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Roundabout Announces INDIAN INK and NOISES OFF Added to Their 2014-15 Season

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ROUNDABOUT THEATRE COMPANY

Announces Additions to the 2014-2015 Theatrical Season

The New York premiere of TOM STOPPARD’s romantic drama

INDIAN INK

Directed by CAREY PERLOFF

Off-Broadway September 2014

A new Broadway production of the award-winning comedy

NOISES OFF

A comedy by Michael Frayn

Directed by Jeremy Herrin

Winter 2015

 

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) is pleased to announce exciting additions to the 2014-2015 theatrical season.

INDIAN INK

In addition to The Real Thing on Broadway in Fall 2014, Roundabout is honored to present the New York premiere of Tom Stoppard’s romantic drama Indian Ink,directed by Carey Perloff.The production will begin performances in September 2014 at the Laura Pels Theatre in the Harold & Miriam Steinberg Centre for Theatre (111 West 46th Street).

Tom Stoppard’s relationship with Roundabout Theatre Company includes Broadway productions of The Real Inspector Hound and The Fifteen Minute Hamlet.  Next season Roundabout will present a new production Mr. Stoppard’s The Real Thing on Broadway starring Ewan McGregor, directed by Sam Gold.  This production of Indian Ink will mark the play’s New York debut.

Set on two different continents and in two different eras, Indian Ink follows free-spirited English poet Flora Crewe on her travels through India in the 1930s, where her intricate relationship with an Indian artist unfurls against the backdrop of a country seeking its independence. Fifty years later, in 1980s England, her younger sister Eleanor tries to preserve the legacy of Flora's controversial career. Little by little, Flora’s mysterious past is revealed, as is the surprising story of two people whose connection lives on through art.  An evocative portrait of love and loss, Indian Ink movingly explores how the creative spirit can bring us together in the most unexpected ways.

NOISES OFF

In winter 2015, Roundabout will present a new Broadway production of Noises Off, the award-winning comedy by Michael Frayn, directed by Jeremy Herrin.  Noises Off will begin previews in January 2015 at the American Airlines Theatre on Broadway (227 West 42nd Street).  This will be a limited engagement.  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 over 550 performances and was lauded as “the funniest show on Broadway” (NY Times).

   

TICKET INFORMATION:

Tickets for all productions are 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 call 212-719-1300 for more info. Current subscribers will be contacted with renewal information in the coming weeks. Tickets for individual productions will be on sale at dates to be announced.

BIOGRAPHIES:

TOM STOPPARD (Playwright, The Real Thing & Indian Ink).  Tom Stoppard’s work for the stage includes Arcadia, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, The Real Inspector Hound, Jumpers, Travesties, Night and Day, The Real Thing, Hapgood, Indian Ink, The Invention of Love, The Coast of Utopia (winner of the most Tony Awards of any new play on Broadway) and Rock ‘n’ Roll.  His translations and adaptations include works by Lorca, Nestroy, Schnitzler, Molnar, Pirandello and Chekhov.  Among his television credits are “Professional Foul” and “Squaring the Circle.”  Film work includes Billy Bathgate, Brazil, Empire of the Sun, Enigma and Shakespeare in Love.  He directed the film of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead.  For radio he has written “If You’re Glad, I’ll Be Frank,” “Albert’s Bridge” and “In the Native State.”  In 2006 Stoppard’s multi-award-winning Rock ‘n’ Roll opened at the Royal Court.  The production, directed by Trevor Nunn, subsequently enjoyed a sell-out West End run as well as a season on Broadway produced by Sonia Friedman Productions.

