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OPENING NIGHT IS TOMORROW, OCTOBER 20th!

Roundabout Theatre Company
Presents
The New York premiere of

SONS OF THE PROPHET

with
Yusef Bulos, Jonathan Louis Dent, Santino Fontana, Joanna Gleason, Lizbeth Mackay,
Dee Nelson, Chris Perfetti, Charles Socarides  

By Stephen Karam

Directed by Peter DuBois

Off-Broadway at the Laura Pels Theatre at the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre

{module ad_left_body}Tomorrow night is the official opening of Roundabout Theatre Company’s New York Premiere of Stephen Karam’s new play Sons of the Prophet, directed by Peter DuBois.   The cast features Yusef Bulos (Bill), Jonathan Louis Dent (Vin), Santino Fontana (Joseph), Joanna Gleason (Gloria), Lizbeth Mackay (Mrs. McAndrew), Dee Nelson (Dr. Manor), Chris Perfetti (Charles), Charles Socarides (Timothy).

Sons of the Prophet opens officially on Thursday, October 20, 2011 at the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre / Laura Pels Theatre (111 West 46th Street). Sons of the Prophet will play a limited engagement through December 23, 2011.

The design team includes Anna Louizos (Sets), Bobby Frederick Tilley, II (Costumes), Japhy Weideman (Lights), M.L. Dogg (Sound).

Karam’s play Sons of the Prophet is part of Roundabout’s New Play Initiative, a collection of programs, designed to foster and produce new work by emerging and established artists. Sons of the Prophet was commissioned by Roundabout Theatre Company, following his hugely acclaimed New York debut with Speech & Debate in 2007 at Roundabout Underground.  That successful production of Speech & Debate not only launched the Roundabout Underground program, it also went on to play in over 100 theaters in the United States and Canada.

If to live is to suffer, then Joseph Douaihy (Fontana) is more alive than most. With unexplained chronic pain and the fate of his reeling family on his shoulders, Joseph’s health, sanity, and insurance premium are on the line. In an age when modern medicine has a cure for just about everything, Sons of the Prophet is a refreshingly honest take on how we cope with wounds that just won't heal, and the funniest play about human suffering you’re likely to see.

TICKET INFORMATION:

Tickets are available by calling Roundabout Ticket Services at (212)719-1300, online at www.roundabouttheatre.org or at the Laura Pels box office (111 West 46th Street).  Ticket prices range from $71.00-81.00.

Roundabout Subscribers save up to 50% off of ticket prices and have access to special in-theatre events and perks. To become a Roundabout Subscriber, visit www.roundabouttheatre.org/joinnow or call Roundabout Ticket Services (212)719-1300 today.

PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE:

Sons of the Prophet plays Tuesday through Saturday evenings at 7:30 p.m. with Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2:00 p.m. 

Roundabout Theatre Company’s 2011-2012 season features Terence Rattigan’s Man & Boy, starring Frank Langella, directed by Maria Aitken; Stephen Karam’s Sons of the Prophet, directed by Peter DuBois; Andrew Hinderaker’s Suicide, Incorporated, directed by Jonathan Berry; Athol Fugard’s The Road To Mecca starring Rosemary Harris, Carla Gugino & Jim Dale, directed by Gordon Edelstein and John Osborne’s Look Back in Anger, directed by Sam Gold.  Roundabout’s Tony Award winning production of Anything Goes starring Sutton Foster & Joel Grey, directed & choreographed by Kathleen Marshall, is currently playing at the Stephen Sondheim Theater.

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Saturday, 15 October 2011 13:21

Broadway Review: MAN AND BOY

Terence Rattigan's Man and Boy, now on stage at Roundabout Theatre Company's American Airlines Theatre, has one undeniably excellent reason to see the show, the performance of its leading man, that great American actor Frank Langella.  Langella sinks his teeth into this role portraying the morally bankrupt Gregor Antonescu, with a quiet, understated manner.  Gregor’s empire is on the verge of collapsing due to financial shenanigans.   While Man and Boy is undoubtedly a timely piece and could almost be considered "ripped from the headlines" of the past couple of years, it would certainly be understandable if some folks are reticent to embrace this Bernie Madoff-esque escapade.  Yet, in the capable hands of director Maria Aitken, this production holds your interest thoroughly.

Published in 2011-2012 Season

Roundabout Theatre Company

ROUNDABOUT THEATRE COMPANY

Announces a one-night only benefit performance of

JOE MASTEROFF, JERRY BOCK & SHELDON HARNICK’S

Romantic musical comedy

SHE LOVES ME

A Benefit Concert Reading

with a 15-member orchestra

STARRING

Cheyenne Jackson, Jane Krakowski, Kelli O’Hara, Josh Radnor
Michael McGrath, Rory O’Malley

AND

Victor Garber

Orchestrations by Don Walker

Music Direction by Paul Gemignani

Musical Staging by JoAnn M. Hunter

Directed by Scott Ellis

Monday, December 5th, 2011

At the Stephen Sondheim Theatre

{module ad_left_body}Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) is pleased to announce Cheyenne Jackson (Xanadu) as “Steven Kodaly”, Tony Award® winner Jane Krakowski (Nine) as “Ilona Ritter”, three-time Tony nominee Kelli O’Hara (The Pajama Game) as “Amalia Balas”, Josh Radnor (“How I Met Your Mother”) as “Georg”, Tony nominee Michael McGrath (Memphis) as “Ladislav Sipos”, Tony nominee Rory O’Malley (The Book of Mormon) as “Arpad Laszlo” and four-time Tony nominee Victor Garber (Present Laughter) as “Mr. Maraczek” leading an all-star cast in a one-night only performance of SHE LOVES ME. The romantic musical comedy features a book by Joe Masteroff (Cabaret), music by Jerry Bock and lyrics by Sheldon Harnick (Fiddler on the Roof).

The benefit concert reading will take place on Monday, December 5th, 2011 at 7:30PM at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre (124 West 43rd Street). 

Director Scott Ellis (She Loves Me, 1776, Curtains) will direct the evening as a celebration of Roundabout’s 20th anniversary of producing on Broadway which began in 1991 at the Criterion Center in Times Square. Roundabout’s 1993 Broadway revival of She Loves Me, also directed by Ellis, began life at the Criterion Center and launched Roundabout’s Musical Theatre program. It was nominated for nine Tony Awards including Best Revival of a Musical, Best Director and Best Choreography (Rob Marshall) and the four major acting awards.  It also won the 1994 Drama Desk award for Outstanding Musical Revival.  With She Loves Me, Roundabout began the process of becoming one of the largest and most celebrated producers of musicals on Broadway with highlights including Cabaret, 1776, Nine, Assassins, The Pajama Game, Sunday in the Park with George and the current 2011 Tony Award winning production of Anything Goes.

She Loves Me will feature musical staging by JoAnn M. Hunter and musical director Paul Gemignani will lead a 15-member orchestra with orchestrations by Don Walker.

This classic musical follows Amalia (O’Hara) and Georg (Radnor), two feuding clerks in a European parfumerie during the 1930’s who secretly find solace in their anonymous romantic pen pals, little knowing their respective correspondents are actually each other.  Bock & Harnick’s gorgeous score includes “Tonight at Eight”, “Will He Like Me?”, “Vanilla Ice Cream” and “She Loves Me”.

The design team includes Derek McLane (Sets), Jeff Mahshie (Costumes), Peter Kaczorowski (Lights), Brian Ronan (Sound).

VIP, Premium and Reception tickets include admission to an exclusive cast party following the performance with all proceeds to benefit not-for-profit Roundabout Theatre Company and all its programs and activities.

The co-chairs for the evening are Roundabout board member Michael T. Cohen and Amanda and Gary Wolf.

TICKET INFORMATION:

Tax-deductible benefit tickets are now available by calling Roundabout's Development Office at (212)719-9393Production Underwriter packages available upon inquiry.

VIP Tickets at $5,000: The VIP experience will include a “meet-and-greet” with the cast, a VIP cocktail reception at One Bryant Park catered by Aureole, the best seats for the performance,

complimentary cocktail at intermission, post-show cast party, plus two seats to the opening night of an upcoming Roundabout production.

Premium Tickets at $2,500: Include pre-show reception, premium center orchestra seating, complimentary cocktail at intermission, and post-show cast party.

Reception Tickets at $1,000: Include premium orchestra seats and post-show cast party.

Beginning October 24, 2011, select orchestra and mezzanine tickets ($150-$500) will be available to the general public by calling Roundabout Ticket Services at (212)719-1300, visiting any Roundabout box office (Stephen Sondheim Theatre, American Airlines Theatre or the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre) or online: www.roundabouttheatre.org

Roundabout Theatre Company is a not-for-profit theatre dedicated to providing a nurturing artistic home for theatre artists at all stages of their careers where the widest possible audience can experience their work at affordable prices. Roundabout fulfills its mission each season through the revival of classic plays and musicals; development and production of new works by established playwrights and emerging writers; educational initiatives that enrich the lives of children and adults; and a subscription model and audience outreach programs that cultivate loyal audiences. 

Roundabout Theatre Company currently produces at five theatres, each of which is designed specifically 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, the 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 the work on each of its stages.

Roundabout Theatre Company’s 2011-2012 season features Terence Rattigan’s Man and Boy, starring Frank Langella, directed by Maria Aitken; Stephen Karam’s Sons of the Prophet, directed by Peter DuBois; Andrew Hinderaker’s Suicide, Incorporated, directed by Jonathan Berry; Athol Fugard’s The Road To Mecca starring Rosemary Harris, Carla Gugino & Jim Dale, directed by Gordon Edelstein and John Osborne’s Look Back in Anger, directed by Sam Gold.  Roundabout’s Tony Award winning production of Anything Goes starring Sutton Foster & Joel Grey, directed & choreographed by Kathleen Marshall, is currently playing at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre.

