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Just Announced: UGLY LIES THE BONE
by Roundabout Theatre Company - January 23, 2015

It is my great pleasure to announce that the ninth season of Roundabout Underground will begin with the world premiere of Ugly Lies the Bone by Lindsey Ferrentino, under the direction of Patricia McGregor. The production will begin previews on September 10, 2015 at the Black Box Theatre and marks the tenth premiere we've produced in that space. The play was first heard at Roundabout as part of the Underground Reading Series in February 2014. (more...)


BWW Blog: Karl Kenzler of YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU - Will Brill's Secret Skill
by Karl Kenzler - January 23, 2015

Actors have a lot of hidden talents. Angelina Jolie is a knife-thrower. Steve Martin plays the banjo. And Colin Farrell is a tremendously skilled Irish step dancer. True story. But that's nothing compared to our cast at the Longacre Theatre. In fact our own Will Brill plays "Ed Carmichael" in YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU and he has a secret skill that qualifies him as a member of the Sycamore family. Check it out! It's magical! (more...)


Interview With Actress Carra Patterson
by Roundabout Theatre Company - January 22, 2015

Education Dramaturg Ted Sod interviews actor Carra Patterson from Little Children Dream of God. (more...)


About Little Children Dream of God
by Roundabout Theatre Company - January 21, 2015

The new play Little Children Dream of God begins previews this week at Roundabout Underground's Black Box Theatre. (more...)


Interview With Jeff Augustin
by Roundabout Theatre Company - January 20, 2015

Education Dramaturg Ted Sod interviews Jeff Augustin, Playwright of Little Children Dream of God. (more...)


She Loves Me Joins 50th Anniv. Season
by Roundabout Theatre Company - January 20, 2015

I am thrilled to announce an exciting musical production for the upcoming 50th Anniversary Season. Joe Masteroff, Sheldon Harnick, and Jerry Bock's heartwarming She Loves Me will open in the Spring of 2016 in a production directed by Scott Ellis and starring Laura Benanti and Josh Radnor. (more...)


Interview with Director Giovanna Sardelli
by Roundabout Theatre Company - January 16, 2015

Ted Sod: Will you tell us about yourself? Where you were born and educated? When did you decide you wanted to become a theatre director? Giovanna Sardelli: I was born and raised in Las Vegas, Nevada, when it was really just a desert town, so I didn't get to see much theatre. Right before I graduated, I said, "Oh my god, I'm about to get a degree in theatre and I've never seen a play." My family sent me on one of those theatre trips where you go to London and Edinburgh and see twenty-one plays in twenty days. That trip made me realize that I needed to go to grad school. I got accepted into the graduate acting program at NYU when Zelda Fichandler was running it and Ron Van Lieu was the acting teacher. I started my career as an actor but was never quite satisfied. One day, I was sitting in Zelda's office having a crisis and Zelda said, "You've always had the eye of a director, I think you should direct. Why don't you come back for another year of education?" At that time, NYU had a directing lab where they would invite three former grads of grad acting for one year of free training in directing. Everything I learned at NYU just gelled, and my career as a director has been so much easier than my career as an actress. (more...)


Final show announced in our 2014-2015 Season
by Roundabout Theatre Company - January 12, 2015

I am thrilled to announce that Joshua Harmon'sSignificant Other will receive its world premiere this spring at the Laura Pels Theatre directed by Trip Cullman. This is Josh's second production at Roundabout, following the phenomenal success of his first Roundabout production, Bad Jews, which premiered in the Roundabout Underground in 2012 and moved upstairs to the Pels in 2013, where it was honored with numerous Outer Critics Circle and Lucille Lortel Award nominations (as well as a Lortel win for Tracee Chimo). (more...)


BWW Blog: Karl Kenzler of YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU - The Sycamore Family Blog - Reg Rogers is Afraid of Insects
by Karl Kenzler - January 12, 2015

An actor's life is extremely glamorous and follows a grand tradition. The Longacre Theatre is a historic landmark, dating all the way back to it's first production in 1913. Consequently, it's a bit of an archeological site. (more...)


Sienna Miller returns to Broadway as “Sally Bowles”
by Roundabout Theatre Company - January 07, 2015

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BWW Exclusive: National Theater Institute's New Year's Resolutions
by National Theater Institute - January 05, 2015

In anticipation for the year ahead, RISK AGAIN! takes a look at NTI's New Year's Resolutions! (more...)


Final 12 weeks to see Cabaret on Broadway
by Roundabout Theatre Company - January 05, 2015

Emma Stone has extended her acclaimed run as "Sally Bowles" for two weeks through February 15, 2015! Alan Cumming will continue to star as "Emcee" for the final 12 weeks through March 29, 2015! (more...)


