Roundabout to Present Mr. Marmalade Beginning Off-Broadway November 1
Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) will present the New York Premiere of Noah Haidle's play Mr. Marmalade, directed by Michael Greif at the Laura Pels Theatre (Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre; 111 West 46th Street). Mr. Marmalade will begin previews on Tuesday, November 1st, 2005; and opens officially on Sunday, November 20th, 2005. This is a limited engagement through Sunday, January 29, 2006.
Cast and Creative team will be announced shortly.
In Noah Haidle's outrageous new comedy Mr. Marmalade, adult behavior is interpreted through the characters of two very smart children. Lucy has a precocious vocabulary, killer skills in the kitchen, a husband who spends too much time at the office, and she's just four years old! Her imaginary world revolves around a too-busy businessman named Mr. Marmalade who never has time for the child who adores him.
Mr. Marmalade was commissioned and first produced by South Coast Repertory.
Tickets will be available in August 2005 by calling Roundabout Ticket Services at (212) 719-1300, check online at www.roundabouttheatre.org for details.
Noah Haidle's (Playwright) most recent play Princess Marjorie received its World Premiere engagement earlier this year at South Coast Repertory Theatre, where Mr. Marmalade also premiered last year. Haidle's Rag and Bone recently played the Long Wharf Theatre as part of the New American Voices Festival. His plays have been produced at South Coast Repertory, The Long Wharf Theatre, and Arielle Tepper's Summer Play Festival. Haidle is currently working on commissions for Playwrights Horizons, Princeton University and a screenplay for Scott Rudin Productions. He is a graduate of Princeton University and the Julliard School, where he was a Lila Acheson Wallace playwright-in-residence.
Michael Greif (Director). Most recent works include Neal Bell's Spatter Pattern at Playwrights Horizons and Chekhov's The Cherry Orchard at The Williamstown Theatre Festival. Broadway: Jonathan Larson's Rent (Obie Award, Tony Nomination) and Never Gonna Dance. New York Shakespeare Festival Credits include: Suzan Lori-Parks' Fucking A; Jessica Hagedorn's Dogeaters (Obie Award); Jose Rivera's Marisol; Pericles; Connie Congdon's Casanova; Tony Kushner's A Bright Room Called Day; and Sophie Treadwell's Machinal (Obie Award). At New York Theatre Workshop (current artistic associate), he directed Cavedweller; Bright Lights, Big City and the original production of Rent. Other Off Broadway credits include Neil Labute's The Distance From Here at Manhattan Class Company; Betty Rules at The Zipper Theater; A Few Stout Individuals by John Guare at Signature Theatre and Monster at Classic Stage Company. Regional Credits includes work at La Jolla (Artistic Director 1995-1999): Our Town; Sweet Bird Of Youth; Diana Son's Boy; Randy Newman's Faust (also at Goodman); Kushner's Slavs (also at Mark Taper); Bell's Therese Raquin. At Williamstown Theater Festival: Guare's Landscape Of The Body; Once In A Lifetime; Street Scene; Tonight at 8:30 and The Seagull.
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