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Roundabout Theatre Company

ROUNDABOUT THEATRE COMPANY

Announces the cast of a new Off-Broadway production of

LOOK BACK IN ANGER

with

Adam Driver, Sarah Goldberg, Anastasia Griffith, Matthew Rhys

By John Osborne

Directed by Sam Gold

Performances will begin January 13, 2012 and officially open on February 2, 2012

Off-Broadway at the Laura Pels Theatre in the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) is pleased to announce the full cast of a new production of John Osborne’s play Look Back in Anger,directed by Roundabout Associate Artist Sam Gold.

The cast will feature Adam Driver as “Cliff,” Sarah Goldberg as “Allison,” Anastasia Griffith as “Helena,” and Matthew Rhys as “Jimmy”.

Look Back in Anger will begin performances on January 13, 2012 and will open officially on February 2, 2012 at the Laura Pels Theatre at the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre (111 West 46th Street).

The production will play a limited engagement through April 8, 2012.

Look Back in Anger is often regarded as a pivotal theatrical work of the last century.  It is a shocking and vibrant drama about four people struggling to live together and love each other in 1950s England. 

The design team includesAndrew Lieberman (Sets), David Zinn (Costumes), Mark Barton (Lights), Bray Poor (Sound).

Look Back in Anger premiered in 1956 at the Royal Court Theatre in London.  In 1957, the play opened on Broadway and was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Play.  Roundabout Theatre Company has a history with Osborne’s work, having staged Look Back in Anger (1980), Inadmissible Evidence (1981) and The Entertainer (1982).

Director Sam Gold is a Roundabout Theatre Company Associate Artist and recently staged the acclaimed production of Tigers Be Still at Roundabout Underground.  Roundabout is pleased to welcome Adam Driver to the Laura Pels stage following his performance in Man and Boy at the American Airlines this fall and Mrs. Warren’s Profession in 2010.

TICKET INFORMATION:

Tickets will be available on Friday, September 23rd by calling Roundabout Ticket Services at (212)719-1300, online at www.roundabouttheatre.org or at the Laura Pels Theatreat the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre box office (111 West 46 Street).  Ticket prices range from $71.00-81.00.   For early access to tickets, join Roundabout’s email club at www.roundabouttheatre.org.

Roundabout Subscribers save up to 50% off of ticket prices and have access to special in-theatre events and perks. To become a Roundabout Subscriber visitwww.roundabouttheatre.org/joinnow or call Roundabout Ticket Services (212)719-1300 today.

Through ACCESS Roundabout, 100 tickets will be available for the first four preview performances (January 13-15) for only $10 each using code: ACCESS10.

PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE:

Look Back in Anger will play Tuesday through Saturday evening at 7:30 p.m. with Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2:00 p.m. 

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.

BIOGRAPHIES:

ADAM DRIVER (Cliff).  Broadway: Man and Boy, Mrs. Warren's Profession (Roundabout). Off-Broadway: Angels in America (Signature Theatre), The Retributionists(Playwrights Horizons), The Forest (CSC). Off-Off Broadway: Little Doc (Rattlestick), Slipping (Rattlestick), Cipher (SPF). Television: "Law & Order: Brilliant Disguise", "The Unusuals: The E.I.D.", "You Don't Know Jack" (HBO), "The Wonderful Maladays" (HBO) Film: I'm Coming Over, Goldstar Ohio, Not Waving But Drowning, Archangel.Upcoming: J. Edgar, Lincoln, Untitled Noah Baumbach Project.

SARAH GOLDBERG (Allison).  Theatre:  Clybourne Park (Royal Court/Olivier nomination, Best Supporting Actress), Miss Lilly Gtes Boned, Six Degrees of Separation (Old Vic), Ice-Cream (Royal Court), The Member of the Wedding (Young Vic).  TV: “Any Human Heart”.  Film: Magnus Rex, Gambit, Rob and Valentina in Scotland, A Bunch of Amatuers, Refraction.

ANASTASIA GRIFFITH (Helena).  Anastasia is a London born actress who has evolved into a talented performer with breakout roles on the critically acclaimed FX drama “Damages” and as the female lead on NBC’s “Trauma”, as well as supporting roles in films like Solitary Man, opposite Michael Douglas. Last season she shot a large arc on USA’s hit series “Royal Pains”where she played a new doctor and lead love interest to Mark Feuerstein’s character. Other credits include appearances in feature films likeThe Headsman, Dirty Filthy Love, Alfie and Fire, as well as television roles on “The Cleaner”, “Lipstick Jungle”, “Law and Order: SVU”, and mostly recently a recurring role on the new ABC series “Once Upon A Time”. In late 2010, she filmed the lead role in the Lifetime original film Never Tell A Lie.

MATTHEW RHYS (Jimmy).  Matthew Rhys’ passion, creativity and attitude have helped him solidify his place in the industry as a reputable and versatile actor. He is best known for his role on ABC’s hit drama “Brothers & Sisters,” where he played Kevin Walker.  He has recently produced a documentary for UK television, charting the volatile life of Griffith Jenkins Griffith - one of the founding fathers of Los Angeles.  Rhys continued his work on the other side of the camera earlier this season when he made his directorial debut directing an episode of “Brothers and Sisters.”  Matthew recently wrapped production Marc Evan’s independent film Patagonia depicting two parallel groups who travel to Argentina and the Welsh settlements of Patagonia. He was recently seen in the BBC Film, The Edge of Love, opposite Kiera Knightly and Sienna Miller where he received rave reviews. The film, about the legendary poet, Dylan Thomas (Rhys) and his love of two women, premiered at the Edinborough Film Festival and was released in the U.S. last year.  Leslie Felperin from Variety says “Rhys’ work is sturdy, getting Thomas’ delivery down pat without decending into mere impersonation.”  In 2006, Matthew starred opposite Brittany Murphy in the independent feature Love and Other Disasters. Matthew’s other film credits include, Virgin Territory, The Testimony of Taliesin Jones, Very Annie Mary, Peaches, Tabloid and Deathwatch.  Rhys’s television credits include the lead role in “Metropolis,” a drama series following the lives of six twenty-somethings living in London. He was also seen in BBC’s the “Lost World,” which recreating Conan Doyle's tale of British explorers searching for an undiscovered plateau inhabited by prehistoric beasts. In 2000, Rhys opened to huge critical acclaim when he starred as ‘Benjamin’ in the world premiere of the stage adaptation of “The Graduate” alongside Kathleen Turner at the Gielgud Theatre in London's West End.  Matthew attended the prestigious Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London.  Shortly after in1993, Matthew was awarded the 'Patricia Rothermere Scholarship’. During his time at RADA, Matthew appeared in “House of America” and “Back-Up”, the BBC police series about the operational support units Hooli Vans.  Matthew then returned to Cardiff to act in his own language in the Welsh film Bydd yn Wrol  (Be Brave) for which he won 'Best Actor' at the Welsh BAFTAs.  Matthew was born and raised in the historic city of Cardiff, South Wales.  He currently resides in Los Angeles.

JOHN OSBORNE (Playwright).  John James Osborne was born in London on 12 December 1929 and died in Shropshire in December 1994. He was married five times. His first wife was actress Pamela Lane. Pamela was the basis for the character of Alison in Look Back in Anger, outlived John and all his subsequent wives and died in October 2010. Pamela kept all John’s letters to her and they have recently been acquired by the British Library. John and Pamela maintained a friendship throughout John’s life interrupted only during his marriage to Jill Bennett a friend of hers whom she advised John against marrying. John’s second wife was actress Mary Ure who created the role of Alison inLook Back in Anger. His third wife was novelist and critic Penelope Gilliat with whom he had a daughter, Nolan. His fourth wife was actress Jill Bennett for whom he wrote several plays. His fifth wife was journalist Helen Dawson. This was his happiest and longest marriage.  Helen outlived him by ten years. In later life John observed that no man should be encouraged to marry an actress and playwrights should be actively prevented from such self slaughter. Osborne started writing plays whilst working as an actor in repertory in the 1950s.He first gained international fame in 1956 when Look Back in Anger waspresented at the Royal Court Theatre, London, where many of his plays wereproduced, including The Entertainer (1957); Epitaph For George Dillon (1958); Luther (1961); Plays For England : The Blood of the Bamburgs and Under Plain Cover(1962); Inadmissible Evidence (1964); A Patriot for Me (1965); Time Present (1968); The Hotel in Amsterdam (1968); West of Suez (1971) and A Sense of Detachment (1972).His other plays include The Devil Inside Him/Cry For Love (Huddersfield 1950 & Cardiff 2010); Personal Enemy (Harrogate 1955 & London & New York 2010); the musical The World of Paul Slickey (Palace Theatre, 1959); The End of Me Old Cigar (Greenwich, 1975); Watch it Come Down (National, 1975) and Deja Vu (Comedy Theatre, 1992) and he adapted Lope de Vega’s A Bond Honoured (National, 1966); Hedda Gabler (Royal Court, 1972); A Place Calling Itself Rome (a reworking of CORIOLANUS); Oscar Wilde’sThe Picture Of Dorian Gray (Greenwich, 1975) and Strindberg’s The Father (National, 1988). His work for television includes “A Subject of Scandal and Concern”; “The Right Prospectus”; “Jack and Jill”; “The Gift of Friendship”; “Almost a Vision”; “Try a Little Tenderness”; “You’re Not Watching Me Mummy”; “Very Like a Whale”; “God Rot Tunbridge Wells” and his autobiographical play “A Better Class of Person”

He won an Oscar for his screenplay for Tom Jones and collaborated on the screenplays for Look Back in Anger, The Entertainer, Inadmissible Evidence and The Charge of the Light Brigade.  His film and television performances included The ParachuteFirst LoveGet CarterTomorrow Never Comes and Flash Gordon.  He wrote two volumes of autobiography, A Better Class of Person and Almost a Gentleman which were subsequently published together as Looking Back, Never Explain, Never Apologies and published a volume of essays, Damn You England.  John Osborne received the Evening Standard Drama Award for Most Promising Playwright of the Year for Look Back in Anger and Best Play of the Year Award for A Patriot for Me and The Hotel in Amsterdam.  He also received the “Tony” Award in New York for Best Play for Luther.  The Writer’s Guild of Great Britain presented him with a Life Time Achievement Award in 1992.

