Led for five decades by Artistic Director Lynne Meadow and Executive Producer Barry Grove, the nonprofit Manhattan Theatre Club (MTC) is a preeminent producer of the highest quality theatrical productions. MTC began as a vibrant off-off-Broadway theatre and has grown into a distinguished and vital New York institution, which has made enormous contributions to the American theatre.
Lynne Meadow’s artistic mission for MTC, since 1972, has been to produce New York, American, and world premieres of the highest quality by American and international playwrights both on and off-Broadway. Some of the greatest living theatrical talents have both started and starred in MTC shows.
In 2001, MTC purchased the Biltmore Theatre, which had been dark for almost fifteen years, and after a massive renovation, the theatre reopened in 2003. In 2008, the Biltmore was renamed for Broadway publicist Samuel J. Friedman.
Each season, MTC produces three shows on the Friedman stage. Those productions account for nearly 20% of the new plays on Broadway, and along with the work produced in their two off-Broadway theatres at New York City Center, MTC productions have been recognized with every major theatrical award, including 7 Pulitzer Prizes and 27 Tony Awards®.
• Samuel J. Friedman