HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE - Presale Begins Wednesday, December 8 at 10AM - AmNews Curtain Raiser


Wednesday, December 1, 2021

HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE - Presale Begins Wednesday, December 8 at 10AM


Winner of the 1998 Pulitzer Prize for Drama - HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE 

In Its Long-Awaited Broadway Premiere


Audience Rewards Presale Begins

Wednesday, December 8 at 10AM


Single Tickets On Sale

Beginning Thursday, December 16 at 10AM


Performances Begin Tuesday, March 29, 2022

Opening Tuesday, April 19, 2022

At MTC’s Samuel J. Friedman Theatre


Lynne Meadow (Artistic Director) and Barry Grove (Executive Producer) are pleased to announce that tickets are now on sale for Manhattan Theatre Club’s long-awaited Broadway premiere of the Pulitzer Prize-winning How I Learned to Drive at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street).


As the official card sponsor of How I Learned to Drive, American Express® Card Members have access to exclusive presale tickets before the general public, now through Wednesday, December 8 at 9:59 am EST at or at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre box office.


Presale tickets for How I Learned to Drive are available exclusively to Audience Rewards® members from Wednesday, December 8 at 10:00 am EDT through Wednesday, December 15 at 9:59 am EST. It's free and fast to join at


Audience Rewards® is the Official Rewards Program of Broadway & the Arts™. It's a standing ovation for ticket buyers across the nation. Earn valuable ShowPoints every time you buy tickets to participating theatrical productions, live entertainment, and more. Save money by redeeming ShowPoints for free tickets to the events you love or, even better, securing unique experiences and merchandise exclusively curated for Audience Rewards® members.


Tickets are on sale to the general public beginning Thursday, December 16 at 10:00am EST online at, by phone at 212-239-6200, or at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre box office.


Written by Pulitzer Prize-winner Paula Vogel and directed by Drama Desk Award winner Mark BrokawHow I Learned to Drive will be led by the previously announced original cast members: Tony Award winner Mary-Louise Parker, Tony Award nominee David Morse, and Tony Award nominee Johanna Day, who will be joined by Alyssa May Gold and Chris Myers.


How I Learned to Drive will begin performances Tuesday, March 29, 2022, ahead of a Tuesday, April 19, 2022 opening night. It is produced with Daryl Roth and Cody Lassen in association with the Vineyard Theatre.


The thrilling Broadway premiere of Paula Vogel’s Pulitzer Prize-winning masterpiece How I Learned to Drive reunites the two original stars with their award-winning director for a new production. Tony Award® winner Mary-Louise Parker (Proof) and Tony nominee David Morse (The Iceman Cometh) head the cast of this remarkably timely and moving memory play about a woman coming to terms with a charismatic uncle who impacts her past, present, and future life. Directing is Mark Brokaw (Heisenberg).


How I Learned to Drive was originally produced by the Vineyard Theatre in 1997 and transferred to a commercial Off-Broadway production produced by Daryl Roth and Roy Gabay. It opened to critical acclaim and won numerous awards including the Pulitzer Prize for Drama; New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award for Best Play; Outer Critics Circle Award; OBIE Awards for David Morse, Mary-Louise Parker, Mark Brokaw, and Paula Vogel; Lucille Lortel Awards for Outstanding Play, Outstanding Director, Outstanding Lead Actor, and Outstanding Lead Actress; Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Off-Broadway Play; and Drama Desk Awards for Outstanding New Play, Outstanding Actor in a Play and Outstanding Director of a Play.



MTC has aligned with our Broadway colleagues in setting safety protocols. Proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test, and a valid I.D. will be required to enter the theatre. Masks must be worn at all times. For more specific information go to:



Subscriptions to MTC’s season of plays are now available by calling Subscriber Services at 212-399-3050 or going to


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MANHATTAN THEATRE CLUB, under the leadership of Artistic Director Lynne Meadow and Executive Producer Barry Grove, has become one of the country’s most prominent and prestigious theatre companies. Over more than four decades, MTC productions have earned numerous awards including 7 Pulitzer Prizes, 27 Tony Awards, 40 Drama Desk Awards, and 49 Obie Awards. MTC has a Broadway home at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street) and two Off-Broadway theatres at New York City Center (131 West 55th Street). For more information on MTC, please visit


Manhattan Theatre Club is committed to being an anti-racist organization that respects and honors all voices while upholding the values of community, equity, access, and belonging. We understand that the United States is a country founded on white supremacy and anti-Blackness and that these belief systems are tightly woven throughout American arts and culture. We recognize MTC’s place within that history and understand that uprooting biases requires ongoing work. To this end, we have been reviewing, and are continuing to review, our policies and practices in order to create an inclusive, anti-racist environment for our artists, staff members, and audiences. We wish to express solidarity with and gratitude towards those from historically oppressed communities whose voices have raised consciousness and encouraged action. We will continue to post regular progress reports on our website at  


DARYL ROTH holds the singular distinction of producing 7 Pulitzer Prize-winning plays: the original commercial production of How I Learned to Drive in 1997; Anna in the Tropics; August: Osage County (2008 Tony); Clybourne Park (2012 Tony); Proof (2001 Tony); Edward Albee’s Three Tall Women; and Wit. The proud recipient of 12 Tony Awards and London’s Olivier Award, her over 120 productions include Kinky Boots, 6 years on Broadway and around the globe (London, Toronto, Australia, Korea, Japan, Germany); Gloria: A Life; Nora and Delia Ephron’s Love, Loss, and What I Wore; The Normal Heart (2011 Tony); The Tale of the Allergist's Wife; and Paula Vogel’s Indecent.


CODY LASSEN, along with producing partner Alex Wyse, aims to bring fresh voices and moving stories to Broadway. Select credits: What The Constitution Means To Me, Paula Vogel's IndecentThe Band's Visit (Tony Award), Torch SongSignificant Other, Deaf West's Spring Awakening. Upcoming: The first revival of TitanicThe Flamingo Kid, based on the Garry Marshall film, Alice By Heart, by Duncan Sheik, Steven Sater & Jessie Nelson, Some Lovers, by Burt Bacharach and Steven Sater, and the digital series Indoor Boys (Indie Series Award.) Learn more at


VINEYARD THEATRE (Douglas Aibel and Sarah Stern, Artistic Directors; Suzanne Appel, Managing Director) is one of America’s preeminent homes for the creation of new plays and musicals, dedicated to nurturing the voices of daring artists. Notable premieres include Paula Vogel’s How I Learned to Drive (Pulitzer Prize) and Indecent (two Tony Awards), Edward Albee’s Three Tall Women (Pulitzer Prize), Avenue Q (Tony Award, Best Musical), The Scottsboro Boys[title of show]Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & GrillHarry ClarkeWig Out!, The LyonsGloria, Do You Feel Anger?. The Vineyard is the recipient of special Drama Desk, OBIE, and Lucille Lortel Awards for Sustained Excellence.

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