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Roundabout’s THE UNDERSTUDY concludes limited engagement 01/17

ROUNDABOUT THEATRE COMPANY

Final Week!

 

THE UNDERSTUDY

By Theresa Rebeck

Directed by Scott Ellis

 

with

Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Justin Kirk and Julie White

 

concludes its limited engagement Sunday, January 17th, 2010

 

“A RAZOR-SHARP COMEDY!”  – Melissa Rose Bernardo, Entertainment Weekly

 

“Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Justin Kirk & Julie White are a thoroughly excellent trio.”

– Dan Kois, New York Magazine

 

Off-Broadway at the Laura Pels Theatre at the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre

Roundabout Theatre Company’s (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) limited engagement of The Understudy will play its final performance on Sunday, January 17th at 2:00 PM. Theresa Rebeck’s The Understudy is directed by Scott Ellis featuring Mark-Paul Gosselaar as “Jake”,  Justin Kirk as “Harry” and Julie White as “Roxanne”.

 

On January 17th, The Understudy will have played 32 preview performances and 85 regular performances. The Understudy opened officially on November 5th, 2009, Off-Broadway at the Laura Pels Theatre at the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre (111 West 46th Street). This limited engagement was extended two-weeks due to popular demand.

 

The most thankless job in theatre takes center stage in Theresa Rebeck‘s new look at the underbelly of the acting world. Through the course of a dress rehearsal, we glimpse all the genius, bitterness and ridiculousness that underscore a life in showbiz.

 

TICKET INFORMATION:

Tickets are available by calling Roundabout Ticket Services at (212)719-1300, online at www.roundabouttheatre.org or at the Laura Pels Theatre at the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre box office (111 West 46 Street).  Ticket prices range from $70.00-$80.00.

 

PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE:

The Understudy plays Tuesday through Saturday evening at 7:30 p.m. with Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2:00 p.m. 

www.roundabouttheatre.org

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THE UNDERSTUDY’s cast & playwright on Theater Talk 12/25

ROUNDABOUT THEATRE COMPANY

 

THE UNDERSTUDY’s

 

MARK-PAUL GOSSELAAR, JUSTIN KIRK, JULIE WHITE and Playwright THERESA REBECK

will be featured on

 “Theater Talk”

on Friday, December 25th at 1:00AM

on Channel Thirteen

 

“A RAZOR-SHARP COMEDY!”  

– Melissa Rose Bernardo, Entertainment Weekly

 

“Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Justin Kirk & Julie White are a thoroughly excellent trio.”

– Dan Kois, New York Magazine

 

The Understudy’s Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Justin Kirk, Julie White and playwright Theresa Rebeck, will be featured on “Theater Talk” beginning Friday, December 25th at 1:00AM on Channel Thirteen.  The interview will repeat on CUNY TV, channel 75 on Saturday, January 2nd  at 8:30PM; Sunday, January 3rd at 12:30PM; and Monday, January 4th at 7:30 AM, 1:30PM, and 7:30PM.

 

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) is proud to present the New York premiere of Theresa Rebeck’s new comedy The Understudy, directed by Scott Ellis featuring Mark-Paul Gosselaar (TNT’s “Raising the Bar”) as “Jake”,  Justin Kirk (Showtime’s “Weeds”) as “Harry” and Tony® Award winner Julie White as “Roxanne”.

 

The Understudy opened officially on Thursday, November 5, 2009 at the Laura Pels Theatre at the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre (111 West 46th Street).  The limited engagement has been extended through January 17th, 2010.

 

The design team includes Alexander Dodge (Sets), Tom Broecker (Costumes), Kenneth Posner (Lights), Obadiah Eaves (Original Music & Sound).

 

Box office heroes and washed-up has-beens take heed: the play’s almost the thing. In this bitingly witty and entertaining comedy by Theresa Rebeck (Mauritius), the lights of Broadway cast an affectionate glow over this look at one of the most notorious roles in the theatre: the understudy.

