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ROUNDABOUT UNDERGROUND

Final Week!

THE DREAM OF THE BURNING BOY

A New Play by David West Read

Directed by Evan Cabnet

 

With

Reed Birney, Josh Caras, Matt Dellapina, Jake O’Connor,
Jessica Rothenberg, Kristie Dale Sanders, Alexandra Socha

concludes its limited engagement Sunday, May 15th, 2011

“An eloquent and affecting new play by the newcomer David West Read.”
– Charles Isherwood, The New York Times

“A perceptive, nuanced performance by Reed Birney. Sensitive, moving and surprisingly humorous.”
Jennifer Farrar, Associated Press

Off-Broadway at the Black Box Theatre at the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre

Roundabout Theatre Company’s (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) limited engagement of The Dream of the Burning Boy will play its final performance on Sunday, May 15th  at 2:30 PM. The Dream of the Burning Boy features Reed Birney (Larry), Josh Caras (Dane), Matt Dellapina (Steve), Jake O’Connor (Kyle), Jessica Rothenberg (Chelsea), Kristie Dale Sanders (Andrea), Alexandra Socha (Rachel). 

On May 15th , The Dream of the Burning Boy will have played 30 preview performances and 63 regular performances.  The Dream of the Burning Boy began preview performances on Friday, February 25th, 2011 and opened officially on Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011. This limited engagement was extended one week through Sunday, May 15th, 2011. All tickets for Roundabout Underground productions are $20.

The Dream of the Burning Boy has received a Drama Desk Award for Reed Birney for his versatile and finely nuanced performances over the past thirty-five years, and for his exceptional work this season in Tigers Be Still, A Small Fire and The Dream of the Burning Boy. The show has been nominated for an Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Actor in a Play (Reed Birney) and the John Gassner Award presented for an American Play (David West Read) and Drama League nominations for Distinguished Production of a Play, Distinguished Performance Award (Reed Birney & Alexandra Socha).

In The Dream of the Burning Boy the sudden death of a high school overachiever exposes a secret that could destroy those left behind, or bring them closer together. A bittersweet story of choices made, opportunities lost, and finding the strength to move on.

The Dream of the Burning Boy is the fifth production of Roundabout Underground, an initiative launched in 2007 to introduce and cultivate artists in Roundabout’s 62-seat Black Box Theatre, at the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre (111 West 46th Street, NYC, NY, 10036).  Prior productions include Speech & Debate (2007), The Language of Trees (2008), Ordinary Days (2009) & Tigers Be Still (2010).

TICKET INFORMATION:

Tickets are available by calling Roundabout Ticket Services at (212)719-1300, online at www.roundaboutunderground.org or at the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre box office (111 West 46 Street).  The ticket price is $20.00 for all seats. All tickets for The Dream of the Burning Boy will be issued as General Admission passes for first-come, first-served seating on the show date.

PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE:

The Dream of the Burning Boy plays Tuesday through Saturday evenings at 8:00PM with Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2:30PM.

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ROUNDABOUT THEATRE COMPANY

Announces

The New York premiere of

SONS OF THE PROPHET

will feature Tony® Award winner Joanna Gleason

By Stephen Karam

Directed by Peter DuBois

 

Performances will begin September 30, 2011 and officially open on October 20, 2011

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

 

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) is pleased to announce the New York premiere of Stephen Karam’s new play Sons of the Prophet, will feature Tony Award winner Joanna Gleason, directed by Peter DuBois.

Sons of the Prophet will begin performances on Friday, September 30, 2011 and open 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 full cast and creative team will be announced shortly.

Sons of the Prophet is a brutally funny new play about a Lebanese family in PA in crisis. But as they deal with crazy bosses, medical mysteries, and the end of the family line, they never lose their unbreakable sense of humor. 

Sons of the Prophet was commissioned by Roundabout Theatre Company, and will be produced in association with Huntington Theatre Company (Peter DuBois, Artistic Director; Michael Maso, Managing Director) where it recently had its world premiere. 

Stephen Karam returns to Roundabout and the Harold & Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre following his hugely acclaimed New York debut as the author of Speech & Debate at Roundabout Underground.  The inaugural production of Speech & Debate in Roundabout Underground went on to extend for over 10 weeks and has played in over 100 theaters in the United States and Canada.

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 summer of 2011.

PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE:

Sons of the Prophet 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.

New plays at Roundabout are supported by the New Play Production Fund.  Roundabout thanks The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, The Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust, Jodi Glucksman, The Laura Pels International Foundation for Theater, and Laura S. Rodgers/The Honorable Ann W. Brown & Donald A. Brown.

BIOGRAPHIES:

JOANNA GLEASON (Gloria). Gleason is an all-encompassing actress with credits ranging from Broadway to feature films to television series.  She is the recipient of a Best Actress Tony Award, a Drama Desk Award and an Outer Critic’s Award for her performance in Stephen Sondheim’s Into the Woods.  Gleason also received Tony nominations for her performances in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels and Joe Egg.  Other Broadway credits Nick and Nora, I Love My Wife, The Real Thing and Social Security. Recently, Gleason directed Doria Fram’s Callwaiting at The Tiffany Theater in Los Angeles, as well as Chris Gorman’s A Letter From Ethel Kennedy at New York’s MCC Theater. Her feature film credits include Woody Allen’s Crimes and Misdemeanors and Hannah and Her Sister, as well as Heartburn, For Richer, For Poorer, Life Under Water, FX2, Road Ends, American Perfekt, Mr. Holland’s Opus, Boogie Nights and The Wedding Planner.  Some of Gleason’s major television credits include a recurring role on “The West Wing,” “E.R.,” “Friends,” “King of the Hill,” “How to Make it in America,” and “The Good Wife.”  She was a series regular and director on “Oh Baby” for Lifetime.  Other series regular credits include CBS’ “Bette,” “Temporarily Yours” and “Love and War,” which she also directed.  Gleason taught for 15 years at high schools and colleges all over the country and has taught workshops for composers and lyricists, as well as staged new works for theatre.  Gleason is married to actor Chris Sarandon. They have four children.

STEPHEN KARAM (Playwright).  Karam is the author of Speech & Debate which was produced off-Broadway by Roundabout Theatre Company as the inaugural production of Roundabout Underground.  Following an extended run in New York, Speech & Debate has received over 100 productions across the U.S. and Canada.  Other plays include Sons of the Prophet (co-world premiere by Huntington/Roundabout Theater Companies), columbinus (New York Theatre Workshop), Girl on Girl (Brown/Trinity Playwrights Rep), and Emma (a re-imagining of Jane Austen’s novel), performed this spring by the Professional Performing Arts High School in NYC.  His work is published by Dramatists Play Service and Dramatic Publishing Company and his freelance writing has appeared in The Advocate and McSweeneys.net. Current projects include the film version of Speech & Debate and Dark Sisters, an original chamber opera with composer Nico Muhly (a co-production of Gotham Chamber Opera, Music-Theatre Group and Opera Company of Philadelphia). A MacDowell Colony Fellow, Stephen grew up in Scranton, PA and received his B.A. from Brown University.

