Summer, 1976

Previews begin Tuesday, April 4, 2023 / Opening TBC at Manhattan Theatre Club's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street).

Contact: Chris Boneau | Amy Kass | Michelle Farabaugh | Kenya Ameera Williams

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Manhattan Theatre Club, Lynne Meadow (Artistic Director) and Barry Grove (Executive Producer) are pleased to announce the world premiere of Summer, 1976 written by Pulitzer Prize winner David Auburn (Proof, The Columnist), starring Tony Award® & Academy Award® nominee Laura Linney (My Name is Lucy Barton, “Ozark”) and directed by Tony winner Daniel Sullivan (Proof, Lillian Hellman’s The Little Foxes).

Tony Award nominee and four-time Emmy Award® winner Laura Linney (My Name Is Lucy Barton, Lillian Hellman’s The Little Foxes) returns to Broadway in a new play by Pulitzer Prize-winning author David Auburn (ProofThe Columnist). This deeply moving, insightful piece is about connection, memories, and the small moments that can change the course of our lives. Over one fateful summer, an unlikely friendship develops between Diana, a fiercely iconoclastic artist and single mom, and Alice, a free-spirited yet naive young housewife. As the Bicentennial is celebrated across the country, these two young women in Ohio navigate motherhood, ambition, and intimacy, and help each other discover their own independence. Directing is Tony winner Daniel Sullivan (Proof, Lillian Hellman’s The Little Foxes).

Summer, 1976 was commissioned by MTC through the Bank of America New Play Program.

Additional casting, the opening night date and creative team for Summer, 1976 will be announced soon.