Family albums are not just images - they are full of our family stories. Roundabout Theatre Company’s new Broadway musical, The People in the Picture is creating the ultimate family album online at ThePeopleinYourPicture.com. Connect with other users by submitting a treasured photo and share the family story behind it. While on the site you’ll be able to view other photos and read family stories by members of the cast and creative team including Donna Murphy and Iris Rainer Dart. So dig up that old family photograph, log on to www.ThePeopleinYourPicture.com, and tell your story.
ThePeopleinYourPicture.com Launches Online - April 1, 2011
Roundabout has launched a very special website dedicated to The People in the Picture's message of sharing the important stories of our past. Visitors of ThePeopleInYourPicture.com have the ability to upload a cherished family photo of friends and family members, past and present, and include a short narrative on the significance of the photo. Visitors can also peruse through other shared photos and memories from cast/creative of The People in the Picture and the online community.
Three Songriters, One Voice: Meet the People Behind The People in the Picture - April 1, 2011
"Beaches" novelist Iris Rainer Dart draws on her past to imagine The People in the Picture, a new Broadway musical, with music by Mike Stoller and Artie Butler.
Improbably perhaps, the lone female comedy writer for "The Sonny and Cher Show" and the composer who kept Elvis Presley in a memorable state of perpetual motion constitute two-thirds of the creators responsible for The People in the Picture, an original Holocaust-haunted musical that is the final Broadway show of the 2010-2011 theatre season. Now in previews, it officially opens April 28 in a Roundabout Theatre Company production at Studio 54." - Playbill.com
Sondheim on Sondheim to Bow in Cleveland - March 29, 2011
"A new production of Sondheim on Sondheim will play at Cleveland, OH's PlayhouseSquare during the 2011-2012 season.
Conceived by James Lapine (Sunday in the Park With George, Into the Woods, Passion), Sondheim on Sondheim debuted on Broadway last spring at the Roundabout Theatre Company. The two-act musical explores the life and career of the legendary Broadway composer-lyricist through his vast catalogue of work." - Playbill.com
As you know, doing a new musical on Broadway is not something that we do very often at Roundabout. But when you see The People in the Picture, I think it will very quickly become clear why I just had to put this show up on our stage. It is so rare these days to come upon a new musical that is totally original, created solely from the hearts and minds and talents of its authors, and that feels like a classic piece from the Broadway of old while telling a story that has never been told before. When I first read The People in the Picture, I knew that it had something powerful to say because not only did the songs linger with me days afterward, but the characters stayed with me as well. These characters had grabbed my attention in a very meaningful way, and it was clear to me that they needed to be shared with a larger audience.
The People in the Picture is a generational story that has a great deal to say about memory, storytelling, and the value that we assign to our past. For Bubbie, the way to keep alive the beloved friends from her time as a Yiddish theater star in Poland is to pass on their tales to her eager granddaughter Jenny. Yet Jenny’s mother, Red, is reluctant to let her mother tell these stories of the old days, as she and Bubbie have a decidedly different point of view of what it was like to make desperate choices in order to survive a country headed towards war.