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Broadway's Best to Celebrate Roundabout's 50th Anniversary in New Documentary, Hosted by Neil Patrick Harris; Watch First Teaser!

Broadway's Best to Celebrate Roundabout's 50th Anniversary in New Documentary, Hosted by Neil Patrick Harris; Watch First Teaser!

Roundabout Theatre Company has announced the broadcast of a film celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the not-for-profit theatre company. The 22-minute film A Roundabout Road to Broadway, directed by Andrew Lawton, will air exclusively on NBC 4 New York on Saturday, February 6 at 7:00PM.

Hosted by Neil Patrick Harris and featuring never-before-seen interviews with Alec Baldwin, Laura Benanti, Matthew Broderick, Kristin Chenoweth, Alan Cumming, Adam Driver, Jake Gyllenhaal, Stephen Karam, Jane Krakowski, Frank Langella, Audra McDonald, Dame Helen Mirren, Liam Neeson, Christopher Plummer and many more, A Roundabout Road to Broadway pulls back the curtain to reveal the daring risks, artistic leaps of faith, and blood, sweat and tears that drove the evolution of Roundabout Theatre Company, one of NYC's most beloved cultural institutions.

Now celebrating its 50th Anniversary, Roundabout found early success producing classic plays out of a supermarket basement. From this humble space - with the sound of carts rolling overhead - Roundabout garnered critical attention, but by the 1980's fiscal mismanagement had driven the organization to bankruptcy. The unlikely turnaround that followed is one of the most remarkable comeback stories in NYC history: today the company's ground-breaking Broadway productions from 2 Cabaret to Twelve Angry Men draw over 1 million audience members each year; while its award-winning education programs reach 18,000 NYC students and teachers across the five boroughs.

Roundabout Theatre Company's 50th Anniversary Season celebrates the company's numerous accomplishments and vision for the future with bold new productions of classic plays, such as a revival of Roundabout's first musical She Loves Me, and new work by some of the country's most exciting young talent.

To celebrate the 50th Anniversary, Roundabout Theatre Company and NBC 4 New York have established a year-long partnership bringing the best of the company's theatrical works and community endeavors to NBC 4 New York's audiences. After February 6, audiences can watch the film online at NBC 4 New York

Director Andrew Lawton is the founder of Kinetic Studios, a film and television production company based in Manhattan's seaport. Before transitioning creatively to film twelve years ago, Andrew spent decades working in the theatre. So the privilege of leading this documentary for Roundabout marked a special opportunity to bring together both creative passions. The Kinetic team has been in production on A Roundabout Road to Broadway since July 2015, and are extremely proud to share this incredible story with the world.

Roundabout thanks Tuka Productions for helping to make this film possible.

Bank of America is a proud 50th Anniversary Season sponsor - a partnership that makes possible Roundabout's many productions and not-for-profit initiatives during this landmark year.

Below, check out a just-released teaser for the documentary below!

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