Dancin', Look Back in Anger, Stephen Karam's Sons of the Prophet Set for Roundabout

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Roundabout Theatre Company confirmed its commitment to reviving Bob Fosse's Dancin' by announcing that Studio 54 would house the dance revue of Fosse's choreography in fall 2011. Two Off-Broadway plays were also announced by the not-for-profit for the 2011-12 season. A complete season announcement will come later.

Stephen Karam
Stephen Karam

Graciela Daniele will direct this first Broadway production of Dancin' since the original 1978 staging. Fosse is the Tony Award-winning choreographer who changed the way Broadway moved with such musicals as Sweet Charity, Damn Yankees, Chicago, Pippin and more. Creative consultation will be provided by Bob Fosse's daughter, Nicole Fosse. Cast members and the design team will be announced shortly.

In Roundabout's Off-Broadway home at the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre on West 46th Street, Stephen Karam's Sons of the Prophet (directed by Peter DuBois, in fall 2011) and John Osborne's 1956 classic Look Back in Anger (directed by Sam Gold, in winter 2012) will be presented in the Laura Pels Theatre (currently the site of Tennessee Williams' The Milk Train Doesn't Stop Here Anymore).

Sons of the Prophet is described as the New York City premiere of a "brutally funny new play about a Lebanese family in Pennsylvania in crisis. But as they deal with crazy bosses, medical mysteries, and the end of the family line, they never lose their unbreakable sense of humor."

Sons of the Prophet was commissioned by Roundabout Theatre Company. In April 2011, it will have its world premiere at Huntington Theatre Company, Boston, by special arrangement with Roundabout. The fall Roundabout production will be produced in association with the Huntington, which is led by artistic director DuBois. Karam is the author of Speech & Debate, the first production from the Roundabout Underground. Cast members and the design team will be announced shortly.

Look Back in Anger is the groundbreaking play by British writer Osborne, who is perhaps most associated with the "angry young man" trend of post-World War II British drama. Roundabout calls it "a shocking and vibrant drama about four people struggling to live together and love each other in 1950s England." Cast members and the design team will be announced shortly. Director Gold is a Roundabout Theatre Company associate artist and recently staged the acclaimed production of Tigers Be Still at Roundabout Underground, and Circle Mirror Transformation for Playwrights Horizons.

Only Roundabout subscribers have first access to tickets for the 2011-2012 season. Subscriptions for the 2011-2012 season will go on sale in March 2011. Visit www.roundabouttheatre.org/joinnow for details.

Blane Savage, Ann Reinking, Charles Ward and Sandahl Bergman in the original production of <i>Dancin'</i>.
Blane Savage, Ann Reinking, Charles Ward and Sandahl Bergman in the original production of Dancin'. Photo by Martha Swope
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