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Photo Flash: First Look at Roundabout's INDIAN INKPhoto Flash: First Look at Roundabout's INDIAN INK
by BWW News Desk - September 9, 2014

Roundabout Theatre Company's Indian Ink officially opens on Tuesday, September 30, at the Laura Pels Theatre in the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre (111 46th Street). This is a limited engagement through November 30, 2014. BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)
Complete casting announced for The Real ThingComplete casting announced for The Real Thing
by Roundabout Theatre Company - September 9, 2014

We are pleased to announce the complete cast for The Real Thing, starring Ewan McGregor as 'Henry,' Maggie Gyllenhaalas 'Annie,' Cynthia Nixon as 'Charlotte' and Josh Hamilton as 'Max.' (more...)
Interview with Playwright Tom StoppardInterview with Playwright Tom Stoppard
by Roundabout Theatre Company - September 9, 2014

Ted Sod, Education Dramaturg sat down with playwright Tom Stoppard and discussedIndian Ink. (more...)
Interview with Actor Firdous BamjiInterview with Actor Firdous Bamji
by Roundabout Theatre Company - September 9, 2014

Actor Firdous Bamji spoke with Education Dramaturg Ted Sod about his role in Indian Ink. (more...)
Interview with Actor Rosemary HarrisInterview with Actor Rosemary Harris
by Roundabout Theatre Company - September 9, 2014

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Indian Ink: Read, Watch, Listen, LookIndian Ink: Read, Watch, Listen, Look
by Roundabout Theatre Company - September 9, 2014

Immerse yourself in the world of Indian Ink with our recommended reading, watching and listening and looking lists! WHAT TO READ (more...)
INDIAN INK, Starring Rosemary Harris, Begins Previews Off-Broadway TonightINDIAN INK, Starring Rosemary Harris, Begins Previews Off-Broadway Tonight
by BWW News Desk - September 4, 2014

Roundabout Theatre Company will present Tony Award-winner Rosemary Harris in the New York premiere of Tom Stoppard's Indian Ink, directed by Carey Perloff. Indian Ink begins previews tonight, September 4, and officially opens on Tuesday, September 30, at the Laura Pels Theatre in the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre (111 46th Street). (more...)
INDIAN INK, Starring Rosemary Harris, Begins Previews Off-Broadway TomorrowINDIAN INK, Starring Rosemary Harris, Begins Previews Off-Broadway Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - September 3, 2014

Roundabout Theatre Company will present Tony Award-winner Rosemary Harris in the New York premiere of Tom Stoppard's Indian Ink, directed by Carey Perloff. Indian Ink begins previews tomorrow, September 4, and officially opens on Tuesday, September 30, at the Laura Pels Theatre in the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre (111 46th Street). (more...)
Interview with Director Carey PerloffInterview 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 announcedThe 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...)
In the rehearsal room of Indian Ink: first run-throughIn 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...)
You Can't Take It With You: Designer StatementsYou 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...)
Message from Todd Haimes about You Can't Take It With YouMessage 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 HartInterview with Moss Hart's son, Chris Hart
by Roundabout Theatre Company - August 22, 2014

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Interview with our Archivist, Tiffany NixonInterview 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 BrownInterview 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...)
Photo Coverage: Meet the Cast of Roundabout's INDIAN INKPhoto Coverage: Meet the Cast of Roundabout's INDIAN INK
by Walter McBride - August 21, 2014

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) will soon featureTony Award Winner Rosemary Harris as 'Eleanor Swan' in the New York premiere of Tom Stoppard's Indian Ink, directed by Carey Perloff. The cast will include Firdous Bamji ('Nikrad Das'), Bill Buell ('Englishman'), Nick Choksi('Dilip'), Romola Garai ('Flora Crewe'), Neal Huff ('Eldon Pike'), Caroline Lagerfelt('Englishwoman'), Omar Maskati ('Nazrul'),Tim McGeever ('Resident'), Brenda Meaney('Nell'), Philip Mills ('Eric'), Ajay Naidu('Coomaraswami') Bhavesh Patel ('Anish Das'), Lee Aaron Rosen ('David Durance') and Rajeev Varma ('Rajah/Politician'). The production will begin performances on September 4 and open Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at the Laura Pels Theatre in the Harold & Miriam Steinberg Centre for Theatre (111 West 46th Street). The company just met the press and you can check out photos from inside the event below! (more...)
Interview with Actor, James Earl JonesInterview 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”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...)
In the rehearsal room of Indian Ink: Changes and ReflectionsIn 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...)
Roundabout Blog - Designer Statements: You Can't Take It With YouRoundabout 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 TeamBWW 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...)
Alan Cumming's Opening Night Inspiration, Otto DixAlan 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...)
Michelle Williams Extends Role Through November 9Michelle Williams Extends Role Through November 9
by Roundabout Theatre Company - July 22, 2014

We are pleased to announce that 3-time Academy Award nominee & Golden Globe winner, Michelle Williams has extended her acclaimed run as 'Sally Bowles' in Cabaret on Broadway through November 9, 2014. (more...)
Germany at the Time of CabaretGermany at the Time of Cabaret
by Roundabout Theatre Company - July 18, 2014

Cabaret is set in 1930s Berlin, just around the time the Nazi Party began rising to power in Germany. The Emcee, Sally Bowles and a raucous ensemble take the stage at the Kit Kat Klub nightly to tantalize the crowd, and to leave their troubles outside. But as life in pre-WWII Germany grows more and more uncertain, the club, a metaphor for the threatening state of the late Weimar Germany begins to fall apart. (more...)

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