Roundabout Theater Company News

The Kennedy Center to Host 10th Annual MFA Playwrights' Workshop This SummerThe Kennedy Center to Host 10th Annual MFA Playwrights' Workshop This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2015

The Kennedy Center, in association with the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival, the National New Play Network (NNPN)-the country's alliance of non-profit theaters that champions the development, production, and continued life of new plays-and with Stanford University's National Center for New Plays, will host more than 50 playwrights, directors, and dramaturgs from July 25 to August 2, 2015 as part of the 10th annual weeklong MFA Playwrights' Workshop featuring new works by MFA students from Columbia University, Northwestern University, Fordham University, Yale School of Drama, the Juilliard School, New York University-Tisch School of the Arts, University of California-San Diego, and the Juilliard School. (more...)

Bryce Pinkham, Daniel Breaker & More Join Charlie Rosen's Broadway Big Band at 54 Below TonightBryce Pinkham, Daniel Breaker & More Join Charlie Rosen's Broadway Big Band at 54 Below Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2015

Following multiple sold out engagements, Charlie Rosen's Broadway Big Band returns to the intimate Manhattan venue 54 Below tonight,May 18th to continue an official residence for 2015. (more...)

Bryce Pinkham, Daniel Breaker & More to Join Charlie Rosen's Broadway Big Band at 54 Below, 5/18Bryce Pinkham, Daniel Breaker & More to Join Charlie Rosen's Broadway Big Band at 54 Below, 5/18
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2015

Following multiple sold out engagements,Charlie Rosen's Broadway Big Bandreturns to the intimate Manhattan venue 54 Below on Monday May 18th to continue an official residence for 2015. Tony Award nomineeBryce Pinkham(Gentlemen's Guide..., The Heidi Chronichles),Janet Krupin(If/Then, Bring It On)Ciara Renee(Pippin, Big Fish) make their Broadway Big Band debuts, joing a starry list of performers. The 9:30 PM concert, helmed by directorMax Friedman, also featurs returning guest vocalistsNick Blaemire(Found, Godspell), Tony Award NomineeDaniel Breaker(Passing Strange, The Book of Mormon),Jason Gotay(Spider Man: Turn Off The Dark, Bring It On),Julia Mattison(Godspell), and more to be announced! Friedman and Rosen co-produce. (more...)

Will Chase and Betsy Wolfe-Lead THE MUSIC MAN in Concert Closes TodayWill Chase and Betsy Wolfe-Lead THE MUSIC MAN in Concert Closes Today
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2015

Tony Award nominee Will Chase (MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD) and Betsy Wolfe (BULLETS OVER BROADWAY) are leading a production of THE MUSIC MAN in concert at the Cincinnati Arts Association's Music Hall, which closes today, May 3. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Jon Peterson to Mark 10th Anniversary Starring in GEORGE M. COHAN TONIGHT!; Script Set for Release FridayBWW Exclusive: Jon Peterson to Mark 10th Anniversary Starring in GEORGE M. COHAN TONIGHT!; Script Set for Release Friday
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2015

Jon Peterson has a lot to celebrate right now. Peterson, who won numerous honors when he starred in Chip Deffaa's Off-Broadway musical play 'George M. Cohan Tonight!' at the Irish Repertory Theater, will celebrate on Friday his tenth year of starring in the show, which--since its debut in New York--has taken him all across the country. (more...)

Making the World's First Musical! Meet the Full Cast of SOMETHING ROTTEN!, Opening Tonight on BroadwayMaking the World's First Musical! Meet the Full Cast of SOMETHING ROTTEN!, Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Apr 22, 2015

The new musical comedySomething Rotten!, directed and choreographed by Tony Award winnerCasey Nicholaw(The Book of Mormon, Aladdin), with music and lyrics by Grammy Award winnerWayne Kirkpatrickand Golden Globe Award nominee Karey Kirkpatrick and a book by Karey Kirkpatrick and best-selling author John O'Farrell, officially opens on Broadway tonight, April 22, 2015 at the St. James Theatre (246 West 44th Street). Scroll down to learn more about the company and watch interviews with the cast! (more...)

