Florian Zeller’s play “The Height of the Storm” is coming to Broadway this fall, Manhattan Theatre Club announced Wednesday.
The play will star Jonathan Pryce, a two-time Olivier and Tony Award winner, and Eileen Atkins, a three-time Olivier Award winner, both of whom starred in the play on the West End. It is directed by Jonathan Kent, with previews beginning Sept. 10, 2019, and an opening night of Sept. 24 at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre.
“The Height of the Storm” comes to Broadway after a run at London’s Wyndham Theatre in the fall of 2018.
The play centers on André and Madeleine, a couple who have been together happily for 50 years, as they grapple with a change that threatens to upend their lives.
In addition to his playwriting, which includes “The Father,” previously staged at MTC, Zeller is a French novelist whose book “Fascination of Evil” won the Prix Interalliéin 2004.
Pryce last appeared on Broadway in “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels” in 2006, after playing the role of The Engineer in “Miss Saigon.” Atkins last appeared on Broadway in “Doubt” in 2006, after appearing in “The Retreat from Moscow,” and several other shows.
Additional casting will be announced at a later date.
It will be produced by Manhattan Theatre Club with Simon Friend, Mark Goucher, Howard Panter and Scott Landis. Christopher Hampton translated the play.
The creative team includes Anthony Ward, scenic and costume designer, Hugh Vanstone, lighting designer, Paul Groothuis, sound designer, and composer Gary Yershon.
Manhattan Theatre Club also announced its off-Broadway productions for next season: the world premiere of “The New Englanders” by Jeff Augustin and the New York premiere of “Poor Yella Rednekks” by Qui Nguyen.