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Highlights of 2009-2010 Broadway Season

2009-2010 Broadway Season Officially Ends


Burn The Floor • Bye Bye Birdie • The Royal Family • Hamlet • After Miss Julie • Wishful Drinking • Ragtime • White Christmas  • A Little Night Music • A View From the Bridge • The Miracle Worker • A Behanding in Spokane •
Times Stands Still • Present Laughter • Next Fall • Looped • Red • Lend Me a Tenor • Million Dollar Quartet • La Cage aux Folles •  Sondheim on Sondheim • Fences • Collected Stories • Everyday Rapture

With the opening last night of Roundabout Theatre Company’s Everyday Rapture, the 2009-2010 Broadway Season officially comes to an end.
One of the busiest and exciting Broadway seasons in years included many moments that will make it truly memorable.  
Follow along with us on Twitter (@BBBway) as we look back at this electric, star-packed season.  
“Last summer, the Longacre heated up with the dancers of BURN THE FLOOR.  Maks and Karina from DWTS were a special treat for audiences.”
“The new Henry Miller’s Theatre opened in September with the first revival of the famous rock-n-roll musical BYE BYE BIRDIE.  Mayor Bloomberg cut the ribbon!”

“THE ROYAL FAMILY was so luscious, even the NY Times is still talking about it:   http://tinyurl.com/39yw4vg .”
“Jude Law returned to Broadway last fall in the Donmar Warehouse’s mega-hit acclaimed production of HAMLET.”
“Celebrated stars Catherine Zeta-Jones and Angela Lansbury lit up Broadway this Winter in the first revival of A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC.”
“Carrie Fisher had audiences rolling in the aisles as she told her sordid, martini soaked tale in WISHFUL DRINKING.”
“The Neil Simon Plays: Brighton Beach Memoirs, directed by David Cromer, earns enthusiastic reviews, but plays briefly at Broadway’s Nederlander Theatre.”
“Patrick Marber’s AFTER MISS JULIE brought Sienna Miller & Jonny Lee Miller together in an intoxicating tango.”
 “Signature Theatre enjoys one of its biggest critical successes with the marathon trilogy production, Horton Foote’s THE ORPHANS’ HOME CYCLE, directed by Michael Wilson.”
“The celebrated musical RAGTIME returned to Broadway this Fall, breathing new life into the beloved American epic.”
“IRVING BERLIN’S WHITE CHRISTMAS returned to Broadway at the Marquis Theatre this Winter, making it New York’s newest holiday tradition.”

“The new year began dramatically with Liev Schreiber and Scarlett Johansson in a definitive production of A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE.
“The dashing Victor Garber nailed the classic Noel Coward matinee idol role in a very funny revival of PRESENT LAUGHTER.”
“Donald Margulies’ newest play, TIME STANDS STILL earns rave reviews in its Broadway debut at MTC’s Samuel J. Friedman Theatre.”
“THE MIRACLE WORKER brought Oscar nominee Abigail Breslin to Circle in the Square for her Broadway debut, alongside Tony nominee Alison Pill.”
“Valerie Harper returned to Broadway in March in a tour-de-force performance as Tallulah Bankhead in LOOPED.”
“Geoffrey Naufft’s new American play NEXT FALL opened in March and was lauded by critics for its humor, compassion and depth.”
“March roared in like a lion with Chris Walken’s memorable portrayal of a one-handed man in A BEHANDING IN SPOKANE.”
“In April, MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET became Broadway’s newest smash hit musical featuring a treasure trove of beloved rock and roll songs.”
“Uproarious laughter has filled The Music Box since the April bow of Ken Ludwig’s madcap comedy Lend Me A Tenor, directed by Stanley Tucci.”
“Stage & screen vet Alfred Molina and Broadway newcomer Eddie Redmayne paint NY RED in John Logan’s new play, directed by Michael Grandage.”
“LA CAGE AUX FOLLES opens to raves for Kelsey Grammer & Douglas Hodge and the ingeniously reinvented production, directed by Terry Johnson.”
“The adoration for Sondheim’s musical genius continued this spring in SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM.  Barbara Cook is a rare treat for Broadway audiences.”
“Donald Margulies’ COLLECTED STORIES premiered on Broadway at MTC, starring Linda Lavin, Sarah Paulson and directed by Lynne Meadow.”
“The first Broadway revival of FENCES, directed by Kenny Leon, opened to a chorus of raves for stars Denzel Washington and Viola Davis.
“Sherie Rene Scott finished the season off with a bang, wowing critics with her new musical EVERYDAY RAPTURE.” 

