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Wednesday, April 19, 2017

THE PRICE: Arthur Miller by Roundabout

A Childhood during the Great Depression Arthur Miller was born in October 1915, on West 110th Street, to parents of Polish Jewish descent. His father Isidore was a prosperous coat manufactur…

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Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Arthur Miller’s THE PRICE: Interview with Actor Jessica Hecht by Roundabout

Ted Sod: Where were you born and educated?  When did you decide to become an actress? Did you have any great teachers who influenced you? Jessica Hecht: I was born in Princeton, New Jersey,…

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Monday, April 3, 2017

Arthur Miller’s THE PRICE: Designer Statements by Roundabout

DEREK MCLANE — SET DESIGN The Price takes in the late 1960s and, interestingly, Arthur Miller said that this play was his response to the Vietnam War. The setting is located in an attic a…

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Saturday, April 1, 2017

Arthur Miller’s THE PRICE: American Consumerism by Roundabout

In The Price, the Franz family is forced to deal with the practical and emotional results of financial decisions made during the Great Depression. The play takes place in 1968, and money dom…

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Wednesday, March 29, 2017

On The Exhale: Designer Statements by Roundabout

Rachel Hauck—Set Design On The Exhale could be set anywhere, Martín does not specify a location. Leigh, Martín, Marin and I had some long conversations about what the liminal space might…

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Monday, March 20, 2017

Arthur Miller’s THE PRICE: Interview with Director Terry Kinney by Roundabout

Ted Sod: Where were you born and educated? How did you become an actor and a director in the theatre? Did you have any teachers who had a profound influence on you? Terry Kinney: I grew up i…

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Friday, March 17, 2017

On The Exhale: Trauma and the Brain by Roundabout

Trauma is the Greek word for “wound.” In ancient time it referred to a physical wound, but today trauma is also understood as an emotional wound. Experiencing a traumatic event changes t…

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Monday, March 13, 2017

If I Forget: Designer Statements by Roundabout

DEREK MCLANE—SET DESIGN When I first read Steven Levenson’s If I Forget, my brain started to figure out the ground plan or the geometry of this particular house. Basically, my job is to …

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Tuesday, February 28, 2017

On The Exhale: Guns on Campus by Roundabout

“Based on current trends, the problem is likely to become much graver over the next decade. It is imperative that lawmakers, policymakers, college administrators, law enforcement and other…

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Friday, February 24, 2017

On the Exhale: Solo Plays by Roundabout

A solo show (often also known as a “one person show”) can take many different forms, from just a comedian musing on stage to a piece of performance art. When we think of a solo show, man…

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Wednesday, February 22, 2017

If I Forget: The U.S. Before 9/11 by Roundabout

The Rise of the Internet Today, we pull smartphones out of our pockets to look up information, stream music, and watch videos. But back in 2000, the most common way to access the Internet wa…

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Friday, February 17, 2017

If I Forget: Tenleytown by Roundabout

It’s a store. It’s a parcel of property. It’s not some kind of magical place. There are no magical places. There’s just dirt. It’s all the same dirt. -Michael, If I Forget In If I …

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Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Interview with Teaching Artist Mathilde Dratwa by Roundabout

Master Teaching Artist Mathilde Dratwa joined Roundabout’s Teaching Artist roster in 2012. She leads a variety of workshops and residencies for students all over New York City. She current…

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Friday, February 3, 2017

On the Exhale: Stay Informed, Stay Engaged by Roundabout

Martín Zimmerman’s On the Exhale draws audiences into the center of America’s most divisive—and urgent—debate. Every day, 90 people die from gun violence, and from 1966 to 2012, nea…

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Sunday, January 29, 2017

Just Announced: 2017-2018 Off-Broadway Season by Roundabout

We are thrilled to announce a line-up of all new work Off-Broadway, including two commissions by Roundabout Underground alumni Lindsey Ferrentino (Ugly Lies the Bone) and Joshua Harmon (Bad…

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Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Roundabout Remembers Carrie Fisher by Roundabout

