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About MTC


Our mission at MTC is to produce a season of innovative work with a series of productions as broad and diverse as New York itself.


To encourage significant new work by creating an environment in which writers and theatre artists are supported by the finest professionals producing theatre today.


To nurture new talent in playwriting, musical composition, directing, acting and design.


To reach out to young audiences with innovative programs in education and maintain a commitment to cultivating the next generation of theatre professionals.

Under the dynamic leadership of Artistic Director Lynne Meadow and Executive Producer Barry Grove, Manhattan Theatre Club has grown in four decades from a prolific Off-Off Broadway showcase into one of the country’s most acclaimed theatre organizations.

Founded in 1970, MTC now includes a subscriber base of 20,000 and produces on Broadway in the recently restored Biltmore Theatre on West 47th Street and at the historic New York City Center complex on West 55th Street. Each season is distinguished by the variety of the repertoire. In 2008, MTC’s Biltmore Theatre was re-named the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre after the pioneering Broadway publicist.

MTC is committed to bringing theatre to the widest possible audience. Initiatives which enable MTC’s work to reach an ever-growing range of theatergoers include moving successful plays originally produced at MTC’s New York City Center home to larger Broadway or Off-Broadway venues for an extended run; originating certain productions in larger venues; collaborating with leading regional theatres to bring major new American plays to New York; and bringing student and family audiences to our theatres through the ambitious Education program.

Download MTC’s 2012-13 Annual Report

MTC Celebrates Lynne Meadow's First 40 Years

MTC Celebrates Lynne Meadow's First 40 Years

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