The Roundabout Theatre Company production of Stephen Karam’s The Humans ends its Off-Broadway engagement Jan. 3, prior to a Broadway transfer beginning Jan. 23 at the Helen Hayes Theatre. The ensemble cast featured in the Off-Broadway staging will make the move to the Great White Way.
Producers Scott Rudin and Barry Diller are behind the transfer of the acclaimed show, which is helmed by Tony winner Joe Mantello and officially opened Oct. 25 at Roundabout's Laura Pels Theatre.
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."