New York's Roundabout Theatre Company is offering a new, discounted subscription series to teachers for the 1997-98 season.
The series was created to acknowledge and recognize the invaluable contributions teachers make. Billed as "Teachers Night At Roundabout," the series will feature Friday night performances, because there's no school the next day, followed by a cocktail reception in the Roundabout Theatre lobby.
Roundabout Theatre Director of Marketing David Steffen said, "We want the teachers to be excited about theatre and share that enthusiasm with their students. We don't want the price of a Broadway show to keep teachers away from the theatre.
Teachers with a current union or I.D. card can participate in the series. For more information call (212) 719-1300.
1776, now in previews, opens the Roundabout season Aug.14 and runs to Oct. 12. 1776, the Peter Stone, Sherman Edwards & Scott Ellis musical, is about the signing of the Declaration of Independence and stars "Star Trek: The Next Generation's" Brent Spiner. Also in previews, at the Laura Pels, David Warren (Summer And Smoke) directs George Bernard Shaw's 1909 comedy, Misalliance, about "intertwined courtships." Misalliance opens Aug. 7 with a run through Oct. 5 (or possibly longer). The show concerns love and marriage at an English country house.
Click here for more information on Roundabout's 1997-98 season
--By Laura MacDonald