MCC Theater celebrated the opening of the Robert W. Wilson MCC Theater Space January 9, marking the company’s first permanent home. The new, state-of-the-art, 27,000 square-foot facility in Hell’s Kitchen, located on West 52nd street, features two theatres: the Newman Mills Theater (245 seats) and The Susan and Ronald Frankel Theater (100 seats). The address is also home to A.R.T./New York's offices and performance spaces.
In a statement, MCC executive director Blake West said, “It is a dream fulfilled to have a space that will unite and expand our unique education and public engagement programs and benefit our growing community of writers, directors, actors, students, audiences members, as well as the community in which we will now be working and producing–Hell’s Kitchen–and all New York City residents.”
Flip through photos of the opening ceremony below:
Photos: Go Inside the Opening of the Robert W. Wilson MCC Theater Space Off-Broadway
MCC will launch its 2018–2019 season in the new midtown complex with the Off-Broadway premiere of Loy A. Webb's play The Light, directed by Logan Vaughn in The Susan and Ronald Frankel Theater.
MCC's 2018–2019 season lineup also includes the world premiere of Alice By Heart, a new musical with music and lyrics by Spring Awakening's Duncan Sheik and Steven Sater and a book by Sater with Waitress' Jessie Nelson inspired by Lewis Carroll's Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. Additionally, the season will feature the world premiere of Aziza Barnes’ BLKS, directed by Obie Award winner Robert O’Hara as well as Moscow Moscow Moscow Moscow Moscow Moscow, a contemporary retelling of Three Sisters, by Halley Feiffer, directed by Choir Boy’s Trip Cullman.