SAM GOLD (Director). Recent credits: A Doll’s House (Williamstown Theatre Festival), August: Osage County (The Old Globe), Kin (Playwrights Horizons); The Coward (Lincoln Center’s LCT3); Tigers be Still (Roundabout);  Dusk Rings a Bell (Atlantic); The Aliens (Rattlestick); Circle Mirror Transformation (Playwrights Horizons, Obie Award, Drama Desk nomination); Jollyship the Whiz-Bang (Ars Nova- 2008, The Public’s Under the Radar Festival- 2010); Rag and Bone (Rattlestick); The Joke (Studio Dante); The Black Eyed (NYTW); The Secret Agenda of Trees (Cherry Lane); The Threepenny OperaEdward II (Juilliard); Electra (Williams College). Dramaturg at The Wooster Group (2003-2006). Roundabout Associate Artist, NYTW Usual Suspect, Drama League Directing Fellow, recipient of the Princess Grace Award, graduate of Juilliard Directing Program. Upcoming: Seminar (Broadway); Look Back in Anger (Roundabout); The Big Meal (Playwrights Horizons); The Realistic Joneses (Yale Rep). 

Roundabout Theatre Company is a not-for-profit theatre dedicated to providing a nurturing artistic home for theatre artists at all stages of their careers where the widest possible audience can experience their work at affordable prices. Roundabout fulfills its mission each season through the revival of classic plays and musicals; development and production of new works by established playwrights and emerging writers; educational initiatives that enrich the lives of children and adults; and a subscription model and audience outreach programs that cultivate loyal audiences. 

Roundabout Theatre Company currently produces at four theatres each of which is designed specifically to enhance the needs of the 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 42ndStreet, 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 the work on each of its stages.

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, celebrating 50 years of building strong, creative communities in New York State’s 62 counties.

Roundabout Theatre Company’s 2011-2012 season features Terence Rattigan’s Man & Boy, starring Frank Langella, directed by Maria Aitken; Stephen Karam’s Sons of the Prophet, directed by Peter DuBois; Andrew Hinderaker’s Suicide, Incorporated, directed by Jonathan Berry; Athol Fugard’s The Road To Mecca starring Rosemary Harris, Carla Gugino & Jim Dale, directed by Gordon Edelstein and John Osborne’s Look Back in Anger, directed by Sam Gold.  Roundabout’s Tony Award winning production of Anything Goes starring Sutton Foster & Joel Grey, directed & choreographed by Kathleen Marshall, is currently playing at the Stephen Sondheim Theater.

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DEATH TAKES A HOLIDAY

Will end its limited engagement this SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 4th

Book by
Peter Stone & Thomas Meehan

Music and Lyrics by
Maury Yeston

Based on the dramatic play by Alberto Casella

Directed by Doug Hughes

“One lush, soaring number after another.” – Charles Isherwood, The New York Times

“Delightful, elegant and romantic!” – Jennifer Farrar, Associated Press

“A cast to die for!” – Roma Torre, NY1

Off-Broadway at the Laura Pels Theatre at the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre

Roundabout Theatre Company’s (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) production of Death Takes a Holiday, with a book by Peter Stone & Thomas Meehan, music & lyrics byMaury Yeston, directed by Doug Hughes will end its limited engagement on Sunday, September 4th at 2:00PM.

Death Takes a Holiday will have played 45 preview performances and 50 regular performances at the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre (111 West 46th Street). The show began previews on Friday, June 10th, 2011, and officially opened on Thursday, July 21st, 2011.

The cast includes Linda Balgord (Contessa Evangelina Di San Danielli), Matt Cavenaugh (Major Eric Fenton), Mara Davi (Alice Lamberti), Kevin Earley (Death/Prince Nikolai Sirki), Joy Hermalyn (Cora), Jay Jaski (Lorenzo), Simon Jones (Dr. Dario Albione), Rebecca Luker (Duchess Stephanie Lamberti), Patricia Noonan (Sophia), Jill Paice (Grazia Lamberti), Michael Siberry (Duke Vittorio Lamberti), Alexandra Socha (Daisy Fenton), Don Stephenson (Fidele), Max von Essen (Corrado Montelli).

The creative team includesKevin Stites (Musical Direction & Supervision), Peter Pucci (Choreography), Derek McLane (Sets), Catherine Zuber (Costumes), Kenneth Posner (Lights), Jon Weston (Sound) and Tom Watson (Hair & Wigs).

In Death Takes a Holiday,it’s just after the first World War and the loneliest of souls arrives at an Italian villa disguised as a handsome young Prince (Ovenden), and for the first time experiences the joys and heartbreaks of life. But when he unexpectedly falls in love with a newly engaged young woman (Paice), the mysterious stranger discovers that love may in fact be stronger than death.   Directed by Tony® winner Doug Hughes (Doubt), this soaring tale of love is adapted by Tony®-winning writers Peter Stone (1776) and Thomas Meehan (AnnieThe ProducersHairspray), and features lush, romantic songs by Tony® winner Maury Yeston (NineTitanic).

TI TICKET INFORMATION:

Tickets are available by calling Roundabout Ticket Services at (212)719-1300, online at www.roundabouttheatre.org or at the Laura Pels Theatre at the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre box office (111 West 46 Street).  Ticket prices range from $76-$89.  

Roundabout Subscribers save up to 50% off of ticket prices and have access to special in-theatre events and perks. To become a Roundabout Subscriber, visitwww.roundabouttheatre.org/joinnow or call Roundabout Ticket Services (212)719-1300 today.

PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE:

Death Takes a Holiday plays Tuesday through Saturday evening at 7:30 p.m. with Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2:00 p.m. 

Roundabout Theatre Company’s 2010-2011 season features Anything Goes starring Sutton Foster & Joel Grey, directed & choreographed by Kathleen Marshall; Stone, Meehan & Yeston’s Death Takes a Holidaydirected by Doug Hughes.

Roundabout Theatre Company’s 2011-2012 season features Terence Rattigan’s Man & Boy, starring Frank Langella, directed by Maria Aitken; Stephen Karam’s Sons of the Prophet, directed by Peter DuBois; Athol Fugard’s The Road to Mecca, starring Rosemary Harris, Carla Gugino and Jim Dale, directed by Gordon Edelstein; John Osborne’sLook Back in Anger, directed by Sam Gold; Andrew Hinderaker’s Suicide, Incorporated, directed by Jonathan Berry.

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Roundabout Theatre Company

ROUNDABOUT THEATRE COMPANY

Announces

Rosemary Harris     Carla Gugino

and

Jim Dale

 

to star in Broadway premiere production of

THE ROAD TO MECCA

 

By Athol Fugard

Directed by Gordon Edelstein

Previews will begin December 16, 2011; opening night will be January 17, 2012

Broadway at the American Airlines Theatre

 

Click here for a Q&A with Artistic Director Todd Haimes about the production.

 

 

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) is pleased to present Tony Award® winner Rosemary Harris as “Miss Helen,” Carla Gugino as “Elsa Barlow” and Tony Award® winner Jim Dale as “Marius Byleveld” in the Broadway premiere production of Athol Fugard’s play The Road To Mecca, directed by Gordon Edelstein.

The Road to Mecca will begin previews on December 16 and open officially on January 17, 2012 at the American Airlines Theatre on Broadway (227 West 42nd Street). This will be a limited engagement through March 4th, 2012.

The design team includes Michael Yeargan (Sets), Susan Hilferty (Costumes) and John Gromada (Original Music and Sound Design).

Roundabout’s production of The Road to Mecca will begin Athol Fugard’s 80th birthday celebration which will continue in February 2012 at Signature Theatre Company.  Signature will launch their theatre’s new home, Signature Center with Athol Fugard as its inaugural Residency One playwright.  Residency One is Signature’s core one year playwright-in-residence program that produces a series of plays from the body of work of one accomplished writer.  Throughout the season, Signature will explore the works of Fugard, the South African playwright, director and actor, who also was honored with a special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement at the Tony Awards this past season.  Roundabout’s production of The Road to Mecca is by special arrangement with Signature Theatre Company.

Athol Fugard’s “Master Harold”…and the Boys was produced at Roundabout in 2003.  The world premiere production of The Road to Mecca at the National Theatre in London and at the Promenade Theatre off-Broadway was directed by Mr. Fugard.  Mr. Fugard played the role of “Marius Byleveld” in both productions which won the 1988 Drama Critics’ Circle Award for Best Foreign Play.

