Broadway-Bound The Humans Announces One-Week Extension

News   Broadway-Bound The Humans Announces One-Week Extension
The Roundabout Theatre Company's production of Stephen Karam's new comedy-drama The Humans has announced a one-week extension Off-Broadway. The new work, which will reportedly receive a 2016 Broadway engagement produced by Scott Rudin, officially opened Oct. 25 to strong critical reviews. 
Jayne Houdyshell
Jayne Houdyshell Photo by Joseph Marzullo/WENN

Previews began Sept. 30 at the Laura Pels Theatre for the Joe Mantello-helmed play, which is set in Manhattan and takes place during a family Thanksgiving dinner. Performances will now run through Jan. 3, 2016.

Read reviews for The Humans here.

The cast features Cassie Beck, Reed Birney, Jayne Houdyshell, Lauren Klein, Arian Moayed and Sarah Steele.

Here's how The Humans is described by the theatre: "After a sleepless night, Mr. Blake has brought his family from Pennsylvania to celebrate Thanksgiving at his daughter's new apartment. As darkness falls outside the crumbling pre-war duplex, mysterious things start to go bump in the night and family tensions reach a boiling point. Stephen Karam (Sons of the Prophet, Speech & Debate) takes a fresh look at the hilarity, heart and horrors of the modern American family."

The Humans is part of Roundabout's New Play Initiative, a collection of programs designed to foster and produce new work by emerging and established artists. The Humans is Karam’s second commission from Roundabout following Sons of the Prophet (2012 Pulitzer Prize Finalist, 2012 Drama Critics Circle, Outer Critics Circle, Lucille Lortel and Hull-Warriner Awards for Best Play; inaugural Sam Norkin Drama Desk Award). Roundabout also produced his 2007 playwriting debut Speech & Debate, which also starred Steele.

The creative team includes David Zinn (sets), Sarah Laux (costumes), Justin Townsend (lighting) and Fitz Patton (sound).

The Laura Pels Theatre is located in the Harold & Miriam Steinberg Centre for Theatre at 111 West 46th Street. For more information, call (212) 719-1300 or visit

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