ROUNDABOUT THEATRE COMPANY
In association with Daryl Roth Productions
Announces a new Off-Broadway production of
THE ROBBER BRIDEGROOM
Book & Lyrics by Tony®, Oscar® and Pulitzer Prize winner Alfred Uhry
Music by Robert Waldman
Directed by Alex Timbers
Choreographed by Connor Gallagher
With Steven Pasquale as “Jamie Lockhart”
Performances begin February 18, 2016
Official opening March 13, 2016
Limited engagement through May 29, 2016
Off-Broadway at the Laura Pels Theatre in the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre
Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director), in association with Daryl Roth Productions, is pleased to announce the first-ever New York revival of Alfred Uhry and Robert Waldman’s musical comedy THE ROBBER BRIDEGROOM as part of the 50th Anniversary Season.
The production will feature Steven Pasquale (The Bridges of Madison County) as “Jamie Lockhart,” direction by Tony award nominee Alex Timbers (Peter and the Starcatcher) and choreography by Connor Gallagher.
The Robber Bridegroom will begin preview performances Off-Broadway on February 18, 2016, and open officially on March 13, 2016 at the Laura Pels Theatre in the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre (111 West 46th Street). This will be a limited engagement through May 29, 2016.
Wildly inventive and deliciously entertaining, The Robber Bridegroom is a raucous, hilarious, sexy theatrical gem with an irresistibly catchy bluegrass score.
Based on the short story by beloved Southern writer Eudora Welty, The Robber Bridegroom transports the audience to the Natchez Trace in Mississippi, a dangerous and mysterious corner of the country teeming with a rogue’s gallery of the most beguiling con men, hucksters, and charlatans you’ll ever meet. Chief among them, Jamie Lockhart (Pasquale)—fair-faced gentleman by day, hard-hearted bandit of the woods by night. When he falls for the beautiful daughter of a wealthy planter, his world and code of ethics are turned upside down.
A Southern-fried celebration of American myth-making as well as the art of making theatre, The Robber Bridegroom is an irreverent, thrilling, jubilant musical comedy pulsing with life and imagination.
The creative team will include Donyale Werle (sets), Emily Rebholz (costumes), Howell Binkley (lights) and Darron L West (sound).
Roundabout Theatre Company’s 2016 production of The Robber Bridegroom marks the 40th anniversary of the original, which opened on Broadway in 1975 starring Kevin Kline and Patti LuPone, following a workshop that starred Raul Julia and Rhonda Coullet. It went on to enjoy an unprecedented hit return engagement on Broadway the following year, with Barry Bostwick winning the Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical. The Robber Bridegroom has since been performed across the country with the song “Sleepy Man” joining the canon of American standards.
The Robber Bridegroom benefits from Roundabout’s Musical Theatre Fund with lead gifts from The Howard Gilman Foundation and Perry and Marty Granoff.
Tickets for The Robber Bridegroom will be available starting Sunday, November 22. All single tickets are $99. Orchestra seats at the best value are available now with Roundabout subscription packages. Or inquire about the Chairman’s Circle to access VIP seats and benefits. Visit roundabouttheatre.org or call 212-719-1300 for more info.
The Robber Bridegroom will play Tuesday through Saturday evening at 7:30PM with Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2:00PM.
STEVEN PASQUALE (Jamie Lockhart) returns to Roundabout following the one-night-only gala concert reading of A Little Night Music. He was seen this summer in the Encores! production of The Wild Party and as “Billy Bigelow” in Chicago Lyric Opera’s production of Carousel. He most recently starred on Broadway in The Bridges of Madison County (Drama Desk, Drama League nominations) and his extensive New York credits include Far From Heaven (Playwrights Horizons), The Intelligent Homosexual’s Guide to Capitalism and Socialism with a Key to the Scriptures (Public Theater), A Soldier’s Play (Second Stage), A Man of No Importance (Lincoln Center; Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle nominations), Beautiful Child (Vineyard Theater), Spinning Into Butter (Lincoln Center), The Spitfire Grill (Playwrights Horizons) and The Wild Party (Manhattan Theater Club). Steven has also appeared in The Grapes of Wrath (Carnegie Hall), Miss Saigon (national tour), and originated the role of Fabrizio in The Light in the Piazza (Seattle’s Intiman Theatre). Steven is perhaps best known to television audiences as “Sean Garrity” in the hit FX series “Rescue Me,” and will return to the FX network next year in Ryan Murphy’s highly-anticipated series “American Crime Story.” Other television credits include “Do No Harm” and “Up All Night” (NBC), “Over/Under” (USA), “Coma” (A&E), “Six Feet Under” (HBO), Sofia Coppola’s “Platinum,” and most recently the Emmy-winning series “The Good Wife” (CBS). Film credits include Alien vs. Predator: Requiem, Aurora Borealis, and The Last Run. Steven’s solo album, Somethin’ Like Love, was released in 2009.
ALEX TIMBERS (Director) returns to Roundabout following Roundabout Underground’s 2008 production of The Language of Trees by Steven Levenson. Broadway: Peter and The Starcatcher (with Roger Rees, OBIE Award- Best Director, Tony nomination for Best Director), Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson (also book writer, Tony nomination for Best Book, Drama Desk Award for Best Book, Lortel and OCC Awards for Best Musical), Rocky (Drama Desk and OCC nominations for Best Director), and The Pee-wee Herman Show (filmed for HBO, Emmy nomination). His Off-Broadway credits include Here Lies Love (Lortel Award for Best Director, Drama Desk and OCC nominations for Best Director, London Evening Standard Award), A Very Merry Unauthorized Pageant (OBIE Award, Garland Award for Best Director).