PETER DUBOIS (Director).  DuBois is the Artistic Director of the Huntington Theatre Company, where he has directed the world premieres of Stephen Karam’s Sons of the Prophet, Bob Glaudini’s Vengeance is the Lord’s, and David Grimm’s The Miracle at Naples, Craig Lucas’ Prelude to a Kiss, and Gina Gionfriddo’s Becky Shaw. He will direct Zach Braff’s All Good People at Second Stage Theatre this June, as well as Sons of the Prophet at the Roundabout Theatre Company and Gina Gionfriddo’s Rapture, Blister, Burn at Playwrights Horizons next season. He recently directed the Off Broadway production of Paul Weitz’s Trust at Second Stage Theatre and the U.K. premiere of Becky Shaw for London’s Almeida Theatre in addition to directing its Off Broadway production at Second Stage Theatre and its world premiere at the Humana Festival of New American Plays at Actors Theatre of Louisville. Prior to arriving at the Huntington, he served for five years as associate producer and resident director at The Public Theater, preceded by five years as artistic director of the Perseverance Theatre in Juneau, Alaska. His Public Theater directing credits include Glaudini’s Jack Goes Boating with Philip Seymour Hoffman and A View from 151st Street, both with LAByrinth Theater Company; Measure for Pleasure (SSDF Callaway Award for Excellence in Direction; Drama League Award nomination for Distinguished Production of a New Play); Richard III with Peter Dinklage; Adrienne Kennedy’s Mom, How Did You Meet the Beatles?; and Biro. Selected directing credits for Perseverance include The Seagull, The Winter’s Tale, Romeo and Juliet, and The Glass Menagerie, as well as the West Coast premiere of Suzan-Lori Parks’ In the Blood and the world premiere of Chay Yew’s Long Season. Regional credits include a revival of Sam Shepard’s The Curse of the Starving Class at American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco and productions at Trinity Repertory Company and California Shakespeare Theater. Prior to his work at Perseverance, Mr. DuBois lived and worked in the Czech Republic where he co-founded Asylum, a multi-national squat theatre in Prague.

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 three permanent homes 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 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.  Together these three distinctive venues 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; the New York State Council on the Arts, celebrating 50 years of building strong, creative communities in New York State’s 62 counties; and the City of New York Theater Subdistrict Council, LDC and the City of New York.

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’s The 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 Holiday, directed by Doug Hughes.

Roundabout Theatre Company’s 2011-2012 season will feature 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 Osborne’s Look Back in Anger, directed by Sam Gold.

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ROUNDABOUT THEATRE COMPANY

Announces

Three-time Tony Award® winner

Frank Langella

will star 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

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) is pleased to announce and welcome back

three-time Tony Award® winner Frank Langella as “Gregor Antonescu” in Terence Rattigan’s drama Man and Boy, directed by Maria Aitken.

As part of the centennial celebration of English playwright Terence Rattigan, Man and Boy will begin previews on September 9th and open 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.

Mr. Langella 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 Sleeps, All Good Things and The BoxMr. Langella returns to Broadway and Roundabout Theatre Company following his 2008 performance as “Sir Thomas More” in A Man for All Seasons

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

Additional cast members and the creative team will be announced shortly.

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:

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 summer of 2011.

PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE:

Man and Boywill 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's Match, 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's After 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/Nixon, Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps; Good 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.

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 Russell Educating 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 three permanent homes 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 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.  Together these three distinctive venues 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; the New York State Council on the Arts, celebrating 50 years of building strong, creative communities in New York State’s 62 counties; and the City of New York Theater Subdistrict Council, LDC and the City of New York.

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’s The 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 Holiday, directed 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.

www.roundabouttheatre.org

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ROUNDABOUT THEATRE COMPANY

OPENS TONIGHT-THURSDAY APRIL 28th!

Donna Murphy

In the new Broadway musical

THE PEOPLE IN THE PICTURE

on Broadway at Studio 54

Opening night is tonight for Roundabout Theatre Company’s new Broadway Musical THE PEOPLE IN THE PICTURE, starring two time Tony® Award-winner Donna Murphy, directed by Leonard FogliaTHE PEOPLE IN THE PICTURE features book & lyrics by Iris Rainer Dart and music by Mike Stoller and Artie Butler.

The cast also features Alexander Gemignani (Moishe), Christopher Innvar (Chaim), Nicole Parker (Red), Rachel Resheff (Jenny), Hal Robinson (Doovie, Rabbi Velvel), Lewis J. Stadlen (Avram Krinsky), Joyce Van Patten (Chayesel), Chip Zien (Yossie Pinsker), Brad Bradley, Rachel Bress, Jeremy Davis, Emilee Dupre, Maya Goldman, Louis Hobson, Shannon Lewis, Jessica Lea Patty, Andie Mechanic, Megan Reinking, Jeffrey Schecter and Paul Anthony Stewart.

THE PEOPLE IN THE PICTURE began preview performances on Friday, April 1st, 2011 on Broadway at Studio 54 (254 West 54th Street). The limited engagement is scheduled to run through June 19th, 2011.

This world premiere production comes from the author of the international best seller Beaches, Iris Rainer Dart, with a glorious score by Mike Stoller (Smokey Joe’s Café) and Artie Butler (“Here’s To Life”).

THE PEOPLE IN THE PICTURE is a funny and deeply moving new musical from the author of Beaches, about a Jewish grandmother struggling to share her legacy. Once the darling of Yiddish comedy theatre in 1930s Warsaw before her narrow escape to New York, Bubbie has had quite a life. But what will it all mean if she can’t pass her stories to her daughter and granddaughter? A tale that spans three generations of women and dances playfully from New York to the Old World, THE PEOPLE IN THE PICTURE celebrates the importance of learning from our past, the strength we find in our families and the extraordinary power of laughter.

The creative team includes Paul Gemignani (Musical Direction), Michael Starobin (Orchestrations), Andy Blankenbuehler (Musical Staging), Riccardo Hernandez (Sets), Ann Hould-Ward (Costumes), James F. Ingalls (Lights), Dan Moses Schreier (Sound), Elaine J. McCarthy (Projections), Paul Huntley (Hair & Wigs) & Angelina Avallone (Make-up).

TICKET INFORMATION:

Tickets are available by calling Roundabout Ticket Services at (212)719-1300, online at www.roundabouttheatre.org or at the Studio 54 Box Office (254 West 54th Street).  Ticket prices range from $37.00 - $122.00.