CAREY PERLOFF (Director, Indian Ink).  Perloff recently celebrated her 20th year as artistic director of A.C.T., where she most recently directed ArcadiaElektra (co-produced by the Getty Villa in Malibu), EndgameandPlayScorchedThe Homecoming, Tosca Cafe (co-created with choreographer Val Caniparoli and recently toured Canada), and Racine's Phèdrein a co-production with the Stratford Shakespeare Festival. Known for directing innovative productions of classics and championing new writing for the theater, Perloff has also directed for A.C.T. José Rivera's Boleros for the Disenchanted; the world premieres of Philip Kan Gotanda's After the War(A.C.T. commission) and her own adaptation (with Paul Walsh) of A Christmas Carol; the American premieres of Tom Stoppard's TheInvention of Loveand Indian Inkand Harold Pinter'sCelebration; A.C.T.–commissioned translations/adaptations of HecubaThe MisanthropeEnrico IVMary StuartUncleVanyaA Mother, and The Voysey Inheritance (adapted by David Mamet); the world premiere of Leslie Ayvazian's Singer's Boy; and major revivals of 'Tis Pity She's a WhoreThe Government Inspector, Happy End(including a critically acclaimed cast album recording), A Doll's HouseWaiting for GodotThe Three SistersThe Threepenny OperaOld TimesThe Rose TattooAntigoneCreditorsThe Room,HomeThe Tempest, and Stoppard's Rock 'n' RollTravestiesThe Real Thing, Night and Day, and Arcadia. Perloff 's work for A.C.T. also includes Marie Ndiaye'sHilda, the world premieres of Marc Blitzstein's No for an Answerand David Lang/Mac Wellman's The Difficulty of Crossing a Field, and the West Coast premiere of her own play The Colossus of Rhodes(Susan Smith Blackburn Award finalist). Her playLuminescence Datingpremiered in New York at The Ensemble Studio Theatre, was coproduced by A.C.T. and Magic Theatre, and is published by Dramatists Play Service. Kinship was developed at the Perry-Mansfield New Play Festival and at New York Stage and Film (2013); Waiting for the Floodhas received workshops at A.C.T., New York Stage & Film, and Roundabout Theatre Company. Higher, was developed at New York Stage and Film and presented at San Francisco's Contemporary Jewish Museum in 2010; it won the 2011 Blanche and Irving Laurie Foundation Theatre Visions Fund Award and received its world premiere in February 2012 in San Francisco. Her one-act The Morning Afterwas a finalist for the Heideman Award at Actors Theatre of Louisville. Perloff has collaborated as a director on new plays by many notable writers, including Gotanda, Nilo Cruz, Timberlake Wertenbaker and Robert O'Hara. Before joining A.C.T., Perloff was artistic director of Classic Stage Company in New York, where she directed the world premiere of Ezra Pound'sElektra, the American premiere of Pinter's Mountain Language, and many classic works. Under Perloff 's leadership, CSC won numerous OBIE Awards, including the 1988 OBIE for artistic excellence. In 1993, she directed the world premiere of Steve Reich and Beryl Korot's opera The Caveat the Vienna Festival and Brooklyn Academy of Music. A recipient of France's Chevalier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres and the National Corporate Theatre Fund's 2007 Artistic Achievement Award, Perloff received a B.A. Phi Beta Kappa in classics and comparative literature from Stanford University and was a Fulbright Fellow at Oxford. She was on the faculty of the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University for seven years and teaches and directs in the A.C.T. Master of Fine Arts Program. Perloff is on the Board of the Hermitage Artist Retreat in Sarasota, Florida, and is the proud mother of Lexie and Nicholas.

MICHAEL FRAYN (Playwright, Noises Off).  Michael Frayn has written sixteen plays, including Copenhagen, Afterlife, Benefactors, Donkeys’ Years, and Democracy.   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.  His eleven novels include The Tin Men, Towards the End of the Morning, Headlong, Spies, and most recently Skios.  He has also published various collections of articles, including Collected Columns, Stage Directions, and Travels with a Typewriter; two works of philosophy, Constructions and The Human Touch; and a memoir, My Father’s Fortune.

