Summer, 1976

Previews began Tuesday, April 4, 2023 with an opening night Tuesday, April 25, 2023 at Manhattan Theatre Club's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street). It closed June 17, 2023

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

Four-time Emmy Award winner & Academy Award nominee Laura Linney (My Name Is Lucy Barton, Lillian Hellman’s The Little Foxes) and Tony nominee Jessica Hecht (The Assembled Parties) return to Broadway in a new play by Pulitzer Prize-winning author and fellow MTC alum 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 (Linney), a fiercely iconoclastic artist and single mom, and Alice (Hecht), 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. Production support is provided by The Blanche and Irving Laurie Foundation and the Laura Pels International Foundation for Theater.

The creative team for Summer, 1976 will be announced soon.