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 Information:

THE PEOPLE IN THE PICTURE plays Tuesday through Saturday evenings at 8:00PM with a Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday matinee at 2:00PM. 

Special Web Feature:

THE PEOPLE IN YOUR PICTURE

Family history is a major theme in The People in the Picture which inspired a unique online photo album that invites you to share a photo and family story with our community.  Take a minute to browse the wonderful stories already submitted and submit your own: www.ThePeopleInYourPicture.com

Roundabout Theatre Company’s 2010-2011 season features Anything Goes starring Sutton Foster & Joel Grey, directed & choreographed by Kathleen Marshall; David West Read’s The 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 Holiday, directed by Doug Hughes.

Roundabout Theatre Company’s 2011-2012 season features Bob Fosse’s Dancin’, directed by Graciela Daniele;  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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ROUNDABOUT THEATRE COMPANY

Announces
full company of
world premiere new musical & new opening date

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 Hermalyn, Jay Jaski,
Simon Jones, Rebecca Luker, Patricia Noonan, Julian Ovenden, Jill Paice,
Michael Siberry, Alexandra Socha, Don Stephenson, Max Von Essen

Performances will begin June 10, 2011 and officially open on July 21, 2011
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 company of the 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 will include 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).

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 Holidaywill play a limited engagement through September 4, 2011.

This production marks the second time a new musical has been presented in this theatrical space, following the recent production of The Tin Pan Alley Rag.

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 (Annie, The Producers, Hairspray), and features lush, romantic songs by Tony® winner Maury Yeston (Nine, Titanic).

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.

Roundabout is pleased to welcome composer & librettist Maury Yeston back to their stage following their Tony-winning collaboration on the 2003 revival of Nine starring Antonio Banderas.  Roundabout resident Director Doug Hughes most recently staged the Broadway production of Mrs. Warren’s Profession starring Cherry Jones & Sally Hawkins. Rebecca Luker returns to Roundabout after appearing in Nine, Michael Sibbery returns after this season’s revival of Mrs. Warren’s Profession and the 2008 revival of A Man For All Seasons and Alexandra Socha continues at Roundabout this season following the acclaimed Roundabout Underground production of The Dream of the Burning Boy.

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, visit www.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. 

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:

Linda Balgord (Contessa Danielli). Broadway: The Pirate Queen (Queen Elizabeth I-Drama Desk Award Nomination), La Cage Aux Folles (2005 Revival), CATS (Grizabella), Passion, Gypsy (Rose Stand-by). National Tours: Sunset Boulevard (Norma Desmond), Aspects of Love ( Rose Vibert). Jerry Springer the Opera in Concert at Carnegie Hall (Zandra, Irene and The Virgin Mary). 

Matt Cavenaugh (Eric Fenton). Broadway: West Side Story (OCC, Drama League Nominations), Grey Gardens, A Catered Affair, Urban Cowboy, Thoroughly Modern Millie (National Tour). Regional: LA Reprise, The Old Globe, La Jolla Playhouse, Williamstown Theatre Festival, George Street Playhouse, GoodSpeed Opera House, Denver Center.  TV/Film: “As the World Turns,” “One Live to Live,” “Sexual Dependecy,” “New Brooklyn.” Matt recently collaborated with his wife, Jenny Powers, on their debut album, Gonna Make You Love Me released in April. Learn more at www.mattcavenaugh.com

Mara Davi (Alice). Broadway:  Irving Berlin’s White Christmas (Judy), The Drowsy Chaperone (Janet), A Chorus Line (Maggie, Original Revival Cast). New York: Give Me Up – Baryshnikov Center,  No, No Nanette  (Nanette) and Of Thee I Sing (Emily) at City Center Encores!   Regional: Goodman Theatre, Old Globe, Sacramento Music Circus, Flat Rock Playhouse,The Ordway. Tour:  42nd Street. Feature Film: New Years Eve, Musical Chairs, Every Little Step. Website: www.maradavi.com

Joy Hermalyn (Cora) is thrilled to be here! Bway: Fiddler, Cyrano, Candide, Christmas Carol, Baz Luhrmann’s La Boheme, numerous Encores! Favorite regional:  Sweeney Todd (Mrs. Lovett), Gypsy (Rose), Into the Woods (Witch), Annie Get Your Gun (Annie).  Opera: Anchorage to Lincoln Center to Spoleto.  Recent: Andersson/Ulvaeus’ Kristina Royal Albert Hall, London; Seven Deadly Sins NYCB; Me &Miss Monroe AMAS.  Voice Professor -Kean University, NJ. Dedicated to my Dad & as always, MRM.

Jay Jaski (Lorenzo). Broadway/New York: Children and Art (Sondheim Tribute/New Amsterdam Theater), 9 to 5 (Broadway workshop & demo), Pamela’s First Musical (BC/EFA Town Hall), Ever After, Mask, Take Flight. Off-Broadway/Regional: Public Theater, McCarter, Georgia Shakespeare. Jay is an MFA Candidate at Columbia University in Dramaturgy & Script Development and holds a BM in Music Theatre Performance from Florida State University. Special thanks to Kevin and Joan, and all my love to Kristin.

Simon Jones (Dr. Dario Albione). Broadway: The Real Thing, Benefactors, School for Scandal, Getting Married, Private Lives, The Real Inspector Hound, Herbal Bed, Ring Round the Moon, Waiting in the Wings, Blithe Spirit, and (voice only) in 39 Steps. Recent Off-Broadway includes Home and The Cocktail Party.  Best-known among TV are:  “Brideshead Revisited”(‘Bridey’) and “Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy” (‘Arthur Dent’)Films, books, TACT, and more juicy details on:  www.simonjonesinfo.com

Rebecca Luker (Duchess Lamberti). Broadway: Mary Poppins, Nine, Music Man, Sound of Music, Showboat, Secret Garden, Phantom of the Opera. Off Broadway: Indian Blood, Vagina Monologues, etc. Concerts: The American Songbook Series, The Boys from Syracuse and Where’s Charley (Encores!), No, No Nanette, Trouble in Tahiti, etc. TV: “The Good Wife,” “Cupid and Cate,” “Law & Order: SVU,” “My Favorite Broadway,” etc. Regional: Passion (Kennedy Center). Recordings: Greenwich Time, Leaving Home, Anything Goes: Rebecca Luker Sings Cole Porter, Aria 1-3. Husband: Danny Burstein. Stepsons: Alex & Zach.

Patricia Noonan (Sophia) is thrilled to be making her Roundabout debut!NYC: Where’s Charley? and Girl Crazy (City Center Encores!), Signs of Life (Lorelei), Hurricane. Regional: Carousel (Julie Jordan/Barrington Stage), Sondheim at 80 (Soloist/Kennedy Center), Little House on the Prairie (Guthrie Theatre), How to Succeed… (Rosemary), Ragtime (Evelyn Nesbit).  Training: Boston College (Presidential Scholars Program). Thanks to the creative team, KSR, her incredible family, friends, and, especially, her grandparents.

