Performances begin September 19 for the world premiere of The Portuguese Kid, a new romantic comedy by Tony Award- and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright John Patrick Shanley.
Seinfeld star Jason Alexander and three-time Tony nominee Sherie Rene Scott lead the cast of the Manhattan Theatre Club production Off-Broadway; the two play a pair in Providence, Rhode Island, who have known each other since childhood but never been involved romantically.
Directed by Shanley, The Portuguese Kid will officially open October 24 at MTC’s New York City Center Stage I. Rounding out the cast are Drama Desk winner Mary Testa, Pico Alexander, and Aimee Carrero.
“In Providence, Rhode Island, habitually widowed Atalanta (Scott) pays a visit to her second-rate lawyer Barry Dragonetti (Alexander),” read production notes from MTC. “Intending to settle her latest husband's affairs, this larger-than-life Greek tightwad quickly becomes a nightmare for her cheesy, self-aggrandizing attorney. Add Barry's impossible Croatian mother (Testa), a dash of current politics and a couple of opportunistic young lovers, and you have in hand a recipe for comic combustion.”
Jason Alexander, Sherie Rene Scott and the company of The Portuguese Kid Meet the Press
Shanley is the Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Doubt and Outside Mullingar, as well as the Oscar-winning screenwriter of Moonstruck.
For tickets and more information on The Portuguese Kid, visit ManhattanTheatreClub.com.