Matthew Perry's Play 'The End of Longing' Sets New York Run

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Jennifer Mudge and Matthew Perry in 'The End of Longing'

MCC Theater's next season also includes the world premiere of Neil LaBute’s solo play 'All The Ways to Say I Love You,' starring Judith Light.

The End of Longing will start a New York City run next year, MCC Theater announced Tuesday.

The new play, penned by and starring Matthew Perry, will begin previews at the Lucille Lortel Theatre in the West Village on May 18, 2017, ahead of its June 5 opening night. The production will run through June 24, 2017.

Directed by Lindsay Posner, the dark dramedy follows four people struggling with love and addiction and marks the playwriting debut of the Friends alum.

Though its world premiere in London's West End — currently running through May 14 — was panned by critics, the show has become a commercial hit, breaking Playhouse Theatre records as the venue’s most successful play to date. That limited run will end May 14. Perry will rework the script for its New York debut.

End of Longing is part of the MCC Theater’s 30th anniversary season, which also includes the world premiere of Neil LaBute’s solo play All The Ways to Say I Love You, starring two-time Tony winner Judith Light and directed by Leigh Silverman.

Also on the schedule is the U.S. premiere of Anna Jordan’s Bruntwood Prize-winning play Yen, directed by Trip Cullman, and the musical Ride the Cyclone, with book, music and lyrics by Jacob Richmond and Brooke Maxwell and direction by Rachel Rockwell.

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