 

Gordon Edelstein has the distinguished honor of having directed Roundabout’s first Broadway production 20-years ago: Harold Pinter’s The Homecomingat the Criterion Center.   Gordon returns to Roundabout having most recently directed the critically acclaimed production of The Glass Menagerie (2010) and Martin McDonagh’s A Skull in Connemara (2001). 

Rosemary Harris was last seen on the Roundabout stage in Edward Albee’s All Over (2002).  Carla Gugino made her Broadway debut at Roundabout in Arthur Miller’s After the Fall (2004) and returned to star in Tennessee Williams’ Suddenly Last Summer (2006).  Jim Dale received Tony Award nominations for both of his performances at Roundabout: Joe Egg (1985) and The Threepenny Opera (2006).

Set in the region of South Africa known as the Karoo, The Road to Mecca tells the story of an elderly woman who has spent the years since her husband’s death transforming her home into an intricate and dazzling work of art.  The reclusive Miss Helen (Rosemary Harris) has become depressed and appears increasingly unable to care for herself.  Pastor Marius Byleveld, who embodies the village’s conservative values, is determined to get Miss Helen into an old-age home.  Her friend Elsa (Carla Gugino), a young teacher from Cape Town who is deeply suspicious of the patriarchal traditions Byleveld represents, is just as determined that Miss Helen remain free. 

 

TICKET INFORMATION:

Only Roundabout subscribers have first access to tickets.  To become a Roundabout Subscriber, visit www.roundabouttheatre.org or call Roundabout Ticket Services (212) 719-1300 today.  Single Tickets will be available to the general public in the fall of 2011.

PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE:

The Road to Mecca will play Tuesday through Saturday evening at 8:00PM with Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2:00PM. 

BIOGRAPHIES:

ROSEMARY HARRIS (Miss Helen) was born in England but brought up in India.  She graduated from RADA with the Bancroft Gold Medal when she was directed by Mary Duff in The Heiress.  Her first job in the London theatre was understudying and looking after Nellie the greyhound in The Gay Dog at the Piccadilly Theatre.  She then made her London debut in the The Seven Year Itch having already starred in Moss Hart's Climate Of Eden on Broadway.  Following a season at the Bristol Old Vic playing Elizabeth Proctor in the British premier of The Crucible she joined the London Old Vic to play Desdemona opposite Richard Burton in Othello followed by Cressida in Tyrone Guthrie's production of Troilus And Cressida.  When Ellis Rabb formed APA in 1960 she joined the Company and appeared in productions of works by Shakespeare, Shaw, Sheridan, Chekhov, Isben, Wilde, Pirandello and Kaufman and Hart at the Lyceum Theatre on Broadway.  She also played the title role in Peter Pan.  In 1962 she appeared in Laurence Olivier's Company at the Chichester Festival Theatre for their first season in the The Broken Heart and Chances and returned the following year forUncle Vanya. In 1964 she joined the National Theatre to play Ophelia opposite Peter O'Toole in Laurence Olivier's inaugural production of Hamlet followed by IIyena in his production of Uncle Vanya.  In 1967 she created the part of Eleanor of Aquitane in The Lion In Winter on Broadway for which she won a Tony Award and in 1969 she was awarded the Evening Standard Award for Best Actress for her performance in Plaza Suite. In 1970 she appeared opposite Jack Lemmon in Idiot's Delight at the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles, in 1971 she played Anna in Peter Hall's production of Old Times on Broadway, 1973 she played Blanche in A Streetcar Named Desire and Portia in the The Merchant Of Venice at the Lincoln Centre Repertory Theatre directed by Ellis Rabb, in 1975 she played Julie Cavendish in Royal Family on Broadway, 1980 she played Madame Arkadina in The Seagull at the Public Theater in New York followed by the Three Sisters and New York Idea at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, in 1982 she appeared in All My Sons in the West End in Heartbreak House with Rex Harrison and Diana Rigg at the Haymarket playing Ariadne Utterwood.  She appeared in Heartbreak House on Broadway, again with Rex Harrison but in this production she played Hesione Hushabye.  She then played Barbara Jackson in Pack Of Lies on Broadway.  In 1985 she spent six weeks at Oxford University lecturing to American drama students after which she returned to Broadway to play Judith Bliss in Hayfever.  In July 1986 she opened at the National Theatre in The Petition with John Mills which then transferred to the Wyndhams Theatre.  In 1987, she appeared in The Best Of Friends at the Apollo Theater co-starring with Sir John Gielgud and Ray McNally.  In 1989, she starred in Steel Magnolias with Miranda Richardson at the Lyric.  She starred in the Lyric Hammersmith's production of In The Summerhouse.  In 2002, she starred in a highly acclaimed run of Edward Albee's All Over at the Roundabout in NYC.  Her numerous television credits include "Notorious Woman" in which she played George Sand for which she was awarded an Emmy for best actress.  She was awarded Golden Globe for her portrayal of Berte Weiss.  She also appeared in a television special entitled "The Chisholms" in which she co-starred with Robert Preston and "To The Lighthouse" adapted from Virginia Wolf's novel where she played Mrs. Ramsey.  She also was in "Strange Interlude".  She then completed a BBC play, "Summer Day's Dream" with Sir John Geilgud, directed by Christopher Morahan.  Her films include The Boys from Brazil with Greogory Peck and Laurence Olivier, Beau Brummel, A Flea in her Ear,  The Shiralee, The Ploughman's Lunch, Sunshine, Tom and Viv, Being Julia.  Spider-Man 1, 2 and 3, Before The Devil Knows Your Dead directed by Sidney Lumet and most recently This Means War opposite Reese Witherspoon and Chris Pine.  She still lectures regularly at Oxford University and is married to the novelist John Ehle and they have a daughter Jennifer who is also an actress (Possession 2002).

CARLA GUGINO (Elsa Barlow).  After graduating from high school as class valedictorian, Carla Gugino began a memorable and provocative acting career which today, continues to showcase her many talents and considerable beauty.  Gugino was last seen in the major motion picture Mr. Poppers Penguins alongside Jim Carrey and Angela Lansbury. The comedy tells the story of a businessman’s struggle to maintain his professional life after inheriting six penguins. The film was released on June 17, 2011.  Prior to Mr. Popper’s Penguins, Gugino was seen in the Warner Bros. / Legendary dramaSuckerpunch where she reunited with Watchmen director Zack Snyder. This film centers around a girl who’s institutionalized by her wicked stepfather and retreats into an alternative reality as a coping strategy. Starring alongside Abbie Cornish, Emily Browning, and Jon Hamm, Gugino plays a nurse in the insane asylum who becomes a madam at a brothel in the film’s alternate reality.  Recently, Gugino filmed New Year’s Eve alongside Sarah Jessica Parker, Robert De Niro, Halle Berry, Josh Duhamel and Jessica Biel. The romantic comedy is directed by Garry Marshall and is slated to release on December 9, 2011.  Gugino starred as ‘Abby Rhodes’ in the fourth season of Showtime’s Emmy award-winning “Californication” as the love interest for David Duchovny’s Hank Moody. She was also seen in the HBO hit series “Entourage.” The series follows an up-and-coming actor, Vince Chase as he navigates his career in Hollywood. Gugino joined the cast in its fourth season as Vince Chase’s new agent ‘Amanda Daniels’ after he fired his longtime agent played by Jeremy Piven. “Entourage” has continued its success among critics and fans and has earned multiple awards and nominations.  Gugino also starred in Fasteralongside Dwayne Johnson and Billy Bob Thornton. The action-packed crime drama was directed by George Tillman Jr. and was released November 24, 2010.  Gugino was seen in Elektra Luxx which was directed by and written by Sebastian Gutierrez. This film was the sequel to last year's Women In Trouble which was also directed by Gutierrez. The film premiered at SXSW on March 14th and was next screened at the GenArt Film Festival on April 9th. Gugino was also seen in Every Day with Liev Schreiber and Helen Hunt. The film premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival on April 24th, 2010.  Gugino appeared on Broadway in Desire Under the Elms, a play by Eugene O’Neil and directed by Tony Award recipient Robert Falls. The show ran at the award winning Goodman Theatre in Chicago, IL and was picked up for a Broadway run thanks to rave reviews. Gugino received incredible reviews for her stellar performance as Abbie, an alluring and headstrong woman who knows what she wants.  Gugino was also seen in the film Watchmen, based on the celebrated DC Comic novel. Zack Snyder (300) directed the film, which also starred Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Malin Akerman, Billy Crudup, Patrick Wilson, Matthew Goode and Jackie Earle Haley. The film grossed $181 million worldwide.  Following Watchmen, Gugino starred in Race To Witch Mountain, opposite Dwayne Johnson. The action adventure, from Walt Disney Pictures, was directed by Andy Fickman (The Game Plan) and advanced from the plot of the 1975 Disney favorite, Escape To Witch Mountain. The film opened at #1 at the box office.  Gugino starred opposite Robert DeNiro and Al Pacino in the film Righteous Kill. This crime drama follows to New York City policemen in search of a serial killer. Righteous Kill opened wide and has continued its success in the box office.  In 2007, Gugino starred in the critically acclaimed American Gangster opposite Russell Crowe and Denzel Washington under the direction of Ridley Scott, and The Lookout opposite Joseph Gordon-Levitt.  Gugino also starred in the Spy Kids trilogy of movies opposite Antonio Banderas and had a scene-stealing performance in Robert Rodriguez's Sin City.  In 2006, Gugino starred opposite Ben Stiller in Night At The Museum, which was the highest grossing film of that year.  Other television credits include her critically acclaimed performances as a government recruit on the CBS series “Threshold” and as the title character in the ABC series “Karen Sisco,” based on the Elmore Leonard novel Out Of Sight. Roles in shows like “Chicago Hope” and the ABC sitcom “Spin City” showcased Gugino's wide range of talents in both drama and comedy.  Gugino completed a critically lauded performance as Catherine Holly opposite Blythe Danner in a Roundabout Theater Company production of the Tennessee Williams’ classic Suddenly Last Summer.  She made her Broadway debut in Roundabout's 2004 revival of Arthur Miller's After The Fall.  For her performance, she received many accolades, including an Outer Critics' Circle Award nomination and a Theater World award for Outstanding Broadway Debut for her role Maggie.  Gugino's film career began auspiciously as she landed a role in the now iconic Troop Beverly Hills.  From there, Gugino would go onto roles in Son In Law, This Boy's Life opposite Robert DeNiro and Leonardo DiCaprio, Miami Rhapsody opposite Sarah Jessica Parker, Michael opposite John Travolta, Snake Eyesin which she starred alongside Nicolas Cage under Brian De Palma's direction, and The Singing Detective opposite Robert Downey, Jr, Robin Wright Penn, and Jeremy Northam.  Gugino currently resides in Los Angeles.

