The tale of an Upper West Side Jewish family's history from 1980 to 2000 will begin previews March 19, 2013, and open April 17 at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre on West 47th Street, where Meadow's revival of last season's Wit earned two Tony nominations.
MTC announced this new production on Aug. 7. According to the company, "The Assembled Parties welcomes us to the world of the Bascovs, an Upper West Side Jewish family in 1980. In a sprawling Central Park West apartment, former movie star Julie Bascov [Hecht] and her sister-in-law Faye [Light] bring their families together for their traditional holiday dinner. But tonight, things are not usual. A house guest has joined the festivities for the first time and he unwittingly — or perhaps by design — insinuates himself into the family drama. Twenty years later, as 2001 approaches, the Bascovs' seemingly picture-perfect life may be about to crumble. A stunning new play infused with humor, The Assembled Parties is an incisive portrait of a family grasping for stability at the dawn of a new millennium."
Additional casting and creative team for The Assembled Parties will be announced in the coming weeks.