By Kenneth Jones
26 Jul 2012
In addition to Neuwirth, who won Emmys for playing Lilith on "Cheers" and Tonys for the first Broadway revivals of Chicago (Best Actress, 1997) and Sweet Charity (Best Featured Actress, 1986), the Off-Broadway cast will include Drama Desk Award winner Lorenzo Pisoni (Humor Abuse at MTC, Shakespeare in the Park's Measure for Measure and All's Well That Ends Well, Broadway's Equus).
Four-time Tony Award winner McNally (Master Class, Ragtime, Love! Valour! Compassion!, Kiss of the Spider Woman) returns to a favorite subject for the new play— opera. Neuwirth will play Maria Malibran and Pisoni will play Antonio Tamburini, two famous opera singers of the 19th century.
Previews begin Nov. 13 prior to an opening of Dec. 4 in a limited engagement at MTC's home at New York City Center – Stage I on West 55th Street. The play was previously seen in Philadelphia and Washington, DC.
Neuwirth most recently starred in the Off-Broadway production of A Midsummer Night's Dream and on Broadway in The Addams Family.
Additional casting will be announced.
Subscriptions for MTC's 2012-13 season are now available by calling (212) 399-3050 or online at ManhattanTheatreClub.com.
On Oct. 1, single tickets for the 2012-13 season go on sale via CityTix at (212) 581-1212 and nycitycenter.org. On Oct. 15, the New York City Center Box Office (131 W. 55th Street) will begin selling single tickets to the season's shows.
MTC is under the leadership of artistic director Lynne Meadow and executive producer Barry Grove. MTC has a Broadway home at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 W. 47th Street) and an Off-Broadway theatre at New York City Center – Stage I (131 W. 55th Street). Since January 2011, Mandy Greenfield (artistic producer) has led the programming and execution at MTC's Off-Broadway home.