Theater People Podcast Welcomes Tony-Nominee Andy KarlTheater People Podcast Welcomes Tony-Nominee Andy Karl
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2015

On Monday, April 13th, the Theater People Podcast welcomes ROCKY and ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY star Andy Karl. Karl, who has previously been seen on Broadway in JERSEY BOYS, LEGALLY BLONDE, 9 TO FIVE, and others shot to stardom when he was cast in the title role of Ahrens and Flaherty's $17 million adaptation of the Sylvester Stallone film. Karl reflects on being cast in the role, the physical and emotional toll the role took on him, and the life and career altering journey the experience was for him. He also discusses his excitement to be working alongside Kristin Chenowith in Roundabout Theater Company's ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY (the first Broadway job for which he didn't have to audition), and tells hilarious stories about collaborating with his wife Orfea on the Jerry Mitchell helmed 2007 production of LEGALLY BLONDE. (more...)

Dare to Defy Productions Announces 2015-16 SeasonDare to Defy Productions Announces 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2015

Dare to Defy Productions announces the company's 2015-16 season today. Featuring six productions presented in either the Mathile Theatre in the Schuster Center or the Victoria Theatre in downtown Dayton, the season includes Into the Woods, Godspell, Footloose, The Great American Trailer Park Musical, Wild Party and American Idiot! (more...)

KC Rep to Stage World Premiere of STICKY TRAPS, 4/24-5/24KC Rep to Stage World Premiere of STICKY TRAPS, 4/24-5/24
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2015

Kansas City Repertory Theatre continues its 50th anniversary season with Sticky Traps, a powerful new play by KC Rep's Playwright in Residence, Nathan Louis Jackson, Directed by Resident Director, Kyle Hatley. Sticky Traps focuses on a small town not far from Kansas City, where a mother protects her gay son's honor when his funeral is protested by a local church. Her actions have unintended consequences that will test her whole family - and the power of their love -- in the face of hate. The production begins Friday, April 24th and runs through Sunday, May 24th at Copaken Stage in downtown Kansas City. (more...)

Olympia Dukakis, Bill Irwin & Carey Perloff Set for 'Why Theater Matters' Panel at 92Y, 4/1Olympia Dukakis, Bill Irwin & Carey Perloff Set for 'Why Theater Matters' Panel at 92Y, 4/1
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2015

A panel of theater's great advocates and innovators-Carey Perloff, artistic director of San Francisco's legendary American Conservatory Theater, whose new book is Beautiful Chaos; the multiple award-winning actor, director and producer Olympia Dukakis; and Bill Irwin (who won a Tony Award for his appearance as George in the revival of Edward Albee's Who's Afraid of Virginia Wolf and received the first ever New Victory Arts Award for 'bringing the arts to kids and the kids to arts')-join former New York Times theater critic Margo Jefferson for an evening of enlightened and inspiring discussion about why theater matters and how theater fits into today's tech-infused world. (more...)

Ogunquit Playhouse Nominated for 13 IRNE AwardsOgunquit Playhouse Nominated for 13 IRNE Awards
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2015

The Ogunquit Playhouse has announced that it has received a total of thirteen Independent Reviewers of New England Award (IRNE) nominations for its 2014 productions of Billy Elliot the Musical, Mary Poppins and The Witches of Eastwick. (more...)

Jeremy Jordan, Ciara Renee & More Set for CHARLIE ROSEN'S BROADWAY BIG BAND at 54 Below TonightJeremy Jordan, Ciara Renee & More Set for CHARLIE ROSEN'S BROADWAY BIG BAND at 54 Below Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2015

Following multiple sold out engagements, Charlie Rosen's Broadway Big Band will return to the intimate Manhattan venue 54 Below tonight, February 5th to kick off an official residence for 2015. Tony Award nominee Jeremy Jordan (Newsies, Bonnie & Clyde) and Ciara Renee (Pippin, Big Fish) will make their Broadway Big Band debuts, joing a starry list of performers. (more...)

Bill Irwin to Kick Off Philadelphia Theatre Company's New THEATRE MASTERS Series, 2/16Bill Irwin to Kick Off Philadelphia Theatre Company's New THEATRE MASTERS Series, 2/16
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2015

Tony Award-winning actor and clown Bill Irwin opens Philadelphia Theatre Company's new Theatre Masters Series on February 16 at 7:00 PM at the Suzanne Roberts Theatre (Broad and Lombard Streets). Irwin will be joined in his conversation by arts consultant and former Executive Director of the American Theatre Wing Howard Sherman. (more...)