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Roundabout’s AFTER MISS JULIE concludes limited engagement 12/6


in association with Sonia Friedman Productions and Ostar Productions

Final Week!

 Sienna Miller      Jonny Lee Miller

Marin Ireland



A version of Strindberg’s Miss Julie

By Patrick Marber

Directed by Mark Brokaw

concludes its limited engagement Sunday, December 6th

“A Toxic Tango”

Time Out New York, David Cote

On Broadway at the American Airlines Theatre

Roundabout Theatre Company’s (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) limited engagement of After Miss Julie will play its final performance on Sunday, December 6th at 2:00 PM.  Sienna Miller, Jonny Lee Miller and Marin Ireland star in this American premiere directed by Mark Brokaw, at the American Airlines Theatre (227 West 42nd St). 

After Miss Julie began previews on September 18th and opened officially on October 22nd. When the limited engagement ends on December 6th, it will have played 40 preview performances and 53 regular performances.

The design team includes Allen Moyer (Sets), Michael Krass (Costumes), Mark McCullough (Lights) and David Van Tieghem (Original Music & Sound).

After Miss Julie transposes August Strindberg’s 1888 play about sex and class to an English country house on the eve of Labour’s historic landslide in 1945. 


Tickets are available by calling Roundabout Ticket Services at (212)719-1300, online at www.roundabouttheatre.org or at the American Airlines Box Office (227 West 42nd Street).   Ticket prices range from $66.50 to $111.50. 


After Miss Julie plays Tuesday through Saturday evening at 8:00 p.m. with Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2:00 p.m. 

After Miss Julie Opens on Broadway tomorrow 10/22





in association with Sonia Friedman Productions and Ostar Productions



 Sienna Miller         Jonny Lee Miller

Marin Ireland

in the American premiere production of


A version of Strindberg’s Miss Julie


By Patrick Marber

Directed by Mark Brokaw


Opens on Broadway at the American Airlines Theatre


Roundabout Theatre Company’s Broadway production of After Miss Julie officially opens tomorrow, Thursday, October 22nd


After Miss Julie stars Sienna Miller as “Miss Julie”, Jonny Lee Miller as “John” and Marin Ireland as “Christine” in the American premiere of playwright Patrick Marber’s drama After Miss Julie, a version of Strindberg’s Miss Julie, directed by Mark Brokaw


After Miss Julie is playing at the American Airlines Theatre on Broadway (227 West 42nd Street). This is a limited engagement through December 6th, 2009.


After Miss Julie transposes August Strindberg’s 1888 play about sex and class to an English country house on the eve of Labour’s historic landslide in 1945. 



Tickets are available by calling Roundabout Ticket Services at (212)719-1300, online at www.roundabouttheatre.org or at the American Airlines Box Office (227 West 42nd Street).   Ticket prices range from $66.50 to $111.50. 



After Miss Julie plays Tuesday through Saturday evening at 8:00 p.m. with Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2:00 p.m. 




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After Miss Julie in Playbill Magazine

AFTER MISS JULIE opens at the American Airlines Theatre tomorrow Thursday, October 22nd.


Playbill Magazine

October 2009



Miss Julie for a New Century

By Paul Lombardi


A Strindberg classic from 1888 gets a makeover — Patrick Marber style — with two Millers making their Broadway debuts.

