2015-2016 Season


Summer TCA Portrait Session 2014I am thrilled to share the news of another exciting production for our 50th Anniversary Season. It is my pleasure to announce that Clive Owen will be making his Broadway debut in Harold Pinter’s Old Times, in a production directed by Douglas Hodge.

You know Douglas Hodge from his incredible performance in Roundabout’s Cyrano de Bergerac in 2012. Doug is a Tony and Olivier Award-winner and an accomplished actor, director, writer, and composer, currently appearing as Inspector Rusk in Showtime’s “Penny Dreadful.” He is known as a leading interpreter of Pinter’s work and has appeared in Pinter plays at the Donmar Warehouse, the National Theatre, and the Comedy Theatre (now the Harold Pinter Theatre), among others. Doug will be making his Broadway directorial debut with Old Times, and I know the show could not be in more capable hands.

I am honored to welcome Clive Owen to the Roundabout stage. Clive is perhaps best known for his film and television work, which includes Children of Men, Sin City, and The International as well as the HBO film Hemingway & Gellhorn (Emmy, SAG, and Golden Globe nominations) and Cinemax’s “The Knick” (Golden Globe nomination). Clive is also an acclaimed stage actor, having performed at the Young Vic, the Donmar Warehouse, and the Royal National Theater. He originated the role of Dan in Patrick Marber’s Closer and appeared in Mike Nichols’s film version of the play as Larry, a performance for which he received a Golden Globe Award, BAFTA Award, and Academy Award nomination.

I am so excited to have these two incredible artists join the 50th Anniversary Season and to bring this powerful, haunting play to our audience.

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Just Announced: UGLY LIES THE BONE

Posted on: January 23rd, 2015 by Todd Haimes


270x140_UglyLiesBoneIt is my great pleasure to announce that the ninth season of Roundabout Underground will begin with the world premiere of Ugly Lies the Bone by Lindsey Ferrentino, under the direction of Patricia McGregor. The production will begin previews on September 10, 2015 at the Black Box Theatre and marks the tenth premiere we’ve produced in that space. The play was first heard at Roundabout as part of the Underground Reading Series in February 2014.

Ugly Lies the Bone is the story of female soldier Jess, who returns from war with serious injuries. As she faces the decay of her own body, Jess also must deal with the decay of her Florida hometown, which has been in a tailspin ever since NASA laid off huge numbers of locals. Using virtual reality video game therapy, Jess works against the odds to restore her relationships, her home, and all that she lost along the way.

Lindsey is currently pursuing a second master’s degree in playwriting at the Yale School of Drama, having already earned an MFA from Hunter College. Her work has been developed at the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center, Fordham University, Premiere Stages, Florida Studio Theater, Atlantic Theater, and several others. She was recently granted the 2015 Emerging Writer’s commission from South Coast Repertory.

Patricia recently directed the New York premiere of Brownsville Song: B-Side for Tray at LCT3 and is currently working on the world premiere of Will Power’s Stagger Lee at the Dallas Theatre Center. She directed the acclaimed production of Hurt Village at Signature Theatre Center and founded the company Angela’s Pulse with her sister, choreographer Paloma McGregor.

I am so happy to be bringing both Lindsey and Patricia into the Roundabout family and to be introducing this play and this playwright to New York audiences.

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I am thrilled to announce an exciting musical production for the upcoming 50th Anniversary Season.  Joe Masteroff, Sheldon Harnick, and Jerry Bock’s heartwarming She Loves Me will open in the Spring of 2016 in a production directed by Scott Ellis and starring Laura Benanti and Zachary Levi (replaces Josh Radnor).

She Loves Me holds a very special place in the history of Roundabout. The show’s 1993 production (also directed by Scott Ellis) was the first Broadway musical in Roundabout’s history and launched our Musical Theatre Program, which has become an integral part of Roundabout’s mission and has originated many of our most celebrated productions. She Loves Me also marked the beginning of Roundabout’s relationship with Scott Ellis, our Associate Artistic Director and current director of On the Twentieth Century. Scott’s contributions to Roundabout have been invaluable; he has directed nearly twenty productions on our stages (many of them Tony, Drama Desk, and Outer Critics Circle nominees) and has been a great friend and collaborator for over two decades. He is a prolific Broadway director, with three shows on Broadway stages this season (You Can’t Take it With You, The Elephant Man, and the upcoming On the Twentieth Century) and numerous critically-acclaimed credits in his past (including The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Harvey, Company, and Twelve Angry Men). Scott is also an accomplished television director (“30 Rock,” “Modern Family,” “Nurse Jackie,” “The Good Wife”) and producer (“Weeds”).

BenantiLaura_photoI am honored to welcome back Roundabout alum Laura Benanti. Laura appeared in Roundabout’s production of Nine and has a long list of Broadway credits, including Gypsy (for which she won a Tony Award), Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (Tony nomination), Into the Woods (Tony nomination), Swing! (Tony nomination), and In the Next Room (or the Vibrator Play). On screen, Laura has appeared in “Law & Order: SVU,” “Royal Pains,” and “The Sound of Music Live!,” among others, and is currently appearing on the third season of ABC’s “Nashville.”

I’m thrilled to welcome Zachary to the Roundabout stage opposite the incredible Laura Benanti. He made a notable Broadway debut in 2013’s First Date and has an accomplished film and television career, including the title role on Chuck and the upcoming Heroes Reborn.

I am so proud to add this significant and memorable show to our historic 50th Anniversary Season, and I couldn’t be more pleased that such an exceptional group of artists will be bringing the production to life.

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Todd Haimes

Artistic Director

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