MTC Announces 'Eureka Day,' 'Old Friends' And 'Vladimir' For 2024-25 Season

Manhattan Theatre Club (Lynne Meadow, Artistic Director and Chris Jennings, Executive Director) is pleased to announce three productions for the upcoming 2024-2025 season at MTC’s Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street) and New York City Center – Stage I (131 West 55th Street).

At the Friedman Theatre, MTC will produce the Broadway premiere of Eureka Day, written by Jonathan Spector (This Much I Know) and directed by Anna D. Shapiro (August: Osage County) and in the spring will bring in Stephen Sondheim’s Old Friends with music & lyrics by Stephen Sondheim (Merrily We Roll Along, Into the Woods), devised by Cameron Mackintosh (Cats, Les Misérables, The Phantom of the Opera), musical staging & direction by Matthew Bourne (Swan Lake, My Fair Lady), side by side with Julia McKenzie (Guys and Dolls, Sweeney Todd) with choreography by Stephen Mear (Mary Poppins) and starring Bernadette Peters (Gypsy, Annie Get Your Gun) and Lea Salonga (Miss Saigon, Here Lies Love).

The Samuel J. Friedman Theatre will be closed from July 2024 to October 2024 to facilitate regular updates to lighting, HVAC, fire, and security systems to keep them state-of-the-art and to install new technology to make the theatre more accessible for all patrons.

Off-Broadway at New York City Center – Stage I, MTC will produce the world premiere of Vladimir, written by Erika Sheffer (Russian Transport) and directed by Daniel Sullivan (Lillian Hellman’s The Little Foxes; Summer, 1976).


Eureka Day

Broadway Premiere

Written by Jonathan Spector

Directed by Anna D. Shapiro

Previews Begin November 25, 2024

Wildly relevant and bitingly funny, Jonathan Spector’s play comes to MTC in an all-new production following an acclaimed London run. Eureka Day is a private California elementary school with a Board of Directors that values inclusion above all else – that is, until an outbreak of the mumps forces everyone in the community to reconsider the school’s liberal vaccine policy. As cases rise, the board realizes with horror that they’ve got to do what they swore they never would: make a choice that won’t please absolutely everybody.

Eureka Day is produced by special arrangement with Sonia Friedman Productions, Wagner Johnson Productions, and Seaview.

Casting, creative team, and other listings information for Eureka Day will be announced at a later date.



Manhattan Theatre Club in association with CMI and Daryl Roth Presents

Cameron Mackintosh’s Production of

Stephen Sondheim’s Old Friends

Broadway Premiere

Starring Bernadette Peters & Lea Salonga

Music & Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim

Devised by Cameron Mackintosh

Musical Staging & Direction by Matthew Bourne

Side by Side with Julia McKenzie

Choreography by Stephen Mear

Previews Begin March 25, 2025


Center Theatre Group will present the North American premiere of Old Friends at the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles in advance of the Broadway premiere.

Celebrate one of Broadway’s true icons with this legendary theatrical event! Stephen Sondheim’s Old Friends is an irresistible celebration of the master himself, with a company headlined by none other than Tony Award® winners Bernadette Peters and Lea Salonga. Stephen Sondheim’s Old Friends comes to Broadway from London’s West End, where it earned a bevy of 5-star raves and was hailed by The Times as “unmissable musical theatre.”  

Additional casting, creative team, and other listings information for Stephen Sondheim’s Old Friends will be announced at a later date.



World Premiere

Written by Erika Sheffer

Directed by Daniel Sullivan

Previews Begin September 24, 2024

This haunting world premiere unfolds in Moscow, where an independent journalist covering Putin’s first term struggles to maintain sanity and hope in increasingly hostile circumstances. She finds herself on the brink of an explosive story – but as danger mounts for her and her sources, she questions whether her bravery will make any difference at all. Written by Erika Sheffer, Vladimir is about standing up to immorality no matter the cost, when you know your nation is headed for disaster. Directed by Tony Award winner Daniel Sullivan.

Casting, creative team, and other listings information for Vladimir will be announced at a later date.

Additional productions for MTC’s 2024-2025 season will be announced soon.


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Single tickets will go on sale for these productions at a later date.