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2010-2011 Season

Roundabout Roundup: Week of February 6, 2012

Posted on: February 10th, 2012 by Roundabout

 

Cast set for Don't Dress for Dinner

"Oscar nominee Jennifer Tilly will star as Suzanne in Mark Camoletti’s French farce, Don’t Dress for Dinner. Directed by John Tillinger and adapted by Robin Hawdon, the production will also star Melora Hardin as Jacqueline, Ben Daniels as Robert, Adam James as Bernard and Spencer Kayden as Suzette. The Roundabout Theatre Company production begins previews on March 30 and officially opens on April 26 at the American Airlines Theatre." - Broadway.com

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Anything Goes on Broadway:
Baby, you're the top!

"The Roundabout Theater Company's current production of Anything Goes is just such a show, chock full of contemporary themes and ageless. It is for these reasons and many more that I'll gladly crown Anything Goes the quintessential American musical.

Apparently, I'm not alone in feeling this big love, after witnessing the smiles, enthusiastic clapping and bopping/foot tapping going on in the audience of the Stephen Sondheim Theater this past Wednesday night. To quote Porter's magnificent lyrics 'The Gypsy in Me' finds 'Anything Goes' both 'Easy to Love' and 'De-lovely.'" - HuffingtonPost.com

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Norma Langworthy, Theatre Producer, Dies at 92

"Norma Langworthy, a life-long theatre devotee who produced plays Off-Broadway and on, died Jan. 28 at her home in New York City. She was 92.

She supported many New York theatre companies, including the Roundabout Theatre Company, which, in December 2005, named the Langworthy Lounge in the American Airlines Theatre after her." - Playbill.com

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Read a note on Norma Langworthy from Todd Haimes and Julia Levy.


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Roundabout Roundup: “Best of 2011” Lists

Posted on: December 20th, 2011 by Bradley Sanchez

 

We are thrilled several Roundabout productions from the past year have landed in multiple "Top 10" lists of 2011.  Check out the lists below for some highlights of "Best of 2011" coverage!

TIME Magazine: The Top 10 Plays and Musicals 0f 2011

4.  Death Takes a Holiday
"The book (by Peter Stone and Thomas Meehan) takes its time to actually create characters and builds to a truly moving climax, while composer Maury Yeston (Nine, Titanic) has served up a lovely, often soaring score. Death deserves to live on. "

10.  Anything Goes
"[Kathleen Marshall] has come up with an ideal showcase for Sutton Foster, who slides with confidence into the role created by Ethel Merman, and puts herself at the top of an impressive new class of Broadway musical divas."

Jill Paice and Kevin Earley in 'Death Takes a Holiday'; Photo Credit: Joan Marcus, 2011

The New York Times: Charles Isherwood's Top 10 of 2011

8.  Sons of the Prophet
"In the standout play of the fall season, the playwright Stephen Karam depicted a kaleidoscope of human suffering with both biting humor and boundless compassion. The gifted actor Santino Fontana led a flawless cast, portraying a young man plagued by a mysterious ailment who also has to cope with the sudden death of his father, the failing health of a troublesome uncle, and a needy boss also battling the brutal fates."

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Entertainment Weekly: Best of 2011

4.  Anything Goes
"A remarkable number of 2011′s new productions found fresh and inventive ways to surprise, delight, and challenge audiences...Without further ado, here are EW’s top 10 standouts in stage..."

Sutton Foster and the Company of 'Anything Goes'; Photo Credit: Joan Marcus, 2011

New York Magazine: This Year in Theater

7.  Sons of the Prophet
"In a single, dolefully sweet show, and one of the only new plays to take on the Great Recession at ground level, we discovered an important playwright in Stephen Karam and a bright new star: Santino Fontana...Greatness is prophesied herein: Perhaps all’s well in the future of American playwriting."


Newsday: 2011's Best: Plays took center stage

7.  Sons of the Prophet
"This major new play by gifted young playwright Stephen Karam takes us to a world both exotic and familiar with elegance and the kind of humor that understands how perilously we all linger near the emotional abyss. Peter DuBois' lean production, which includes a harrowing performance by Joanna Gleason as an unraveling publisher, is terrific."

Jonathan Louis Dent, Chris Perfetti, Santino Fontana and Yusef Bulos in 'Sons of the Prophet'; Photo Credit: Joan Marcus, 2011


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‘Anything Goes’ National Tour

Posted on: December 12th, 2011 by Roundabout

 

We are thrilled to announce the launch of the Anything Goes National Tour! The tour will kick off at the PlayhouseSquare in Cleveland, Ohio beginning in October 2012.

Following its opening in Cleveland, Anything Goes will cruise into more than 25 other cities during the 2012-2013 season, including the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles. Additional cities and casting will be announced in the coming months.

The role of Reno Sweeney will be played by Rachel York. Rachel is best known for her critically acclaimed Broadway performances in City of Angels, Les Misérables, Victor/Victoria (Drama Desk Award), The Scarlet Pimpernel, Sly Fox, and Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. She also turned heads on television with her courageous portrayal of Lucille Ball in the CBS movie, “Lucy.”

Announced Tour Schedule:

Cleveland, OH
October 2012
PlayhouseSquare

Wilmington, DE
October 30, 2012 – November 4, 2012
The DuPont Theater
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Tampa, FL
March 12, 2013 – March 17, 2013
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
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Durham, NC
March 19, 2013 - March 24, 2013
Durham Performing Arts Center
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Pittsburgh, PA
April 16, 2013 - April 21,2013
Heinz Hall
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St. Paul, MN
May 7, 2013 – May 12, 2013
The Ordway Music Theater
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St. Louis, MO
May 28, 2013 - June 9, 2013
The Fabulous Fox Theatre
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Washington D.C.
June 11, 2013 - July 7, 2013
Opera House
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Costa Mesa, CA
September 10, 2013 – September 15, 2013
Segerstrom Center for the Arts
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San Francisco, CA
January 8, 2013 - February 3, 2013
Curran Theatre
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Anything Goes will continue on Broadway at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre.

Roundabout was most recently represented across the country with the critically acclaimed, multi-award-winning national tour of Twelve Angry Men that toured the country for 2 years, spending 63 weeks across the United States and Canada. Our longest-running musical, the revival of Cabaret, received a multi-year tour across the country beginning in 1999. In 2011, our acclaimed work reached a worldwide cinema audience with the HD capture and broadcast of their Tony nominated production of The Importance of Being Earnest, starring Brian Bedford.

“It is important as an institutional theatre to help great work get seen by a wider audience. While New York audiences and visitors will continue to have the opportunity to see Anything Goes on Broadway, I am thrilled to be able to follow-up Roundabout’s successful national tour of Twelve Angry Men with Anything Goes, an equally extraordinary theatrical experience.  There is so much pride in being able to share the work of Roundabout with audiences around the country and in their home towns," says Artistic Director Todd Haimes.


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2010-2011 Season, 2011-2012 Season, Anything Goes, Roundabout News


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