 

TICKET INFORMATION:

Tickets are available by calling Roundabout Ticket Services at (212)719-1300, online at www.roundabouttheatre.org or at the Laura Pels Theatre at the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre box office (111 West 46 Street).  Ticket prices range from $70.00-$80.00.

 

PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE:

The Understudy plays Tuesday through Saturday evening at 7:30 p.m. with Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2:00 p.m. 

 

www.roundabouttheatre.org

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THE UNDERSTUDY’s Kirk & White on “Leonard Lopate” 12/18

ROUNDABOUT THEATRE COMPANY

 

THE UNDERSTUDY’s

 

JUSTIN KIRK & JULIE WHITE

will appear on

WNYC’s “THE LEONARD LOPATE SHOW”

Friday, December 18th between 12:00-12:30PM

Channel 93.9FM and AM 820

 

“A RAZOR-SHARP COMEDY!”  – Melissa Rose Bernardo, Entertainment Weekly

 

“Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Justin Kirk & Julie White are a thoroughly excellent trio.”

– Dan Kois, New York Magazine

 

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) is proud to present the New York premiere of Theresa Rebeck’s new comedy The Understudy, directed by Scott Ellis featuring Mark-Paul Gosselaar (TNT’s “Raising the Bar”) as “Jake”,  Justin Kirk (Showtime’s “Weeds”) as “Harry” and Tony® Award winner Julie White as “Roxanne”.

The Understudy opened officially on Thursday, November 5, 2009 at the Laura Pels Theatre at the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre (111 West 46th Street).  The limited engagement has been extended through January 17th, 2010.

 

The design team includes Alexander Dodge (Sets), Tom Broecker (Costumes), Kenneth Posner (Lights), Obadiah Eaves (Original Music & Sound).

Box office heroes and washed-up has-beens take heed: the play’s almost the thing. In this bitingly witty and entertaining comedy by Theresa Rebeck (Mauritius), the lights of Broadway cast an affectionate glow over this look at one of the most notorious roles in the theatre: the understudy.

 

TICKET INFORMATION:

Tickets are available by calling Roundabout Ticket Services at (212)719-1300, online at www.roundabouttheatre.org or at the Laura Pels Theatre at the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre box office (111 West 46 Street).  Ticket prices range from $70.00-$80.00.

PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE:

The Understudy plays Tuesday through Saturday evening at 7:30 p.m. with Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2:00 p.m. 

www.roundabouttheatre.org

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THE UNDERSTUDY extends to Jan. 17, 2010

Following a best-selling post-opening week

at the Laura Pels Box office

Roundabout Theatre Company

announces

A TWO WEEK EXTENSION!

Through January 17, 2010

of

THE UNDERSTUDY

 

“Rebeck’s ‘The Understudy’ is a masterpiece of comic clockwork. Pulverizingly Funny!” 

– Terry Teachout, Wall Street Journal

 

“A RAZOR-SHARP COMEDY!”  – Melissa Rose Bernardo, Entertainment Weekly

 

“Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Justin Kirk & Julie White are a thoroughly excellent trio.”

– Dan Kois, New York Magazine

 

“Scott Ellis’s production is impeccably cast and paced.” – David Cote, Time Out

 

 

Following a bestselling week at the box office, Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) is pleased to announce a two-week extension of Theresa Rebeck’s new comedy The Understudy, directed by Scott Ellis. 

 

The New York premiere production of The Understudy will extend through January 17th, 2010. 

 

The Understudy, featuring Mark-Paul Gosselaar as “Jake”, Justin Kirk as “Harry” and Tony® Award winner Julie White as “Roxanne”, opened officially on Thursday, November 5th, 2009 at the Laura Pels Theatre at the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre (111 West 46th Street).  The limited engagement has been extended through Sunday, January 17th, 2010.

 

The design team includes Alexander Dodge (Sets), Tom Broecker (Costumes), Kenneth Posner (Lights), Obadiah Eaves (Original Music & Sound).

 

The most thankless job in theatre takes center stage in Theresa Rebeck‘s new look at the underbelly of the acting world. Through the course of a dress rehearsal, we glimpse all the genius, bitterness and ridiculousness that underscore a life in showbiz.

