261 West 47th Street
(Between Broadway and Eighth Avenue)
New York, NY 10036
About this organization
Manhattan Theatre Club presents a range of plays at its home in the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre on West 47th Street and at the historic New York City Center complex on West 55th Street.
The Assembled Parties
Tickets are $67, $91, and $120.
“The Assembled Parties” is a beautifully written story about how time changes those we love. Judith Light won a 2013 Tony Award for her performance and the play was also nominated for best play and scenic design.
Tony winner Richard Greenberg and the Manhattan Theatre Club begin their 10th collaboration with the world-premiere production of “The Assembled Parties.” Lynne Meadow directs the stellar cast that includes Tony nominee Jessica Hecht, Tony and two-time Emmy winner Judith Light, just nominated for the 2013 Tony, Jeremy Shamos and Jake Silberman in his Broadway debut (see Silbermann’s guest feature on NYC-ARTS’ Huffington Post blog).
“The Assembled Parties” welcomes us to the world of the Bascovs, an Upper West Side Jewish family in 1980. In a sprawling Central Park West apartment, former movie star Julie Bascov and her sister-in-law Faye bring their families together for their traditional holiday dinner. But tonight, things are not usual. A houseguest has joined the festivities for the first time and he unwittingly – or perhaps by design – insinuates himself into the family drama. Twenty years later, as 2001 approaches, the Bascovs‘ seemingly picture-perfect life may be about to crumble. A stunning new play infused with humor, ”The Assembled Parties” is an incisive portrait of a family grasping for stability at the dawn of a new millennium.