Manhattan Theatre Club's history will be celebrated with new documentary Manhattan Theatre Club, a Home for Artists from All Arts. The film will be available November 21 at 9:00 PM ET for free streaming via the All Arts app and website, or on the All Arts TV channel for those in the New York metro area.
The hour-long documentary will follow MTC's 50-year history under Artistic Director Lynne Meadow and Executive Producer Barry Grove, who stepped down earlier this year. The film features archival production footage and photos, as well as exclusive interviews with stars including David Auburn, Christine Baranski, André De Shields, Laura Linney, John Patrick Shanley, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Sam Waterston, each of whom were able to hone their craft at MTC.
MTC named Meadow artistic leader in 1972, and added Grove as managing director in 1974. The company would then evolve from a small Off-Off-Broadway theatre into the multi-venue production and education nonprofit it is today. The new documentary explores this journey, as well as the challenges that face the entire theatre industry, and how MTC has endured.
“Through their stewardship of Manhattan Theatre Club, Lynne Meadow and Barry Grove have left an indelible mark on the theatrical landscape for decades to come,” says Joe Harrell, executive producer of All Arts. “Their story champions the vital role of nonprofit theaters in allowing artists to take risks, explore innovative ideas and challenge conventions.”
The documentary is directed by Ann Benjamin and edited by Darren Peister. Visit ManhattanTheatreClub.com.