2008-09 Season for ROUNDABOUT

being.jeremiah
Broadway Legend
joined:12/23/05
Broadway Legend
joined:
12/23/05
2008-09 Season for ROUNDABOUT#1
Posted: 3/21/08 at 1:54pm
http://www.roundabouttheatre.org/renew2.htm

Productions in consideration are (most of them announced):

* A new Broadway production of PAL JOEY
Studio 54 - Fall 2008

Music by Richard Rodgers
Lyrics by Lorenz Hart
New Book by Richard Greenberg
Based on the original book by John O'Hara

Music Direction by Paul Gemignani
Choreography by Graciela Daniele
Directed by Joe Mantello

* A revival of A MAN FOR ALL SEASONS
American Airlines Theatre - Fall 2008

By Robert Bolt
Directed by Doug Hughes

* A revival of STREAMERS
Laura Pels Theatre - Fall 2008

By David Rabe
Directed by Scott Ellis

* The first Broadway revival of Bob Fosse's DANCIN'
Studio 54 - Spring 2009

Creative Consultants are Nicole Fosse & Ann Reinking
Choreography by Bob Fosse
Directed by Graciela Daniele

* The New York premiere of DISTRACTED
Laura Pels Theatre - Winter 2008/09

By Lisa Loomer
Directed by Mark Brokaw

timote316
Broadway Legend
joined:7/20/04
Broadway Legend
joined:
7/20/04
re: 2008-09 Season for ROUNDABOUT#2
Posted: 3/21/08 at 1:58pm
When Streamers was done at Boston's Huntington Theatre, directed by Ellis, I had a feeling that it'd be moving to NY.
being.jeremiah
Broadway Legend
joined:12/23/05
Broadway Legend
joined:
12/23/05
re: 2008-09 Season for ROUNDABOUT#2
Posted: 3/21/08 at 2:01pm
They did a staged reading of the play over the summer at the American Airlines, pre-Huntington. Since then, I've been looking forward to the New York transfer.
adamgreer Profile Photoadamgreer Profile Photo
adamgreer
Broadway Legend
joined:3/18/05
Broadway Legend
joined:
3/18/05
re: 2008-09 Season for ROUNDABOUT#3
Posted: 3/21/08 at 2:07pm
What about Anything Goes?
folkyboy Profile Photofolkyboy Profile Photo
folkyboy
Broadway Legend
joined:1/31/06
Broadway Legend
joined:
1/31/06
re: 2008-09 Season for ROUNDABOUT#4
Posted: 3/21/08 at 2:18pm
i find it interesting that they are doing Streamers Off-Broadway as oppossed to ON-Broadway
jaystarr Profile Photojaystarr Profile Photo
jaystarr
Broadway Legend
joined:5/27/05
Broadway Legend
joined:
5/27/05
re: 2008-09 Season for ROUNDABOUT#5
Posted: 3/21/08 at 2:23pm
The STREAMERS is the one that played in Boston's Huntington Theater.. I saw it and i wrote a report on it... I wont be suprised if itmoved ON BROADWAY.. Excellent Production!

My 10/10 Report on STREAMERS (Boston Production at Huntington)
https://www.broadwayworld.com/board/readmessage.cfm?boardid=1&boardname=bway&thread=949997#3340042

I love the Revival in Boston. I am glad that they are doing it in NYC..You guys will have a chance to see this great play...and same director too! Most likely the same cast & same scenic design..etc..

J*


Updated On: 3/21/08 at 02:23 PM
being.jeremiah
Broadway Legend
joined:12/23/05
Broadway Legend
joined:
12/23/05
re: 2008-09 Season for ROUNDABOUT#6
Posted: 3/21/08 at 2:26pm
Might they do another musical at the American Airlines?
BobbyBubby Profile PhotoBobbyBubby Profile Photo
BobbyBubby
Broadway Legend
joined:11/23/04
Broadway Legend
joined:
11/23/04
re: 2008-09 Season for ROUNDABOUT#7
Posted: 3/21/08 at 2:36pm
I can think of at least 5 musicals Roundabout has been rumored or announced they are working on.

