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Roundabout Roundup: Week of November 7, 2011

Posted on: November 11th, 2011 by Bradley Sanchez


Don't Dress for Dinner added to the 2011-2012 Season

"Marc Camoletti's Don't Dress for Dinner, featuring the further farcical adventures of Robert and Bernard, from the author's Boeing-Boeing, will get a new Broadway production by Roundabout Theatre Company in spring 2012. John Tillinger, who recently directed the comedy in Chicago, will direct."

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Full Cast Announced for  She Loves Me

"Broadway veteran Steven Pasquale has joined the cast of a one-night only concert reading of the beloved romantic musical She Loves Me, celebrating Roundabout Theatre Company’s 20th anniversary of producing on Broadway.

Pasquale joins a cast that features Tony® winner Jane Krakowski, three-time Tony nominee Kelli O’Hara, Josh Radnor, Tony nominee Michael McGrath, Tony nominee Rory O’Malley and four-time Tony nominee Victor Garber. The performance will take place on December 5 at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre, directed by Scott Ellis." -

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Sons of the Prophet Playwright Stephen Karam Opens His Opera,  Dark Sisters

"Dark Sisters, the new opera by Sons of the Prophet playwright Stephen Karam and composer Nico Muhly, which explores the world of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, began its world-premiere engagement Nov. 9 at the Gerald W. Lynch Theater at John Jay College." -

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On Opening

Posted on: November 7th, 2011 by Stephen Karam


We opened!

The final week of previews reminds me of that Paul Valéry quote (that is also attributed to about 100 other people):

A poem is never finished, only abandoned in despair.

I don’t abandon my plays in despair during the final week of previews. But I do find myself still refining the play and making discoveries and then suddenly…there are critics in the house. And so you just have to stop. You stop re-writing so that the cast can have some stability (and remember their lines).

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We are pleased to announce a second commission to playwright Stephen Karam following his critically acclaimed first commission of Sons of the Prophet.

Karam’s play Sons of the Prophet is part of our New Play Initiative, a collection of programs, designed to foster and produce new work by emerging and established artists. The New Play Initiative cultivates new work by gifted playwrights at all stages of their careers through a three-pronged approach consisting of commissioning new works; developmental readings and workshops; and productions of new works through Roundabout Underground programs and mainstage productions. Since 1995, Roundabout has commissioned 15 playwrights, conducted developmental readings and workshops of over 100 new works, produced 6 Roundabout Underground productions, 30 mainstage productions of new works and employed over 5,000 artists across all aspects of the New Play Initiative.

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