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Broadway Highlights: The Pajama Game

Posted on: February 28th, 2012 by Roundabout

 

One of the greatest joys of our job is seeing our audiences transformed by a theatre performance. At some point in Roundabout’s 46-year history, you’ve likely experienced a play or musical that has inspired you. Roundabout has been fortunate to produce award-winning productions on Broadway for 20 years now. You may even recall our first Broadway production of Anna Christie at the Criterion Center in 1992.

In celebration of our 20th Anniversary on Broadway, we’re highlighting 8 special productions from our Archives that helped us grow to our position today as one of the nation’s most influential not-for-profits.

The Pajama Game

Music and Lyrics by Richard Adler and Jerry Ross
Book by George Abbott and Richard Bissell
Book revisions for this production by Peter Ackerman

Directed and Choreographed by Kathleen Marshall

January 19, 2006 – June 17, 2006 (129 performances)

Performed at the American Airlines Theatre

Original Cast: Harry Connick, Jr., Michael McKean, Kelli O'Hara, Peter Benson, Bridget Berger, Stephen Berger, Kate Chapman, Paula Leggett Chase, Joyce Chittick, Jennifer Cody, David Eggers, Michael Halling, Megan Lawrence, Bianca Marroquin, Michael McCormick, Vince Pesce, Richard Poe, Devin Richards, Roz Ryan, Jeffrey Howard Schecter, Debra Walton

Kelli O'Hara and Harry Connick Jr. in 'The Pajama Game'; Photo Credit: Joan Marcus, 2006

Milestones
• Harry Connick, Jr.’s Broadway debut
• Kathleen Marshall’s directorial debut at Roundabout, after which she accepted a position as Associate Artist
• Kelli O’Hara’s second Roundabout show and first as a lead
• Winner of two Tony® Awards, including Best Revival of a Musical

Explore the The Pajama Game Production Archives

Kelli O'Hara, Harry Connick Jr., and the cast of 'The Pajama Game'; Photo Credit: Joan Marcus, 2006

The Pajama Game and many of the other historic productions have helped Roundabout grow into the nation’s most influential not-for-profit theatre. Please consider making a gift today to help us create more inspiring productions for years to come.



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Broadway Highlights: Twelve Angry Men

Posted on: February 28th, 2012 by Roundabout

 

One of the greatest joys of our job is seeing our audiences transformed by a theatre performance. At some point in Roundabout’s 46-year history, you’ve likely experienced a play or musical that has inspired you. Roundabout has been fortunate to produce award-winning productions on Broadway for 20 years now. You may even recall our first Broadway production of Anna Christie at the Criterion Center in 1992.

In celebration of our 20th Anniversary on Broadway, we’re highlighting 8 special productions from our Archives that helped us grow to our position today as one of the nation’s most influential not-for-profits.

Twelve Angry Men

Written by Reginald Rose
Directed by Scott Ellis

October 1, 2004 – May 15, 2005 (228 performances)

Performed at the American Airlines Theatre

Original Cast: Tom Aldredge, Mark Blum, Philip Bosco, Larry Bryggman, Robert Clohessy, Peter Friedman, Boyd Gaines, Kevin Geer, Michael Mastro, Matte Osian, John Pankow, Robert Prosky, James Rebhorn, Adam Trese

The cast of 'Twelve Angry Men'; Photo Credit: Joan Marcus, 2004

Milestones:
• One of only five Broadway plays to tour nationally for two consecutive years
• Brought two of Roundabout’s most beloved actors—Boyd Gaines and Philip Bosco—together on one stage
• Roundabout’s highest-grossing play to date
• Winner of the Drama Desk Award and nominated for the Tony® Award for Best Revival of a Play

Boyd Gaines, Philip Bosco, and the cast of 'Twelve Angry Men'; Photo Credit: Joan Marcus, 2004

Explore the Twelve Angry Men Production Archives.

Twelve Angry Men and many of the other historic productions have helped Roundabout grow into the nation’s most influential not-for-profit theatre. Please consider making a gift today to help us create more inspiring productions for years to come.

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Broadway Highlights: Assassins

Posted on: February 23rd, 2012 by Roundabout

 

One of the greatest joys of our job is seeing our audiences transformed by a theatre performance. At some point in Roundabout’s 46-year history, you’ve likely experienced a play or musical that has inspired you. Roundabout has been fortunate to produce award-winning productions on Broadway for 20 years now. You may even recall our first Broadway production of Anna Christie at the Criterion Center in 1992.

In celebration of our 20th Anniversary on Broadway, we’re highlighting 8 special productions from our Archives that helped us grow to our position today as one of the nation’s most influential not-for-profits.

Assassins
Book by John Weidman
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim

Directed by Joe Mantello

May 31, 2004 – July 18, 2004 (101 performances)

Performed at Studio 54

Original Cast
Becky Ann Baker (Sara Jane Moore), James Barbour (Leon Czolgosz), Mario Cantone (Samuel Byck), Michael Cerveris (John Wilkes Booth),   Mary Catherine Garrison (Lynette "Squeaky'' Fromme), Alexander Gemignani (John Hinckley), Neil Patrick Harris (Lee Harvey Oswald), Marc Kudisch ,  Jeffrey Kuhn, Denis O'Hare, James Clow, Merwin Foard, Eamon Foley, Kendra Kassebaum, Anne L. Nathan, Brandon Wardell

The cast of 'Assassins'; Photo Credit: Joan Marcus, 2004

Milestones

• Scheduled to start rehearsals in September 2001 but was postponed until 2003 due to events of 9/11

• Roundabout’s third Sondheim production

• Neil Patrick Harris’ first time originating a role on Broadway

• Winner of five Tony® Awards, including Best Revival of a Musical

• This revival production was the musical’s first time on Broadway

Explore the Assassins Production Archives

Neil Patrick Harris and the cast of 'Assassins'; Photo Credit: Joan Marcus, 2012

Assassins and many of the other historic productions have helped Roundabout grow into the nation’s most influential not-for-profit theatre. Please consider making a gift today to help us create more inspiring productions for years to come.



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