Dancin', really, is there need for this?
being.jeremiah
Broadway Legend
joined:12/23/05
Broadway Legend
joined:
12/23/05
re: 2008-09 Season for ROUNDABOUT#8
Posted: 3/21/08 at 2:38pm
http://www.playbill.com/news/article/116161.html

Roundabout Mulls Man for All Seasons, Streamers, Loomer Play for 2008-09
munkustrap178 Profile Photomunkustrap178 Profile Photo
munkustrap178
Broadway Legend
joined:5/18/04
Broadway Legend
joined:
5/18/04
re: 2008-09 Season for ROUNDABOUT#9
Posted: 3/21/08 at 2:39pm
I am very happy about this new season.

A MAN FOR ALL SEASONS, PAL JOEY, and DANCIN'. What joy.
"If you are going to do something, do it well. And leave something witchy." -Charlie Manson
twitchy+bitchy+manic
Stand-by
joined:2/3/08
Stand-by
joined:
2/3/08
re: 2008-09 Season for ROUNDABOUT#10
Posted: 3/21/08 at 2:40pm
Dancin' sounds pretty good to me. Admittedly, I'm not extremely familiar with what's actually within the show, but the concept sounds good to me. It's just one large dance revue, a bit like Fosse, right? Or is it just dance with no singing? (excuse me being too lazy to check wikipedia as I write this. :P) I'd really love to see that.
Roscoe
Broadway Legend
joined:5/15/03
Broadway Legend
joined:
5/15/03
re: 2008-09 Season for ROUNDABOUT#11
Posted: 3/21/08 at 2:41pm
Why bother reviving A MAN FOR ALL SEASONS? Is Sam Waterston going to play More?
"If they can get you asking the wrong questions, they don't have to worry about the answers." Thomas Pynchon, GRAVITY'S RAINBOW "Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away." Philip K. Dick My blog: http://www.roscoewrites.blogspot.com/
Updated On: 3/21/08 at 02:41 PM
jaystarr Profile Photojaystarr Profile Photo
jaystarr
Broadway Legend
joined:5/27/05
Broadway Legend
joined:
5/27/05
re: 2008-09 Season for ROUNDABOUT#12
Posted: 3/21/08 at 2:41pm
I have a feeling that the Revival of STREAMERS might move to American Airlines later after A Man for All Season...It had great reviews while in Boston's Huntington Theater.
Scott Ellis did a fabulous job on the Revival. My only concern is its just another war drama play and look what happen to Journey's End (financially) Roundabout must be testing the water on how this revival will do?

J*
broadwayfan7 Profile Photobroadwayfan7 Profile Photo
broadwayfan7
Broadway Legend
joined:10/5/07
Broadway Legend
joined:
10/5/07
re: 2008-09 Season for ROUNDABOUT#13
Posted: 3/21/08 at 3:23pm
Great season!
"Everytime you step on that stage it is somebody's first Broadway show and somebody's last Broadway show. Make it count."
Neverandy Profile PhotoNeverandy Profile Photo
Neverandy
Broadway Legend
joined:6/6/06
Broadway Legend
joined:
6/6/06
re: 2008-09 Season for ROUNDABOUT#14
Posted: 3/21/08 at 3:32pm
Wasn't there talk a few months ago about Cabaret coming back? I remember someone from roundabout stating that it really was the only thing that really worked at Studio 54. It would be interesting to see if that appears.
Other than that, did you enjoy the play Mrs Lincoln?
frogs_fan85 Profile Photofrogs_fan85 Profile Photo
frogs_fan85
Broadway Legend
joined:12/3/05
Broadway Legend
joined:
12/3/05
re: 2008-09 Season for ROUNDABOUT#15
Posted: 3/21/08 at 3:34pm
The Cabaret revival is dead.
folkyboy Profile Photofolkyboy Profile Photo
folkyboy
Broadway Legend
joined:1/31/06
Broadway Legend
joined:
1/31/06
re: 2008-09 Season for ROUNDABOUT#16
Posted: 3/21/08 at 3:34pm
^

what he said. it was canceled.
jaystarr Profile Photojaystarr Profile Photo
jaystarr
Broadway Legend
joined:5/27/05
Broadway Legend
joined:
5/27/05
re: 2008-09 Season for ROUNDABOUT#17
Posted: 3/21/08 at 3:36pm
The Cabaret revival is dead.