 

TICKET INFORMATION:

Tickets are available by calling Roundabout Ticket Services at (212)719-1300, online at www.roundabouttheatre.org or at the Laura Pels Theatre at the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre box office (111 West 46th Street).  Ticket prices range from $70.00-$80.00.        

                       

 PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE:

The Understudy plays Tuesday through Saturday evening at 7:30 p.m. with Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2:00 p.m. 

 

www.roundabouttheatre.org

 

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THE UNDERSTUDY reviewed in NY Magazine

NEW YORK MAGAZINE

November 9, 2009

 

The Lady With (Almost) All the Answers

Sometimes a veneer of professionalism is the only thing masking all-out panic. Julie White, in The Understudy, gives us both at once.

 

By Dan Kois

 

Roxanne is a sensible woman. All stage managers are. She wears a comfortable purple hoodie and a headset. She knows where every chair is marked onstage and the timing of every light cue. When a phone rings during a rehearsal, she sharply calls out, “Cell phone! Cell phone!” She scolds actors for eating prop bananas during rehearsal.

 

So we rejoice when, in The Understudy, Theresa Rebeck’s backstage comedy at the Roundabout, Roxanne is thrown entirely off-kilter by the sudden appearance of her actor ex-fiancé, Harry. Usually so collected, Roxanne is transformed by Harry’s prickly charm into an irritable wreck throughout an arduous pickup rehearsal for the Broadway production of an undiscovered play by Kafka. Why should we be glad that Harry’s return turns Roxanne’s orderly world upside down? Because Roxanne is played by Julie White, theater’s most accomplished purveyor of barely restrained hysteria, and to watch White play Roxanne falling to pieces, and then pulling herself back together, is the great pleasure of The Understudy.

 

White’s loopy voice rises in panic and falls into sorrow, just as her hands nervously fly up to tie her hair into a ponytail, pull it free, and tie it up again. She’s the best of a thoroughly excellent trio, rounded out by Justin Kirk as the talented Harry, and Mark-Paul Gosselaar as Jake, the Hollywood action star for whom a bitter Harry is the understudy.    

TO READ THE ENTIRE REVIEW, CLICK HERE:  http://nymag.com/arts/theater/reviews/61856/ 

THE UNDERSTUDY in the news.

ROUNDABOUT THEATRE COMPANY

 

THE UNDERSTUDY

In the news

 

MARK-PAUL GOSSELAAR in NEW YORK TIMES

NYTIMES

 

THE UNDERSTUDY on NY1

NY1  

 

MARK-PAUL GOSSELAAR, JUSTIN KIRK & JULIE WHITE

 on BROADWAY.COM

BROADWAY.COM

 

MARK-PAUL GOSSELAAR in BLOOMBERG NEWS

BLOOMBERG

 

“Rebeck’s ‘The Understudy’ is a raucously funny farce and masterpiece of comic clockwork.”  – Terry Teachout, Wall Street Journal

 

Off-Broadway at the Laura Pels Theatre at the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre

 

 

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) is proud to present the New York premiere of Theresa Rebeck’s new comedy The Understudy, directed by Scott Ellis featuring Mark-Paul Gosselaar (TNT’s “Raising the Bar”) as “Jake”,  Justin Kirk (Showtime’s “Weeds”) as “Harry” and Tony® Award winner Julie White as “Roxanne”.

 

The Understudy opened officially on Thursday, November 5, 2009 at the Laura Pels Theatre at the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre (111 West 46th Street).  This is a limited engagement through Sunday, January 3rd, 2010.

 

The design team includes Alexander Dodge (Sets), Tom Broecker (Costumes), Kenneth Posner (Lights), Obadiah Eaves (Original Music & Sound).

 

The most thankless job in theatre takes center stage in Theresa Rebeck‘s new look at the underbelly of the acting world. Through the course of a dress rehearsal, we glimpse all the genius, bitterness and ridiculousness that underscore a life in showbiz.

