randy Cohen (March 11), New York Times theater critic Mel Gussow and MCC artistic director Robert LuPone (March 18).

For tickets to MCC's Scattergood at the Samuel Beckett, Theatre Row, 410 West 42nd Street, (between Ninth & Tenth Ave.), call Ticket Central at (212) 279-4200, or go online at

For more information, visit MCC's website at

T.R. Knight (sitting center) among the "Charlie Lawrence" cast.
T.R. Knight (sitting center) among the "Charlie Lawrence" cast.
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