Broadway: ROUNDABOUT THEATRE (2022-2023 Season)

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by Gregory Bernard on July 4, 2022

in Theater-New York

Roundabout Theatre Company has announced the line-up
for its 2022-2023 theatrical season.
For more info, visit Roundabout.


FALL 2022 | American Airlines Theatre

The multiracial company of 1776 is made up of artists who identify as female, nonbinary, or trans. It is led by Crystal Lucas-Perry as John Adams, Patrena Murray as Benjamin Franklin, Joanna Glushak as John Dickinson, Sara Porkalob as Edward Rutledge, Allison Briner Dardenne as Stephen Hopkins, Elizabeth A. Davis as Thomas Jefferson, Liz Mikel as John Hancock, Eryn LeCroy as Martha Jefferson/Dr. Lyman Hall, Allyson Kaye Daniel as Abigail Adams/Rev. Jonathan Witherspoon, Shawna Hamic as Richard Henry Lee.

Rounding out the cast are Brooke Simpson as Roger Sherman, Tiffani Barbour as Andrew McNair, Gisela Adisa as Robert Livingston, Lulu Picart as Samuel Chase, Sushma Saha as Judge James Wilson, Nancy Anderson as George Read, Jill Vallery as Caesar Rodney, Mehry Eslaminia as Charles Thomson, Becca Ayers as Col. Thomas McKean, Sav Souza as Josiah Bartlett, Oneika Phillips as Joseph Hewes, Salome Smith as the Courier, and Grace Stockdale and Imani Pearl Williams as Standbys.

1776 has music and lyrics by Sherman Edwards, book by Peter Stone, based on a concept by Sherman Edwards, directed by Jeffrey L. Page and Diane Paulus, choreography by Jeffrey L. Page, and music supervision by David Chase.  The creative team includes Scott Pask (scenic design), Emilio Sosa (costume design), Jennifer Schriever (lighting design), Jonathan Deans (sound design), David Bengali (projection design), and John Clancy (orchestrations).

Fed up with living under the tyranny of British rule, John Adams attempts to persuade his fellow members of the Continental Congress to vote in favor of American Independence and sign the Declaration. But how much is he willing to compromise in the pursuit of freedom? And to whom does that freedom belong? Direct from the American Repertory Theater at Harvard University, directors Jeffrey L. Page and Diane Paulus reexamine a pivotal moment in American history in their reimagining of this Tony Award-winning Best Musical.

The cast of 1776 (© Emilio Madrid)


FALL 2022 | Laura Pels Theatre at the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre
World Premiere

A young man is shocked to receive a life-changing diagnosis. Overwhelmed, he turns to a stranger for help, hiring an older woman to break the news to his family and friends – thus setting into motion a series of events that will profoundly reshape both of their lives. This humane and piercing new play is a testament to the great challenges – and extraordinary joys – that come from having a body.

THE WANDERERS by Anna Ziegler
WINTER 2023 | Laura Pels Theatre at the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre

Orthodox Jews Esther and Schmuli are newly married, and their future is written in the laws of the Torah. Secular Jew Abe is a famous novelist who believes he can write his own future…until an unexpected email from a movie star puts his marriage to the test and threatens to prove him wrong. From playwright Anna Ziegler (The Last Match) and directed by Barry Edelstein, comes the New York premiere of a play that ripples across cultures, challenging two very different couples with the same question: Can we be happy with what we have while we have it?

PRIMARY TRUST by Eboni Booth
SPRING 2023 | Laura Pels Theatre at the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre
World Premiere

Meet Kenneth, a 36-year-old bookstore worker who spends his evenings sipping mai tais at the local tiki bar. When he’s suddenly laid off, Kenneth finally begins to face a world he’s long avoided – with transformative and even comical results. Directed by Knud Adams, Eboni Booth’s Primary Trust is a touching and inventive world-premiere play about new beginnings, old friends, and seeing the world for the first time.


the bandaged place by Harrison David Rivers
FALL 2022 | Black Box Theatre at the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre
Roundabout Underground World Premiere

Follow a talented dancer on a transformative journey in the bandaged place, a riveting new play by Harrison David Rivers. Struggling to recover after an assault, Jonah realizes the only way to heal is by mending the relationships with his family. Directed by David Mendizábal of The Movement Theatre Company, this world-premiere production offers a humane statement about the scars we inherit – and the beauty they create.

COVENANT by York Walker
WINTER 2023 | Black Box Theatre at the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre
Roundabout Underground World Premiere

When a struggling guitarist returns to his small Georgia town a blues star, rumors begin swirling that he may have made a deal with the devil to attain his musical genius. Before long, however, it becomes clear he’s not the only one with a secret. A mythic and suspenseful new play that delivers one devilish twist after another, York Walker’s Covenant explores the power of belief and the thin line between rumor and truth.

Now in its 14th season, Roundabout Underground is part of Roundabout’s New Play Initiative, discovering new writers, producing their New York debuts, and providing them long-term development and production support. In addition to the Black Box production, every Underground playwright gets a commission for a future play. Roundabout’s Associate Artistic Director Jill Rafson serves as Artistic Producer. All tickets for Roundabout Underground productions are $30. Roundabout Underground’s home is a 62-seat Black Box Theatre, which is also used year-round by Roundabout’s education department for its activities including student productions and professional development workshops.

The playwrights who made their New York debuts at Roundabout Underground are Stephen Karam (Speech & Debate, 2007), Steven Levenson (The Language of Trees, 2008), Adam Gwon (Ordinary Days, 2009), Kim Rosenstock (Tigers Be Still, 2010), David West Read (The Dream of the Burning Boy, 2011), Andrew Hinderaker (Suicide, Incorporated, 2011), Joshua Harmon (Bad Jews, 2012), Meghan Kennedy (Too Much, Too Much, Too Many, 2013), Jeff Augustin (Little Children Dream of God, 2015), Lindsey Ferrentino (Ugly Lies the Bone, 2015), Jenny Rachel Weiner (Kingdom Come, 2016), Mansa Ra (Too Heavy for Your Pocket, 2017), Martín Zimmerman (On the Exhale, 2017), Ming Peiffer (Usual Girls, 2018), Alex Lubischer (Bobbie Clearly, 2018), Selina Fillinger (Something Clean, 2019), Daniel Zaitchik (Darling Grenadine, 2020), Sanaz Toossi (English, 2022), Dave Harris (Exception to the Rule, 2022).

Roundabout Theatre Company celebrates the power of theatre by spotlighting classics from the past, cultivating new works of the present, and educating minds for the future. A not-for-profit company, Roundabout fulfills that mission by producing familiar and lesser-known plays and musicals; discovering and supporting talented playwrights; reducing the barriers that can inhibit theatergoing; collaborating with a diverse team of artists; building educational experiences; and archiving over five decades of production history.

Roundabout Theatre Company presents a variety of plays and musicals on its five stages: Broadway’s American Airlines Theatre, Studio 54 and Stephen Sondheim Theatre, and Off-Broadway’s Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre, which houses the Laura Pels Theatre and Black Box Theatre.

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