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Samuel J. Friedman Theatre

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Samuel J. Friedman Theatre

Time Out says

The Broadway home of Manhattan Theatre Club since 2001, the Friedman is one of the increasing number of venues run by nonprofit organizations (others include the Roundabout Theatre Company and Lincoln Center Theater). This cozy 903-seat space has a relaxing basement lounge and ample aisles, making entrances and exits relatively easy. Originally named the Biltmore, it was rechristened in 2008 for the pioneering publicist Samuel J. Friedman. Since it is run by MTC, you can expect subscriber crowds to be there, checking out new plays and revivals. Historic pre-MTC productions include My Sister Eileen (1940), Barefoot in the Park (1963) and Deathtrap (1982).


261 W 47th St
New York
Cross street:
between Broadway and Eighth Ave
Subway: C, E to 50th St; N, Q, R to 49th St; 1 to 50th St
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Cost of Living

  • Drama

The lives of four people—a severely disabled veteran, her ex-husband, a grad student with cerebral palsy and his caregiver—intersect in Martyna Majok's drama, which had its New York premiere at Manhattan Theatre Club in 2017 and won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama the following year. MTC now brings the play back for a Broadway run, directed by Jo Bonney and oince again starring the remarkable Gregg Mozgala and Katy Sullivan—who are joined this time by Kara Young and David Zayas.

The Collaboration

  • Drama

Paul Bettany (The Avengers) and Jeremy Pope (Choir Boy) star as Andy Warhol and Jean-Michel Basquiat in Anthony McCarten's double portrait of the fraught relationship between the two art superstars in the 1980s. Kwame Kwei-Armah, who directed the play's successful premiere at London's Young Vic Theatre earlier this year, helms the Broadway transfer for Manhattan Theater Club. 

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