The March 12 Spring Gala at the Hammerstein Ballroom was called From Screen to Stage. Rob Marshall came to national prominence working on the musicals She Loves Me, Company, Little Me and the Tony Award-winning Cabaret. He moved on to TV and motion pictures, directing and choreographing the Oscar-winning film musical "Chicago," and directing "Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides," "Nine," "Memoirs of a Geisha" and the TV movie "Annie."
Roundabout presented the Jason Robards Award for Theatrical Excellence to Marshall at the Spring Gala. Musical direction and arrangements for the evening were by David Krane.
Roundabout Theatre Company is a not-for-profit theatre "dedicated to providing a nurturing artistic home for theatre artists at all stages of their careers where the widest possible audience can experience their work at affordable prices." Roundabout fulfills its mission each season through the revival of classic plays and musicals; development and production of new works by established playwrights and emerging writers; educational initiatives that enrich the lives of children and adults; and a subscription model and audience outreach programs that cultivate loyal audiences.
RTC operates three theatres on Broadway and two theatres Off-Broadway.
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.