Joanna Gleason to Star in Roundabout's SONS OF THE PROPHET
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.
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.
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.
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.