Marvin’s Room


I’m very happy to announce the first bit of casting for Scott McPherson’s Marvin’s Room, directed by Anne Kauffman. Please join me in welcoming Janeane Garofalo (Lee), Lili Taylor (Bessie), and Celia Weston (Ruth) to the production.

Janeane is making her Roundabout – and Broadway – debut, though her onscreen popularity precedes her. She has received two Emmy nominations for her role in “The Larry Sanders Show,” and she has appeared in such series and films as “Broad City,” “The Jim Gaffigan Show,” “Inside Amy Schumer,” Ratatouille, Wet Hot American Summer, and “The West Wing.” She also will appear in the film adaptation of Stephen Karam’s Speech and Debate. I am thrilled to have Janeane join the Roundabout family.

Both Lili and Celia are Roundabout alums, Lili having appeared in The Three Sisters and Celia in Summer and Smoke. Lili has an extensive list of hit films and television shows to her name, including Maze Runner 2: The Scorch Trials, The Conjuring, “American Crime,” “Hemlock Grove,” “Almost Human,” and “Six Feet Under.” She has been nominated for three Primetime Emmys and has won an Independent Spirit Award for her role in Household Saints. Celia has appeared on Broadway in such shows as True West and Lady from Dubuque, and she received both Tony and Drama Desk nominations for her role in The Last Night of Ballyhoo. Onscreen, she has appeared such series and films as “Modern Family,” “American Horror Story,” Knight and Day, K-Pax, and The Village. She received an Independent Spirit Award nomination for her role in Dead Man Walking. I couldn’t be happier to welcome both Lili and Celia back to the Roundabout stage. Full bios are included in the press release, attached.

Preview performances for Marvin’s Room begin on May 9, 2017. For tickets and more information, please visit our website.

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Just Announced: Marvin’s Room

Posted on: September 6th, 2016 by Todd Haimes


Marvin's RoomI am thrilled to share the title of our third and final show in the American Airlines Theatre next season. Anne Kauffman will be making her Roundabout debut directing the late Scott McPherson's Marvin's Room. This marvelous play, which had an award-winning run off-Broadway in the early 90s, has never before been seen on Broadway. You may be familiar with the play’s 1996 film adaptation (also penned by McPherson), which was directed by Jerry Zaks and starred Meryl Streep, Leonardo DiCaprio, Diane Keaton, and Robert De Niro. The film was nominated for an Academy Award, a Golden Globe, and three Screen Actors Guild Awards.

I am honored to host the Broadway premiere of Marvin’s Room at Roundabout under the stellar direction of Anne, whose credits include productions at Playwrights Horizons, MCC, Vineyard Theatre, Goodman Theatre, Steppenwolf Theatre Company, and many others. She has directed plays by the likes of Amy Herzog, Lisa D’Amour, Greg Pierce, Noah Haidle, and Jordan Harrison, and she is the recipient of an OBIE Award for Sustained Excellence of Direction. We are excited to welcome Anne to the Roundabout stage.

Previews are scheduled to begin June 8, 2017.

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