Noises Off will begin previews on Thursday, December 17, 2015 and open officially on Thursday, January 14, 2016 on Broadway. This will be a limited engagement.
Director Jeremy Herrin makes his Roundabout Theatre Company debut with Noise Off, following a string of acclaimed productions in London, including the smash-hit Royal Shakespeare Company production of Wolf Hall: Parts One & Two (coming to Broadway in Spring 2015) and This House by James Graham at the National Theatre (Olivier Award nomination for Best Director).
The full cast and creative team will be announced soon.
Full of shocking surprises and gut-busting humor, Noises Off is the classic show-within-a-show. The Opening Night performance of the farce Nothing On is just hours away, and as the cast stumbles through their final dress rehearsal, things couldn't be going any worse. With lines being forgotten, love triangles unraveling and sardines flying everywhere, it’s complete pandemonium…and we haven’t even reached intermission! Can the cast pull their act together on the stage even if they can't behind the scenes?
Noises Off premiered on Broadway in 1983 and was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Play. The original production ran more than 550 performances and was lauded as “the funniest show on Broadway” (The New York Times).
Noises Off is first made available to subscribers and donors. Whether you are interested in the best value or VIP experiences, Roundabout has a package option for you. Visit roundabouttheatre.org or call212-719-1300 for more info. Sign up for Roundabout’s email club at roundabouttheatre.org to be notified when tickets go on sale to the public in Summer 2015.
A Note to Roundabout Subscribers:
Noises Off will be part of the 2015-16 Season, which will go on sale for subscription renewal in early 2015. New subscribers may include this production as part of a “Choose Your Own” package, and will receive tickets once full-season subscription seating is completed in Summer 2015.
Noises Off will play Tuesday through Saturday evening at 8:00PM with Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2:00PM.
ANDREA MARTIN (Dotty). Andrea Martin will next be seen starring in the half-hour single-camera television comedy, “Working the Engels”, produced by Halfire-CORE Entertainment for Shaw Media and NBC. A veteran of television, stage and film, Andrea Martin won Tony®, Drama Desk, and Outer Critics Awards for her performance in the current Broadway revival of Pippin. Her theatre credits include the Lincoln Center Theater adaptation of Moss Hart’s Act One; My Favorite Year, for which she received Tony, Drama Desk and Theatre World Awards; the recent revival of Fiddler on the Roof; Mel Brooks’ Young Frankenstein (Tony, Drama Desk Award nominations); Exit the King (Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle Award nominations); Oklahoma! (Tony, Drama Desk Award nominations); Candide (Tony, Drama Desk Award nominations); and the legendary Toronto production of Godspell in which she co-starred with future collaborators and SCTV alumni Martin Short, Eugene Levy, and Dave Thomas. On SCTV, Martin not only earned two Emmy Awards for her writing, but also created some of television’s most indelible sketch comedy characters. Martin has done extensive voice work in television and film (The Simpsons,Anastasia, The Rugrats Movie) and made memorable guest appearances on hit shows such as “30 Rock” and “Nurse Jackie.” Her film appearances include The Producers, Wag the Dog, Hedwig and the Angry Inch and My Big Fat Greek Wedding. She will next be seen on screen in the forthcoming feature film, Night at the Museum 3. Martin was born in Portland, Maine and splits her time between Toronto and New York.
MICHAEL FRAYN (Playwright). Michael Frayn has written sixteen plays, and several of them have been produced in New York, including Noises Off, Copenhagen, Benefactors, and Democracy. Noises Off, first produced on Broadway in 1983, was revived in 2001. Copenhagen, in 2000, won a Tony, together with Tony Awards for Best Director (Michael Blakemore) and Best Featured Actress (Blair Brown). He has also translated for the theatre, mostly Chekhov and other plays from the Russian, and adapted Chekhov’s first, untitled play as Wild Honey. He has written a number of screenplays, including Clockwise, starring John Cleese, and First and Last, which won an International Emmy. His books are published in New York by Holt Metropolitan. His eleven novels include The Tin Men, Towards the End of the Morning, Headlong, Spies, and most recently Skios. He has also published two works of philosophy, Constructions and The Human Touch; and a memoir, My Father’s Fortune.
JEREMY HERRIN (Director) studied at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama. He trained at both the National Theatre and Royal Court, where he became Deputy Artistic Director in 2009 until 2012.Between 2000 and 2008 he was Associate Director at Live Theatre in Newcastle upon Tyne. Jeremy's first production for Headlong was the European Premiere of Jennifer Haley's Susan Smith Blackburn Prize winning play, The Nether, at the Royal Court. Jeremy has also recently directed the world premiere of Hilary Mantel’s Man Booker prize-winning novels Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies in two parts for the RSC, which transferred to the West End in May 2014 and will appear on Broadway in spring 2015. Jeremy has directed several productions at the Royal Court including That Face by Polly Stenham, which transferred to the Duke of York’s Theatre in the West End. He was nominated for an Evening Standard Best Director Award for Stenham’s second play Tusk Tusk in 2009. Other work at the Court includes Stenham’s No Quarter, E V Crowe’s Hero and Kin, Richard Bean’s The Heretic, Michael Wynne’s The Priory, which won an Olivier award for Best Comedy and David Hare’sThe Vertical Hour. Other theatre directing credits include Another Country (Chichester/West End), the critically acclaimed This House by James Graham at the National Theatre, for which he was nominated for an Olivier award for Best Director, The Tempest at the Globe, David Hare’s South Downs at Chichester Festival Theatre subsequently transferring to the Harold Pinter Theatre, Uncle Vanya with Roger Allam at Chichester, Absent Friends at the Harold Pinter and Much Ado About Nothing with Eve Best and Charles Edwards at the Globe. Jeremy was also named as one of the Stage top 100 in 2014.
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