JIM DALE (Marius Byleveld).  As a Broadway stage actor, Jim has won a Tony Award (Barnum), five Tony nominations (Candide, Scapino, Joe Egg, Barnum, Threepenny Opera), four Drama Desk Awards, four Outer Critics Awards and the Lucille Lortel Award.  He was nominated for an Academy Award for writing the lyrics for the song “Georgy Girl.”  He was nominated for a BAFTA Academy Award (Best Newcomer) forAdolph Hitler – My Part in His Downfall.  As an audiobook  narrator, he has won two Grammy Awards, seven Grammy nominations, and a record ten Audie Awards including Narrator of the Year (2001, 2005, 2007, 2008) and Audio Book of the Year 2004.   He has narrated all seven Harry Potter books and been awarded two Guinness World Records; One for creating 146 different character voices for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows and a second for occupying the first six places in the Top Ten Audiobooks of America.  He was the first inductee into the Audio Hall of Fame and recently was inducted into the American Theatre Hall of Fame.  In 2003 Queen Elizabeth II honored Jim with the Member of the Order of the British Empire.

GORDON EDELSTEIN (Director) has directed over a hundred plays, musicals, and operas all across the U.S. as well as Europe. Most recently his acclaimed production ofThe Glass Menagerie played the Roundabout Theatre and the Mark Taper Forum and was the recipient of the Lucille Lortel Award for Best Revival. For the Roundabout he also directed the American Premiere of A Skull In Connemara by Martin McDonaugh and Harold Pinter’s The Homecoming (with Roy Dotrice and Lindsay Crouse). Other NY work includes: Richard Nelson’s Some Americans Abroad (Second Stage), the premiere of BFE by Julia Cho (Playwrights Horizons), The Day The Bronx Died by Michael Henry Brown, and many others. Upcoming projects include the world premiere of Sophie’s Choice (Long Wharf Theatre), starring Carla Gugino, the world premiere of Dael Orlandersmith’s Horsedreams (Rattlestick), and The Crucible (Hartford Stage).  He is entering his tenth year as Artistic Director of Long Wharf Theatre (New Haven, CT) where he has recently begun an association with Athol Fugard, directing the premieres of his most recent work: Coming Home, Have You Seen Us? (starring Sam Waterston), and The Train Driver. His directing work at Long Wharf has been recognized by six Connecticut Critics Circle Awards as well as the Tom Killian Award for Outstanding Artist in the State.  Before Long Wharf, he served for five years as Artistic Director of ACT in Seattle. He has directed regionally from Washington, DC’s Arena Stage to Alaska’s Perseverance Theatre, including such plays as Uncle Vanya (also adapted), Mourning Becomes Elektra (also adapted), The Crucible (Wall Street Journal Best Regional Production of the Year), Death Of A Salesman, A Doll’s House (also adapted), The Front Page, A Moon For The Misbegotten, We Wont Pay, We Wont Pay, Betrayal, Blithe Spirit, You Cant Take It With You, Hay Fever, and premieres of A Scent Of The Roses (Julie Harris) and A New War by Gippe Hoppe. He recreated his production of The Day The Bronx Died with a British cast at London’s Tricycle Theatre and he did the same for his production of The Crucible with a Romanian cast at the National Theatre in Romania.  He directed both La Traviata and La Boheme for Connecticut Grand Opera and the world premiere of two operas: The Wild Goose Circus at Pennsylvania Opera Theatre and Black Water at the Opera America Festival.  He received an Emmy Nomination for his directing of “Abby My Love” for CBS Television and directed “Street Smart” for HBO and “Notes For My Daughter” for ABC-TV.  He has taught directing and acting at NYU, Brown University, and Cornish College for the Arts and has guest lectured at several universities around the country including Yale, Harvard, Carleton and Grinnell Colleges.

ATHOL FUGARD (Playwright) is a South African playwright, novelist, actor and director best known for his political plays opposing the South African system of apartheid.  He is the recipient of many awards, honors and honorary degrees, including the government of South Africa’s Order of Ikhamanga in Silver “for his excellent contribution and achievements in the theatre” (2005), and he is an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. His plays include:  No-Good FridayNon-GogoBlood KnotHello and GoodbyePeople Are Living ThereBoesman and LenaStatements After an Arrest Under the Immorality ActSizwe Banzi Is DeadDimetosThe IslandA Lesson From AloesMaster Harold…and the boysThe Road to MeccaA Place With the PigsMy Children!  My Africa!PlaylandValley SongThe Captain’s Tiger, Sorrows & RejoicingsExits and Entrances, VictoryComing Home, and Have You Seen Us?.  He has been seen on stage in South Africa, London, Broadway, off-Broadway, and regional theatre in the U.S.  Film credits include The Road to MeccaGandhiThe Killing FieldsMeetings With Remarkable MenMarigolds In AugustBoesman and Lena, and The Guest.  In 2006, the film adaptation of his novel Tsotsi was awarded the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film.He is married to the novelist and poet Sheila Fugard. Their daughter, Lisa Fugard, is also a novelist.  Athol’s latest works, The Train Driver (2010) and The Bird Watchers (2011), debuted at the newly built Fugard Theatre in Capetown, South Africa.

 

Roundabout Theatre Company is a not-for-profit theatre dedicated to providing a nurturing artistic home for theatre artists at all stages of their careers where the widest possible audience can experience their work at affordable prices. Roundabout fulfills its mission each season through the revival of classic plays and musicals; development and production of new works by established playwrights and emerging writers; educational initiatives that enrich the lives of children and adults; and a subscription model and audience outreach programs that cultivate loyal audiences. 

Roundabout Theatre Company currently produces at four theatres each of which is designed specifically to enhance the needs of the 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 42ndStreet, 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 the work on each of its stages.

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, celebrating 50 years of building strong, creative communities in New York State’s 62 counties.

Roundabout Theatre Company’s 2010-2011 season features Anything Goes starring Sutton Foster & Joel Grey, directed & choreographed by Kathleen Marshall; Stone, Meehan & Yeston’s Death Takes a Holidaydirected by Doug Hughes.  Roundabout Theatre Company’s 2011-2012 season features Bob Fosse’s Dancin’, directed by Graciela Daniele;  Terence Rattigan’s Man & Boy, starring Frank Langella, directed by Maria Aitken; Stephen Karam’s Sons of the Prophet, directed by Peter DuBois; Andrew Hinderaker’s Suicide, Incorporated, directed by Jonathan Berry and John Osborne’s Look Back in Anger, directed by Sam Gold.

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The Roundabout Theatre Company

ROUNDABOUT THEATRE COMPANY

Announces the Broadway cast joining

Three-time Tony Award® winner

Frank Langella

in a new Broadway production of

MAN AND BOY

By Terence Rattigan

Directed by Maria Aitken

Previews will begin September 9, 2011; opening night will be October 9, 2011
on Broadway at the American Airlines Theatre

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) is pleased to announce the full cast joining star and three-time Tony Award® winnerFrank Langella as “Gregor Antonescu” in Terence Rattigan’s drama

Man and Boy, directed by Maria Aitken.

The cast will also feature Adam Driver as “Basil Anthony”, Francesca Faridany as “Countess Antonescu”, Zach Grenier as “Mark Herries”, Brian Hutchison as “David Beeston”, Virginia Kull as “Carol Penn”, Michael Siberry as “Sven Johnson”.

As part of the centennial celebration of English playwright Terence Rattigan, Man and Boy will begin previews on September 9th and opens officially on October 9, 2011 at the American Airlines Theatre on Broadway (227 West 42nd Street). This will be a limited engagement through November 27, 2011.

The creative team includes Derek McLane (Sets), Martin Pakledinaz (Costumes), Kevin Adams (Lights) & John Gromada (Original Music and Sound Design).

Mr. Langella’s memoir Dropped Names will be released by HarperCollins in 2012.  He was recently nominated for an Academy Award for his performance as “Richard Nixon” in Ron Howard’s film Frost/Nixon and has subsequently appeared in Oliver Stone’s Wall Street: Money Never SleepsAll Good Things and The Box.  Mr. Langella returns to Broadway and Roundabout Theatre Company following his 2008 performance as “Sir Thomas More” in A Man for All Seasons.  Previous Roundabout credits also include The Father (1996) and Cyrano De Bergerac (1997).

