Photo Coverage: Viola Davis & Original INTIMATE APPAREL Cast Reunite for 10th Anniversary Reading
Roundabout Theatre Companyjust held a special benefit reading of INTIMATE APPAREL, by Lynn Nottage with Daniel Sullivan reprising his direction. Reuniting for one night only were the stars of the 2004 award winning production: two-time Tony Award winner Viola Davis, Arija Bareikis, Lynda Gravátt, Russell Hornsby, Corey Stoll and Lauren Vélez. BroadwayWorld was there for the special night and you can check out photo coverage below!
All proceeds benefit Roundabout's New Play Initiative. Created in 1995, this Initiative cultivates new works and artists through commissions, developmental readings and workshops, and full-scale productions. To date, Roundabout has commissioned 18 playwrights, conducted developmental readings and workshops of over 100 new works, presented 37 premiere productions, and employed over 5,000 artists across all aspects of our New Play Initiative. Each year, the New Play Initiative costs nearly $1.8M.
In 2004, Intimate Apparel was the inaugural production of Roundabout Theater Company's off-Broadway venue: the Laura Pels Theatre at the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre. During its acclaimed engagement, Intimate Apparel received the New York Drama Critics' Circle Award (Best Play), a Drama Desk Award (Best Actress in a Play for Viola Davis), an Outer Critics Circle Award (Best Play), the Outer Critics Circle Award John Gassner Award (Best Play), an Obie Award (Outstanding performance for Viola Davis), a PEN/Laura Pels Foundation Award for Drama, an American Theatre Critic's Assoc. Francesca Primus Award (Best Play) and a Steinberg New Play Award. Intimate Apparel played in hundreds of theaters across the country, following its premiere at Roundabout.