The Broadway premiere of Martyna Majok's Cost of Living opened its run at Manhattan Theatre Club’s Samuel J. Friedman Theatre October 3. Go inside the Pulitzer Prize-winning play's starry opening night below.
The cast of four stars Tony nominee Kara Young (Clyde's) as Jess, David Zayas (Anna in the Tropics) as Eddie, Lucille Lortel winner Gregg Mozgala (Teenage Dick) as John, and Lucille Lortel winner Katy Sullivan (The Long Red Road) as Ani. Mozgala and Sullivan reprise their roles as veterans of MTC’s 2017 Off-Broadway production of the play. Jo Bonney, who directed the Off-Broadway run, is back to helm the Broadway bow.
Majok’s play follows four people in very different circumstances—ranging from unemployment to physical disability—trying to get by.
A Lucille Lortel nominee, Bonney (Mlima's Tale) helms the creative team that includes Lucille Lortel-nominated scenic designer Wilson Chin (Space Dogs), Drama Desk-nominated costume designer Jessica Pabst (She Kills Monsters), Tony-winning lighting designer Jeff Croiter (Peter and the Starcatcher), and Tony-winning sound designer Robert Kaplowitz (Fela!). Original music is by Tony nominee Mikaal Sulaiman (Macbeth), and movement is by Drama Desk winner Thomas Schall (A Soldier's Play). The Telsey Office, Caparelliotis Casting, and Kelly Gillespie cast the production. David Lurie-Perret is production stage manager.