Julian Ovenden (Prince Sirki / Death). Theatre includes Merrily We Roll Along, Grand Hotel (Donmar); Annie Get your Your Gun (Young Vic); Marguerite, A Woman of No Importance (Haymarket); King Lear (RSC); Butley on Broadway. TV: “Foyle's War,” “The Royal,” “The Forsyte Saga”and“Any Human Heart,” “Cashmere Mafia,”“Related,”  “Charmed” “A Christmas Carol.” Solo singing for The Northern Sinfonia, Liverpool Philharmonic, RPO, Belfast Symphony Orchestra, John Wilson Orchestra and BBC Concert Orchestra, London Proms at the Royal Albert Hall.

Jill Paice (Grazia). Broadway:  The 39 StepsCurtains Woman in White.  West End:  Gone with the Wind (Scarlett O'Hara), The Woman in WhiteNight of 1000 Voices (Royal Albert Hall). NY Philharmonic: Company. National Tour: Les Miserables.  Vegas: Mamma Mia!(Sophie). Regional: Chess (Florence, Helen Hayes nomination) and Ace (Elizabeth, Helen Hayes nomination) - Signature Theatre, Curtains -Ahmanson.  Original Cast Recordings: CurtainsThe Woman in White, The GigAndrew Lloyd Webber on Broadway. TV: “The Beautiful Life,” “The Wonderful Maladys.”  Education: Baldwin-Wallace College.

Michael Siberry (Duke Lamberti). Theatre. Mrs Warrens 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.”

Alexandra Socha (Daisy Fenton) is excited to be moving up a whole floor from the basement where she was recently seen as Rachel in The Dream of The Burning Boy at Roundabout Underground! Broadway: Spring Awakening (Wendla), Brighton Beach Memoirs (Nora). Regional: We Have Always Lived in the Castle (Merricat) at Yale Rep. TV: “The Big C” (Mia), “White Collar.” Love and thanks to her wonderful family and friends, Lindsay and The Gersh Agency, and Roundabout.

Don Stephenson (Fidele). Broadway: The Producers (Leo Bloom), Rock of Ages (Hertz), Private Lives (Victor), Dracula (Renfield), Titanic (Harold Bride/Charles), Parade (Leo Frank), By Jeeves (Bingo). Other: Pardon My English (City Center), 1776 (Paper Mill), Travesties (Long Wharf), Where’s Charley (Kennedy Center), Two Gentleman of Verona (Delacorte). Television: “Ugly Betty,” “3 LBS,” “Possible Side Effects,” “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” “ Law & Order,” “Now and Again.”

Max Von Essen (Corrado Montelli). Broadway: Les Misérables (revival and closing company of original), Dance of the Vampires, Jesus Christ Superstar.  Off-broadway:  Hello Again, Finian’s Rainbow, The Fantasticks and The Jerry Springer Opera (Carnegie Hall). National Tours:  Xanadu, Chicago. TV/film:  The Beautiful Life, Sex and the City 2, “The Today Show,” “Submissions Only” (webisode) and numerous commercials. Check out www.MaxvonEssen.com & Twitter.com/MaxizPad

PETER STONE (Book) has won four Tonys and six nominations. Broadway: Titanic, 1776, The Will Rogers Follies and Woman of the Year all won for best musical. His other Broadway musicals include My One and Only, Sugar, Two By Two, and Kean, the Kander & Ebb musical Curtains – a musical born out of Mr. Stone’s lifelong love of the theatreHe won an Academy Award for his screenplay Father Goose, the Edgar (Mystery Writers of America) for his film Charade, and the Christopher Award for the screen adaptation of 1776. Mr. Stone’s other films include The Taking of Pelham 1-2-3, Sweet Charity, Who’s Killing the Great Chefs of Europe? and Just Cause. Writing for TV, he won the Emmy Award for an episode of “The Defenders.”  Mr. Stone is the only writer to ever win the Tony, Oscar and Emmy.

THOMAS MEEHAN (Book).  Thomas Meehan won the 2003 Tony Award for co-writing the book for Hairspray after having won the 2001 Tony Award for co-writing the book of The Producers.  He received his first Tony Award in 1977 for writing the book of Annie, which was his first Broadway show, and he has since written books for the musicals I Remember Mama; Ain’t Broadway Grand; Annie Warbucks and the American version of Bombay Dreams.  His most recent works are the Broadway musical Young Frankenstein, for which he co-wrote the book with Mel Brooks, Cry-Baby, co-written with Mark O’Donnell, and Elf, co-written with Bob Martin.  In addition, he is a long-time contributor of humor pieces, including Yma Dream, to The New Yorker; an Emmy Award-winning writer of television comedy; and a collaborator on a number of screenplays, including Mel Brooks’ Spaceballs; To Be or Not to Be and the film version of The Producers.  He is also the co-author of the libretto of 1984, an opera composed by Lorin Maazel, based on George Orwell’s classic novel, which had its world premiere in the spring of 2005 at London’s Royal Opera House, has also been performed at La Scala, in Milan, and will next be staged in Valencia. Mr. Meehan is a member of the Council of the Dramatists Guild and a recent winner of the Oscar Hammerstein award for lifetime achievement in the musical theatre.

