The company of The Portuguese Kid meet the press.
The company members of The Portuguese Kid meet the press.
(© David Gordon)

The stars of Manhattan Theatre Club's world premiere production of John Patrick Shanley's The Portuguese Kid met the press today in advance of previews set to begin September 19 at New York City Center - Stage I.

Jason Alexander stars as Barry Dragonetti.
Jason Alexander stars as Barry Dragonetti.
(© David Gordon)

Shanley directs the cast led by Jason Alexander, Aimee Carrero, Pico Alexander, Sherie Rene Scott, and Mary Testa. Opening night is set for October 24.

Costars Jason Alexander and Sherie Rene Scott grab a photo together.
Costars Jason Alexander and Sherie Rene Scott grab a photo together.
(© David Gordon)

The Portuguese Kid is described as follows: "In Providence, Rhode Island, habitually widowed Atalanta (Scott) pays a visit to her second-rate lawyer, Barry Dragonetti (Alexander). Intending to settle her latest husband's affairs, this larger-than-life Greek tightwad quickly becomes a nightmare for her cheesy, self-aggrandizing attorney. Add Barry's impossible Croatian mother (Testa), a dash of current politics, and a couple of opportunistic young lovers, and you have in hand a recipe for comic combustion."

The Portuguese Kid was developed at Vassar and New York Stage and Film's Powerhouse Theater season in 2016.

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