Laura Linney & Jessica Hecht begin previews tomorrow in ‘SUMMER, 1976’ on Broadway

Four-time Emmy Award winner, Tony Award & Academy Award nominee Laura Linney and Tony Award & Emmy Award® nominee Jessica Hecht return to Broadway in the world premiere of Pulitzer Prize-winner David Auburn‘s poignant new play, SUMMER, 1976, which begins previews tomorrow at Manhattan Theatre Club‘s (MTC) Samuel J. Friedman Theatre.

Directed by Tony Award® winner Daniel Sullivan, SUMMER, 1976 will open officially on Tuesday 25 April 2023.

This deeply moving, insightful piece is about connection, memories, and the small moments that can change the course of our lives.

Over one fateful summer, an unlikely friendship develops between Diana (Linney), a fiercely iconoclastic artist and single mom, and Alice (Hecht), a free-spirited yet naive young housewife. As the Bicentennial is celebrated across the country, these two young women in Ohio navigate motherhood, ambition, and intimacy, and help each other discover their own independence.

SUMMER, 1976 was commissioned by MTC through the Bank of America New Play Program. Production support is provided by The Blanche and Irving Laurie Foundation and the Laura Pels International Foundation for Theater.

The creative team for SUMMER, 1976 includes John Lee Beatty (scenic design), Linda Cho (costume design), Japhy Weideman (lighting design), Jill BC Du Boff (sound design), Hana S. Kim (projection design), Greg Pliska (original music), Caparelliotis Casting & Kelly Gillespie (casting), James FitzSimmons (production stage manager), and Katie Ailinger (stage manager).

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