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Broadway’s ‘Mary Jane’ introduces ‘Beyond the Stage’ programming

The Amy Herzog play begins previews on April 2.

Amy Herzog (Credit: Courtesy of Boneau/Bryan-Brown)

The Manhattan Theatre Club (MTC) production of Amy Herzog’s “Mary Jane” has announced a series of special events. The “Beyond the Stage” programs will be offered at select performances in April, May and June. Directed by Anne Kauffman, the previously announced play will begin previews on April 2 and will open on April 23 at MTC’s Samuel J. Friedman Theatre. The Rachel McAdams-starrer is slated for a limited engagement through June 2.

Ticket holders for the April 11 preview performance of “Mary Jane” are invited to stay for a post-show discussion about the role that faith leaders play in navigating and supporting patients and families while grappling with chronic illness.

A talkback scheduled for after the April 28 performance will feature a music therapy discussion with members from the Louis Armstrong Department of Music Therapy at Mount Sinai.

The May 1 performance, which coincides with International Labor Day, will honor caregivers.

Through a partnership with Parent Artist Advocacy League for Arts + Media and Broadway Babysitters, “Mary Jane” will offer complimentary childcare to ticket holders for the May 12 and June 2 matinée performances. Additional information, including how to register, can be found here.

In “Mary Jane,” the titular character (McAdams) takes on the responsibilities of being a single mother and caregiver for her chronically ill child.  

“Mary Jane” is being produced by MTC, under the leadership of artistic director Lynne Meadow and executive director Chris Jennings.