Manhattan Theatre Club’s New York premiere of GOLDEN AGE the new play by four-time Tony Award winner Terrence McNally, directed by Tony Award winner Walter Bobbie opens today at MTC at New York City Center – Stage I (131 West 55th Street).
Its opening night of Vincenzo Bellini’s (Emmy Award nominee Lee Pace) new opera I Puritani in Paris, and the Italian composer is determined to win the adulation of not only his audience, but his colleagues and rivals as well. When the curtain falls, will a thunderous ovation cement his prominence? Or has Bellini unwittingly composed his own swan song?
Blending 21st century language with the timeless beauty of 19th century bel canto opera, Terrence McNally’s new play, portrays the final act of an artist whose desire for greatness has eclipsed all else.
Lead support for GOLDEN AGE is provided by MTC’s Producing Fund Partner, Andrew Martin-Weber.