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Interview with Director Carey Perloff
by Roundabout Theatre Company - August 29, 2014

TED SOD: Tell us about yourself: Where were you born and educated? When did you realize you wanted to be a director? (more...)


The Real Thing: more cast members announced
by Roundabout Theatre Company - August 28, 2014

It is my pleasure to announce that Alex Breaux and Madeline Weinsteinhave joined the cast of The Real Thing. Alex, playing 'Brodie,' and Madeline, playing 'Debbie,' will both make their Broadway debuts at the American Airlines Theatre. (more...)


BWW Blog: Paige Davis - The Gold Stage Door
by Paige Davis - August 28, 2014

When I was 10 years old, I had the life altering good fortune to see A CHORUS LINE on Broadway. It was playing at the Shubert Theater and it offered a gift of magic that stayed with me from curtain up to curtain down, and beyond. I had been transported by the dancers and their stories; so when the show ended, I pleaded with my parents to let me wait at the stage door in Shubert Alley for the dancers to emerge. I didn't have lofty goals of meeting them or asking for their autographs, I just wanted to catch a reassuring glimpse that such creatures were real. (more...)


In the rehearsal room of Indian Ink: first run-through
by Roundabout Theatre Company - August 27, 2014

In the second installment of weekly updates from the Indian Ink rehearsal room, Director Carey Perloff describes the first run-through in the rehearsal room and finding the 'rasa' of the play. (more...)


BWW Blog: Rommy Sandhu of THE UNSINKABLE MOLLY BROWN - To Understand the Present, Learn from the Past
by Rommy Sandhu - August 26, 2014

There's an old adage that goes something like this, if you really want to know a person…walk a mile in their shoes. (more...)


You Can't Take It With You: Designer Statements
by Roundabout Theatre Company - August 25, 2014

Central to the comic plot of You Can't Take It with You are the eccentricities of the Sycamore family. The entire three-act play takes place in the house where this extended family lives in upper Manhattan. We wanted the audience to get the sense that this family doesn't quite conform to their surroundings from the moment they enter the theater, so, rather than a standard show curtain, they see the front porch of a fully three dimensional, faintly Victorian, turn-of-the-century house, flanked on each side by renderings of two relatively modern apartment buildings from the 1930s. Inspired by architectural 'holdouts' that are sprinkled throughout New York City, this image creates a stark contrast between the Sycamore house and the prevailing aesthetic of the rest of the neighborhood -- playfully hinting at the quirky family that the audience is about to meet. (more...)


BWW Blog: Libby Servais of Transcendence Theatre Company's 'Broadway Under the Stars' - WITNESS UGANDA and Community Events
by Libby Servais - August 22, 2014

Along with the wonderful Broadway Under the Stars concerts that we have at TTC, we also had a tremendous week of other special events including our third Guest Artist concert, Inspiration Initiative Day and our final Skits Under the Stars night. All of these events happened on our days off from the Music of the Night concerts and I feel tremendously inspired by it all. Looking at my calendar this past week made me slightly nervous that I wouldn't have enough time to fit everything in but actually it was all accomplished and enjoyed at the same time. For me, this was an excellent reminder that we are all capable of taking on SO much more than our minds might normally think. There is not a single second to waste with all of life's beauty at our fingertips. That's truly how every delicious day is at TTC. Satisfyingly full. (more...)


Message from Todd Haimes about You Can't Take It With You
by Roundabout Theatre Company - August 22, 2014

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Interview with Moss Hart's son, Chris Hart
by Roundabout Theatre Company - August 22, 2014

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BWW Blog: Libby Servais of Transcendence Theatre Company's 'Broadway Under the Stars' - Music of the Night
by Libby Servais - August 21, 2014

After Ben Vereen's legendary show here at Transcendence Theatre Company, we TTC artists are continuously reflecting on the cherished wisdom and inspiration that Ben has left deeply rooted into our hearts. One moment in particular that I continue to think about is when I asked Ben if he was excited for his show and he replied with a gigantic grin and both hands in the air, 'I wake up excited! Everyday!' I also surrendered my hands into the air and said 'Me too!' And then I realized that I was standing outside a vineyard of grapes, giggling with Ben Vereen about how we must live each day to the fullest... Later he also shared with our company, 'Don't knock em' dead. They're already dead, knock em' into life!' Those epic words will stick with me forever. Basically, when I grow up, I want to be like Ben Vereen! (more...)


Interview with our Archivist, Tiffany Nixon
by Roundabout Theatre Company - August 21, 2014

BroadwayWorld: When did you start working at Roundabout? Tiffany Nixon: I started working for Roundabout in December of 2008. They had just received funding to start the archives; I came on after they had gone through an initial assessment. (more...)


Interview with Composer, Jason Robert Brown
by Roundabout Theatre Company - August 21, 2014

Education Dramaturg, Ted Sod, sat down with composerJason Robert Brown to discuss writing the original music for You Can't Take It With You. (more...)


Interview with Actor, James Earl Jones
by Roundabout Theatre Company - August 20, 2014

Assistant Director of Education, Mitch Mattson, sat down with actorJames Earl Jones to discuss Jones's upcoming role as 'Grandpa' inYou Can't Take It With You. (more...)


Emma Stone will make her Broadway debut as “Sally Bowles”
by Roundabout Theatre Company - August 20, 2014

We are thrilled to announce celebrated film star & Golden Globe nominee Emma Stone will join the cast of the Tony Award-winning Cabaret and make her Broadway debut starring as 'Sally Bowles' from November 11, 2014 through February 1, 2015. Current 'Sally Bowles' Michelle Williams will play her final performance on November 9, 2014. (more...)