“I’ve been to lots of plays where a very famous person has been cast and within 20 seconds of that person walking on stage, you forget they’re a famous person,” says playwright Patrick Marber. He hopes audiences will feel the same way about Sienna Miller’s Broadway debut in After Miss Julie, in which one scandal-plagued sexy young thing plays another scandal-plagued sexy young thing. To some, Miller may be known more for her exploits with those pesky tabloids than for her critically acclaimed, daring turns in films like “Factory Girl.”

Performances of the Roundabout Theatre Company production play the American Airlines Theatre.

It’s something of a homecoming for Miller, who was born in New York but raised in the U.K. She returned to study at the Lee Strasberg Institute and got her feet wet in several Off-Broadway plays before heading back to England to make her mark in film. In a joint interview with Marber, Miller told Playbill that making her Broadway debut is “an absolute dream realized” — a dream she doesn’t want spoiled by the inevitable comparisons between Miss Julie and her own tabloid outings. She concedes that she can relate to Miss Julie’s predicament: “Of course, I’ve had my own experience of being gossiped about and scrutinized…I personally have got more depth as a result of my 20s being documented.”

Read the full article here:


After Miss Julie in New Yorker Magazine

AFTER MISS JULIE opens at the American Airlines Theatre this Thursday, October 22nd.

New Yorker Magazine

The Talk Of The Town

October 26, 2009

The Rain In Spain

By Michael Schulman

Dear Etiquette Guy:

Help! I just married a tycoon and suddenly I have a houseful of servants to supervise. I am often uncertain how to behave toward them. There’s the maid, the groundskeeper, the wine steward— what’s a modern lady of the house to do?

-Anxious in Aspen

Dear Anxious:

Thank you for your letter. This is a more common problem than you might expect. I refer you to the case of Sienna Miller, the star of “After Miss Julie,” Patrick Marber’s adaptation of the August Strindberg classic. Playing the title character—a young aristocrat who has an affair with her chauffeur, in the nineteen-forties—Miss Miller faced this very dilemma. So the Roundabout hired an etiquette coach: Frank Ventura, who has consulted on manners for “The Way of the World” (set in 1700), “The Constant Wife” (1926), and “Top Girls” (1982), and who is serving as Miss Miller’s personal Emily Post.

“Etiquette is behavior between people that establishes a relationship,” Mr. Ventura said recently, during a post rehearsal discussion. “It sets the rules of the society.” For example: when Miss Julie enters her servants’ quarters, they know to drop everything and stand at attention. “Face her, maintain eye contact,” Marin Ireland, who plays the cook, explained. Domestics must also maintain the proper proximity. Say the cook was lighting her lady’s cigarette. “She would be striking the match away from her, so the flint wouldn’t shoot at her,” Mr. Ventura said. When pouring the lady a drink, the servant would turn his back, sparing her the sight of exertion. “More respectful, less familiar,” Miss Miller, who was wearing studded suede boots, explained.

That covers the servants but what about the lady? “She would have learned several languages,” Mr. Ventura said. “She would have understood the history of the country. She would understand economics. She would have been prepared at any moment to sit at a banquet and have a conversation with the gentleman on either side of her.”

 Read the full article in New Yorker Magazine


After Miss Julie star Sienna Miller in NY Times

New York Times

Arts & Leisure

October 19, 2009

What She Really Wants to Do Is Act

By Charles McGrath

Ms. Miller is opening on Thursday in the Roundabout Theater production of “After Miss Julie,” Patrick Marber’s adaptation of the Strindberg play “Miss Julie.” The audience at previews has included Sienna lookalikes, blond fashionistas in miniskirts and heavy makeup, and scholars less of Scandinavian theater, perhaps, than of her Vogue cover appearances. That some people have trouble taking Ms. Miller seriously as an actress — or don’t even know she is one — is because she has so frequently been her own worst enemy.

“I think I underestimated the way people bracket you,” Ms. Miller said in her dressing room recently, after popping out to the stage door for a smoke. “I thought I could wear what I wanted and be an actress and live my life in a certain way, and it would all be all right.”