CONNOR GALLAGHER (Choreographer). Recent: The world-premiere stage adaptation of Disney’s Tangled, Robert Schenkkan and Neil Berg’s The Twelve (Denver Center), The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Bucks County Playhouse), Skippyjon Jones Snow What (Lucille Lortel), The Fabulous Lipitones (Goodspeed), Bunnicula (DR2), Fat Camp (NYMF & Playhouse Square, Best Choreography Award), Spidermusical (The Mint), Perez Hilton (Fringe, Barrow Street Theatre, Joe’s Pub), Babes in Toyland (Lincoln Center), The York Theatre, Northern Stage, Sharon Playhouse, Revision Theatre, and numerous event for Broadway Cares. Connor has created choreography for Glidden Paint, Luxxotica Eyewear, Hanky Panky Underwear, The Writers Guild Awards, and the HIFA Festival in Zimbabwe. Associate: Into the Woods (Public Theatre), Beauty and the Beast National and International Tours. Connor is a graduate of The Cincinnati Conservatory and made his Broadway debut as a performer in Beauty and the Beast. connorgallagher.com
The Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre opened in March 2004 with an acclaimed premiere of Lynn Nottage’s Intimate Apparel starring Viola Davis, directed by Dan Sullivan. In the ten years since that landmark production, the center has expanded beyond the Laura Pels Theatre to include the Black Box Theatre and now a new education center. The Steinberg Center continues to reflect Roundabout’s commitment to produce new works by established and emerging writers as well as revivals of classic plays. This state-of-the-art off-Broadway theatre and education complex is made possible by a major gift from The Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust. The Trust was created in 1986 by Harold Steinberg to promote and advance American Theatre as a vital part of our culture by supporting playwrights, encouraging the development and production of new work, and providing financial assistance to not-for-profit theatre companies across the country. Since its inception, the Trust has awarded over $70 million to more than 125 theatre organizations.
Roundabout Theatre Company is committed to producing the highest quality theatre with the finest artists, sharing stories that endure, and providing accessibility to all audiences. A not-for-profit company, Roundabout fulfills its mission each season through the production of classic plays and musicals; development and production of new works by established and emerging writers; educational initiatives that enrich the lives of children and adults; and a subscription model and audience outreach programs that cultivate and engage all audiences.
Roundabout Theatre Company presents a variety of plays, musicals, and new works on its five stages, each of which is specifically designed to enhance the needs of Roundabout’s mission. Off-Broadway, the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre, which houses the Laura Pels Theatre and Black Box Theatre, with its simple sophisticated design, is perfectly suited to showcasing new plays. The grandeur of its Broadway home on 42nd Street, American Airlines Theatre, sets the ideal stage for the classics. Roundabout’s Studio 54 provides an exciting and intimate Broadway venue for its musical and special event productions. The Stephen Sondheim Theatre offers a state of the art LEED certified Broadway theatre in which to stage major large-scale musical revivals. Together these distinctive homes serve to enhance Roundabout’s work on each of its stages.
Roundabout Theatre Company’s 50th Anniversary Season celebrates the company’s numerous accomplishments and vision for the future with bold new productions of classic plays, a revival of the Roundabout’s first musical, and new work by some of the country’s most exciting young talent. Founded in 1965, Roundabout Theatre Company has grown from a small 150-seat theatre in a converted Chelsea supermarket basement to become one of the nation’s most influential not-for-profit theatre companies, as well as one of New York City’s leading cultural institutions. Roundabout has been recognized with 29 Tonys, 41 Drama Desks, 50 Outer Critics Circle, 10 Obie and 15 Lucille Lortel Awards for its work on five stages, reaching more than 700,000 theatergoers and employing hundreds of artists each year. Clear Channel Spectacolor is a proud Anniversary Season media sponsor.
American Airlines is the official airline of Roundabout Theatre Company. Roundabout productions are supported, in part, with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.
Roundabout’s 50th anniversary season in 2015-2016 includes: Clive Owen, Eve Best and Kelly Reilly in Old Times by Harold Pinter, directed by Douglas Hodge; Andrea Martin, Campbell Scott, Tracee Chimo, Daniel Davis, David Furr, Kate Jennings Grant, Megan Hilty, Rob McClure and Jeremy Shamos in Noises Off by Michael Frayn, directed by Jeremy Herrin; The Humans by Stephen Karam, directed by Joe Mantello; Keira Knightley, Gabriel Ebert, Matt Ryan and Judith Light in a new adaptation of Thérèse Raquin by Helen Edmundson, based upon the novel by Émile Zola, directed by Evan Cabnet; Laura Benanti, Zachary Levi, René Auberjonois, Gavin Creel, Michael McGrath and Jane Krakowski in She Loves Me by Joe Masteroff, Sheldon Harnick and Jerry Bock, directed by Scott Ellis; Jessica Lange, Gabriel Byrne, Michael Shannon and John Gallagher, Jr. in Long Day’s Journey Into Night by Eugene O’Neill, directed by Jonathan Kent. The 2015-2016 Roundabout Underground production is Ugly Lies the Bone, a new play by Lindsey Ferrentino, directed by Patricia McGregor.
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