'Skeleton Crew' playwright Dominique Morisseau. (Photo: Jenny Graham)

Manhattan Theatre Club will present the Broadway premiere of Dominique Morisseau’s “Skeleton Crew” in winter 2022, the theater company announced Monday. 

This joins its previously announced Broadway productions of “Lackawanna Blues” in fall 2021 and “How I Learned to Drive” in spring 2022. “Skeleton Crew” will be directed by Ruben Santiago-Hudson, the newly named MTC artistic advisor, who will also appear in and direct “Lackawanna Blues,” and play the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre. 

Off-Broadway, Manhattan Theatre Club announced the world premiere of Joshua Harmon’s “Prayer for the French Republic,” directed by David Cromer and slated for winter 2022. Other planned Off-Broadway productions include Simon Stephens’ “Morning Sun,” directed by Lila Neugebauer in fall 2021 and the American premiere of “Golden Shield,” written by Anchuli Felicia King and directed by Danya Taymor.

The exact performance dates will be announced at a later date, dependent on COVID-19 conditions. 

“When conditions allow, everyone at MTC looks forward to safely having artists and audiences back in Broadway’s Samuel J. Friedman Theatre and at our off-Broadway home at New York City Center,” said Lynne Meadow, artistic director of Manhattan Theatre Club. 

“Skeleton Crew” is the third play in Morisseau’s cycle of plays called the Detroit Project, which examines the sociopolitical history of Detroit, and is her second work to come to Broadway after “Ain’t Too Proud.” The play, which centers on the closing of an automobile plant, had a run at the Atlantic Theatre Company in 2016.