Sons of the Prophet

Roundabout Roundup: Week of November 14, 2011

Posted on: November 18th, 2011 by Bradley Sanchez


Chris Perfetti Makes his N.Y. Stage Debut in 'Sons of the Prophet'

"Chris Perfetti is in awe. The Rochester, N.Y., native, who graduated from SUNY Purchase in May, is making his New York and professional stage debut in Roundabout Theatre Company's critically acclaimed Off-Broadway production of Sons of the Prophet, and he still can't believe it.

'In school you spend four years in a bubble, and you meet fantastic, talented people,' Perfetti says. 'Roundabout has held my hand in the best possible way and shown me how amazing this all really is.'" -

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Go Behind the Scenes of Suicide, Incorporated with Star Gabriel Ebert & More

"The title of Roundabout Underground’s newest off-Broadway offering, Suicide, Incorporated, brings up all kinds of questions about the play by Andrew Hinderaker. For starters, what’s this business all about? Turns out there’s a very unusual company at the show’s center, a writing service that specializes in crafting the perfect suicide note. To find out more, chatted up Hinderaker, director Jonathan Berry, stars Gabriel Ebert, James McMenamin and more to get to the heart of this unorthodox story." -

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Roundabout Roundup: Week of November 7, 2011

Posted on: November 11th, 2011 by Bradley Sanchez


Don't Dress for Dinner added to the 2011-2012 Season

"Marc Camoletti's Don't Dress for Dinner, featuring the further farcical adventures of Robert and Bernard, from the author's Boeing-Boeing, will get a new Broadway production by Roundabout Theatre Company in spring 2012. John Tillinger, who recently directed the comedy in Chicago, will direct."

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Full Cast Announced for  She Loves Me

"Broadway veteran Steven Pasquale has joined the cast of a one-night only concert reading of the beloved romantic musical She Loves Me, celebrating Roundabout Theatre Company’s 20th anniversary of producing on Broadway.

Pasquale joins a cast that features Tony® winner Jane Krakowski, three-time Tony nominee Kelli O’Hara, Josh Radnor, Tony nominee Michael McGrath, Tony nominee Rory O’Malley and four-time Tony nominee Victor Garber. The performance will take place on December 5 at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre, directed by Scott Ellis." -

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Sons of the Prophet Playwright Stephen Karam Opens His Opera,  Dark Sisters

"Dark Sisters, the new opera by Sons of the Prophet playwright Stephen Karam and composer Nico Muhly, which explores the world of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, began its world-premiere engagement Nov. 9 at the Gerald W. Lynch Theater at John Jay College." -

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2011-2012 Season, Don't Dress for Dinner, Roundabout News, Roundabout Roundup, She Loves Me, Sons of the Prophet

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On Opening

Posted on: November 7th, 2011 by Stephen Karam


We opened!

The final week of previews reminds me of that Paul Valéry quote (that is also attributed to about 100 other people):

A poem is never finished, only abandoned in despair.

I don’t abandon my plays in despair during the final week of previews. But I do find myself still refining the play and making discoveries and then suddenly…there are critics in the house. And so you just have to stop. You stop re-writing so that the cast can have some stability (and remember their lines).

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2011-2012 Season, Sons of the Prophet, Stephen Karam's Blog