Roundabout is pleased to welcome back Adam Driver following his performance in Mrs. Warren’s Profession last fall, Zach Grenier who was featured inA Man for All Seasons also with Frank Langella, and Michael Siberry who is currently featured in Roundabout’s production of Death Takes a Holidayat the Laura Pels Theatre. 

Maria Aitken also returns following her acclaimed staging of Alfred Hitchcock’s The 39 Steps.

At the height of the Great Depression, ruthless financier Gregor Antonescu’s (Langella) business is dangerously close to crumbling.  In order to escape the wolves at his door, Gregor tracks down his estranged son Basil in the hopes of using his Greenwich Village apartment as a base to make a company-saving deal.  Can this reunion help them reconcile?  Or will this corrupt father use his only son as a pawn in one last power play?   Man and Boy is a gripping story about family, success and what we’re willing to sacrifice for both.

TICKET INFORMATION:

Tickets will be available to Roundabout’s Email Club Members on Wednesday, July 27th at 10 AM and to the general public on Friday, July 29th at 10 AM by calling Roundabout Ticket Services at (212)719-1300, online at www.roundabouttheatre.org or at the American Airlines box office (227 West 42nd Street).  Ticket prices range from $67.00-117.00.

Roundabout Subscribers save up to 50% off of ticket prices and have access to special in-theatre events and perks. To become a Roundabout Subscriber, visitwww.roundabouttheatre.org/joinnow or call Roundabout Ticket Services (212)719-1300 today.

PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE:

Man and Boy will play Tuesday through Saturday evening at 8:00PM with Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2:00PM. 

BIOGRAPHIES:

FRANK LANGELLA (Gregor Antonescu).  Broadway: Bolt’s A Man For All Season (Roundabout Theatre Company), Peter Morgan’s Frost Nixon, Belber'sMatch, Turgenev's Fortune's Fool, Strindberg's The Father, Coward's Present Laughter, Schaffer's Amadeus, Rabe's Hurlyburly, Nichols' Passion, Albee's Seascape,Coward's Design for Living, Marowitz's Sherlock's Last Case, Hamilton-Dean's Dracula, Gibson's A Cry of Players, Lorca's Yerma.  Off-Broadway: Rostand's Cyrano, Miller'sAfter the Fall, Lowell's The Old Glory: Benito Cereno, Webster's The White Devil, Von Kliest's The Prince of Homburg, Gide's The Immoralist, Pendleton's Booth,Shakespeare's The Tempest, and A Christmas Carol (Menken/Ahrens).  Films: Frost/NixonWall Street: Money Never SleepsGood Night, and Good Luck; Starting out in the Evening; Lolita; All Good Things; Dave; The Ninth Gate; Dracula; Those Lips, Those Eyes; Diary of a Mad Housewife; The Twelve Chairs.  Directors include George C. Scott, Arthur Penn, Roman Polanski, Adrian Lyne, Sir Peter Hall, Mike Nichols, Susan Stroman, Ivan Reitman, Ridley Scott, George Clooney, Bryan Singer, Michael Grandage, Mel Brooks and Oliver Stone. Television: PBS' "Eccentricities of a Nightingale" and Chekhov's "The Seagull," ABC's "The Beast," HBO's "The Doomsday Gun", Vonnegut's "Monkey House" for Showtime and HBO’s “Unscripted” executive produced by George Clooney. Honors: Academy Award nomination 2009 Frost/Nixon, Induction into the 2003 Theatre Hall of Fame, three Tonys, six Drama Desks, three Obies, three Outer Critics Circles, the Drama League, the National Society of Film Critics, the Cable Ace Award, as well as Golden Globe, Emmy and Olivier nominations, an Independent Spirit Award nomination and the Boston Film Critics Award.  Several dozen roles in America's leading regional theatres include Hampton's Les Liaisons Dangereuses, Anouilh's Ring Round the Moon, Whiting's The Devils, Lerner & Loewe's My Fair Lady, Shepard's The Tooth of Crime and Barker's Scenes from an Execution.

ADAM DRIVER (Basil Anthony).  Broadway: Mrs. Warren's Profession (Roundabout). Off-Broadway: Angels in America (Signature Theatre), The Retributionists(Playwrights Horizons), The Forest (CSC). Off-Off Broadway: Little Doc (Rattlestick), Slipping (Rattlestick), Cipher (SPF). Television: "Law & Order: Brilliant Disguise", "The Unusuals: The E.I.D.", "You Don't Know Jack" (HBO), "The Wonderful Maladays" (HBO) Film: I'm Coming Over, Goldstar Ohio, Not Waving But Drowning, Archangel.Upcoming: J. Edgar, Lincoln, Untitled Noah Baumbach Project.

FRANCESCA FARIDANY (Countess Antonescu). Broadway: The 39 Steps, The Homecoming. Off-Broadway: Orlando (CSC), The New York Idea (Atlantic), The Stronger. Regional: As You Like It, (Shakespeare Theatre, DC),Title role in her own adaptation of Schnitzler’s Fräulein Else (Sundance Institute Theatre Lab, Berkeley Rep., La Jolla Playhouse, Long Wharf, McCarter). Other roles include; Narrator in the Sitwell/Walton Façade (Caramoor Festival), Cassandra (Getty Villa), Rosalind (Old Globe), Titania (Huntington), Beatrice (Berkeley Rep.), Elvira/Don Alonso in Molière’s Don Juan (Shakespeare Theatre, D.C.), Anita/Wendy in Simon Gray’s Japes (Bay Street, Hamptons), Gilda in Design for Living (McCarter), Kyra in Skylight (Miniature Theatre, Chester), Ellie Dunn in Heartbreak House, Silvia in Marivaux’s The Game of Love and Chance andChanges of Heart (Berkeley Rep.),Violet in Waiting at the Water’s Edge (Magic Theatre). FILM: Conceiving Ada opposite Tilda Swinton. RADIO: Quartermain’s Terms(BBC). TV: “E.R”, “Deadline”, “Law & Order”, “Law & Order; SVU”, “Law & Order: CSI”. Francesca trained in London at The Drama Centre.

ZACH GRENIER (Mark Herries).  Zach Grenier returns to the Roundabout, having last worked with Frank Langella on A Man for All Seasons in Roundabout’s 2008/9 season. More recently on Broadway, he was seen as Beethoven in Moisés Kaufman’s 33 Variations (Tony nomination).  He followed that with Vern Thiessen’s Lenin’s Embalmers at the Ensemble Studio Theatre and the Atlantic Theater Company’s production of Moira Buffini’s Gabriel.  Earlier this year, he was privileged to work with Clint Eastwood on the soon-to-be-released J. Edgar. Other films include David Fincher’s Zodiac and Fight Club, and Ang Lee’s Ride with the Devil. In his latest television foray, he appears as the crafty lawyer David Lee on the hit CBS series The Good Wife. Other memorable TV characters include Carl Webb on the first day of 24, Andy Cramed on David Milch’s Deadwood, and lead detectives on ABC’s C16:FBI and USA Network’s Touching Evil. He has worked at theatres from Maine to Alaska, including Chicago’s Royal George Theatre, where he played Yvan in Yasmina Reza’s Art (Joseph Jefferson Award nominee); and Yale Repertory Theatre, where he played the title roles in Uncle Vanya and Tartuffe, the latter a co-production with Princeton’s McCarter Theatre. Off Broadway, he appeared in Timothy Mason’s The Fiery Furnace at Circle Rep, and at New York Theatre Workshop, where he played Dr. Chapman in the original production of David Rabe’s A Question of Mercy (Outstanding Artist, Drama League). At the New York Shakespeare Festival, he played Sid Greenberg in Talk Radio, the Captain in Woyzeck, and Dick Cheney in David Hare’s Stuff Happens (Ensemble Awards, Drama League and Drama Desk).

BRIAN HUTCHISON (David Beeston). Broadway: Looped, Exit the King, Proof, The Invention of Love. Off-Broadway: Go back to Where You Are (playwrights horizons), Spirit control, From Up Here (MTC); Oh, The Humanity... (Flea Theater); Mr. Marmalade (Roundabout); People Be Heard (Playwrights Horizons); Indoor/Outdoor (SPF, DR2 Theatre);The Hiding Place (Atlantic);Theophilus North, Can't Let Go (Keen Company); She Stoops to Conquer(Irish Rep). Regional: Of Mice and Men(Westport); The Front Page (Williamstown); The Unmentionables, Black Snow (Yale Rep); Burn ThisThe Rivals (Huntington; Film and TV: Love & Other Drugs, Vino Veritas, "The Good Wife," "Hope & Faith," "Law & Order: SVU," and "CI". MFA: Old Globe/USD.

VIRGINIA KULL (Carol Penn).  Broadway: Dividing the Estate (Lincoln Center), Old Acquaintance (Roundabout). Off-Broadway: Sex Lives of our Parents (Second Stage Uptown); The Orphans' Home Cycle (Signature Theatre); Dividing the Estate (Primary Stages); Theophilus North, The Breadwinner (Keen Company). Regional: To Kill a Mockingbird (Hartford Stage);  A View From the Bridge, Death of a Salesman (Arena Stage); The Tempest (Actors Theatre of Louisville); The Dining Room (Dorset Theatre Festival); Our Town (GeVa Theatre); The Breadwinner (Merrimack Repertory Theatre); A Doll’s House (North Carolina Stage Company); As You Like It (Shakespeare Festival of Dallas). TV/Film: Boardwalk EmpireNurse JackieLaw & Order: SVUA NY Thing. Education: BFA, Meadows School of the Arts at Southern Methodist University.