MAURY YESTON (Music & Lyrics).   Maury Yeston is a composer, lyricist, author and teacher, and moves easily between the worlds of theater, film, and academia, writing concert music, Broadway shows, and holding teaching posts as a respected musicologist. Theater and Film: In addition to winning his second Tony Award for Best Score for Broadway’s Titanic (which won five Tonys including Best Musical), Yeston won a Tony Award and two Drama Desk Awards for his music and lyrics to Broadway’s Nine (based on Fellini’s “8 ½”). That production won four additional Tonys, including Best Musical. The Broadway revival of Nine, starring Antonio Banderas, won the Tony Award for Best Musical Revival.  Yeston’s contribution to the score for Broadway’s Grand Hotel was nominated for a Tony and two Drama Desk Awards, and the Donmar Warehouse London production of this show won the Olivier Award.   His score for Phantom has received national and international acclaim and is currently in production across America and Europe and Japan.   The film adaptation of  Nine, directed by Rob Marshall features Daniel Day-Lewis, Penelope Cruz, Marion Cotillard, Nicole Kidman, Dame Judi Dench, Kate Hudson, Fergie, and Sophia Loren, with a screenplay by Anthony Minghella and Michael Tolkin, and was nominated for 5 Golden Globes and 4 Academy Awards. Yeston was nominated for a Critics Choice and Golden Globe for Best Original Song (“Cinema Italiano”) and an Academy Award for Best Original Song (“Take It All”). Concert: Yeston’s music and lyrics cover a wide variety of styles, from his Cello Concerto (premiered by Yo Yo Ma) to the concert album “Goya-- A Life In Song,” (featuring Placido Domingo and Gloria Estefan). The song “Till I Loved You,” from the “Goya” album became a Top 40 hit for Barbra Streisand.  Yeston was commissioned by Carnegie Hall to write the modern classical crossover “December Songs” for its centennial celebration.  Commissioned by the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, he composed “An American Cantata – 2000 Voices” – a choral symphony in three movements for the National Symphony Orchestra and 2000 singers, conducted by Leonard Slatkin and premiered on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in July of 2000. Recordings and Incidental Music: Twice nominated for a Grammy Award, Yeston’s recordings include cast albums of Nine Titanic, Phantom, Grand Hotel, The Maury Yeston Songbook, December Songs, Goya, and the Film Soundtrack of Nine.  Yeston also wrote the incidental music to the Broadway 2009 hit revival of The Royal Family, directed by Doug Hughes, and to the legendary Off Broadway premiere of Cloud 9, directed by Tommy Tune.    Upcoming Works: Scheduled for 2011 is Yeston’s new full-length Ballet – Tom Sawyer, commissioned for the Kansas City Ballet to inaugurate Kansas City’s new Opera House and Arts Center. Academia and Honors: Yeston holds a PhD. from Yale University and BA and MA degrees from both Yale and Clare College, Cambridge University. He is the author of “The Stratification of Musical Rhythm” (Yale Press) – a seminal music theory text noted for its groundbreaking innovation in the theory of rhythm.  He was Associate Professor and Director of Undergraduate Music Studies at Yale for eight years and has been Director of the BMI Music Theatre Advanced Workshop in New York City for over twenty years.   He is a lifetime member of the Council of the Dramatists Guild, and on the Board of the Songwriters Hall of Fame, The Kleban Foundation and The Kurt Weill Foundation.  He also serves on the editorial boards of Musical Quarterly and the advisory board of the Yale University Press Broadway Series. Yeston was named the 1997-1998 Kayden Visiting Artist at Harvard University, received The Elaine Kaufman Cultural Center Creative Arts Award in New York as Artist of The Year, and was The Encompass Opera’s Lifetime Achievement Honoree in 2009.

DOUG HUGHES (Director).  Recent Broadway productions include The Royal Family, Elling, Oleanna, A Man for All Seasons, Mauritius, Inherit the Wind, A Touch of the Poet, Frozen and Doubt.  This is Mr. Hughes' eigth production with Roundabout Theatre, where he serves as the resident director. He has directed on and Off-Broadway and for most of the nation's leading theatre companies. For his work on the Pulitzer Prize-winning Doubt he received the 2005 Tony Award for Best Direction of a Play. He has also received Drama Desk, Lucille Lortel, Outer Critics, Obie and Callaway awards for his productions.

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 three permanent homes 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 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.  Together these three distinctive venues 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; the New York State Council on the Arts, celebrating 50 years of building strong, creative communities in New York State’s 62 counties; and the City of New York Theater Subdistrict Council, LDC and the City of New York.

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’s The 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 Holiday, directed by Doug Hughes.

Roundabout Theatre Company’s 2011-2012 will feature Bob Fosse’s Dancin’, directed by Graciela Daniele; Stephen Karam’s Sons of the Prophet, directed by Peter DuBois; John Osborne’s Look Back in Anger, directed by Sam Gold.

www.roundabouttheatre.org

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Sunday, 17 April 2011 11:50

Broadway Review: ANYTHING GOES

If you had the opportunity to do something that would make you smile for 2 hours and forty-five minutes, you’d do it wouldn’t you? Then get to the Stephen Sondheim Theatre on Broadway for the Roundabout Theatre Company’s production of Anything Goes starring Sutton Foster and Joel Grey.

While neither of the aforementioned might ordinarily be considered for the roles of Reno Sweeney and Moonface Martin respectively, these two could sell ice to Eskimos. They sell these characters and their songs with such utter joy, you can’t help but love it.

Published in 2010-2011 Season

Roundabout Theatre Company, L.A. Theatre Works and BY Experience

Announce dates & venues for international high-definition screenings

of

Roundabout Theatre Company’s acclaimed Broadway production of

Oscar Wilde’s comedy

THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST

Directed by and starring Brian Bedford

Global screenings begin on June 2, 2011
Hosted by David Hyde Pierce!

Roundabout Theatre Company, L.A. Theatre Works and BY Experience are thrilled to announce dates and venues for the upcoming screening of Roundabout’s critically acclaimed Broadway production of Oscar Wilde’s comedy The Importance of Being Earnest, directed by and starring Brian Bedford.

The Importance of Being Earnest: Live in HD will screen across the U.S. and internationally on Thursday, June 2, 2011 and varying dates through June 28.  Digitally equipped movie theaters and performing arts centers throughout the U.S., U.K., Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Mexico, and throughout Europe have signed on to host special screenings.

This high-definition event brings the best of Broadway to movie audiences, and includes the added bonus of host David Hyde Pierce taking viewers backstage for special behind-the-scenes peek!  Mr. Hyde Pierce says: “This delightful production of Earnest shouldn't be missed, and for the people who can't see it on Broadway, Broadway is coming to them.”

Alfred Molina and Oscar Wilde expert Michael Hackett will discuss the writer and the man in an intermission special.

The Importance of Being Earnest: Live in HD was captured live in high-definition from Roundabout’s American Airlines Theatre (227 West 42nd St.) and features the original cast of this new Broadway production.

The Importance of Being Earnest is a glorious comedy of mistaken identity, which ridicules codes of propriety and etiquette.  Dashing men-about-town John Worthing and Algernon Moncrieff pursue fair ladies Gwendolen Fairfax and Cecily Cardew.   Matters are complicated by the imaginary characters invented by both men to cover their on-the-sly activities – not to mention the disapproval of Gwendolen’s mother, the formidable Lady Bracknell.

A full list of participating cinemas, exhibition dates and ticket prices is available at www.EarnestHD.com.  New venues will continue to be added.

