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If I Forget

 

Dear Theatregoer,

If you had told me ten years ago that Roundabout would be at the forefront of producing new American plays, I never would have believed you. I started our Roundabout Underground program back in 2007 because I saw a need to support playwrights early on, giving them a space to launch their careers. What I didn’t realize at the time was how incredible it would be to watch these young artists blossom into some of the most outstanding writers working in the theatre today.

Last season, we had the remarkable experience of taking on The Humans, our third collaboration with Stephen Karam, whose debut play Speech & Debate opened the Underground. Not only was The Humans met with an incredible response in our own Laura Pels Theatre, but it then transferred to Broadway, becoming a Pulitzer Prize finalist and winning the Tony Award® for Best Play. I can’t tell you how thrilling it has been to witness the impact Stephen is having on the American theatre after debuting at Roundabout.

The company of THE HUMANS

The company of THE HUMANS

And Stephen isn’t alone in his success. Joshua Harmon, who you first met here with Bad Jews, will make his Broadway debut this spring with the transfer of Significant Other, another play first seen at the Pels.

I’m so proud that, in supporting young voices that we believe in, Roundabout is able to bring you such incredible new work. In 2017, we will continue this commitment with two more plays. In the winter, you can see Steven Levenson’s bold family drama If I Forget. Steven is currently making his Broadway debut as a writer of the acclaimed new musical Dear Evan Hansen. In the spring, join us for the world premiere of Napoli, Brooklyn, Meghan Kennedy’s moving and vibrant tale of an Italian family in 1960s New York.

Like Stephen and Josh before them, both Meghan and Steve made their debuts with Roundabout Underground, and I am thrilled to continue showcasing their work. Don’t miss out on seeing the next great plays to hit New York before anyone else.

Sincerely,

Todd Haimes

Artistic Director/CEO


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Just Announced: Casting for IF I FORGET

Posted on: December 19th, 2016 by Todd Haimes

 

If I Forget

I’m happy to announce the complete cast of Steven Levenson’s If I Forget, directed by Daniel Sullivan. Please join me in welcoming Larry Bryggman (Lou), Maria Dizzia (Sharon), Tasha Lawrence (Ellen), Jeremy Shamos (Michael), Seth Steinberg (Joey), Kate Walsh (Holly), and Gary Wilmes (Howard) to the production.

Both Jeremy and Larry are longtime members of the Roundabout family, Jeremy having appeared most recently in Noises Off and Larry in Harvey. I’m thrilled to have them back at Roundabout alongside Steven and Daniel, and excited to welcome the rest of this exceptional cast to the Pels. For more information, please visit our website.

First previews for If I Forget begin February 2.


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iifI’m thrilled to share that Tony Award-winning director Daniel Sullivan has come onboard to direct Steven Levenson’s If I Forget at the Laura Pels Theatre this winter. Dan is a longtime member of the Roundabout family, having directed fantastic productions of Intimate Apparel, Prelude to a Kiss, and Major Barbara on our stages. His long roster of Broadway credits includes Glengarry Glen Ross, Rabbit Hole, The Merchant of Venice, and Proof, and he’s also known for many seasons of work at The Public Theater’s Shakespeare in the Park.

Dan is a truly gifted director of new work, and I’m thrilled to have him at the helm of Steven’s wonderful play.

If I Forget begins previews on February 2, with an Opening Night set for February 22, 2017. This is a limited engagement Off-Broadway through April 30, 2017. Casting and creative team will be announced soon.

 


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