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Broadway Highlights: Nine

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.

Nine
Book by Arthur Kopit
Music and Lyrics by Maury Yeston

Directed by David Leveaux

May 21, 2003 – December 14, 2003 (283 performances)

Performed at the Eugene O’Neill Theatre

Original Cast
Antonio Banderas, Laura Benanti, Jane Krakowski, Mary Stuart Masterson, Chita Rivera, Nell Campbell, Deidre Goodwin, Mary Beth Peil, Saundra Santiago, Myra Lucretia Taylor, Anthony Colangelo, Rachel deBenedet, Rona Figueroa, Sara Gettelfinger, Kristin Marks, Linda Mugleston, Elena Shaddow, William Ullrich, Kathy Voytko

Mary Stuart Masterson, Antonio Banderas, and Jane Krakowski in 'Nine'; Photo Credit: Joan Marcus, 2003

Milestones:

• Antonio Banderas’ Broadway debut

• First Maury Yeston production at Roundabout

• JaneKrakowski’s second Roundabout production and only Tony® Award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical

• Two legendary actresses - Chita Rivera and Eartha Kitt - appeared in the role of Liliane La Fleur. Eartha was brought in to replace Chita and was Eartha’s final Broadway performance.

• First Musical for which Roundabout had to rent an outside theatre, which later led to the decision to purchase Studio 54 as a second home

• Winner of two Tony Awards, including Best Revival of a Musical

    Explore the Nine Production Archives

    Chita Rivera in 'Nine'; Photo Credit: Joan Marcus, 2003

    Nine 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: The Importance of Being Earnest

    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 Importance of Being Earnest
    Written by Oscar Wilde

    Directed by Brian Bedford

    December 17, 2010 – June 26, 2011 (189 performances)

    Performed at the American Airlines Theatre

    Original Cast
    Brian Bedford, Dana Ivey, Paxton Whitehead, Amanda Leigh Cobb, Santino Fontana, David Furr, Tim MacDonald, Paul O'Brien, Charlotte Parry, Sara Topham

    Sarah Topham, David Furr, and Brian Bedford in 'The Importance of Being Earnest'; Photo Credit: Joan Marcus, 2010

    Milestones
    • Brian Bedford’s fourth Roundabout production and first as a director

    • First-ever Broadway production shown in HD in movie theatres across the world

    • First time (on Broadway) that the main female character was portrayed by a male

    • Roundabout’s second revival of the play (first was in 1968)

    • Nominated for 3 Tony® Awards, including Best Revival of a Play

    Explore the The Importance of Being Earnest Production Archives.

    Santino Fontana, Charlotte Parry, Sarah Topham, and David Furr in 'The Importance of Being Earnest'; Photo Credit: Joan Marcus, 2010

    The Importance of Being Earnest 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: Cabaret

    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.

    Cabaret
    Book by Joe Masteroff
    Music by John Kander
    Lyrics by Fred Ebb

    Directed by Sam Mendes
    Co-Directed and Choreographed by Rob Marshall

    February 13, 1998 - January 4, 2004 (2,377 performances)

    Performed at the Kit Kat Klub NYC (formerly the Henry Miller’s Theatre and now the Stephen Sondheim Theatre) and at Studio 54

    Original Cast
    Alan Cumming, Natasha Richardson, Ron Rifkin, John Benjamin Hickey, Denis O'Hare, Michele Pawk, Mary Louise Wilson, Alex Bowen, Joyce Chittick , Brian Duguay, Michael O'Donnell, Kristin Olness, Christina Pawl, Leenya Rideout, Fred Rose, Bill Szobody

    Leenya Rideout, Alan Cumming, and Michelle Pawk in 'Cabaret'; Photo Credit: Joan Marcus, 1998

    Milestones

    • Spanned two significant Roundabout venues—Henry Miller’s Theatre (now Stephen Sondheim Theatre) and Studio 54—beginning our long-term relationship with these historic theatres

    • Roundabout’s longest-running show (1998-2004)

    • Roundabout’s first Broadway tour (earlier tours were Off Broadway productions)

    • Alan Cumming’s Broadway debut.  The role was later played by Raul Esparza, Michael C. Hall, Neil Patrick Harris and John Stamos, among others

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

    • Over 18 million audience members saw Cabaret over its 6-year run

    Explore the Cabaret Production Archives

    Natasha Richardson and the Kit Kat Girls in 'Cabaret'; Photo Credit: Joan Marcus, 1998

    Cabaret 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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