PHOTO SPECIAL: From Bette and Boo to Bad Jews; Celebrating 10 Years and 40 Productions at Roundabout's Steinberg Center for Theatre
11 Jun 2014
The Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre celebrates its 10th anniversary this month with a June 15 reading reuniting the cast of its inaugural production of Intimate Apparel. We look back at all 40 shows to grace the Steinberg stage.
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.
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."
TICKET INFORMATION: 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.
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.