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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...)
History of Physical ComedyHistory of Physical Comedy
by Roundabout Theatre Company - July 16, 2014

Jim Dale got his big break at an audition after getting a big laugh from a big fall. From that moment on, he would use his physicality for laughs, making him part of a long line of artists unafraid of falling down on the job. (more...)
Josh Hamilton joins the cast of The Real ThingJosh Hamilton joins the cast of The Real Thing
by Roundabout Theatre Company - July 15, 2014

We are pleased to announce that Josh Hamilton will play 'Max' opposite Ewan McGregor ('Henry'), Maggie Gyllenhaal('Annie') and Cynthia Nixon ('Charlotte') inTom Stoppard's Tony® Award-winning playThe Real Thing, directed by Sam Gold. (more...)
Cabaret: Read, Watch, ListenCabaret: Read, Watch, Listen
by Roundabout Theatre Company - July 11, 2014

Immerse yourself in the world of Cabaret with our recommended reading, watching and listening lists! WHAT TO READ (more...)
Jim Dale at RoundaboutJim Dale at Roundabout
by Roundabout Theatre Company - July 10, 2014

Veteran actor Jim Dale has a long history with Roundabout Theatre Company. Starting with one of Roundabout's earliest successes, A Day in the Death of Joe Egg, Jim Dale has performed in five Roundabout productions over the last 30 years. In his brand new solo show, Just Jim Daleunder the direction of Tony winner Richard Maltby, Jr. (Fosse, Ain't Misbehavin'), Dale shares his passion for the stage as he recounts a lifetime of irresistible showbiz tales. We look back at some of his great roles at Roundabout below. (more...)
The Life of Studio 54The Life of Studio 54
by Roundabout Theatre Company - July 8, 2014

Studio 54 was known for two things before Roundabout purchased this historic theatre: being a famous club and being a cursed theatre, with shows sometimes opening and closing in the same night. However, Roundabout turned Studio 54's luck around with successful productions likeSunday in the Park with George, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, and, of course, Cabaret. (more...)
Weimar Republic: The CabaretWeimar Republic: The Cabaret
by Roundabout Theatre Company - July 2, 2014

The end of World War I in 1918 brought radical change to a defeated, disillusioned Germany. The entire population had experienced hunger, death, and violence. In October of that year, as the Americans brought renewed vigor to the fighting on the Western front, a largely communist revolt against the Kaiser and the war spread across Germany. Top military leaders showed no confidence in the monarchy. In early November, the Kaiser abdicated, and a leading socialist party declared a republic, thus bringing the Weimar Republic to power. The November 11 armistice was signed soon after. The war with the world had ended, but Germany's internal war was just beginning. (more...)
Shakespearean ClownsShakespearean Clowns
by Roundabout Theatre Company - July 2, 2014

Jim Dale's career as an actor grew out of his success as a music hall performer and musician. He put those music hall skills as a wit, singer, musician, and physical comedian to work in performances of William Shakespeare's many clowns and fools. (more...)
JUST JIM DALE: British Music HallJUST JIM DALE: British Music Hall
by Roundabout Theatre Company - June 27, 2014

In Just Jim Dale, the British Music Hall is featured as both a family business (Jim Dale's grandmother ran a theatrical boarding house adjoining a local music hall) and as a major influence on Dale's career. Music hall entertainment evolved out of musical performances given at local taverns. These 'taproom concerts' were initially a background diversion, secondary to the eating, drinking, and debauchery common to early 19th century pubs. As the concerts gained popularity, pub owners took note, and by the mid-1830s, taverns often had entire 'song and supper rooms' devoted to the entertainment. In 1843, the Theatre Regulations Act differentiated music halls from the 'theatre proper' (theatres that housed ballet and opera performances). While smoking and drinking were banned in the theatre proper, they were allowed to continue in music hall entertainment, thus cementing the music hall's popularity as a hangout for working class audiences. (more...)
We Remember Eli WallachWe Remember Eli Wallach
by Roundabout Theatre Company - June 26, 2014

Roundabout mourns the loss of our dear friend, Eli Wallach, who passed away on June 24th at the age of 98. Eli was known to many for his huge breadth of film work, taking on character roles of all kinds over the course of his 60-year career. He was deservedly awarded an honorary Oscar for those performances in 2010. But Eli's first love was the theatre, and he returned to it over and over again in the midst of his success on screen. He was an early favorite of playwright Tennessee Williams, appearing in the original productions of both The Rose Tattoo and Camino Real. Eli was frequently paired on stage with his wife, Anne Jackson. They would play together in everything from Eugene Ionesco's Rhinoceros to Jean Ahouilh's Waltz of the Toreadors, becoming a leading couple of the American theatre. We were lucky to have Eli join the Roundabout in 1992 with his performance in Arthur Miller's The Price at the Criterion Center on Broadway. (more...)
Tickets to Roundabout's 2014-15 Season, Featuring Kristin Chenoweth, Ewan McGregor & More, Now Available for Email Club MembersTickets to Roundabout's 2014-15 Season, Featuring Kristin Chenoweth, Ewan McGregor & More, Now Available for Email Club Members
by BWW News Desk - June 26, 2014

Roundabout Theatre Company has announced that tickets for the upcoming productions of Indian Ink (starring Rosemary Harris), The Real Thing (starring Ewan McGregor, Maggie Gyllenhaal and Cynthia Nixon), On The Twentieth Century (starring Kristin Chenoweth and Peter Gallagher), and Into The Woods will be available to members of the Roundabout Email Club for an exclusive pre-sale period. Join the Roundabout Email Club at www.roundabouttheatre.org before July 6 to be eligible for this exclusive pre-sale for Roundabout's 2014-2015 productions. (more...)

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