 

TICKET INFORMATION:

Tickets are available by calling Roundabout Ticket Services at (212)719-1300, online at www.roundabouttheatre.org or at the Laura Pels Theatre at the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre box office (111 West 46 Street).  Ticket prices range from $70.00-$80.00.

 

PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE:

The Understudy plays Tuesday through Saturday evening at 7:30 p.m. with Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2:00 p.m. 

 

www.roundabouttheatre.org

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THE UNDERSTUDY opens tonight 11/5

OPENING NIGHT IS TONIGHT NOVEMBER 5!

 

Roundabout Theatre Company

presents

the New York Premiere of

THE UNDERSTUDY

By Theresa Rebeck

Directed by Scott Ellis

 

With Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Justin Kirk & Julie White

 

Off-Broadway at the Laura Pels Theatre at the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre

 

 

Tonight is the official opening of Roundabout Theatre Company’s New York premiere of Theresa Rebeck’s new comedy The Understudy, directed by Scott Ellis featuring Tony® Award winner Julie White as “Roxanne”, Mark-Paul Gosselaar as “Jake” and Justin Kirk as “Harry”.

 

The Understudy will play a limited engagement through Sunday, January 3rd, 2010 at the Laura Pels Theatre at the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre (111 West 46th Street). 

 

The design team includes Alexander Dodge (Sets), Tom Broecker (Costumes), Kenneth Posner (Lights), Obadiah Eaves (Original Music & Sound).

 

The most thankless job in theatre takes center stage in Theresa Rebeck’s new look at the underbelly of the acting world. Through the course of a dress rehearsal, we glimpse all the genius, bitterness and ridiculousness that underscore a life in showbiz.

 

TICKET INFORMATION:

Tickets are available by calling Roundabout Ticket Services at (212)719-1300, online at www.roundabouttheatre.org or at the Laura Pels Theatre at the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre box office (111 West 46 Street).  Ticket prices range from $70.00-$80.00.

 

PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE:

The Understudy plays Tuesday through Saturday evening at 7:30 p.m. with Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2:00 p.m. 

 

 

www.roundabouttheatre.org

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THE UNDERSTUDY’s Gosselaar & Kirk on WNBC’s “LX New York” 11/3

ROUNDABOUT THEATRE COMPANY

 

THE UNDERSTUDY’s

 

MARK-PAUL GOSSELAAR & JUSTIN KIRK

 

will be live in-studio at

WNBC’s “LX New York”

Tuesday, November 3rd between 5:00-5:30pm

WNBC – Channel 4

 

The Understudy opens officially on Thursday, November 5, 2009

Off-Broadway at the Laura Pels Theatre at the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre

 

 

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) is proud to present the New York premiere of Theresa Rebeck’s new comedy The Understudy, directed by Scott Ellis featuring Mark-Paul Gosselaar (TNT’s “Raising the Bar”) as “Jake”,  Justin Kirk (Showtime’s “Weeds”) as “Harry” and Tony® Award winner Julie White as “Roxanne”.

 

The Understudy opens officially on Thursday, November 5, 2009 at the Laura Pels Theatre at the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre (111 West 46th Street).  This is a limited engagement through Sunday, January 3rd, 2010.

 

The design team includes Alexander Dodge (Sets), Tom Broecker (Costumes), Kenneth Posner (Lights), Obadiah Eaves (Original Music & Sound).

 

Box office heroes and washed-up has-beens take heed: the play’s almost the thing. In this bitingly witty and entertaining comedy by Theresa Rebeck (Mauritius), the lights of Broadway cast an affectionate glow over this look at one of the most notorious roles in the theatre: the understudy.

 

TICKET INFORMATION:

Tickets are available by calling Roundabout Ticket Services at (212)719-1300, online at www.roundabouttheatre.org or at the Laura Pels Theatre at the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre box office (111 West 46 Street).  Ticket prices range from $70.00-$80.00.

 

PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE:

The Understudy plays Tuesday through Saturday evening at 7:30 p.m. with Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2:00 p.m. 

www.roundabouttheatre.org

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THE UNDERSTUDY’s White & Rebeck in NY Times

Roundabout Theatre Company’s production of The Understudy opens on Thursday, November 5 at the Laura Pels Theatre.