U.S. VENUE & DATE INFORMATION:

ARIZONA

The Loft Theater (Tuscon, AZ) – June 5

Phoenix Art Museum (Phoenix, AZ) – June 12

CALIFORNIA

Downtown Independent (Los Angeles, CA) – June 9

The Gaslamp (San Diego, CA) – June 22, 23

James Bridges Theater at UCLA (Los Angeles, CA) – June 2, 5

La Mirada Theatre (La Mirada, CA) – June 26

Lark Theater (Larkspur, CA) – June 6

Mann Theatre (Hollywood, CA) – June 2, 7

Rialto Cinema Cerrito (El Cerrito, CA) – June 2, 13

Rialto Cinemas Elmwood (Berkeley, CA) – June 2, 7

Rialto Cinemas Sixth Street Playhouse (Santa Rosa, CA) – June 7, 14

Sierra Cinemas (Grass Valley, CA) – June 8

Sundance Kabuki (San Francisco, CA) – June 12, 13

COLORADO

Colorado Mountain College (Breckenridge, CO) – June 2

CONNECTICUT

Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center (Old Saybrook, CT) – June 7

Quick Center for the Arts (Fairfield, CT) – June 4, 10

FLORIDA

Cinemaworld Majestic (Vero Beach, FL) – June 2, 16

GEORGIA

Douglass Theatre (Macon, GA) – June 5, 19

HAWAII

Kahala 8 Theater (Honolulu, HI) – June 16, 19

ILLINOIS

McKendree University (Lebanon, IL) – June 2

Music Box Theater (Chicago, IL) – June 9, 12

INDIANA

Notre Dame Browning Cinema (Notre Dame, IN) – June 28

MAINE

The Grand Auditorium (Ellsworth, ME) – June TBC

Leura Hill Eastman PAC, Fryeburg Academy (Fryeburg, ME) – June 2

The Lincoln Theater (Damariscotta, ME) – June 2

The Strand (Rockland, ME) – June 2, 5, 7

MARYLAND

Avalon Theatre (Easton, MD) – June 2

MASSACHUSETTS

Amherst Cinema (Amherst, MA) – June 2, 18, 21, 26

Cape Cinema (Dennis, MA) – June 2

Coolidge Corner (Boston, MA) – June 2

Julie Harris Stage (Wellfleet, MA) – June 4, 11, 18, 25

Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center (Great Barrington, MA) – June 9

Shalin Liu Performance Center (Rockport, MA) – June 5

The Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute (Williamstown, MA) – June 18

MICHIGAN

Michigan Theater (Ann Arbor, MI) – June 2

MINNESOTA

Guthrie Theatre (Minneapolis, MN) – June 6

MISSOURI

Tivoli Cinemas (Kansas City, MO) – June 13, 19

NEBRASKA

Mary Riepma Ross Media Arts Center (Lincoln, NE) – June 9, 12

NEW HAMPSHIRE

Hopkins Center for the Arts at Dartmouth (Hanover, NH) – June 24, 25

The Music Hall (Portsmouth, NH) – June 2

NEW JERSEY

Pollak Theatre at Monmouth University (West Long Branch, NJ) – June 4

NEW MEXICO

The Lensic (Santa Fe, NM) – June 2

Taos Community Auditorium (Taos, NM) – June 8, 17

NEW YORK

Cinema Arts Center (Huntington, NY) – June 2

Cinema 123 (New York, NY) – June 2, 5

Jacob Burns Film Center (Pleasantville, NY) – June 22

John Drew Theater at Guild Hall (East Hampton, NY) – June 2

Kew Gardens Cinemas (Queens, NY) – June 2 two showings

Skirball Center for the Performing Arts (New York, NY) – June 11

Spectrum 8 Theatres (Albany, NY) – June 2, 5, 12, 13

Staller Center, SUNY Stony Brook (Stony Brook, NY) – June 2

Time & Space Limited (Hudson, NY) – June 2, 4, 11, 12

NORTH CAROLINA

Hanesbrands Theatre (Winston-Salem, NC) – June TBC

Lumina Theater at UNCW (Wilmington, NC) – June 2

Sunrise Theater (Southern Pines, NC) – June 2 two showings

OHIO

Cedar Lee Theatre (Cleveland Height, OH) – June 22, 26

OKLAHOMA

Circle Cinema (Tulsa, OK) – June 9

OREGON

Newport Performing Arts Center (Newport, OR) – June 24

Third Rail Rep at the World Trade Center Theater (Portland, OR) – June 2, 12

PENNSYLVANIA

Allentown Symphony Hall (Allentown, PA) – June 2, 10

Ambler Theater (Ambler, PA) – June 2, 5, 12

Bryn Mawr Film Institute (Bryn Mawr, PA) – June 2, 5

County Theater (Doylestown, PA) – June 2, 5

Mary D’Angelo Performing Arts Center at Mercyhurst College (Erie, PA) – June 2

Oaks Theater (Oakmont, PA) – June 2, 5

RHODE ISLAND

Jane Pickens Theater, Event Center (Newport, RI) – June 2

TENNESSEE

Paradiso Cinema (Memphis, TN) – June 12, 14

TEXAS

Angelika Film Center (Dallas, TX) – June 8, 9

Angelika Film Center (Plano, TX) – June 12, 14

VERMONT

Catamount Arts (St. Johnsbury, VT) - June 2, 4

Town Hall Theater/Opera Company (Middlebury, VT) – June 12

VIRGINIA

The Paramount Theater (Charlottesville, VA) – June 4 two showings

WASHINGTON, D.C.

Shakespeare Theatre Company, Sidney Harman Hall (Washington, DC) – June 28

WASHINGTON

The Lincoln Theater (Mount Vernon, WA) – June 2, 12

Rose Theatre (Port Townsend, WA) – June 4, 11, 12, 18

SIFF Cinema (Seattle, WA) – June 2, 5, 12

WISCONSIN

Sundance Cinemas (Madison, WI) – June 25, 27

The Importance of Being Earnest: Live in HD cast features the original company of this new Broadway production featuring Dana Ivey as “Miss Prism,” Paxton Whitehead as “Rev. Canon Chasuble,” Santino Fontana as “Algernon Moncrieff,” David Furr as “John Worthing,” Tim MacDonald as “Merriman,” Paul O’Brien as “Lane,” Charlotte Parry as “Cecily Cardew,” Sara Topham as “Gwendolen Fairfax” and Amanda Leigh Cobb as “Servant.” The design team includes Desmond Heeley (Sets & Costumes), Duane Schuler (Lights) and Drew Levy (Sound).

Elysa Gardner of USA Today says “Roundabout Theatre Company's Broadway production of Wilde’s most famous play is delightful! Bedford proves a perfect fit for Earnest's juiciest character”.  Charles Isherwood of the New York Times says: “The great actor Brian Bedford is brilliant in this funny and effervescent production.  It’s one of the great performances of the season; to miss it would most definitely look like carelessness.”  Scott Brown of NY Magazine says Earnest is “Funny as hell!” And Charles Spencer of the London Telegraph exclaims: “Brian Bedford’s production is the finest ‘Importance’ I have ever seen.”

The Importance of Being Earnest: Live in HD was filmed and is being distributed to movie theaters and performing arts centers globally by New York-based BY Experience.