MICHAEL SIBERRY (Sven Johnson).  Theatre includes: Death Takes A Holiday & Mrs. Warren’s Profession (Roundabout), When the Rain Stops Falling (Lincoln Centre ),Spamalot (Tour & Broadway),  Journey’s End ( London), The Frogs (Lincoln Centre); A Midsummer Night’s Dream (London), The White Devil (Sydney Theatre Company at BAM); House and Garden (National Theatre); Chicago (London) ;The Sound Of Music (Broadway),  Nicholas Nickleby (RSC Broadway). Television includes: “Rosemary and Thyme”; “The Grand”; “Silent Witness” (BBC); “Jeeves and Wooster.”

MARIA AITKEN (Director). Current Olivier Award-winning West End production of The 39 Steps; Broadway, Off-Broadwayand worldwide productions of The 39 Steps (Tony nomination for Best Director);Joanna Murray Smith The Gift (Melbourne Theatre Company);  Willy RussellEducating Rita  (Huntington Theatre, Boston); As You Like It (Shakespeare Theatre DC); Simon Gray Quartermaine's Terms (Williamstown Festival) and Japes (Bay Street Theatre), Rattigan Man and Boy (Duchess Theatre, London), Coward Easy Virtue (Chichester), Vita and Virginia (Sphinx Theatre), Lady Bracknell’s Confinement  (Vineyard Theatre, NY), School for Scandal (Clwyd Theatr), As You Like It (Regent’s Park), Ludlam The Mystery of Irma Vep (Leicester Haymarket, & Ambassadors, London), Are You Sitting Comfortable (Watford Palace), The Rivals (Court Theatre, Chicago), After the Ball Was Over (Old Vic, London), Private Lives (Oxford Playhouse), and Happy Family (Duke of York’s, London).  As a leading actress, roles include Blithe Spirit, Bedroom Farce (Royal National Theatre), Travesties, Waste, and The Happiest Days of Your Life (RSC), and West End productions of Humble Boy, Sylvia, Hay Fever, Other People’s Money, The Vortex, The Women, Sister Mary Ignatius..., Design for Living, Private Lives, and A Little Night Music. Film credits include A Fish Called Wanda.  She is a visiting teacher at BADA, Juilliard, Yale School of Drama, NYU, The Actors Center in NYC, and The Academy for Classical Acting in DC. She is the author of two books, A Girdle Round the Earth and Style: Acting in High Comedy.

TERENCE RATTIGAN (Playwright).  Born in London on the 10th June 1911, Rattigan was educated at Harrow (Scholar) from 1925 to 1930 and Trinity College, Oxford (History Scholarship) BA to 1933.  He  served as a flight Lieutenant in the Central Command, RAF from 1940 to 1945.  In 1934 he became a full-time playwright.  His many successful plays include French Without Tears, After The Dance, Flare Path, Love In Idleness, While The Sun Shines, The Winslow Boy, The Browning Version, Harlequinade, Adventure Story, Who Is Sylvia?, The Deep Blue Sea, The Sleeping Prince, Separate Tables, Variation On A Theme, Ross, Man And Boy, A Bequest To The Nation, In Praise Of Love, Cause Célèbre.  Terence Rattigan still holds the record of being the only playwright to have notched more than 1000 performances for two separate plays, namely, French Without Tears and While The Sun Shines.  During the war years, he had 3 plays running on Shaftesbury Avenue:  Flare Path at the Apollo, While The Sun Shines at the Globe and Love In Idleness at the Lyric.  He wrote screenplays of French Without Tears, The Way To The Stars, Journey Together, While the Sun Shines, The Winslow Boy, The Browning Version, The Prince And The Showgirl, Separate Tables, The Sound Barrier, The Man Who Loved Redheads, The Deep Blue Sea, The Final Test, The VIPs, The Yellow Rolls Royce, Goodbye Mr Chips, Conduct Unbecoming, A Bequest to the Nation – and collaborated on The Quiet Wedding, The Day Will Dawn, English Without Tears, Uncensored, Brighton Rock, Bond Street.  His television plays include:  Heart To Heart, Adventure Story, High Summer.  After The Dance was shown in the performance series on BBC 2 in 1993 and The Deep Blue Sea was recorded for the same series.  In 1958 he was awarded a CBE, and in 1971 he became Knight Bachelor.  Sir Terence Rattigan died in 1977.

Roundabout Theatre Company is a not-for-profit theatre dedicated to providing a nurturing artistic home for theatre artists at all stages of their careers where the widest possible audience can experience their work at affordable prices. Roundabout fulfills its mission each season through the revival of classic plays and musicals; development and production of new works by established playwrights and emerging writers; educational initiatives that enrich the lives of children and adults; and a subscription model and audience outreach programs that cultivate loyal audiences.

Roundabout Theatre Company currently produces at four theatres each of which is designed specifically to enhance the needs of the 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 42ndStreet, 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 the work on each of its stages.

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, celebrating 50 years of building strong, creative communities in New York State’s 62 counties.

Roundabout Theatre Company’s 2010-2011 season features Anything Goes starring Sutton Foster & Joel Grey, directed & choreographed by Kathleen Marshall; Stone, Meehan & Yeston’s Death Takes a Holidaydirected by Doug Hughes.

Roundabout Theatre Company’s 2011-2012 season features Bob Fosse’s Dancin’, directed by Graciela Daniele;  Terence Rattigan’s Man & Boy, starring Frank Langella, directed by Maria Aitken; Stephen Karam’s Sons of the Prophet, directed by Peter DuBois; John Osborne’s Look Back in Anger, directed by Sam Gold.

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Roundabout Theatre Company

OPENING NIGHT IS TONIGHT, JULY 21st!

Roundabout Theatre Company

Presents

The World Premiere New Musical

DEATH TAKES A HOLIDAY

Book by

Peter Stone & Thomas Meehan

Music and Lyrics by

Maury Yeston

Based on the dramatic play by Alberto Casella

Directed by Doug Hughes

With

Linda Balgord, Matt Cavenaugh, Mara Davi, Joy HermalynJay Jaski,
Simon Jones, Rebecca Luker, Patricia Noonan, Julian Ovenden, Jill Paice,
Michael Siberry, Alexandra Socha, Don Stephenson, Max von Essen

Off-Broadway at the Laura Pels Theatre at the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre

Tonight is the official opening of Roundabout Theatre Company’s world premiere new musical Death Takes A Holiday, with a book by Peter Stone & Thomas Meehan, music & lyrics by Maury Yeston, directed by Doug Hughes. The cast includes Linda Balgord (Contessa Evangelina Di San Danielli), Matt Cavenaugh (Major Eric Fenton), Mara Davi (Alice Lamberti), Joy Hermalyn (Cora), Jay Jaski (Lorenzo), Simon Jones (Dr. Dario Albione), Rebecca Luker (Duchess Stephanie Lamberti), Patricia Noonan (Sophia), Julian Ovenden(Death/Prince Nikolai Sirki), Jill Paice (Grazia Lamberti), Michael Siberry (Duke Vittorio Lamberti), Alexandra Socha (Daisy Fenton), Don Stephenson (Fidele), Max von Essen(Corrado Montelli).

Death Takes a Holiday opens officially on Thursday, July 21, 2011 at the Laura Pels Theatre at the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre (111 West 46th Street). Death Takes a Holiday will play a limited engagement through September 4, 2011.

The creative team includesKevin Stites (Musical Direction & Supervision), Peter Pucci (Choreography), Derek McLane (Sets), Catherine Zuber (Costumes), Kenneth Posner(Lights), Jon Weston (Sound) and Tom Watson (Hair & Wigs).

In Death Takes a Holiday,it’s just after the first World War and the loneliest of souls arrives at an Italian villa disguised as a handsome young Prince (Ovenden), and for the first time experiences the joys and heartbreaks of life. But when he unexpectedly falls in love with a newly engaged young woman (Paice), the mysterious stranger discovers that love may in fact be stronger than death.   Directed by Tony® winner Doug Hughes (Doubt), this soaring tale of love is adapted by Tony®-winning writers Peter Stone (1776) and Thomas Meehan (AnnieThe ProducersHairspray), and features lush, romantic songs by Tony® winner Maury Yeston (NineTitanic).

Casssella’s play has inspired many recreations of his famous story, in radio, television and film.  The 1934 film Death Takes a Holiday was followed by a 1937 airing on Cecil B. Demille’s Lux Radio Theatre, a 1971 television production and the 1998 Hollywood remake titled Meet Joe Black.

Death Takes a Holiday is made possible with major support from Ted and Mary Jo Shen.

Roundabout gratefully acknowledges partial underwriting from Irvin and Lois E. Cohen.

TICKET INFORMATION:

Tickets are available by calling Roundabout Ticket Services at (212)719-1300, online at www.roundabouttheatre.org or at the Laura Pels Theatre at the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre box office (111 West 46 Street).  Ticket prices range from $76-$86.  

Roundabout Subscribers save up to 50% off of ticket prices and have access to special in-theatre events and perks. To become a Roundabout Subscriber, visitwww.roundabouttheatre.org/joinnow or call Roundabout Ticket Services (212)719-1300 today.

PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE:

Death Takes a Holiday plays Tuesday through Saturday evening at 7:30 p.m. with Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2:00 p.m. 

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PREVIEWS BEGIN TOMORROW!

