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Tickets on Sale Now for MCC Theatre's Miscast 2018 Gala Honoring Laurie Metcalf

Wednesday Nov 1, 2017

MCC Theater is excited to announce that this year's Miscast gala, an annual showstopper of the theater season, will honor Tony winning, three-time Emmy winning star of stage & screen and MCC alum Laurie Metcalf. I Miscast will be held on March 28 at the Hammerstein Ballroom.

Metcalf most recently won a Tony Award for her unforgettable performance in last season's "A Doll's House, Part 2," and received three Emmy Awards for her portrayal of Jackie Harris in the hit television series "Roseanne." At MCC Theater, she received Lucille Lortel and Obie Awards for her performance in Sharr White's "The Other Place," a role she reprised for Broadway and for which she also received a Tony Award nomination. Metcalf will next be seen on Broadway in "Three Tall Women."

"Laurie Metcalf is a rock star. She's basically the definition of fearless. She's astonishingly inventive and brings every character she plays fully alive. It was a gift working with her at MCC when she premiered 'The Other Place' with us. But really it's a gift every time she's on stage, which fortunately for all of us, she returns to again and again. We're so excited about honoring her at the next Miscast," said Bernie Telsey, Co-Artistic Director of MCC Theater.

In addition to Laurie Metcalf, MCC Theater will honor performer Amy León with the 2018 MCC Theater Youth Company Alumni Award. León was a member of the MCC Theater Youth Company from 2008-2011.

"Amy has been a force since she was in high school. She's a self-described "woman of color hollerin' about politics" and watching her perform has the same thrill I associate with a young Nina Simone. She's a breathtaking combination of profound craft in service of raw emotion, and her music and poetry reflect the urgency of the moment that MCC is seeking in our own work. We are grateful that we once had the chance to teach her, and humbled that we now have the chance to learn from her," said Will Cantler, Co-Artistic Director of MCC Theater.

MCC Theater's annual Miscast gala is one of the most exciting and unique theater events in town. Broadway's hottest stars perform songs from roles in which they would never be cast. An all-star lineup of performers will be announced at a later date.

Proceeds from Miscast 2018 will support MCC Theater's mission to develop and produce exciting work Off-Broadway, as well as its Youth Company and partnerships with New York City public high schools, and MCC's literary development work with emerging playwrights.

The evening features cocktails and hors d'oeuvres at 6:30 p.m., followed by dinner at 7:30 p.m. and the Miscast Revue at 8:45 p.m.

Last year, Miscast 2017 celebrated the 30th Anniversary of MCC Theater. Performers from past years include: Uzo Aduba, Beth Behrs, Megan Hilty, Cynthia Erivo, Raúl Esparza, Steven Pasquale, Jeremy Jordan, Laura Benanti, Jesse L. Martin, Zosia Mamet, Aaron Tveit, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Jane Krakowski and many others. Special guests have included, Andy Cohen, Charles Busch, Helen Mirren, Lewis Black, Chris Noth, Edward Albee, Kathleen Turner, Jerry Stiller, Mo Rocca, Isaac Mizrahi, and many more.

Miscast 2018 is set for Monday, March 26, 2018 at The Hammerstein Ballroom at the Manhattan Center, 311 West 34th Street. All 2017/18 MCC subscribers will have early access to Miscast 2018 show-only tickets, 2 tickets per subscription. Show-only mezzanine level tickets will be on sale to the general public in early 2018. To purchase gala tickets, contact Nick Vermane at 212-727-7722, ext. 232 or via email at

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