The announcement follows earlier talks that Rudin had set his sights on a Broadway transfer for the acclaimed show, helmed by Tony winner Joe Mantello. An official opening night is scheduled for Feb. 18.
The cast features Cassie Beck, Reed Birney, Jayne Houdyshell, Lauren Klein, Arian Moayed and Sarah Steele. Performances of the current Off-Broadway engagement run through Jan. 3, 2016, at Roundabout's Laura Pels Theatre. The production officially opened Oct. 25.
First Pics of Reed Birney, Jayne Houdyshell and Sarah Steele in Roundabout's The Humans
In The Humans, according to production notes, "the angst, anguish and amity of the American middle class are first coaxed – then shoved – into the light in this uproarious, hopeful, and heart-breaking play that takes place over the course of a family dinner on Thanksgiving. Breaking with tradition, Erik Blake (Birney) has brought his Pennsylvania family to celebrate and give thanks at his daughter’s apartment in lower Manhattan. As darkness falls outside the ramshackle pre-war duplex, and eerie things start to go bump in the night, the Blake clan’s deepest fears and greatest follies are laid bare. Our modern age of anxiety is keenly observed, with humor and compassion, in this new American classic."
The creative team includes David Zinn (Ssets), Sarah Laux (costumes), Justin Townsend (lighting) and Fitz Patton (sound). The Helen Hayes Theatre is located at 240 West 44th St., Manhattan. Tickets, on sale beginning Dec. 11, can be purchased via Telecharge.com or by calling (212) 239-6200.