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‘Summer, 1976’ receives additional extension

The new play will now run through June 18 at Broadway's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre.

Jessica Hecht (left) and Laura Linney (right) in 'Summer, 1976' (Credit: Jeremy Daniel, 2023)

Manhattan Theatre Club has announced a second extension for the world-premiere production of “Summer, 1976.” The production will now play for an additional week through June 18 at Broadway’s Samuel J. Friedman Theatre. “Summer, 1976” had previously been extended by two weeks to June 10.

Written by David Auburn and directed by Daniel Sullivan, “Summer, 1976” stars 2023 Tony Award nominee Jessica Hecht as Alice and Laura Linney as Diana. The play follows two women who are navigating motherhood, intimacy and independence in Ohio during the bicentennial celebrations sweeping the nation.

Hecht received the production’s sole Tony nomination for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play.

“Summer, 1976” is produced by Manhattan Theatre Club under the leadership of artistic director Lynne Meadow and executive producer Barry Grove.