The Humans 2015

Run Time:
One hour and 30 minutes, with no intermission
Ages: 16+
Opened: October 25, 2015
Closing: January 03, 2016

The Humans - 2015 - Off-Broadway History , Info & More

Breaking with tradition, Erik Blake has brought his Pennsylvania family to celebrate Thanksgiving at his daughter’s apartment in lower Manhattan. As darkness falls outside the ramshackle pre-war duplex, eerie things start to go bump in the night. Soon, family tensions reach a boiling point... and the hilarity, heart and horrors of the Blake clan are exposed.

Roundabout Theatre Company presents the New York premiere of The Humans by Pulitzer Prize finalist Stephen Karam (Sons of the Prophet, Speech & Debate). A fresh look at the mysteries of the modern American family, this strikingly witty new play reminds us that we all have our fears, but we don't have to face them alone. Two-time Tony Award winner Joe Mantello (The Last Ship, Roundabout’s Assassins) directs.

The Humans is part of Roundabout's New Play Initiative, a collection of programs, designed to foster and produce new work by emerging and established artists. The Humans is Karam's second play commissioned by Roundabout Theatre Company, following his hugely acclaimed Speech & Debate (2007) and Sons of the Prophet (his first Roundabout commission, 2011).


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Breaking News: Stephen Karam's THE HUMANS Will Bow on Broadway This Season
by Tyler Peterson - November 24, 2015


Scott Rudin and Barry Diller will present the Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes Artistic Director) production of Stephen Karam's much-raved-about new play, The Humans, on Broadway this season, following its smash-hit Off-Broadway engagement.  Directed by Tony Award winner Joe Mantello and featuring its entire acclaimed current Off-Broadway cast, The Humans will begin performances at Broadway's Helen Hayes Theatre (240 West 44th Street) on Saturday, January 23, 2016, and open officially on Thursday, February 18. 

STAGE TUBE: Jayne Houdyshell, Reed Birney and Sarah Steele Discuss The Appeal Of THE HUMANS
by Michael Dale - November 4, 2015


Stephen Karam's drama explores a darker side of family love during a Thanksgiving dinner.

Roundabout Extends THE HUMANS
by Tyler Peterson - October 30, 2015


Roundabout Theatre Company has announced a one week extension to the Off-Broadway premiere production of Pulitzer Prize finalist Stephen Karam's The Humans, directed by Tony Award winner Joe Mantello, as part of the 50th Anniversary Season.

Rialto Chatter: Will Scott Rudin Bring Stephen Karam's THE HUMANS to Broadway?
by Rialto Chatter - October 27, 2015


Roundabout Theatre Company's production of Stephen Karam's The Humans featuring Cassie Beck ,Reed Birney, Jayne Houdyshell, Lauren Klein, Arian Moayed and Sarah Steele, just opened earlier this week, and according to the Hollywood Reporter, the show might have a life after off Broadway. David Rooney writes that producer Scott Rudin will transfer the production (full cast included) to Broadway in 2016.

Review Roundup: THE HUMANS at Roundabout Theatre Company
by Nicole Rosky - October 26, 2015


Let's see what the critics had to say...

Photo Coverage: Roundabout Celebrates Opening Night of Stephen Karam's THE HUMANS
by Jessica Fallon Gordon - October 26, 2015


Roundabout Theatre Company's production of Stephen Karam's The Humans featuring Cassie Beck, Reed Birney, Jayne Houdyshell, Lauren Klein, Arian Moayed and Sarah Steele, began preview performances on Wednesday, September 30, 2015, and opened last night, October 25, 2015. Check out photos from opening night below!

Photo Flash: First Look at Roundabout's THE HUMANS, Starring Reed Birney & Jayne Houdyshell
by Tyler Peterson - October 1, 2015


A first look at Roundabout Theatre Company's production of Stephen Karam's The Humans featuring Cassie Beck, Reed Birney, Jayne Houdyshell, Lauren Klein, Arian Moayed and Sarah Steele, has just been released. Check out the photos below!

Roundabout's THE HUMANS, Starring Reed Birney & Jayne Houdyshell, Begins Previews Tonight
by BWW News Desk - September 30, 2015


Roundabout Theatre Company presents the Off-Broadway premiere production of Pulitzer Prize finalist Stephen Karam's THE HUMANS, directed by Tony Award winner Joe Mantello, as part of the 50th Anniversary Season.

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal for Roundabout's THE HUMANS, Starring Reed Birney & Jayne Houdyshell
by Tyler Peterson - September 15, 2015


The Humans begins preview performances Off-Broadway on Wednesday, September 30, 2015 and opens officially on Sunday, October 25, 2015 at the Laura Pels Theatre in the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre (111 West 46th Street). This is a limited engagement through Sunday, December 27, 2015.

The Humans History

Other Productions of The Humans

2015   Off-Broadway Roundabout Theatre Company Off-Broadway Production
Off-Broadway
2016   Broadway Original Broadway Production
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2017   US Tour First National Tour
US Tour

The Humans - 2015 Off-Broadway Awards and Nominations

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Year Ceremony Category Nominee
2016 The Pulitzer Prize The Pulitzer Prize for Drama Stephen Karam

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