She compared herself to her friend Keira Knightley: “I’m more frivolous. I haven’t been as bright in some of the decisions I’ve made. Keira’s just a more evolved person.” She added: “I feel we live in the kind of culture now where you have to be very smart to navigate the right way, and I just don’t have those smarts. I think with age and time it will change, but I can’t obsess about it.”

After Miss Julie opens at the American Airlines Theatre on Thursday, October 22nd

Read the full article from Sunday’s New York Times at






2009-2010 Season 

Click here to find out about all the

stars and new shows coming to Broadway this season:


New Stars Added! 

New stars and shows have been announced for this season!

Joining previously announced productions are A Little Night Music, Million Dollar Quartet, Next Fall and Sondheim on Sondheim.

Here are some of the amazing stars who are performing this season on the Great White Way:

Dennis Boutsikaris (Brighton Beach Memoirs; Broadway Bound), Barbara Cook (Sondheim on Sondheim), Alan Cumming (SPIDER-MAN Turn Off The Dark), Anya Garnis & Pasha Kovalev of “So You Think You Can Dance” (Burn The Floor), Mara Davi (Irving Berlin’s White Christmas), Melissa Errico (Irving Berlin’s White Christmas), Carrie Fisher (Wishful Drinking), Nolan Gerard Funk (Bye Bye Birdie),  Victor Garber (Present Laughter), Ana Gasteyer (The Royal Family), Gina Gershon (Bye Bye Birdie), John Glover (The Royal Family), Alexander Hanson (A Little Night Music), (Rosemary Harris (The Royal Family), Douglas Hodge (La Cage aux Folles), Dee Hoty (Bye Bye Birdie), Jayne Houdyshell (Bye Bye Birdie), Bill Irwin (Bye Bye Birdie), Linda Lavin (Collected Stories), Angela Lansbury (A Little Night Music), Jude Law (Hamlet), Laura Linney (Time Stands Still), Jan Maxwell (The Royal Family), Laurie Metcalf (Brighton Beach Memoirs; Broadway Bound), Sienna Miller (After Miss Julie), Jonny Lee Miller (After Miss Julie), Christiane Noll (Ragtime), Larry Pine (The Royal Family), Tony Roberts (The Royal Family), Reg Rogers (The Royal Family), Alicia Silverstone (Time Stands Still), John Stamos (Bye Bye Birdie), Evan Rachel Wood (SPIDER-MAN Turn Off The Dark), Vanessa Williams (Sondheim on Sondheim), Tony Yazbeck (Irving Berlin’s White Christmas), Catherine Zeta Jones (A Little Night Music).



                                                        FIRST PREVIEW                      OPENING NIGHT

BURN THE FLOOR                   July 25, 2009                                       August 2, 2009

WISHFUL DRINKING              September 22, 2009                             October 4, 2009

HAMLET                                     September 12, 2009                             October 6, 2009

THE ROYAL FAMILY               September 15, 2009                             October 8, 2009

BYE BYE BIRDIE                      September 10, 2009                             October 15, 2009

AFTER MISS JULIE                September 18, 2009                             October 22, 2009

BRIGHTON BEACH MEMOIRS October 2, 2009                                October 25, 2009

RAGTIME                                October 23, 2009                                November 15, 2009

WHITE CHRISTMAS           November 13, 2009                             November 13, 2009

BROADWAY BOUND            November 18, 2009                             December 10, 2009

A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC           TBA                                                     December TBA

PRESENT LAUGHTER            January 2, 2010                                    January 21, 2010

TIME STANDS STILL             January 5, 2010                                    January 28, 2010

A BEHANDING IN SPOKANE        TBA                                                     March 4, 2010

NEXT FALL                                        TBA                                                    March 11, 2010

SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM          March 19, 2010                                 April 22, 2010

LA CAGE AUX FOLLES                   March 2010                                         April 18, 2010

SPIDER-MAN TURN OFF THE DARK     February 25, 2010                               TBA

COLLECTED STORIES                   April 6, 2010                                        April 28, 2010

MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET                  TBA                                                    TBA