JEREMY HERRIN (Director, Noises Off).  Noises Off marks Jeremy’s Broadway debut.  He trained as a theatre director at both the National Theatre and the Royal Court, where he became Deputy Artistic Director in 2008. Between 2000 and 2008 he was an Associate Director at Live Theatre in Newcastle upon Tyne.  In 2007, he directed the UK premiere of David Hare's play, The Vertical Hour, as well as Polly Stenham's award-winning That Face at the Royal Court. That Face later transferred to London's West End, where it starred Lindsay Duncan and Matt Smith and was produced by Sonia Friedman. Two years later, in 2009, Jeremy directed Polly's second play, Tusk Tuskfor which he was nominated for an Evening Standard Best Director Award. Other work at the Royal Court includes Richard Bean's The HereticKinSpur of the MomentOff The Endz and The Priory, which won an Olivier Award for best Comedy.  In 2011 Jeremy has directed Much Ado About Nothing at the Globe to critical acclaim. He also directed David Hare's latest play, South Downsat Chichester Festival Theatre, Death and the Maiden at the Comedy Theatre and Joe Penhall's Haunted Child at the Royal Court. In 2012 Jeremy directed the critically laudedThis House, written by James Graham, at the National Theatre and was named as one of theStage top 100. His most recent productions include No Quarter at the Royal Court, The Tempest at the Globe Theatre and Another Country, which opened at Chichester Festival Theatre in September 2013. Jeremy replaced Rupert Goold as Artistic Director of Headlong Theatre in September 2013.

Roundabout Theatre Company is committed to producing the highest quality theatre with the finest artists, sharing stories that endure, and providing accessibility to all audiences.  A not-for-profit company, Roundabout fulfills its mission each season through the production of classic plays and musicals; development and production of new works by established and emerging writers; educational initiatives that enrich the lives of children and adults; and a subscription model and audience outreach programs that cultivate and engage all audiences. 

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.

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

Roundabout’s 2013-2014 season includes Sophie Treadwell’s Machinal, starring Rebecca Hall and directed by Lyndsey Turner; Donald Margulies’ Dinner with Friends, directed by Pam MacKinnon; Masteroff, Kander & Ebb’s Cabaret, starring Alan Cumming, Michelle Williams, directed by Sam Mendes & Rob Marshall (co-director/choreographer); Tesori & Crawley’s Violet, starring Sutton Foster, directed by Leigh Silverman; and Bekah Brunstetter’s newly commissioned play, Cutie and Bear, directed by Evan Cabnet.

Roundabout’s 2014-2015 season includes Tom Stoppard’s The Real Thing starring Ewan McGregor, directed by Sam Gold; Tom Stoppard’s Indian Ink, directed by Carey Perloff; and Michael Frayn’s Noises Off, directed by Jeremy Herrin.

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Andrew C. McGibbon

 

 

Andrew C. McGibbon has spent the past thirty years working in live theatre as a stage manager, general manager, producer and leader in the convergence of Broadway and online.

Mr. McGibbon worked as a stage manager and general manager for ten years. In 1994 he created a website devoted to live theatre, BroadwayWorld-Wide.com. The site was subsequently bought by, and became Playbill.com. He continued to manage the site for Playbill for four years. In 2000 he became the website manager for TonyAwards.com. With the 2008-09 season he finished his ninth year on the show. He has also worked as a webmaster for the Broadway LeagueJazz at Lincoln Center, and as the Director of Digital Media for the New Jersey Performing Arts Center.

Since 2015, Andrew has been working as an architectural photographer and virtual tour photographer known for his photography of theatres such as the Kimmel Center, Tanglewood, Signature Theatre Company, Roundabout Theatre Company, Arena Stage and the Goodspeed Opera House.

Mr. McGibbon is a member of the American Theatre Critics Association, the Independent Theatre Bloggers AssociationActors' Equity Association and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, as well as the American Society of Media Photographers

In addition to his work in the theatrical industry, Mr. McGibbon is also a partner in Simple Solutions Distributing, a manufacturer of filtration equipment for the waste-water industry.

Photo: Elizabeth Leitzell

 

 

 

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