BWW Blog: Melissa Errico of Alliance Theatre's BULL DURHAM - Silliness & Garter Belts
by Melissa Errico - August 19, 2014

I'm sitting in rehearsal watching Will Swenson (brilliantly) do 'Crash At The Plate' and everyone is laughing so much we are taking a break now. Benny Elledge who plays the umpire, marking Crashes strike outs, is so nuts and can make a meal out of the word 'Steeeeeee' which is (I quote) 'a derivation of the word STRIKE' Benny says umpires in general don't always finish words. He grunts grotesquely to teach me this moments later, as I interview him for this blog. (more...)


In the rehearsal room of Indian Ink: Changes and Reflections
by Roundabout Theatre Company - August 19, 2014

In the first installment of weekly updates from the Indian Ink rehearsal room, Director Carey Perloff lets us in on working with Playwright Tom Stoppard and experimenting with the staging of the final scenes. (more...)


BWW Blog: Rommy Sandhu of THE UNSINKABLE MOLLY BROWN - Storytelling is the Key
by Rommy Sandhu - August 18, 2014

What a week this has been. The cast was excited to be on their feet, turning the cerebral into the physical. It's been a week of staging, cutting, adding, discussing and finessing. It's important to remember that everyone is valuable, and finding the best way to utilize their individual talents goes "part and parcel" with team leadership. (more...)


Roundabout Blog - Designer Statements: You Can't Take It With You
by Roundabout Theatre Company - August 18, 2014

David Rockwell - Set Design Central to the comic plot of You Can't Take It with You are the eccentricities of the Sycamore family. The entire three-act play takes place in the house where this extended family lives in upper Manhattan. We wanted the audience to get the sense that this family doesn't quite conform to their surroundings from the moment they enter the theater, so, rather than a standard show curtain, they see the front porch of a fully three dimensional, faintly Victorian, turn-of-the-century house, flanked on each side by renderings of two relatively modern apartment buildings from the 1930s. Inspired by architectural 'holdouts' that are sprinkled throughout New York City, this image creates a stark contrast between the Sycamore house and the prevailing aesthetic of the rest of the neighborhood -- playfully hinting at the quirky family that the audience is about to meet. (more...)


BWW Interview: INTO THE WOODS Team
by Roundabout Theatre Company - August 12, 2014

The Old Globe is currently presenting Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's Tony Award-winning musical Into the Woods, which made its World Premiere at The Old Globe in 1986. The production is an inventive reimagining by Fiasco Theater, directed by Noah Brody and Ben Steinfeld, in a production that originated at McCarter Theatre Center. (more...)


BWW Blog: Rommy Sandhu of THE UNSINKABLE MOLLY BROWN - A Wonderful Plan
by Rommy Sandhu - August 12, 2014

The first week began on a high, a mile-high to be exact. Just like the miners who came to Colorado in search of treasure, the cast, crew and design team of The Unsinkable Molly Brown, led by Kathleen Marshall journeyed to the Denver Center to begin telling the story of Margaret 'Call Me Molly' Tobin Brown. As with most 'First Day of School' days, the energy, excitement and anticipation permeated the room. After a brief introduction, DCPA Producing Artistic Director Kent Thompson began by telling us how truly special Margaret 'Molly' Brown is to the people of Denver and how thrilled the community was to have this production premiere at the DCPA. (more...)


BWW Blog: Libby Servais of Transcendence Theatre Company's 'Broadway Under the Stars' Talks to Ben Vereen
by Libby Servais - August 11, 2014

The Transcendence Theatre Company has had quite an exciting week so far. The artist's for the next Broadway Under the Stars concert, 'Music of the Night' have arrived and rehearsals are in full swing. The cherry on top of the week is having Broadway legend, Ben Vereen arrive at TTC! He will be performing his original show, 'Steppin' Out,' this Saturday August 9th at Jack London State Park in Sonoma, CA. (more...)


BWW Blog: Libby Servais of Transcendence Theatre Company's 'Broadway Under the Stars' - Another Openin, Another Show
by Libby Servais - August 06, 2014

Another Openin, another show….or another 6 shows, rather! (more...)


BWW Blog: Jesse Swimm of Goodspeed's FIDDLER ON THE ROOF - Final Blog
by Jesse Swimm - August 01, 2014

The Final Blog…. (more...)


BWW Blog: Libby Servais of Transcendence Theatre Company's 'Broadway Under the Stars' - More Fantastical Family Night
by Libby Servais - July 31, 2014

'I would rather be ashes than dust! I would rather that my spark should burn out in a brilliant blaze than it should be stifled by dry-rot. I would rather be a superb meteor, every atom of me in magnificent glow, than a sleepy and permanent planet. The function of man is to live, not to exist. I shall not waste my days trying to prolong them. I shall use my time.' - Jack London (more...)


Alan Cumming's Opening Night Inspiration, Otto Dix
by Roundabout Theatre Company - July 30, 2014

Following the opening night performance of Cabaret, actor Alan Cumming (Emcee) surprised and awed the guests of the opening night bash. Inspired by German artist Otto Dix, Cumming emerged from his dressing room as the subject of one of Dix's most famous paintings, Portrait of the Journalist Sylvia von Harden (1926). Brandishing a red-checkered jumpsuit, a monocle fixed over his right eye, a cigarette holder and slicked-back hair, the Cabaret star looked almost identical to the 1926 painting. In an interview with NPR, Alan explained, ' I decided that I would do my own thing and have a modern interpretation of an image that is very much an inspiration for the production. We have those images of Otto Dix all over the walls, and [George] Grosz and all those painters. ... I'm going to go as that painting.' The portrait, a mixed media work on wood, is currently housed at the Musee National d'Art Moderne in Paris. At the time of its creation, Dix had just been discharged from service in World War I and was working in Dresden during the Weimar Republicof Germany. (more...)