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

Related Categories:
2010-2011 Season, 2011-2012 Season, Anything Goes, Death Takes A Holiday, Roundabout News, Roundabout Roundup, Sons of the Prophet

  1. Allen

    December 22, 2011

    I live in Chicago, but get to New York a few times a year on business. I always make sure that I go to see a Roundabout show since it will surely be a quality production with superb acting and great entertainment. Recently I’ve seen Anything Goes, Death Takes a Holiday, Sondheim on Sondheim, Everyday Rapture, The Understudy and Tin Pan Alley Rag. If I lived in New York, I’d definitely be a Roundabout subscriber! It doesn’t suprise me at all that Roundabout showsa are on many Best lists.

    • Roundabout

      January 5, 2012

      This is great to hear Allen! We appreciate your loyalty and support!


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