Jason Moore to Direct Roundabout Underground's SUICIDE, INCORPORATED, 10/14-11/6

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Roundabout Theatre Company just announced a new Roundabout Underground production Suicide, Incorporated, a new play by Andrew Hinderaker, directed by Jason Moore.

Suicide, Incorporated will begin preview performances on Friday, October 14th, 2011 and will open officially on Sunday, November 6th, 2011. This is a limited engagement through Friday, December 23rd, 2011. All tickets for Roundabout Underground productions are $20.

The cast and creative team will be announced shortly.

The right words can be hard to find, especially when they're your last. Andrew Hinderaker's provocative and darkly funny new play takes us to an unorthodox writing service that specializes in crafting the perfect suicide note, where a subversive new employee is suspected of the unthinkable. Could he actually be helping his client find happiness? Suicide, Incorporated is about the business of rewriting your ending.

Suicide, Incorporated kicks off the fifth season 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 the acclaimed world premieres of Speech & Debate (2007), The Language of Trees (2008), Ordinary Days (2009), Tigers Be Still (2010) and The Dream of the Burning Boy (2011).

Jason Moore returns to Roundabout Theatre Company having directed Speech & Debate (2007), the inaugural production of Roundabout Underground.

Roundabout Underground is an initiative to showcase new plays that will either allow an experienced director to go back to his/her creative roots or give a debut production to an emerging writer or director. Robyn Goodman (Artistic Consultant to the Roundabout), who has significant artistic development experience, produces the initiative that continues to be a creative breeding ground for nurturing new talent.

The 62-seat Black Box Theatre, below the Laura Pels Theatre in the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre, allows Roundabout to take artistic risks that are better suited for a more intimate space.

Tickets will be available beginning this summer 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 Suicide, Incorporated will be issued as General Admission passes for first-come, first-served seating on the show date.

Suicide, Incorporated plays Tuesday through Sunday evenings at 7:00PM with Saturday and Sunday matinees at 1:30PM.

ANDREW HINDERAKER (Playwright). Suicide, Incorporated, was developed at the Seven Devils Playwrights Conference and premiered at Chicago's Gift Theatre in June 2010 to critical acclaim. The production enjoyed a twice-extended sold-out run and was nominated for multiple Jeff Awards, including Best New Work. Hinderaker's follow-up, Kingsville, premiered at Chicago's Stage Left Theatre in October 2010. It was featured in American Theater Magazine, and was a finalist for the Woodward/Newman Drama Award. Hinderaker's plays have been developed and produced at such theatre companies as The Araca Group, Steppenwolf, Victory Gardens, American Theater Company, the side project, and Chicago Dramatists, where he is a Resident Playwright. Additional recognitions for Hinderaker's work include a nomination for the 2010 Otis Guernsey New Voices in American Playwriting Award, and Finalist/Semi-Finalist status for the Princess Grace Award, the Heideman Award, and the Austin Film Festival. He holds two degrees from Stanford University, and is currently pursuing his M.F.A in Playwriting at the University of Texas at Austin.
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Jason Moore (Director). Theatre includes: on Broadway, Shrek The Musical (Outer Critics and Drama Desk nominations for Best Director), Avenue Q (Tony nomination for Best Director) and Steel Magnolias. Carnegie Hall: Jerry Springer -The Opera. West End: Avenue Q. Off-Broadway: Speech and Debate (Roundabout Theatre Company), Avenue Q (Vineyard), Guardians (The Culture Project) and The Crumple Zone (Rattlestick). Regional: Tales of the City (American Conservatiory Theatre); Associate directing: Les Misérables (Broadway, USA tour) and Ragtime (Vancouver). Writer: The Floatplane Notebooks (Charlotte Repertory Theatre). Television: episodes of Dawson's Creek, Everwood, One Tree Hill and Brothers and Sisters. Jason has a BS in performance studies from Northwestern University.

The Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre opened on March 17th, 2004 allowing Roundabout to continue its mission to produce new plays by established writers and lesser-known classic plays in the 425-seat Laura Pels Theatre. The inaugural production at the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre was Intimate Apparel, a new play by Lynn Nottage, directed by Daniel Sullivan (2004 New York Drama Critics' Circle Award Best Play, Outer Critics Circle Award Best Play, Outer Critics Circle Award John Gassner Award Best Play, PEN/Laura Pels Foundation Award for Lynn Nottage, American Theatre Critic's Association's Francesca Primus Award Best Play, Steinberg New Play Award, Audelco Dramatic Production of the Year). Prior to the launch of Roundabout Underground in October 2007, the 62-seat Black Box Theatre has been used by Roundabout's education department for its activities including student productions and professional development workshops.

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; 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 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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