Daryl Roth Still Has a Place in Her Heart for Orphans

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Despite the awards it just raked in — including those for Best Director (Michael Wilson) and Outstanding New Off-Broadway Play from the Outer Critics Circle — Horton Foote's The Orphans' Home Cycle still has no foothold on Broadway.

“We haven’t been able to find a home for it on Broadway this season as we had hoped,” admitted producer Daryl Roth, who has parented the project from the get-go, but by no means has The Orphans' Home Cycle been orphaned, she said.

“We’re going to keep trying until we can do it,” Roth promised. “We’re not going to announce no, and we’re not going to announce yes. We’re going to keep trying and see. It’s never over. It may not happen now. We’re going to keep trying to make it happen because maybe it will happen. We just don’t have a plan right now.”

Its format proved its biggest hurdle. Presenting nine plays over the course of three evenings represents a major marketing problem. Then, there is that cast of 22. But, oh, the dramatic payoff!

— Harry Haun

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