2008-2009 Season

ORDINARY DAYS Casting Announcement!

Posted on: August 21st, 2009 by Todd Haimes



I am thrilled to announce the Roundabout Underground production of Ordinary Days has now been fully cast as well as acquiring a complete production team.


Ordinary Days will feature Lisa Brescia as “Claire,” Jared Gertner as “Warren,” Hunter Foster as “Jason” and Kate Wetherhead as “Deb.” Lisa has been in a number of Broadway musicals including Wicked and Aida. Jared was last on Broadway in 25th Annual…Spelling Bee and has a number of Regional credits including Paper Mill Playhouse. Hunter was most recently seen on Broadway starring in The Producers, Little Shop of Horros, and Urinetown. Kate was on Broadway in Legally Blonde and 25th Annual…Spelling Bee.


The Ordinary Days creative team includes Vadim Feichtner (Music Direction), Lee Savage (Sets), Lisa Zinni (Costumes) and Jeff Croiter (Lights) and Danny Erdberg (Sound).


I am very pleased to have such a talented team of actors and designers for our first musical at the Underground.



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When Scott Met Irving … or Didn’t’ –

Posted on: July 8th, 2009 by Roundabout Press Office



It is my pleasure to share with you some news about the upcoming season.

Opening at the Laura Pels Theatre next fall will be the New York premiere of The Understudy, by Theresa Rebeck, directed by Roundabout’s very own Scott Ellis, and featuring the incredible talent of Julie White.

Box office heroes and washed-up has-beens take heed: the play’s almost the thing. In this bitingly witty and entertaining comedy, the lights of Broadway cast an affectionate glow over this look at one of the most notorious roles in the theatre: the understudy.

It is truly an honor to welcome Theresa Rebeck to the Roundabout family. Theresa’s work spans television, film, theater and fiction, and following countless productions all over Manhattan she made her Broadway debut just last season with Mauritius.

I am always grateful for an opportunity to showcase the work of my dear friend, Scott Ellis. As you know, Scott directed our first show at the Pels this past season as well (Streamers), in addition to our winter benefit concert of A Little Night Music.

And, needless to say, I am happy to welcome back Julie White, who last appeared on the Roundabout stage in 2004 in Fiction. She has since won a Tony Award for Best Actress for her performance in The Little Dog Laughed (also directed by Scott).

Both Scott and Julie have been a part of the development of The Understudy, having (respectively) directed and starred in our Donor Reading of the piece last season.

The design team for The Understudy will include Alexander Dodge (sets), Tom Broecker (costumes), Kenneth Posner (lights) and Obadiah Eaves (original music & sound). Previews will begin October 9th, and the official opening is scheduled for November 5th.


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