Four performances this week including Tony Sunday

Roundabout Theatre Company

Presents

The World Premiere New Musical

DEATH  TAKES A HOLIDAY

Book by Peter Stone & Thomas Meehan

Music and Lyrics by Maury Yeston

Based on the dramatic play by Alberto Casella

Directed by Doug Hughes

Opening Night is July 21, 2011

Off-Broadway at the Laura Pels Theatre at the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre

Preview performances begin tomorrow evening for Roundabout Theatre Company’s Death Takes a Holiday, with a book by Peter Stone & Thomas Meehan, music & lyrics byMaury Yeston, directed by Doug Hughes. The cast  features Linda Balgord (Contessa Danielli), Matt Cavenaugh (Eric Fenton), Mara Davi (Alice), Joy Hermalyn (Cora), Jay Jaski (Lorenzo), Simon Jones (Dr. Dario Albione), Rebecca Luker (Duchess Lamberti), Patricia Noonan (Sophia), Julian Ovenden (Prince Sirki / Death), Jill Paice (Grazia),Michael Siberry (Duke Lamberti), Alexandra Socha (Daisy Fenton), Don Stephenson (Fidele), Max von Essen (Corrado Montelli).

This weekend’s performance schedule is Friday at 7:30PM, Saturday at 2PM & 7:30PM and Sunday at 2PM.

Death Takes a Holiday is based on the dramatic play by Alberto Casella, rewritten for the American stage by Walter Ferris, and originally produced by Messrs. Shubert.

Death Takes a Holiday will begin performances on Friday, June 10, 2011 and open officially on Thursday, July 21, 2011 at the Laura Pels Theatre at the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre (111 West 46th Street). Death Takes a Holiday will play a limited engagement through September 4, 2011.

The creative team includesKevin Stites (Musical Direction & Supervision), Peter Pucci (Choreography), Derek McLane (Sets), Catherine Zuber (Costumes), Kenneth Posner (Lights), Jon Weston (Sound) and Tom Watson (Hair & Wigs).

In Death Takes a Holiday,it’s just after the first World War and the loneliest of souls arrives at an Italian villa disguised as a handsome young Prince (Ovenden), and for the first time experiences the joys and heartbreaks of life. But when he unexpectedly falls in love with a newly engaged young woman (Paice), the mysterious stranger discovers that love may in fact be stronger than death.   Directed by Tony® winner Doug Hughes (Doubt), this soaring tale of love is adapted by Tony®-winning writers Peter Stone (1776) and Thomas Meehan (AnnieThe ProducersHairspray), and features lush, romantic songs by Tony® winner Maury Yeston (NineTitanic).

TICKET INFORMATION:

Tickets are available by calling Roundabout Ticket Services at (212)719-1300, online at www.roundabouttheatre.org or at the Laura Pels Theatre at the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre box office (111 West 46 Street).  Ticket prices range from $76-$86.  

Roundabout Subscribers save up to 50% off of ticket prices and have access to special in-theatre events and perks. To become a Roundabout Subscriber, visitwww.roundabouttheatre.org/joinnow or call Roundabout Ticket Services (212)719-1300 today.

PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE:

Death Takes a Holiday will play Tuesday through Saturday evening at 7:30 p.m. with Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2:00 p.m. 

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ROUNDABOUT THEATRE COMPANY’s

Anything Goes

Receives

DRAMA LEAGUE AWARD

For Distinguished Revival of A Musical

“A zesty new revival with knockout numbers & white-hot dancing.

The triumphant Foster is unmatched by any performer on Broadway. She nails every step, note and joke.”

– Ben Brantley, The New York Times

“Joel Grey shines bright.” - Joe Dziemianowicz, Daily News

“For any lover of live musical theater, Anything Goes sends meteoric thrills
streaking across our field of vision for days to come.”

– Scott Brown, New York Magazine

on Broadway at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre

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Winners of the 77th annual Drama League Awards were announced this afternoon. Roundabout Theatre Company’s Anything Goes received the Award for Distinguished Revival of A Musical.

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) presents Anything Goes, starring Tony® Award winner Sutton Foster as “Reno Sweeney” and Tony® and Academy® Award winner Joel Grey as “Moonface Martin.”

The cast features John McMartin as “Elisha Whitney”, Jessica Walter as “Evangeline Harcourt.” Colin Donnell as “Billy Crocker”, Adam Godley as “Lord Evelyn Oakleigh,” Laura Osnes as “Hope Harcourt,” Jessica Stone as “Erma,”Walter Charles as “Captain,” Robert Creighton as “Purser,” Andrew Cao as “Luke,” and Raymond J. Lee as “John,”.Additional cast members include Clyde Alves, Ward Billeisen, Joyce Chittick, Nikki Renée Daniels, Margot De La Barre, Kimberly Fauré, Josh Franklin, Justin Greer, Daniel J. Edwards, Tari Kelly, Shina Ann Morris, Linda Mugleston, Kevin Munhall, Adam Perry, William Ryall, Jennifer Savelli, Anthony Wayne, Kristen Beth Williams.

Directed & choreographed by Tony® Award winner Kathleen MarshallAnything Goes will now play through Sunday, January 8th, 2012 on Broadway at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre (124 West 43rd Street).  It was originally scheduled to run through Sunday, July 31st, 2011.

Music & lyrics by Cole Porter; original book by P.G. Wodehouse & Guy Bolton and Howard Lindsay & Russel Crouse; New book by Timothy Crouse and John Weidman.

The creative team includes Bill Elliott (Additional Orchestrations), Rob Fisher (Musical Director) and David Chase (Dance Arranger).  The design team includes Derek McLane (Sets), Martin Pakledinaz (Costumes), Peter Kaczorowski (Lights) and Brian Ronan (Sound).

ANYTHING GOES has been nominated for nine Tony® Awards including Best Revival of a Musical, Best Actress in a Musical (Sutton Foster), Best Featured Actor in a Musical (Adam Godley), Best Direction of a Musical (Kathleen Marshall), Best Choreography (Kathleen Marshall), Best Scenic Design of a Musical (Derek McLane), Best Costume Design of a Musical (Martin Pakledinaz), Best Lighting Design of a Musical (Peter Kaczorowski) and Best Sound Design of a Musical (Brian Ronan); ten Drama Desk Awards including Outstanding Revival of a Musical, Outstanding Director of a Musical (Kathleen Marshall), Outstanding Choreographer of a Musical (Kathleen Marshall), Outstanding Actress in a Musical (Sutton Foster),Outstanding Actor in a Musical (Colin Donnell), Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical (Adam Godley), Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical (Laura Osnes), Outstanding Set Design (Derek McLane), Outstanding Costume Design (Martin Pakledinaz) and Outstanding Sound Design (Brian Ronan).

ANYTHING GOES has won the following Awards: four Outer Critics Circle Awards including Outstanding Revival of a Musical, Outstanding Choreographer of a Musical (Kathleen Marshall), Outstanding Actress in a Musical (Sutton Foster), Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical (Adam Godley); A Drama League Award for Distinguished Revival of a Musical and a Fred & Adele Astaire Award for Best Female Dancer on Broadway (Sutton Foster).

ALL ABOARD for this saucy and splendid new production of Cole Porter’s musical romp across the Atlantic.  When the S.S. American heads out to sea, etiquette and convention head out the portholes as two unlikely pairs set off on the course to true love… proving that sometimes destiny needs a little help from a crew of singing sailors, an exotic disguise and some good old-fashioned blackmail. Peppering this hilariously bumpy ride are some of musical theater’s most memorable standards, including “You're the Top,” “Blow, Gabriel, Blow,” “It’s De-Lovely,” “I Get A Kick Out of You,” and “Anything Goes.”

Two-time Tony® Award winner Kathleen Marshall returns to the Roundabout, where she directed and choreographed the Tony® Award winning musical The Pajama Game starring Harry Connick Jr. and Kelli O’Hara.  Her history with Roundabout began in 1993 when she was the Associate Choreographer to her brother Rob Marshall in the critically acclaimed Broadway production of She Loves Me.  Kathleen also choreographed Roundabout’s productions of Follies and 1776and won a 2004 Tony® Award for her choreography of Wonderful Town.

TICKET INFORMATION:

Tickets are available by calling Telecharge.com at (212)239-6200 / (800)432-7250 or online at www.Telecharge.com/AG. Ticket prices range from $87-$137. Tickets can also be purchased at

The Stephen Sondheim Theatre Box Office (124 W. 43rd St).  

Roundabout Subscribers save up to 50% off of ticket prices and have access to special in-theatre events and perks. To become a Roundabout Subscriber, visit www.roundabouttheatre.org/joinnow or call Roundabout Ticket Services (212)719-1300 today.

PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE:

Anything Goes plays Tuesday through Saturday evenings at 8:00PM with a Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday matinee at 2:00PM. Beginning Tuesday, August 2nd the performance schedule will be Tuesday evenings at 7:00PM, Wednesday through Saturday evenings at 8:00PM with a Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday matinee at 2:00PM.

Roundabout Theatre Company’s 2010-2011 season features Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest, starring and directed by Brian Bedford; Anything Goes starring Sutton Foster & Joel Grey, directed & choreographed by Kathleen Marshall; David West Read’sThe Dream of the Burning Boy, directed by Evan Cabnet; Stoller, Butler & Dart’s The People in the Picture, starring Donna Murphy, directed by Leonard Foglia; Stone, Meehan & Yeston’s Death Takes a Holidaydirected by Doug Hughes.

Roundabout Theatre Company’s 2011-2012 season features Bob Fosse’s Dancin’, directed by Graciela Daniele; Terence Rattigan’s Man And Boy, starring Frank Langella, directed by Maria Aitken; Stephen Karam’s Sons of the Prophet, directed by Peter DuBois; John Osbornes’ Look Back in Anger, directed by Sam Gold.

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