The Roundabout family mourns the loss of the great Carrie Fisher. Carrie would be the first to say that her life took more twists and turns than most, even by the Hollywood standards that de…

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Saturday, December 17, 2016

Love, Love, Love: A Play-by-Play Look at Mike Bartlett by Roundabout

In under 10 years, Mike Bartlett has emerged as “one of our superstar playwrights,” according to the London Guardian. These are some of the milestone productions—from intimate chamber …

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Saturday, December 10, 2016

Love, Love, Love: Designer Statements by Roundabout

DEREK MCLANE—SET DESIGN The story of Love, Love, Love takes place in three different eras during three different acts.  It is partly about a generational war and deals very much with the …

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Thursday, December 8, 2016

Kingdom Come: An Actor and a Suit by Roundabout

Samantha’s weight is integral to her character — it has isolated her, making the thrill of online connection that much more potent — but it isn’t the plot of Kingdom Come. It’s ea…

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Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Kiss Me Kate: About the Show by Roundabout

While Shakespeare’s plays are regularly turned into musicals these days, the origins of Kiss Me, Kate go far beyond the notion of making The Taming of the Shrew sing. Back in 1935, there w…

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Sunday, December 4, 2016

Love, Love, Love: The World of the Play, 1967 by Roundabout

The late 1960s were a time of social and political change in both Britain and the United States. In many ways these were the conclusion of shifts begun in the wake of WWII. For the older gen…

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Saturday, December 3, 2016

Kingdom Come: Designer Statements by Roundabout

ARNULFO MALDONADO—SET DESIGN Kingdom Come to me is very much a rollercoaster of emotions — one minute you're laughing, the next you are struck by the severity of both Sam and Layne's lon…

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Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Roundabout Thanks Major Donors at Annual Artistic Director’s Circle Dinner by Roundabout

  On Monday, November 14, Todd Haimes (Artistic Director/CEO) joined with Roundabout’s major donors and some of Roundabout’s artists for the annual Artistic Director’s Circle Dinn…

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Friday, November 25, 2016

Love, Love, Love: The Boomers and the Xers by Roundabout

Google “Generation X vs. Baby Boomers,” or “Millennials vs. Generation X” and you’ll find results that, true to the “versus,” bring to mind a boxing match. Not just in the comm…

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Tuesday, November 22, 2016

The Cherry Orchard: The World of the Play by Roundabout

Anton Chekhov’s The Cherry Orchard takes place in Russia around 1904, in the midst of one of the country’s greatest social transformations. About four decades earlier, Tsar Alexander II …

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Thursday, November 17, 2016

Just Announced: Snapchat by Roundabout

We're snappin' out! It's for sure and not for maybe! We've joined Snapchat to put you front and center for each of our productions and events. Be sure to follow us by searching for our user…

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Wednesday, November 16, 2016

The Cherry Orchard: Designer Statements by Roundabout

NICO MUHLY—ORIGINAL MUSIC The music for The Cherry Orchard needs to explode out of the music for the party in Act III, both by practical necessity and to thicken a mystery about the play: …

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Friday, November 4, 2016

Kingdom Come: Catfishing, From Indie Doc to MTV by Roundabout

cat-fish [kat-fish] noun - a person who pretends to be someone they’re not, using social media to create a false identity, particularly to pursue deceitful online romances.—Nev Schulman…

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Monday, October 31, 2016

Kingdom Come: Catfishing and Online Disinhibition by Roundabout

In Kingdom Come, characters Samantha and Layne entangle themselves in a complicated instance of classic online catfishing, the term used to describe a relationship in which at least one part…

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Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Kors & Le Pere Donate to Musical Theatre Fund by Roundabout

Yesterday, we were pleased to announce that Michael Kors and Lance Le Pere are donating $1.5 million dollars toward our 50th Anniversary Campaign, and more specifically, our Musical Theatre …

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Monday, October 17, 2016

Adapting Chekhov by Roundabout

What do Anton Chekhov, Jerry Seinfeld, and Stephen Karam have in common? Karam himself explained the connection in a 2012 conversation at the University of Scranton. “I think I discovered …

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