Roundabout Underground's BAD JEWS Announces Transfer to the Laura Pels Theatre; Will Begin Off-Broadway in September
Joshua Harmon's sold out dark comedy Bad Jews, will make the move upstairs from Roundabout Underground's 62-seat Black Box Theatre to the 420-seat Laura Pels Theater beginning September 20, 2013. The limited run will be a part of Roundabout's 2013-2014 subscription season.
BAD JEWS was first performed at the inaugural Roundabout Underground Reading Series in February 2012. The play was chosen to be the seventh Roundabout Underground production where it opened to critical acclaim on October 30, 2012. The critics raved 'Bad Jews is delicious nasty fun' (New York Post), 'A very promising start by newcomer Joshua Harmon' (New York Magazine), 'Tracee Chimo is marvelous, her versatility is startling' (New York Times). The sold out run was extended two weeks and played its final performance in the Black Box on December 30, 2012. Original cast members Tracee Chimo, Philip Ettinger, Molly Ranson and Michael Zegen will return for the Off-Broadway run, with direction by Daniel Aukin.
The second playwright to be produced as part of Roundabout Underground (The Language of Trees in 2008), Steven Levenson will see the world premiere of his Roundabout commissioned play The Unavoidable Disappearance of Tom Durnin open in June at the Laura Pels Theatre.
Roundabout will hold their second annual Roundabout Underground Reading series in February, where playwrights such as Harmon made their Roundabout debut. Five up and coming playwrights & directors will have their plays read in the Black Box Theater.