Executive Producers for cinema are Julie Borchard-Young and Robert Borchard-Young for BY Experience, Susan A. Loewenberg for L.A. Theatre Works, and Harold Wolpert for Roundabout Theatre Company.

Lead funding for this project is provided by the Sidney E. Frank Foundation.

Due to demand, the critically acclaimed Broadway engagement of The Importance of Being Earnest was extended 17-weeks through Sunday, July 3rd, 2011.  The Stratford Shakespeare Festival presented an acclaimed production of The Importance of Being Earnest, directed by and starring Brian Bedford, in 2009. 

BROADWAY TICKET INFORMATION:

Tickets are available 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 $72.00-122.00.

To become a Roundabout subscriber visit www.roundabouttheatre.org or call Roundabout Ticket Services (212)719-1300

PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE:

The Importance of Being Earnestplays Tuesday evenings at 7:00PM, Wednesday through Saturday evening at 8:00PM with Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2:00PM. 

ABOUT ROUNDABOUT THEATRE COMPANY:

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 three permanent homes 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 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.  Together these three distinctive venues 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; the New York State Council on the Arts, celebrating 50 years of building strong, creative communities in New York State’s 62 counties; and the City of New York Theater Subdistrict Council, LDC and the City of New York.

Roundabout Theatre Company’s 2010-2011 season features Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest, starring and directed by Brian Bedford; Tennessee Williams’ The Milk Train Doesn’t Stop Here Anymorestarring Olympia Dukakis, directed by Michael Wilson; Anything Goes starring Sutton Foster & Joel Grey, directed & choreographed by Kathleen Marshall; David West Read’s The Dream of the Burning Boy, directed by Evan Cabnet;  Dart, Stoller, Butler’s The People in the Picture, starring Donna Murphy, directed by Leonard Foglia; Stone, Meehan & Yeston’s Death Takes a Holiday, directed by Doug Hughes.

Roundabout Theatre Company’s 2011-2012 will feature Bob Fosse’s Dancin’, directed by Graciela Daniele; Stephen Karam’s Sons of the Prophet, directed by Peter DuBois; John Osborne’s Look Back in Anger, directed by Sam Gold.

ABOUT L.A. THEATRE WORKS:

L.A. Theatre Works (LATW) has been recording award-winning audio versions of stage plays, musicals, and novels for nearly three decades. Founded in 1974, LATW, under the leadership of Producing Director, Susan Albert Loewenberg, is a non-profit theatre and media arts organization which marries innovative forms of technology with timeless and compelling stories. LATW's long-running weekly radio show, L.A. Theatre Works, is heard on NPR stations nationwide, and its unprecedented collection of over 400 recordings is available in thousands of libraries, via iTunes, Amazon, in bookstores and direct from LATW.org. Plays are recorded in front of live audiences (The Play's the Thing) with America's top actors as well as in the studio, and the company tours nationally with its radio-style productions. L.A. Theatre Works recordings are made available for secondary education (Alive & Aloud, for middle and high schools) and to under-served communities (Library Access), and now to higher education through its recently launched The Play's the Thing for Higher Education project, a digital database of plays indexed for use in scholarly research and college and university instruction.

Recent recordings include Lucy Prebble’s Enron, starring Steven Weber, Greg Germann &Amy Pietz, directed by Rosalind Ayres; Kenneth Lonergan’s This Is Our Youth, starring Mark Ruffalo, Josh Hamilton and Missy Yager, directed by Mark Brokaw; Terry Johnson’s The Graduate, starring Kathleen Turner and Matthew Rhys, directed by John Rubinstein; Tartuffe starring Brian Bedford, directed by Rosalind Ayres; Arcadia starring Kate Burton, Peter Paige, Gregory Itzin, directed by John Rubinstein; Jon Robin Baitz’s The Paris Letter, starring Ron Rifkin, Neil Patrick Harris, Josh Radnor and Patricia Wettig, directed by Peter Levin; and Lorraine Hansberry’s A Raisin In The Sun, starring Judyann Elder, Corey Hawkins and Rutina Wesley, directed by Lou Bellamy.

ABOUT BY EXPERIENCE:

BY Experience kicked off the digital revolution of live events to movie theaters and other locations globally with David Bowie’s 2003 Reality album launch and since then, nearly 10 million tickets have been sold worldwide for events BY Experience has distributed and/or produced. BY Experience introduced the live in cinema concept to the Metropolitan Opera, and from conception of the Live in HD series in 2006 to the present, has served as the Met’s Worldwide HD Distribution Representative.  In 2009, BY Experience began working with the U.K.’s National Theatre as International (ex-UK) Distribution Representative for National Theatre Live, now in its second season.  BY Experience teamed up with The New York Times on its speaker’s series, TimesTalks LIVE for select cinema events with authors John Irving and Steven King, and the creators of ABC’s hit series Lost (2009 - 2010).   Additionally, BY Experience has produced, distributed, and executive produced several highly successful unique one off events for cinemas, including the public radio shows A Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor (February and October 2010) and This American Life – Live! with Ira Glass (April 2008 and May 2009), several high profile concerts including The Big Four: Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth, Anthrax (June 2010), BBC Electric Proms: Robbie Williams (October 2009), David Gilmour: Remember That Night — Live from the Royal Albert Hall (September 2007), and the classic music celebrations BBC Last Night of the Proms (September 2009 and September 2010).  For more information, visit: www.byexperience.net

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ROUNDABOUT THEATRE COMPANY’s

THE PEOPLE IN THE PICTURE

LAUNCHES THE ULTIMATE

INTERACTIVE FAMILY ALBUM WEBSITE

www.ThePeopleInYourPicture.com

 

Roundabout Theatre Company’s (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) Broadway production of THE PEOPLE IN THE PICTURE launches the ultimate interactive family album website! Visit the website at www.ThePeopleInYourPicture.com to view family photos and stories from cast members & the creative team and upload your own.

Family albums are not just images - they are full of our family stories.  Roundabout Theatre Company’s new Broadway musical, The People in the Picture is creating the ultimate family album online at ThePeopleinYourPicture.com.   Connect with other users by submitting a treasured photo and share the family story behind it.  While on the site you’ll be able to view other photos and read family stories by members of the cast and creative team including Donna Murphy and Iris Rainer Dart.  So dig up that old family photograph, log on to www.ThePeopleinYourPicture.com, and tell your story.  

Audience members are encouraged to bring a copy of a special family photo to the theatre and add it to the People in Your Picture lobby installation at Studio 54.

THE PEOPLE IN THE PICTURE stars two time Tony® Award-winner Donna Murphy (Bubbie/Raisel), directed by Leonard FogliaTHE PEOPLE IN THE PICTURE features book & lyrics by Iris Rainer Dart and music by Mike Stoller and Artie Butler.