 

NEW YORK TIMES, ARTS & LEISURE

November 1, 2009

Theater

 

One Writes, the Other Acts. Sparks Fly.

By KATE TAYLOR

 

ONLY in the theater could one woman put another in so many humiliating situations and the two still consider each other friends. Even more than friends: a stellar team.

 

“Sometimes I feel that my job on earth is to put Julie White through horrible things, watch her writhe and then recover,” the playwright Theresa Rebeck said with a laugh the other day. She was sitting next to Ms. White, her friend and frequent muse, in the lobby of the Laura Pels Theater, where the Roundabout Theater production of “The Understudy,” a backstage comedy starring Ms. White as a put-upon stage manager running an understudy rehearsal for a Kafka play, opens on Thursday.

 

“You often put the characters that I play in an extremely difficult situation,” Ms. White agreed in a mild Texas twang, which comes as a surprise if you’ve heard her only onstage. “And I think what I bring to it is trying to do it with good humor and grace and — —”

“Resilience,” Ms. Rebeck interrupted, saying that she admires that trait of Ms. White’s offstage personality and has worked it into her plays.

 

The two women met in 1992, when Ms. White appeared in Ms. Rebeck’s play “Spike Heels” at the Second Stage Theater. The morning of the first preview, having given a well-received performance the night before for an invited audience at the dress rehearsal, Ms. White woke up with terrible abdominal pains. It turned out that she needed surgery and would have to spend the night in the hospital. (“It was something like her ovary exploded,” Ms. Rebeck said.) Ms. White begged them not to give away her part.

 

Cynthia Nixon filled in for a few performances, and Ms. White was able to return. But the experience bonded them, and Ms. White’s scrappiness and humor made a lasting impression on Ms. Rebeck.

 

The first part she wrote specifically for Ms. White was that of an idealistic young screenwriter in “The Family of Mann,” a dark comedy about the misogynistic, backstabbing world of Hollywood writers’ rooms. Years later a conversation about Ms. White’s romantic life led to the one-woman play “Bad Dates.”

 

“I bumped into a fellow writer, and he said to me, ‘So what are you working on?’ And I said: ‘You know what? I’m writing a one-woman show for Julie White,’ ” Ms. Rebeck said. “He got this look on his face, like: ‘A one-woman show for Julie White. That’s a brilliant idea!’ He didn’t say anything; he just got that crazy writer ‘Can-I-steal-that?’ look in his face. And I said, ‘It is a brilliant idea, and it’s my idea.’ ”

“Bad Dates” was a hit, running in New York, Boston and (because Ms. White’s family was there) Dallas. It has since had several other regional productions.

 

Although they are theatrical alter egos, they joke about their differences. Ms. Rebeck has a doctorate in English, while Ms. White just got her bachelor’s degree recently, about 25 years after dropping out of college to work. “She’ll be up in the middle of the night watching Chris Matthews,” Ms. White said of Ms. Rebeck, “and I’ll be up watching ‘The Dog Whisperer.’ ” She and Ms. Rebeck’s teenage son, Cooper, often go to movies together that the rest of his family won’t see. “We were there at ‘Star Trek,’ man, with our phasers,” she said. “We saw ‘Fame.’ ”

 

But Ms. White is clearly in some ways a role model for Ms. Rebeck as well. “The character in fiction who reminded me most of Julie was that chicken in ‘Chicken Run,’ ” Ginger, who wants to help all the other chickens escape, Ms. Rebeck said. Even though Ginger keeps getting caught and locked in the coal shed, she keeps trying. “She’s resolute and resilient, like Julie.”

 

“Well, I’m so glad you didn’t say like Scarlett O’Hara,” Ms. White said. “I’d much rather be Ginger the chicken.”

 

To read the entire story, click here:

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/11/01/theater/01tayl.html?_r=1&ref=theater 

THE UNDERSTUDY playwright Rebeck in WWD

Roundabout Theatre Company’s production of The Understudy opens on Thursday, November 5 at the Laura Pels Theatre.    

