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Tigers Be Still sells out, Director Sam Gold joins Roundabout

Roundabout Theatre Company

SOLD OUT HIT!

TIGERS BE STILL

Sells out limited run through November 28th, 2010.

Director Sam Gold named Roundabout Associate Artist

“More often than not, black-box theaters turn out to be black-hole theaters.  That is so not the case at Roundabout Underground.

Kim Rosenstock’s quirky drama-comedy gets the royal treatment here.” Variety

“Perfectly cast and thoughtfully directed by Sam Gold.” Associated Press

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Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) is thrilled to announce that Tigers Be Still, a new play by Kim Rosenstock directed by Sam Gold, has completely sold out its extended limited run through Sunday, November 28th!

Mr. Gold has also been named a Roundabout Associate Artist, joining a group that includes Mark Brokaw, Scott Elliott, Bill Irwin, Joe Mantello, Kathleen Marshall & Theresa Rebeck. The other members of the artistic staff include Scott Ellis (Associate Artistic Director), Jim Carnahan (Director of Artistic Development/Director of Casting), Robyn Goodman (Artistic Consultant/Curator, Roundabout Underground), Jill Rafson (Literary Manager/Associate Producer, Roundabout Underground), Josh Fiedler (Literary Associate/Associate Producer, Roundabout Underground) and Doug Hughes (Resident Director).

Roundabout’s Associate Artists are experienced members of the theater community who have forged a meaningful relationship with the not-for-profit organization. The Associate Artist title is a way of formalizing the relationship with an artist who has really become part of the Roundabout family. An Associate Artist can bring work to Roundabout that needs a developmental home, while Roundabout can discuss potential projects that are being explored for the institution. As an Associate Artist, Mr. Gold will be available to consult with the Artistic Director, and assist the theater in various educational and development activities.  The relationship is intended to be mutually beneficial.

Tigers Be Still features Reed Birney (Joseph), Halley Feiffer (Sherry), Natasha Lyonne (Grace), John Magaro (Zack). The creative team includes Dane Laffrey (Sets & Costumes), Japhy Weideman (Lighting) & Fitz Patton (Sound).

Tigers Be Still follows the spectacular misadventures of Sherry, an art teacher who, in the midst of mentoring a troubled teen and dealing with a tiger on the loose, faces her biggest challenge yet… getting her sister off the couch.

Tigers Be Still is the fourth production of Roundabout Underground, an initiative launched in 2007 to introduce and cultivate artists in Roundabout’s 62-seat Black Box Theatre, at the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre (111 West 46th Street, NYC, NY, 10036).  Prior productions include Speech & Debate (2007), The Language of Trees (2008) & Ordinary Days (2009).  In spring 2011, Roundabout Underground will present David West Read’s The Dream of the Burning Boy, directed by Evan Cabnet.  All tickets for Roundabout Underground productions are $20.

SAM GOLD (Director). Recent credits include Nick Jones’ THE COWARD (Lincoln Center) and JOLLYSHIP THE WHIZ-BANG (Ars Nova), Kim Rosenstock’s TIGERS BE STILL (Roundabout), Stephen Belber’s DUSK RINGS A BELL (The Atlantic), Annie Baker’s CIRCLE MIRROR TRANSFORMATION (Playwrights Horizons; Obie Award, Drama Desk nom) and THE ALIENS (The Rattlestick), Noah Haidle’s RAG AND BONE (Rattlestick), Sam Marks’ THE JOKE (Studio Dante), Betty Shamieh’s THE BLACK EYED (New York Theater Workshop), Colin McKenna’s THE SECRET AGENDA OF TREES (Cherry Lane), THE THREEPENNY OPERA, TWELFTH NIGHT, SUDDENLY LAST SUMMER and EDWARD II (Juilliard), and Anne Carson’s translation of ELECTRA (Williams College). From 2003 to 2006, Sam served as the dramaturg at The Wooster Group. He is a NYTW Usual Suspect, a Drama League Directing Fellow, a recipient of the Princess Grace Award, and a graduate of the Juilliard Directing Program

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.

Roundabout Theatre Company currently produces at three permanent homes each of which is designed specifically to enhance the needs of the Roundabout’s mission.  Off-Broadway, the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre, which houses the Laura Pels Theatre and Black Box Theatre, with its simple sophisticated design is perfectly suited to showcasing new plays. The grandeur of its Broadway home on 42nd Street, American Airlines Theatre, sets the ideal stage for the classics.  Roundabout’s Studio 54 provides an exciting and intimate Broadway venue for its musical and special event productions.  Together these three distinctive venues serve to enhance the work on each of its stages.

Tigers Be Still is made possible with major support from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, The Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust, Jodi Glucksman, and The Educational Foundation of America

Tigers Be Still benefits from Roundabout’s New Play Production Fund with a gift provided by Laura S. Rodgers/The Honorable Ann W. Brown & Donald A. Brown.

Roundabout Underground is also supported, in part, by funds from the City of New York Theater Subdistrict Council, LDC and the City of New York.

American Airlines is the official airline of Roundabout Theatre Company. Roundabout productions are made possible, in part, with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs; the New York State Council on the Arts, celebrating 50 years of building strong, creative communities in New York State’s 62 counties; and the City of New York Theater Subdistrict Council, LDC and the City of New York.

Roundabout Theatre Company’s 2010-2011 season features George Bernard Shaw’s Mrs. Warren’s Profession starring Cherry Jones & Sally Hawkins, directed by Doug Hughes; Noël Coward’s Brief Encounter, adapted and directed by Emma Rice; Kim Rosenstock’s Tigers Be Still, directed by Sam Gold; Julia Cho’s The Language Archive, directed by Mark Brokaw; Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest, starring and directed by Brian Bedford; Tennessee Williams’ The Milk Train Doesn’t Stop Here Anymore starring Olympia Dukakis, directed by Michael Wilson; Anything Goes starring Sutton Foster & Joel Grey, directed & choreographed by Kathleen Marshall; David West Read’s The Dream of the Burning Boy, directed by Evan Cabnet and Stoller, Butler & Dart’s The People in the Picture, starring Donna Murphy, directed by Leonard Foglia.  Roundabout’s sold out production of The 39 Steps made its third transfer to the New World Stages after a successful Broadway run at three Broadway theatres.

 

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