The cast also features Alexander Gemignani (Moishe), Christopher Innvar (Chaim), Nicole Parker (Red), Rachel Resheff (Jenny), Hal Robinson (Doovie, Rabbi Velvel), Lewis J. Stadlen (Avram Krinsky), Joyce Van Patten (Chayesel), Chip Zien (Yossie Pinsker), Brad Bradley, Rachel Bress, Jeremy Davis, Emilee Dupre, Maya Goldman, Louis Hobson, Shannon Lewis, Jessica Lea Patty, Andie Mechanic, Megan Reinking, Jeffrey Schecter and Paul Anthony Stewart.

THE PEOPLE IN THE PICTURE opens officially on Thursday, April 28th, 2011 at Studio 54 (254 West 54th Street) on Broadway. The limited engagement is scheduled to run through June 19th, 2011.

Once the darling of the Yiddish Theatre in pre-war Poland, now a grandmother in New York City, Bubbie has had quite a life. But what will it all mean if she can't pass on her stories to the next generation? Though her granddaughter is enchanted by her tales, her daughter Red will do anything to keep from looking back. A fiercely funny and deeply moving new musical that spans three generations, THE PEOPLE IN THE PICTURE celebrates the importance of learning from our past, and the power of laughter.

The creative team includes Paul Gemignani (Musical Direction), Michael Starobin (Orchestrations), Andy Blankenbuehler (Musical Staging), Riccardo Hernandez (Sets), Ann Hould-Ward (Costumes), James F. Ingalls (Lights), Dan Moses Schreier (Sound), Elaine J. McCarthy (Projections), Paul Huntley (Hair & Wigs) & Angelina Avallone (Make-up).

TICKET INFORMATION:

Tickets are available by calling Roundabout Ticket Services at (212)719-1300, online at www.roundabouttheatre.org or at the Studio 54 Box Office (254 West 54th Street).  Ticket prices range from $37.00 - $122.00.

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:

The People in the Picture plays Tuesday 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; Tennessee Williams’ The Milk Train Doesn’t Stop Here Anymorestarring Olympia Dukakis, directed by Michael Wilson; Anything Goes starring Sutton Foster & Joel Grey, directed & choreographed by Kathleen Marshall; David West Read’s The 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 Holiday, directed by Doug Hughes.

Roundabout Theatre Company’s 2011-2012 season features Bob Fosse’s Dancin’, directed by Graciela Daniele;  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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ROUNDABOUT THEATRE COMPANY

OPENS TOMORROW THURSDAY, APRIL 7th!

Sutton Foster

And

Joel Grey

ANYTHING GOES

Music & Lyrics by

Cole Porter

Original book by P.G. Wodehouse & Guy Bolton

and Howard Lindsay & Russel Crouse

New book by Timothy Crouse & John Weidman

Directed & Choreographed by

Kathleen Marshall

on Broadway at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre

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Roundabout Theatre Company’s (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) new Broadway production of Anything Goes, starring Tony® Award winner Sutton Foster as “Reno Sweeney” and Tony® and Academy® Award winner Joel Grey as “Moonface Martin,” opens on Broadway tomorrow Thursday, April 7th at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre (124 West 43rd Street).

Anything Goes is directed & choreographed by Tony® Award winner Kathleen Marshall. The cast also features 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,” Raymond J. Lee as “John,” with John McMartin as “Elisha Whitney” and Jessica Walter as “Evangeline Harcourt.” 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.

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.

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.”

TICKET INFORMATION:

Tickets are available by calling Telecharge.com at (212)239-6200 / (800)432-7250, online at www.roundabouttheatre.org or at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre Box Office (124 W. 43rd St). Ticket prices range from $87-$137.

To become a Roundabout subscriber visit www.roundabouttheatre.org or call Roundabout Ticket Services (212)719-1300. 

PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE:

Anything Goes plays Tuesday through Saturday evenings at 8:00PM with a Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday matinee at 2:00PM.

Roundabout Theatre Company’s current 2010-2011 season features Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest, starring and directed by Brian Bedford; Tennessee Williams’ The Milk Train Doesn’t Stop Here Anymorestarring Olympia Dukakis, directed by Michael Wilson; Anything Goes starring Sutton Foster & Joel Grey, directed & choreographed by Kathleen Marshall; David West Read’s The Dream of the Burning Boy, directed by Evan Cabnet; Dart, Stoller & Butler’s The People in the Picture, starring Donna Murphy, directed by Leonard Foglia; Stone, Meehan & Yeston’s Death Takes a Holiday, directed by Doug Hughes.

Roundabout Theatre Company’s 2011-2012 will feature Bob Fosse’s Dancin’, directed by Graciela Daniele; 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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THE MILK TRAIN DOESN’T STOP HERE ANYMORE

Will play its final performance this SUNDAY, APRIL 10th

By Tennessee Williams

Directed by Michael Wilson

“Roundabout is presenting a powerful, expressionistic production of Williams’ work.”Associated Press

“Olympia Dukakis is ferocious, entrancing & hilarious.” New York Times

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 The Milk Train Doesn’t Stop Here Anymore, by Tennessee Williams and directed by Michael Wilson, will play its final performance on Sunday, April 10th at 2:00PM.

The Milk Train Doesn’t Stop Here Anymore will have played 27 preview performances and 79 regular performances at the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre (111 West 46th Street). The show began previews on Friday, January 7th, 2011,and officially opened on Sunday, January 30th, 2011.  The Milk Train Doesn’t Stop Here Anymore was originally scheduled for a limited engagement through Sunday, April 3rd, 2011 and was extended through Sunday, April 10th, 2011.

In this haunting Tennessee Williams drama, Olympia Dukakis stars as Flora Goforth, a wealthy American widow.  In her picturesque Italian mountaintop home, Flora has detached from the world in order to write her memoirs. When a handsome and mysterious young visitor arrives without warning to keep Flora company in her final hours, this dreamlike play blossoms into a fascinating meditation on life and death.

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). 

To become a Roundabout subscriber visit www.roundabouttheatre.org or call Roundabout Ticket Services (212)719-1300.  Ticket prices range from $71.00-81.00.

Roundabout Theatre Company’s current 2010-2011 season features Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest, starring and directed by Brian Bedford; Tennessee Williams’ The Milk Train Doesn’t Stop Here Anymorestarring Olympia Dukakis, directed by Michael Wilson; Anything Goes starring Sutton Foster & Joel Grey, directed & choreographed by Kathleen Marshall; David West Read’s The Dream of the Burning Boy, directed by Evan Cabnet; Dart, Stoller & Butler’s The People in the Picture, starring Donna Murphy, directed by Leonard Foglia; Stone, Meehan & Yeston’s Death Takes a Holiday, directed by Doug Hughes.

Roundabout Theatre Company’s 2011-2012 will feature Bob Fosse’s Dancin’, directed by Graciela Daniele; 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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