WOMEN’S WEAR DAILY

October 27, 2009

Good Humor: Playwright Theresa Rebeck Pens a Comedy

By Vanessa Lawrence

If literary homicide were a crime, Theresa Rebeck would be serving a rather lengthy sentence. In a recent tide of work, including “The Bells,” “The Water’s Edge” and “Mauritius,” the playwright has managed to kill off an impressive array of characters.

“Three plays running, I’ve killed someone,” she muses as she does a mental body count. “My sister Martha said to me, ‘Could you just write a comedy?’ I understood the sort of sad yearning for a good comedy and I thought, I should just write one.”

The result is “The Understudy,” a tale of a rehearsal gone hilariously awry, opening in a Roundabout production at the Laura Pels Theatre Nov. 5. In the hyperintelligent work, Justin Kirk is Harry, a talented but flailing actor, who is understudying for action movie star Jake (Mark-Paul Gosselaar) in an undiscovered Kafka play. Julie White is Roxanne, their long-suffering stage manager and former paramour of Harry’s. Within the span of 90 minutes, “The Understudy” manages to skewer everything from the ego-numbing indignities of the theater world to the epidemic of celebrities trying their hands at Broadway.

“These are people who are out of control of their lives and there are forces they don’t understand acting on them in destructive ways…and that’s the very essence of Kafka’s world,” explains Rebeck between sips of tea from a mug decorated with Freud’s likeness. “I think actors are very complicated and charming and neurotic and there’s something I find beautiful in their humanity, that they take so much rejection and get out there every morning and do auditions.”

Rebeck’s affection is clearly mirrored in her cast’s enthusiastic romp through her piece.

“Theresa writes for actors so the three of us all have these superjuicy things to do where we have not only high emotional stakes and clear ideas about who these people are, but we also get to send out big fat softballs of jokes,” says Kirk.

Indeed, the sheer variety of her focus — from sexual power struggles in “Spike Heels” to the Alaskan Gold Rush in “The Bells” — has proved both an asset and a source of frustration in a critical community that enjoys categorizing artists. Rebeck does not suffer descriptors like “feminist” or “prolific” (she has upward of 20 plays to her name) very well.

“It was startling to me where the mere fact of being a woman who writes about women would get you labeled as someone with an agenda,” she says. “I love the humanity of my characters and I love the humanity of the audience. And I still see theater as a mass lesson in empathy.”

“She’s not genre-bound,” says Doug Hughes, who directed Rebeck’s Broadway debut “Mauritius.” “I’ve always thought that she’s so fearless and she crosses a lot of different boundaries.”

Certainly Rebeck’s path speaks to her defiance of conventionality. Growing up in Cincinnati one of six kids to an engineer father, she realized her love of playwriting in high school.

“I was like, ‘You like to write, you like to act, why don’t you be a playwright?’ It was A plus B equals C,” she recalls.

An M.F.A., a Ph.D. and a Pulitzer-nomination (for cowriting “Omnium Gatherum”) later, it is still a decision that bewilders her family (her siblings are all engineers, scientists or social workers). “I would come home for holidays and relatives would roll their eyes. It wasn’t an encouraging environment.…I’m still something of an oddity to them.”

She is often as much an oddity to communities beyond the Midwest. In addition to her large body of plays, she has earned her keep writing and producing for television shows like “NYPD Blue” and “Law & Order: Criminal Intent.” And this spring brings her second novel, “Twelve Rooms With a View” (Random House), a story of a young woman inheriting a palatial Central Park West apartment under suspicious circumstances.

“I felt like [fiction writing] was something I wanted to try and I was very intimidated by it,” explains Rebeck, who lives in Brooklyn with her husband, Jess Lynn (a former stage manager), and their two children. “Other people climb mountains; I thought I’d try writing a novel.”

 To read the entire article, click here:

http://www.wwd.com/lifestyle-news/good-humor-playwright-theresa-rebeck-pens-a-comedy-2354387?gnewsid=c125e22444d3a49857a63b206ee8d680