Roundabout Theatre Company will present two world premieres as part of its 2018–2019 lineup: a Broadway production of Bernhardt/Hamlet by Pulitzer finalist Theresa Rebeck, directed by Tony nominee Moritz von Stuelpnagel, starring Academy Award nominee and Golden Globe, Tony, and Olivier Award winner Janet McTeer; and an Off-Broadway production of Toni Stone by Lydia R. Diamond, directed by Tony winner Pam MacKinnon, with Emmy Award winner Uzo Aduba.
Bernhardt/Hamlet will begin performances September 1 ahead of a September 25 opening. The limited engagement is scheduled through November 18 at the American Airlines Theatre.
Rebeck’s new play is set against the lavish, late 19th century production of Hamlet starring Sarah Bernhardt in her make-or-break role. McTeer, last seen on Broadway in Les Liaisons Dangereuses, will bring the legendary leading lady to life. The remaining cast and creative team will be announced at a later date.
Toni Stone will begin previews in May 2019 at the Laura Pels Theatre in the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre, where it will play a limited engagement.
Based on Curveball, The Remarkable Story of Toni Stone by Martha Ackmann, Diamond's new play tells the story of the first woman baseball player to go pro in the Negro Leagues. Aduba will return to the stage in the starring role following performances on Broadway in Godspell and Venice at the Public Theater. Further casting and a creative team will be announced at a later date.
Tickets to both shows will be made available to subscribers first. Visit roundabouttheatre.org or call (212) 719-1300 for more information.