New Doc Traces History Of Multi Award-Winning Manhattan Theatre Club

Arts & Celebrities

All Arts, the streaming platform and channel dedicated to the arts, is debuting a new film about the Manhattan Theatre Club, a New York-based producing company.

Manhattan Theatre Club, a Home for Artists traces MTC’s 50-year history under the leadership of artistic director Lynne Meadow and executive producer Barry Grove, who together grew the institution.

Incorporated in 1970, MTC named Meadow its artistic leader in 1972; she brought in Grove as managing director in 1974. Under their five decades of leadership, MTC, All Arts said, “evolved from a small off-off-Broadway showcase theater into a multi-venue production and education nonprofit, producing more than 600 world, American, New York and Broadway premieres. Its critically acclaimed productions have won numerous awards, including seven Pulitzer Prizes, 28 Tony Awards, 50 Drama Desk Awards and 49 Obie Awards.”

Its homes are on Broadway. at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre, and off-Broadway, at New York City Center.

All Arts said the film features interviews with performers, playwrights, directors and theater insiders, including David Auburn, Christine Baranski, Ben Brantley, John Lee Beatty, André De Shields, Brandon J. Dirden, Edie Falco, Jessica Hecht, David Hodgson, Judith Light, Laura Linney, Santo Loquasto, Joe Mantello, Jerry Mitchell, Mary-Louise Parker, Sarah Jessica Parker, David Hyde Pierce, Ruben Santiago-Hudson, John Patrick Shanley, Daniel Sullivan, Richard Wesley, Sam Waterston and Whitney White.

“Through their stewardship of Manhattan Theatre Club, Lynne Meadow and Barry Grove have left an indelible mark on the theatrical landscape for decades to come,” said Joe Harrell, executive producer of All Arts. “Their story champions the vital role of non-profit theaters in allowing artists to take risks, explore innovative ideas and challenge conventions.”


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