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Friday, 31 May 2013 11:29

Previews Begin Tonight for Roundabout's ...TOM DURNIN

THE UNAVOIDABLE DISAPPEARANCE
OF TOM DURNIN

By Steven Levenson

with
Christopher Denham, Lisa Emery, Sarah Goldberg, David Morse, Rich Sommer

Directed by Scott Ellis

Opening Night is June 27, 2013
At the Laura Pels Theatre in the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre 

Roundabout Theatre Company’s (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) world premiere of The Unavoidable Disappearance of Tom Durninby Steven Levenson, begins previews tonight, Friday, May 31st at 7:30PM.

The cast of The Unavoidable Disappearance of Tom Durnin includes Christopher Denham, Lisa Emery, Sarah Goldberg, David Morse, Rich Sommer, and directed by Scott Ellis.

The Unavoidable Disappearance of Tom Durnin officially opens on June 27, 2013 at the Laura Pels Theatre in the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre (111 West 46th Street).  This is a limited engagement through August 25, 2013.

The design team includes Beowulf Boritt (Sets), Jeff Mahshie (Costumes), Donald Holder (Lights), and Obadiah Eaves (Original Music & Sound).

From playwright Steven Levenson (Roundabout’s acclaimed The Language of Trees) comes this funny, raw and moving world premiere about the price we pay for defaulting on those we love. Tom Durnin did the time for his white-collar crime. Now, he’s determined to win back the respect he believes he deserves—even if that means ripping apart the new life his family has so carefully put together in his absence. Tom’s son warily allows his father to camp out on his couch, hoping the man who let everyone down has finally turned a new page. After a lifetime of empty promises, can Tom find a place in a family that has worked so hard to move on without him?

Levenson’s play The Unavoidable Disappearance of Tom Durnin is part of Roundabout’s New Play Initiative, a collection of programs designed to foster and produce new work by emerging and established artists. The Unavoidable Disappearance of Tom Durnin was commissioned by Roundabout Theatre Company following Levenson’s New York debut with The Language of Trees in 2008 at Roundabout Underground.

Ticket Information:

Tickets are available online at roundabouttheatre.org, by phone at (212) 719-1300, or in person at the Laura Pels Box Office (111 West 46th Street).  Tickets prices range from $71 - $81.

PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE:

The Unavoidable Disappearance of Tom Durnin will play Tuesday through Saturday evening at 7:30PM with Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2:00PM.

Major support for The Unavoidable Disappearance of Tom Durnin is provided by The Laura Pels International Foundation for Theater. Partial underwriting support is provided by Peggy and Mark Ellis, Stacey and Eric Mindich, and K. Myers.

This play is a recipient of an Edgerton Foundation New American Plays Award.

We thank our Roundabout Leaders for New Works: Alec Baldwin, Lois and Irvin Cohen, Linda L. D'Onofrio, Peggy and Mark Ellis, Jodi Glucksman, Sylvia Golden, Caryn and James Magid, Laura Pels International Foundation for Theatre, Laura S. Rodgers, Mary and David Solomon / GS Gives, Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust, Yolanda R. Turocy, Lori Uddenberg, Deborah and Thomas Wallace, and Xerox Foundation. 

This production is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

Roundabout Theatre Company presents a variety of plays, musicals, and new works on its five stages, each of which is specifically designed to enhance the needs of Roundabout’s mission.  Off-Broadway, the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre, which houses the Laura Pels Theatre and Black Box Theatre, with its simple sophisticated design, is perfectly suited to showcasing new plays. The grandeur of its Broadway home on 42nd Street, American Airlines Theatre, sets the ideal stage for the classics.  Roundabout’s Studio 54 provides an exciting and intimate Broadway venue for its musical and special event productions.  The Stephen Sondheim Theatre offers a state of the art LEED certified Broadway theatre in which to stage major large-scale musical revivals. Together these distinctive homes serve to enhance Roundabout’s work on each of its stages.

The Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre reflects Roundabout's commitment to produce new works by established and emerging writers as well as revivals of classic plays. This state-of-the-art off-Broadway theatre and education complex is made possible by a major gift from The Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust. The Trust was created in 1986 by Harold Steinberg to promote and advance American Theatre as a vital part of our culture by supporting playwrights, encouraging the development and production of new work, and providing financial assistance to theatre companies across the country. Since its inception, the Trust has awarded over $45 million to more than 100 not-for-profit theatre organizations.

American Airlines is the official airline of Roundabout Theatre Company. Roundabout productions are made possible, in part, with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and the New York State Council on the Arts, with the support of Governor Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

Roundabout Theatre Company’s 2013-2014 season will include Sophie Treadwell’s Machinal, directed by Lyndsey Turner, Tom Stoppard’s The Real Thing, directed by Sam Gold; Donald Margulies’ Dinner with Friends, directed by Pam MacKinnon and Joshua Harmon’s Bad Jews, directed by Daniel Aukin.

The national tour of Roundabout Theatre Company’s Tony® Award winning Anything Goescontinues in cities throughout the United States in 2013.

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