Manhattan Theatre Club Documentary Will Premiere at 2023 Fall Benefit | Playbill

Benefits and Galas Manhattan Theatre Club Documentary Will Premiere at 2023 Fall Benefit

Christine Baranski, Nathan Lane, and Sarah Jessica Parker are set to make special appearances at the even celebrating the first five decades of MTC.

Lynne Meadow and Barry Grove, courtesy of Manhattan Theatre Club. Gerry Goodstein

Manhattan Theatre Club will present its 2023 fall benefit Monday, November 13, at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre. The evening will include an advance screening of the documentary focused on the company, and a seated dinner reception. 

The event will feature special appearances by Christine Baranski, Nathan Lane, and Sarah Jessica Parker. All proceeds will support MTC's work to provide innovative productions and theatre education. 

Manhattan Theatre Club, a Home for Artists will debut publicly Tuesday, November 21, at 9 PM ET on the free All Arts app and website, as well as on the All Arts TV channel in the New York metro area. 

The hour-long documentary follow's MTC's 50-year history under Artistic Director Lynne Meadow and recently retired Executive Producer Barry Grove. The 2022-23 season marked Meadow's 50th Anniversary as Artistic Director, and in summer 2023, Chris Jennings became MTC's Executive Director. 

The film features archival production footage and photos, as well as exclusive interviews with stars including David Auburn, Christine Baranski, André De Shields, Laura Linney, John Patrick Shanley, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Sam Waterston, each of whom were able to hone their craft at MTC.

MTC named Meadow artistic leader in 1972, and added Grove as managing director in 1974. The company would then evolve from a small Off-Off-Broadway theatre into the multi-venue production and education nonprofit it is today. The new documentary explores this journey, as well as the challenges that face the entire theatre industry, and how MTC has endured.

Tables, individual benefit tickets, and screening-only tickets are available here. Visit for more information.

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