^^^^

yup and buried! re: 2008-09 Season for ROUNDABOUT

J*
LimelightMike Profile PhotoLimelightMike Profile Photo
LimelightMike
Broadway Legend
joined:6/21/06
Broadway Legend
joined:
6/21/06
re: 2008-09 Season for ROUNDABOUT#18
Posted: 3/21/08 at 3:39pm
I hope that after the fothcoming reading, Roundabout takes on the producing duties of mounting SIDE SHOW 'cause ... that would make me EXTREMELY hap-hap-happy. re: 2008-09 Season for ROUNDABOUT
defyingravity11 Profile Photodefyingravity11 Profile Photo
defyingravity11
Broadway Legend
joined:2/26/06
Broadway Legend
joined:
2/26/06
re: 2008-09 Season for ROUNDABOUT#19
Posted: 3/21/08 at 3:41pm
What about Bye Bye Birdie.
"In theater, the process of it is the experience. Everyone goes through the process, and everyone has the experience together. It doesn't last - only in people's memories and in their hearts. That's the beauty and sadness of it. But that's life - beauty and the sadness. And that is why theater is life." - Sherie Rene Scott
TomMonster Profile PhotoTomMonster Profile Photo
TomMonster
Broadway Legend
joined:5/28/05
Broadway Legend
joined:
5/28/05
re: 2008-09 Season for ROUNDABOUT#20
Posted: 3/21/08 at 3:43pm
DANCIN' really?!?

Not terribly thrilled about the season. *sigh*

re: 2008-09 Season for ROUNDABOUT
"It's not so much do what you like, as it is that you like what you do." SS

"Time flies like an arrow, fruit flies like a banana." GMarx
LimelightMike Profile PhotoLimelightMike Profile Photo
LimelightMike
Broadway Legend
joined:6/21/06
Broadway Legend
joined:
6/21/06
re: 2008-09 Season for ROUNDABOUT#21
Posted: 3/21/08 at 3:43pm
BIRDIE's not happening next season.
Look for '09-'10. That's just an assumption. re: 2008-09 Season for ROUNDABOUT
Brick Profile PhotoBrick Profile Photo
Brick
Broadway Legend
joined:11/21/06
Broadway Legend
joined:
11/21/06
re: 2008-09 Season for ROUNDABOUT#22
Posted: 3/21/08 at 3:48pm
I think the DANCIN revival is an interesting, yet entirely appropriate choice for Roundabout.

For Roundabout's non-profie status, they should be producing shows with a draw large enough to warrant a revival, but not enough of a mass-appeal to sustain a commerical run. And their mission is to revive "classics". Though DANCIN is an unconventional musical, it certainly is a classic in its genre of dance-theatre, much the way CONTACT may be considered one in 20 years. That said, my first thought when DANCIN was announced as a commercial venture was, "How the hell will THAT make its money back?!" So, to me, this seems completely valid.

PAL JOEY, especially with a rumoured Stockard Channing? Now, someone is going to have to explain to me how that couldn't have mass appeal... and get me started on Bye Bye Birdie.


Updated On: 3/21/08 at 03:48 PM
Neverandy Profile PhotoNeverandy Profile Photo
Neverandy
Broadway Legend
joined:6/6/06
Broadway Legend
joined:
6/6/06
re: 2008-09 Season for ROUNDABOUT#23
Posted: 3/21/08 at 3:53pm
I think we'll see Birdie before we see Side Show. Birdie has been talked about for over a year. The side show story is only a few weeks old.
Other than that, did you enjoy the play Mrs Lincoln?
LimelightMike Profile PhotoLimelightMike Profile Photo
LimelightMike
Broadway Legend
joined:6/21/06
Broadway Legend
joined:
6/21/06
re: 2008-09 Season for ROUNDABOUT#24
Posted: 3/21/08 at 4:02pm
That holds more truth than I care to admit.

Heck, we could very well see both in the same season. That would be pretty damn special, too! re: 2008-09 Season for ROUNDABOUT