It is my great pleasure to announce that Stephen Karam’s The Humans will receive its New York debut in the fall of 2015 at the Laura Pels Theatre directed by Joe Mantello. This is Stephen’s third production and second commission with Roundabout. His play Speech & Debate was the inaugural production for Roundabout Underground. His follow-up commission, Sons of the Prophet, was a huge success in the Pels, a Pulitzer Prize finalist, and the recipient of the Drama Critics Circle, Outer Critics Circle, Lucille Lortel, and Hull-Warriner Awards for Best Play. Stephen is truly an integral part of the Roundabout family, and his extraordinary and well-deserved achievements are a testament to the success of Roundabout’s New Play Initiative. I could not be more thrilled to be presenting Stephen’s third Roundabout production next season.
I am also honored to have Roundabout Associate Artist Joe Mantello on board to direct The Humans. Joe is a treasured member of the Roundabout family, having directed Pal Joey, The Ritz, Design for Living, and Assassins with us. His incredible list of directing credits includes Wicked, Other Desert Cities, Casa Valentina, and the upcoming The Last Ship. As a director, he is the recipient of two Tony Awards. Joe is also an accomplished actor, known for his roles in The Normal Heart and Angels in America (receiving Tony nominations for both).
I am so very excited to be working with Stephen and Joe again and look forward to what I’m sure will be a fantastic collaboration.
The Humans is part of our 2015-2016 Season, and tickets are currently available as part of a ‘Choose Your Own’ subscription package. Full 2015-2016 Season packages will go on sale in January 2015, and single tickets for The Humans will be available in summer 2015. I encourage you to join our Email Club for updates.
2015-2016 Season, From Todd Haimes, The Humans