Manhattan Theatre Club’s world premiere of The Madrid, the new play by Liz Flahive, directed by Leigh Silverman begins previews today, February 5 at 7 PM at MTC at New York City Center in preparation for a Tuesday, February 26 opening night. The limited engagement has already been extended through Sunday, April 21.
The Madrid stars Seth Clayton, Tony Award nominee John Ellison Conlee (Murder Ballad), Four-time Emmy Award winner and Tony Award nominee Edie Falco (“Nurse Jackie,” The House of Blue Leaves, “The Sopranos”), Brooke Ashley Laine, two-time Obie Award winner Heidi Schreck (Circle Mirror Transformation), Phoebe Strole (Spring Awakening), two-time Tony Award winner Frances Sternhagen (The Heiress), and Obie Award winner Christopher Evan Welch (Lincoln).
Falco stars as Martha, a kindergarten teacher with a life many would want: a loving husband (Conlee), a devoted daughter (Strole). But when she leaves it all behind, it’s up to her daughter Sarah to pick up the pieces. Two-time Obie winner, Leigh Silverman directs this hilarious and heartbreaking story about motherhood, freedom, and trying to see the people in your family as they really are.
The creative team for The Madrid includes: David Zinn (scenic design), Emily Rebholz (costume design),Jeff Croiter (lighting design), Jill BC Du Boff (sound design), and Tom Kitt (original music).