By Matthew Blank
11 Jun 2014
Since opening in 2004 (following a renovation of the former American Place Theater), the company has hosted 31 shows on its Laura Pels Theatre mainstage and 9 in the black box Roundabout Underground Theatre.
Reuniting for one night only are the stars of the 2004 award winning production of Lynn Nottage's Intimate Apparel: two-time Tony Award winner Viola Davis, Arija Bareikis, Lynda Gravátt, Russell Hornsby, Corey Stoll and Lauren Vélez. Daniel Sullivan again directs.
All proceeds will benefit Roundabout’s New Play Initiative. Created in 1995, this Initiative cultivates new works and artists through commissions, developmental readings and workshops, and full-scale productions. To date, Roundabout has commissioned 18 playwrights, conducted developmental readings and workshops of over 100 new works, presented 37 premiere productions, and employed over 5,000 artists across all aspects of our New Play Initiative. Each year, the New Play Initiative costs nearly $1.8M.
"When we produced Lynn’s gorgeous play in 2004, it was a seminal moment for Roundabout," says artistic director Todd Haimes. "With the support of the Steinberg Charitable Trust and Laura Pels, we were able to renovate the Steinberg Center and we couldn’t have dreamed up a better production to open the new space. It is a thrill to have Dan Sullivan, Viola Davis and the whole company back to hear the play again, 10 years later. We are eternally grateful to the Steinberg Charitable Trust and Laura Pels for their ongoing support of our Off-Broadway endeavors."
VIP, Premium, and Benefactor tickets at $500 to $2500 include admission to exclusive pre and post show cast parties with all proceeds to benefit not-for-profit Roundabout Theatre Company's New Play Initiative. Please call (212) 719-9393 x369 to purchase.
Tickets are also available at $140 and $200 at www.roundabouttheatre.org/intimateapparel