“The Seven Year Disappear” By Jordan Seavey Directed by Scott Elliott With Cynthia Nixon and Taylor Trensch ... more info - AmNews Curtain Raiser


Tuesday, February 20, 2024

“The Seven Year Disappear” By Jordan Seavey Directed by Scott Elliott With Cynthia Nixon and Taylor Trensch ... more info



Announces Additional Performances for 

“The Seven Year Disappear”

By Jordan Seavey


Directed by 

Scott Elliott



Cynthia Nixon and Taylor Trensch


Currently in Previews in Advance of 

Official Opening Night on Monday, February 26, 2024




at The Pershing Square Signature Center

(480 West 42nd Street)

Tickets On Sale Now

Due to demand, The New Group has announced an additional week for The Seven Year Disappear by Jordan Seavey, featuring Emmy and Tony Award-winner Cynthia Nixon (The Gilded AgeAnd Just Like That, Little Foxes) and Taylor Trensch (CamelotHello, Dolly!).  Directed by Scott Elliott, this world premiere production began previews Tuesday, February 6 in advance of an Official Opening Night on Monday, February 26.  Originally slated through March 24, this strictly limited Off-Broadway engagement must end Sunday, March 31.  Performances take place at The Pershing Square Signature Center (The Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre, 480 West 42nd Street).  

Tickets starting at $52 are available at www.thenewgroup.org.

2-Show Subscription packages (which include tickets to The Seven Year Disappear, and The New Group’s upcoming production of All of Me) are also available.  Patron Ensemble memberships, which include two tickets to each production and a tax-deductible donation to The New Group, are available starting at $1,000.

Performance schedule: Tuesday through Friday at 7:30pm, Saturday at 2:00pm & 8:00pm, and Sunday at 2:00pm; with newly announced Sunday evening performances at 7:30pm on March 3, 17, 24, 31 and a Wednesday matinee at 2:00pm on March 6.  

Post-show talkbacks are slated on Tuesday, February 27; Thursday, March 7; Wednesday, March 13; and Tuesday, March 19.  The performance on Wednesday, March 20 will feature Open Captioning by C2 Captioning.


Naphtali’s (Taylor Trensch) world-famous performance artist mother (Cynthia Nixon) disappeared suddenly seven years ago.  And yet, he sees her everywhere: in the faces of friends, coworkers, the guy he’s flirting with.  When his mother returns with few answers and a major request, Naphtali is forced to confront what he’s spent years trying to forget.  A funny, deeply human mystery of mothers and sons, coming of age, and coming apart.


This production marks a return to The New Group for Cynthia Nixon, where she directed Rasheeda Speaking and Steve, and appeared on stage in The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, directed by Scott Elliott.  This marks a New Group debut for playwright Jordan Seavey and Taylor Trensch.


This production includes Scenic Design by Derek McLane, Costume Design by Qween Jean, Lighting Design by Jeff Croiter, Sound Design by Rob Milburn & Michael Bodeen and Projection Design by John Narun.  Fight & Intimacy Director: UnkleDave’s Fight-House.  Dialect Coach is Deborah Hecht.  Casting Director is Judy Henderson, CSA.  Production Stage Manager is Valerie A. Peterson.  Assistant Stage Manager is Stephen Michael Varnado.


Jordan Seavey’s plays include Homos, or Everyone in America (OBIE Award for Michael Urie, The New York Times’ Critic’s Pick, New York magazine’s 10 Best Theater Events of 2016, The Advocate’s Top 10 New York Theater of 2016), November 4th 2008WightThe Funny PainThe Truth Will OutChildren at Play6969 and This Is A Newspaper.  From 2003-2020 Jordan co-created more than 15 new plays with theater company CollaborationTown.  These include Family Play (1979 to Present) (The Advocate’s 10 Best LGBT Plays of 2014) and The Momentum (2012 GLAAD National Media Award nomination).  His work has been developed with New York Theater Workshop, Public Theater, Labyrinth, Roundabout, Primary Stages, London’s Old Vic, 59E59 Theaters, The Flea, New Ohio Theater, Lark Play Development Center, SPACE at Ryder Farm, Orchard Project, MacDowell Colony, Robert Wilson’s Watermill Center, Edward F. Albee Foundation and the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council.  An alum of The Public Theater’s Emerging Writer’s Group, the Soho Rep Writer/Director Lab, and Primary Stages’ American Writers Group, Jordan is also a ‘Usual Suspect’ at New York Theater Workshop.  Most recently a New Dramatists resident playwright (cohort 2023-2030), which is, by pure coincidence, a seven-year-long residency. 


The New Group was most recently represented Off-Broadway by Sabbath’s Theater, adapted from the novel by Philip Roth by Ariel Levy and John Turturro, directed by Jo Bonney, with Jason KravitsElizabeth Marvel and John Turturro.  In spring 2024, the company presents All of Me, by Laura Winters, directed by Ashley Brooke Monroe, featuring Madison Ferris and Danny J. Gomez, with additional casting to be announced.  These productions take place at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street).  The New Group Off Stage recently premiered Lypsinka: Toxic Femininity, a new film written and performed by John Epperson and directed by Chloë Sevigny, now streaming at thenewgroup.org through March 1.


The Pershing Square Signature Center is the permanent home of Signature Theatre, is a three-theatre facility on West 42nd Street designed by Frank Gehry Architects to host Signature’s three distinct playwrights’ residencies and foster a cultural community.  

For more information on renting the Center, please visit  www.signaturetheatre.org/rentals.


The New Group (Scott Elliott, Founding Artistic Director; Adam Bernstein, Executive Director) is an award-winning, artist-driven company with a commitment to developing and producing powerful, contemporary theatre.   www.thenewgroup.org.

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