Richards and his producing partners have created a three-play subscription that allows theatregoers to purchase orchestra or front mezzanine tickets to all three plays at $199.
With most Broadway orchestra seats selling for $120, and a few others more than doubling that sum for special seating, the new subscription is something of a steal — and an uncommon offer from the commercial sector. Subscriptions are usually associated with not-for-profit theatres or tour presenters in regional markets.
The deal boasts the latest work from David Mamet, the 40th anniversary revival of Harold Pinter's Tony Award-winner, and one of the most highly praised critical debuts for a drama in recent memory.
August: Osage County at the Imperial is the praised Steppenwolf import by Pulitzer Prize nominee Tracy Letts. The family drama under the direction of Anna Shapiro stars Ian Barford, Deanna Dunagan, Kimberly Guerrero, Francis Guinan, Brian Kerwin, Dennis Letts, Madeleine Martin, Mariann Mayberry, Amy Morton, Sally Murphy, Jeff Perry, Rondi Reed, and Troy West.
Golden Globe Award-winner Ian McShane and Tony-nominee Raúl Esparza join Eve Best (A Moon for the Misbegotten), Michael McKean, James Frain, and Gareth Saxe for the 40th revival of Harold Pinter's provocative The Homecoming under the direction of Daniel Sullivan. Currently in previews, The Homecoming opens Dec. 16 at the Cort Theatre. Finally, David Mamet and Joe Mantello are reunited for the politically-inspired November, starring Tony winner Nathan Lane. The latest work from the Pulitzer Prize winning author of Glengarry Glen Ross, set days before the presidential election, also stars Laurie Metcalf, Tony-nominee Dylan Baker, Ethan Phillips and Michael Nichols. November begins previews Dec. 20 in anticipation of a Jan. 17 opening at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre.
Further information on the subscription series is available by visiting www.3greatplays.com. To purchase tickets by phone call (212) 947-8844 and mention code "PLAY3."