C.O.A.L. to Premiere at 59E59 Theaters, 3/5-22C.O.A.L. to Premiere at 59E59 Theaters, 3/5-22
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2015

59E59 Theaters welcomes Mary J. Davis and MBL Productions with C.O.A.L. (Confessions of a Liar), written by David Brian Colbert and directed by Craig Baldwin. C.O.A.L. (Confessions of a Liar) begins performances on Thursday, March 5 for a limited engagement through Sunday, March 22. Press opening is Wednesday, March 11 at 7:30 PM. The performance schedule is Tuesday - Thursday at 7:30 PM; Friday & Saturday at 8:30 PM; and Sunday at 3:30 PM. Performances are at 59E59 Theaters (59 East 59th Street, between Park and Madison Avenues). Tickets are $18 ($12.60 for 59E59 Members). To purchase tickets, call Ticket Central at (212) 279-4200 or go to www.59e59.org. (more...)

Long Warf Theatre to Present BAD JEWS, 2/18-3/22Long Warf Theatre to Present BAD JEWS, 2/18-3/22
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2015

Long Wharf Theatre, under the director of Artistic Director Gordon Edelstein and Managing Director Joshua Borenstein, will present Bad Jews, by Joshua Harmon, directed by Oliver Butler, from February 18 through March 22, 2015, on Stage II. (more...)

Jeremy Jordan, Ciara Renee & More Set for CHARLIE ROSEN'S BROADWAY BIG BAND at 54 BelowJeremy Jordan, Ciara Renee & More Set for CHARLIE ROSEN'S BROADWAY BIG BAND at 54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2015

Following multiple sold out engagements, Charlie Rosen's Broadway Big Band will return to the intimate Manhattan venue 54 Below on Thursday, February 5th to kick off an official residence for 2015. Tony Award nominee Jeremy Jordan (Newsies, Bonnie & Clyde) and Ciara Rene?e (Pippin, Big Fish) will make their Broadway Big Band debuts, joing a starry list of performers. (more...)

Bill Irwin, Billy Porter and Anna Deavere Smith Set for PTC's 2015 'Theatre Masters' SeriesBill Irwin, Billy Porter and Anna Deavere Smith Set for PTC's 2015 'Theatre Masters' Series
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2015

From clown to actor, from performer to playwright, from actor to social commentator, Bill Irwin, Billy Porter, and Anna Deavere Smith share their artistic journeys in Philadelphia Theatre Company's new Theatre Masters series. Launched as part of PTC's celebration of its 40th Anniversary season, Theatre Masters will offer an array of Monday night on-stage interviews with major theatre artists with whom PTC has worked, each sharing their personal journey of transformation and creative growth over time and how it has impacted both their art and their lives. This season's schedule features Bill Irwin on February16, Billy Porter on March 23, and Anna Deavere Smith on May 11. (more...)

Photo Flash: CABARET's Emma Stone Spotted Undercover in NYC's West VillagePhoto Flash: CABARET's Emma Stone Spotted Undercover in NYC's West Village
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 30, 2014

Actress Emma Stone and Andrew Garfield are seen on December 29, 2014 in New York City. (more...)

DTC Sets Cast, Creative Team for THE BOOK CLUB PLAY, Running 1/1-2/1DTC Sets Cast, Creative Team for THE BOOK CLUB PLAY, Running 1/1-2/1
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2014

Dallas Theater Center heads back to the Kalita Humphreys Theater with The Book Club Play by Karen Zacarias. Meredith McDonough, who previously worked on the new hit musical Fly By Night, returns to make her DTC directorial debut in this comedy about books and the people who love them. The Book Club Play begins previews on Thursday, January 1, 2015 with a Pay-What-You-Can performance and runs through Sunday, February 1. (more...)

VIDEO: CABARET's Emma Stone & David Letterman Can't Stop Taking Selfies!VIDEO: CABARET's Emma Stone & David Letterman Can't Stop Taking Selfies!
by TV News Desk - Dec 16, 2014

CABARET star Emma Stone stopped by last night's LATE SHOW WITH DAVID LETTERMAN and revealed that it was only recently she became familiar with the term 'selfie,' prompting the host to pull out his cell phone and snap a pic with 26-year-old star. (more...)

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