I am thrilled to announce two exciting shows for our 2016-2017 season!
This fall, we will be premiering a new Broadway production of Anton Chekhov’s The Cherry Orchard, in a new adaptation by our very own Stephen Karam (The Humans) and directed by Simon Godwin. I am honored to welcome this exceptional classic to the American Airlines Theatre, especially with the phenomenal talent of Stephen and Simon onboard. Of course, you know Stephen from his incredible work at Roundabout, including Pulitzer Prize finalist Sons of the Prophet and the currently-running hit The Humans. I’m happy to welcome Simon to the Roundabout family of artists. He is the Associate Director at the National Theatre and has an amazing body of work in England, including productions at the National, the Royal Court, Bristol Old Vic, and the Royal Shakespeare Company.
Off-Broadway, in the Laura Pels Theatre, we will be producing the American premiere of a new play, Love, Love, Love, by Mike Bartlett and directed by Michael Mayer. Mike is a gifted and prolific British writer, best known to American audiences for his play King Charles III, which recently opened on Broadway after a stellar run in London’s West End. He is a three-time Olivier-award winner for his plays King Charles III, Bull, and Cock. Love, Love, Love has appeared at multiple English theatres, including the Royal Court, and I am so pleased that we will be producing its American premiere. Director Michael Mayer has a long relationship with Roundabout. He has directed numerous shows with us, including Tony-winning productions of A View From the Bridge and Side Man. In 2007, Michael received a Tony Award for his direction of Spring Awakening.
These productions mark the start of a terrifically exciting season for Roundabout. I am so proud to welcome this roster of old friends and rising stars to the Roundabout stage.
Tickets for The Cherry Orchard and Love, Love, Love will be made available to Roundabout subscribers first, on a 2016 date to be announced. I encourage you to join our Email Club for the latest news.
2016-2017 Season, From Todd Haimes, Love Love Love, The Cherry Orchard