I am happy to (finally) announce our ninth and final production of the 2008-2009 season. Following <em>Distracted at the Laura Pels Theatre will be the New York premiere of a new musical, The Tin Pan Alley Rag.

The Tin Pan Alley Rag is written by Mark Saltzman (A, My Name is Alice), and features the music of Irving Berlin and Scott Joplin. The production will be helmed by director Stafford Arima, choreographer Liza Gennaro and musical director Michael Patrick Walker.

The score includes classics such as Berlin’s “I Love a Piano,” “Play a Simple Melody” and “Alexander’s Ragtime Band,” as well as Joplin’s “Maple Leaf Rag” and “The Entertainer.”

Visit our The Tin Pan Alley Rag microsite for more about this fantastic production.

As you may know, we have been involved in the development of this piece for almost two years, and I am thrilled that it will now mark our first-ever musical production at the Pels.

-Todd Haimes

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I’m thrilled to have Nathan Lane (Estragon) and Bill Irwin (Vladimir), two of the best theatrical clowns of their generation, returning to Roundabout for this production. They are teaming with John Goodman and John Glover, whose Pozzo and Lucky I cannot wait to share with you. They are all working with the great director Anthony Page, who has been known for his ability to bring a new perspective to well-known work (like Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? and A Doll’s House). It will surely be a unique production of this great play.

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From Todd Haimes: Natasha Richardson

Posted on: March 20th, 2009 by Todd Haimes


“Not only was Natasha Richardson one of the greatest actresses of her generation, but she was also a treasured member of the Roundabout family and a wonderful friend.  Our hearts go out to Natasha's family at this devastating time.”

Todd Haimes
Artistic Director, Roundabout Theatre Company

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