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BBB Fall Preview: The Language Archive

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) presents the New York premiere of THE LANGUAGE ARCHIVE, a new play by Julia Cho, directed by Mark BrokawThe Language Archive is a poignant and quirky comedy that seems to prove love is the one language that can leave us all at a loss for words.  George is a man consumed with preserving and documenting the dying languages of far-flung cultures. Closer to home, though, language is failing him. He doesn’t know what to say to his wife, Mary, to keep her from leaving him, and he doesn’t recognize the deep feelings that his lab assistant, Emma, has for him. The cast of THE LANGUAGE ARCHIVE includes Betty Gilpin as “Emma,” John Horton as “Resten,” Jayne Houdyshell as “Alta,” Matt Letscher as “George” & Heidi Schreck as “Mary.”

Previews begin September 24, 2010 / Opens October 17, 2010 / Limited Engagement

Roundabout Theatre Company’s Laura Pels Theatre at the Harold & Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre (111 West 46th Street)

BBB Fall Preview: Time Stands Still

Pulitzer Prize winner Donald Margulies’ Tony® nominated TIME STANDS STILL, which enjoyed an extended sold-out run at Manhattan Theatre Club will resume performances at the Cort Theatre this fall. TIME STANDS STILL will feature returning cast members Emmy® and Golden Globe® Award winner Laura Linney, Tony Award® nominee Brian d’Arcy James and  acclaimed actor and playwright Eric Bogosian. Golden Globe® nominee Christina Ricci joins the cast.

TIME STANDS STILL follows Sarah (Laura Linney) and James (Brian d’Arcy James), a photojournalist and a foreign correspondent trying to find happiness in a world that seems to have gone crazy.  Theirs is a partnership based on telling the toughest stories and together, making a difference. But when their own story takes a sudden turn, the adventurous couple confronts the prospect of a more conventional life… and everything changes – in a flash.

Resumes Performances September 23, 2010 / Opens October 7, 2010 /

Limited engagement

Cort Theatre (138 West 49th Street)

BBB Fall Preview: Leap of Faith


Four-time Tony Award-nominee® Raúl Esparza and Golden Globe Award®-nominee Brooke Shields will star in the world premiere of the new musical LEAP OF FAITH, which begins performances at the Center Theatre Group/Ahmanson Theatre in September. Tony Award®-winner Rob Ashford is the director and choreographer. LEAP OF FAITH features a score by eight-time Academy Award®-winner Alan Menken, book by Janus Cercone with Glenn Slater, and lyrics by Glenn Slater. When his traveling ministry breaks down in a small Kansas town, part-time reverend and full-time con artist (Esparza) quickly pitches a tent and invites the locals to a revival. The sheriff is determined to stop Jonas from separating the townspeople from their money, but Jonas’ real challenge arises when he meets a pretty waitress (Shields) and her son, whose love forces an ultimate cynic to take a real leap of faith. The new musical is based on the motion picture LEAP OF FAITH produced by Paramount Pictures Corporation and written by Janus Cercone.

Previews: September 11, 2010 / Opens: October 3, 2010/ Limited Engagement

Ahmanson Theatre in downtown Los Angeles

Through October 24, 2010

BBB Fall Preview: Tigers Be Still

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) presents a Roundabout Underground production of TIGERS BE STILL, a new play by Kim Rosenstock, directed by Sam Gold.   TIGERS BE STILL is a comedy that follows the story of Sherry Wickman, a young woman who expects the perfect career and life to fall into place immediately upon earning her masters degree in art therapy. Instead, Sherry finds herself unemployed, overwhelmed and back at home hiding out in her twin-sized childhood bed. But when Sherry gets hired as a substitute art teacher, things begin to brighten up. Now if only her mother would come downstairs, her sister would get off the couch, her very first therapy patient would do just one of his take-home assignments, her new boss would leave his gun at home, and someone would catch the tiger that escaped from the local zoo, everything would be just perfect.  TIGERS BE STILL features Reed Birney as “Joseph,” Halley Feiffer as “Sherry,” Natasha Lyonne as “Grace,” John Magaro as “Zack.”

 Previews begin September 10, 2010 / Opens October 6, 2010 / Limited Engagement

Roundabout Theatre Company’s Black Box Theatre at the Harold & Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre (111 West 46th Street)

BBB Fall Preview: Bottom of the World

The company of "Bottom of the World"

The 2010-2011 Atlantic season begins at Atlantic Stage 2, the company’s state-of-the-art second stage, with the world premiere of Lucy Thurber’s BOTTOM OF THE WORLD, directed by Caitriona McLaughlin. Heartbroken over the sudden death of her sister Kate, Abby delves into the world of Kate’s final novel to deal with her grief and somehow move on. As the lines blur between the fictional world and her own reality, Abby attempts to make sense of life and death in this funny and poignant play.

 Previews September 3, 2010 / Opens September 14, 2010

Limited engagement through October 3, 2010

Atlantic Theater Company Stage 2 (330 West 16 Street)

BBB Fall Preview: Brief Encounter

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) in association with David Pugh & Dafydd Rogers and Cineworld presents Kneehigh Theatre’s production of Noël Coward’s Brief Encounter, adapted and directed by Emma Rice.  Brief Encounter is an imaginative new work that combines elements of Noël Coward’s beloved screenplay, and the one act play on which it was based, with song, dance and Technicolor displays of emotion.  The cast will include Joseph Alessi, Dorothy Atkinson, Damon Daunno, Gabriel Ebert, Edward Jay, Annette McLaughlin, Adam Pleeth, Tristan Sturrock and Hannah Yelland. This breakout hit from London’s Kneehigh Theatre played a sold out run at St. Ann’s Warehouse in Brooklyn, NY and has also played critically acclaimed engagements at ACT and the Guthrie Theater.

Previews begin September 10, 2010 / Opens September 28, 2010 / Limited Engagement

Studio 54 (254 West 54th Street)

BBB Fall Preview: Mrs. Warren’s Profession


 Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) presents a new Broadway production of George Bernard Shaw’s MRS. WARREN’S PROFESSION, starring Tony® Award winner Cherry Jones as ‘Kitty Warren’ & Golden Globe winner Sally Hawkins making her Broadway debut as ‘Vivie Warren’, directed by Tony® Award winner Doug Hughes. George Bernard Shaw’s scorching tour de force MRS. WARREN’S PROFESSION tells the story of Kitty Warren (Jones), a mother who makes a terrible sacrifice for her daughter Vivie’s (Hawkins) independence.  The clash of these two strong-willed but culturally constrained women is the spark that ignites the ironic wit of one of Shaw’s greatest plays. The cast will also feature Adam Driver as ‘Frank Gardner’, Mark Harelik as ‘Sir George Crofts’, Edward Hibbert as ‘Mr. Praed’ & Michael Siberry as ‘Reverend Samuel Gardner.’

Previews begin September 3, 2010 / Opens October 3, 2010 / Limited Engagement

Roundabout Theatre Company’s American Airlines Theatre (227 West 42nd Street)