BWW Blog: Meet Karl Kenzler of YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU - The Sycamore Family Blog
by Karl Kenzler - January 05, 2015

Happy belated Holidays! We've just spent the last few weeks celebrating with loved ones. It's that time of year when we all return home to spend time with our families. Our lovely, beautiful, crazy families. Well, we feel you! If you've seen YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU, then you know Kaufman & Hart created the original Modern Family when they wrote the story of the Sycamores. (more...)


BWW Exclusive: National Theater Institute - Year in Review
by National Theater Institute - December 29, 2014

Today, Risk Again! Notes from the National Theater Institute reflects on 12 defining moments of 2104. (more...)


BWW Blog: Patti Murin of Goodspeed's HOLIDAY INN - Happy Holidays!
by Patti Murin - December 24, 2014

Greetings once again from East Haddam, CT, home of the Goodspeed Opera House and the world premiere production of Irving Berlin's Holiday Inn. This is our last week up here, and therefore my last blog. Don't be too sad though. I will be recapping the new season of "The Bachelor" beginning in January for BroadwayWorld! Every. Single. Week. I'll let you decide if that's threat or not. (more...)


BWW Exclusive: National Theater Institute - 'This Place Starts Lives'
by National Theater Institute - December 22, 2014

The National Theater Institute prepares young artists for today's theatrical landscape unlike any other undergraduate training in the world. This week Risk Again! excerpts letters written by the fall 2014 ensemble. After 14 weeks and 16 blog posts, you should hear it from them... (more...)


Roundabout to launch Cabaret National Tour in 2016
by Roundabout Theatre Company - December 18, 2014

I am thrilled to announce that in January of 2016, as part of Roundabout's 50th Anniversary Season, Sam Mendes and Rob Marshall's acclaimed production of Cabaret will launch a national tour. (more...)


BWW Blog: Patti Murin of Goodspeed's HOLIDAY INN - An Old-Fashioned Walk
by Patti Murin - December 17, 2014

"An Old-Fashioned Walk" or, I cheated on this title a little because I have a car Good day, friends! This week, I would like to take you through a week in my life at Irving Berlin's Holiday Inn, currently playing at the Goodspeed Opera House. I call this "An Old-Fashioned Walk" because a large majority of the company do not have vehicles up here, so they are old-fashioned walking everywhere. Also, since everything seems to be a 20 minute drive away, we old-fashioned walk to the theatre every day. And to 32 Main, the coffee shop up the hill. And to the liquor store across the street. Plus, I old-fashioned walk my dog, Milo, every single day, like 47 times a day, so my whole life seems to be old-fashioned walking. Thank goodness I have a FitBit to tell me if I'm old-fashioned walking enough every day! (more...)


From the Artistic Director about Into the Woods
by Roundabout Theatre Company - December 15, 2014

This week Into the Woods, a new production of the classic musical by Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine, this time re-invented by the team from Fiasco Theater begins previews at the Laura Pels Theatre. (more...)


BWW Exclusive: In Class with NTI - Droznin
by National Theater Institute - December 15, 2014

Today, Risk Again! takes you into the classroom with an introduction to Droznin. This technique, which provides the actor with strength, flexibility, and courage, has been a cornerstone of the National Theater Institute's movement training for the last 15 years (more...)


Interview with Music Director: Matt Castle
by Roundabout Theatre Company - December 15, 2014

Education Dramaturg Ted Sod interviews the Directors of Into the Woods. Ted Sod: Will you tell us where you were born and educated, and how you got involved in the theater as a music director? (more...)


Interview with Directors: Noah Brody and Ben Steinfeld
by Roundabout Theatre Company - December 12, 2014

Education Dramaturg Ted Sod interviews the Directors of Into the Woods. (more...)


Plays (and Players) Within Plays
by Roundabout Theatre Company - December 10, 2014

The Real Thing can be seen within a tradition of plays about theatre artists, and it uses the device of the 'play-within-a-play' to raise questions about the nature of 'reality.' What better way to explore the relationships between a playwright and the two actresses with whom he shares his life? (more...)


BWW Blog: Patti Murin of Goodspeed's HOLIDAY INN - Marching Along With Time
by Patti Murin - December 09, 2014

The other day, I was deleting pictures from my phone to make room for the Kim Kardashian game the new iPhone update, and I came across a photo from a local event that some of us attended back when we first arrived in Connecticut. My first thought was, 'What a cute baby!' (more on that later), and my second thought was, 'Wasn't that like seven years ago?' No. No it was not. It was a mere three months ago. (more...)


BWW Exclusive: Behind the Scenes at NTI - Company Project
by National Theater Institute - December 08, 2014

Company Project is a signature of the National Theater Institute's acclaimed theater intensive. As the capstone to 14 weeks of rigorous training at the two-time Tony Award-winning Eugene O'Neill Theater Center, students are prompted with thematic material and collaborate to write, compose, produce, score, direct, design, choreograph, and perform an original production in two weeks. Company Project provides students the opportunity to practice what they've learned at NTI; to work collaboratively as an ensemble; gain confidence in their skills; and astonish us with their talent, breadth of vision, and artistic bravery. (more...)