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ROUNDABOUT THEATRE COMPANY
MARK-PAUL GOSSELAAR & JUSTIN KIRK
will be live in-studio at
FOX 5’s “Good Day NY”
Thursday, November 19th between 8:30-9:00am
“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.
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.
The Understudy plays Tuesday through Saturday evening at 7:30 p.m. with Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2:00 p.m.
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ROUNDABOUT THEATRE COMPANY
BYE BYE BIRDIE
star John Stamos
will be featured on TV this week
ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live”
On Tuesday, November 17th
Between 12:05AM – 1:05AM on channel 7
ABC’s “The View”
On Thursday, November 19th
Between 11:00AM – 12:00PM on channel 7
“The elastic John Stamos is a worthy successor to Dick Van Dyke.”
– John Simon, Bloomberg
John Stamos, star of Roundabout Theatre Company’s Bye Bye Birdie, will appear on ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live” tomorrow between 12:05AM-1:05AM on channel 7 and “The View” on Thursday, November 19th between 11:00AM – 12:00PM on channel 7.
Bye Bye Birdie stars John Stamos (Albert Peterson), Gina Gershon (Rose Alvarez), Bill Irwin (Mr. Harry MacAfee) and Nolan Gerard Funk as “Conrad Birdie.” The cast also features Jayne Houdyshell (Mrs. Mae Peterson), Dee Hoty (Mrs. MacAfee), Matt Doyle (Hugo Peabody), Neil McCaffrey (Randolph MacAfee) & Allie Trimm (Kim MacAfee). Bye Bye Birdie is directed and choreographed by Robert Longbottom with a book by Michael Stewart, music by Charles Strouse and lyrics by Lee Adams.
Bye Bye Birdie is the inaugural production of the new Henry Miller’s Theatre (124 West 43rd Street) it will open officially on Thursday, October 15th, 2009. This will be a limited engagement through April 25th, 2010.
In Bye Bye Birdie, the exuberant rock n’ roll musical comedy, it’s 1960 and hip-swingin’ teen idol superstar Conrad Birdie (Funk) has been drafted into the army. Birdie’s manager Albert (Stamos) and his secretary Rosie (Gershon) have cooked up a plan to send him off with a swell new song and one last kiss from a lucky teenage fan… on “The Ed Sullivan Show”!
Tickets are available online at www.byebyebirdieonbroadway.com or by phone at (212)239-6200. Ticket prices range from $86.50 – $136.50. To become a Roundabout subscriber visit www.roundabouttheatre.org or call Roundabout Ticket Services (212)719-1300.
Bye Bye Birdie plays Tuesday through Saturday evening at 8:00PM with Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2:00PM.
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ROUNDABOUT THEATRE COMPANY
Creator & Star
will be featured on
NBC’s “Today Show”
Tuesday, November 17th between 10:00-11:00AM
on Channel 4
“Extremely funny full-frontal confession. You’re going to like it. A Lot.”
– Ben Brantley, The New York Times
“Winning and Hilarious! Carrie Fisher is witty, likable, acerbic, clever and wryly forthcoming about the warped reality of life in the celebrity bubble.” – David Rooney, Variety
Carrie Fisher, star of Roundabout Theatre Company’s Wishful Drinking, will be live in studio Tuesday, November 17th on NBC’s “Today Show” between 10:00-11:00AM on channel 4.
Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director), in association with Jonathan Reinis, Jamie Cesa, Eva Price & Berkeley Repertory Theatre, is proud to present the Broadway premiere production of Wishful Drinking, created and performed by Carrie Fisher and directed by Tony Taccone at Studio 54 on Broadway (254 West 54th St).
Wishful Drinking opened officially on Sunday, October 4th, 2009. The limited engagement has been extended through January 17th, 2010.
In Wishful Drinking, Carrie Fisher recounts the true and intoxicating tale of her life as a Hollywood legend, told with the same wry wit she poured into bestsellers like Postcards from the Edge. The daughter of Eddie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds, Carrie Fisher became a cultural icon when she starred as “Princess Leia” in the first Star Wars trilogy at 19 years old. Forever changed, Carrie’s life did not stay picture perfect. Fisher is the life of the party in this uproarious and sobering look at her Hollywood hangover.
Tickets are available by calling Roundabout Ticket Services at (212) 719-1300 and online at www.roundabouttheatre.org.
Through January 3, 2010: Wishful Drinking will play Tuesday through Saturday evenings at 8:00PM with a Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday matinee at 2:00PM. Beginning January 6, 2010: Wishful Drinking will play Wednesday through Saturday evenings at 8:00PM with a Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday matinee at 2:00PM.
ROUNDABOUT THEATRE COMPANY’s
will be featured on
on Sunday, November 15th at 5:30AM
on Channel 7
Roundabout Theatre Company’s Education Director Greg McCaslin and Composer Adam Gwon will be featured on WABC’s “Viewpoint” on Sunday, November 15th at 5:30AM. Tune in to learn about the Roundabout’s Education program and mission over the past year.
The interview will be available on 7online.com following the broadcast airdate.
Roundabout Theatre Company’s 2009-2010 season includes Patrick Marber’s After Miss Julie, starring Sienna Miller & Jonny Lee Miller, directed by Mark Brokaw; Michael Stewart, Lee Adams and Charles Strouse’s Bye Bye Birdie, starring John Stamos, Gina Gershon, Bill Irwin & Nolan Gerard Funk, directed and choreographed by Robert Longbottom; Carrie Fisher’s Wishful Drinking, directed by Tony Taccone; Theresa Rebeck’s The Understudy, with Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Justin Kirk and Julie White, directed by Scott Ellis; Adam Gwon’s Ordinary Days, directed by Marc Bruni; Noël Coward’s Present Laughter starring Victor Garber, directed by Nicholas Martin; Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine’s Sondheim on Sondheim starring Barbara Cook and Vanessa Williams, and Tennessee Williams’ The Glass Menagerie, directed by Gordon Edelstein. Roundabout’s sold out production of The 39 Steps made its second Broadway transfer to the Helen Hayes Theatre on January 21, 2009.
Tickets are available by calling Roundabout Ticket Services at (212)719-1300, online at www.roundabouttheatre.org or at the shows respective box offices.
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“GOD OF CARNAGE” STAR JIMMY SMITS
TO APPEAR ON “LIVE WITH REGIS & KELLY”
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 13
Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winner Jimmy Smits, who will star in the hit Broadway comedy GOD OF CARNAGE, will appear on “Live with Regis & Kelly” this Friday, November 13. “Live with Regis & Kelly” airs in the New York area on WABC-TV at 9:00am. Check local listings for times outside the New York tri-state area.
Jimmy Smits, will star as ‘Alan’ in GOD OF CARNAGE, along with Christine Lahti as ‘Veronica,’ Annie Potts as ‘Annette’ and Ken Stott as ‘Michael.’ The new cast begins performances Tuesday, November 17 at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre (242 West 45th Street).
After receiving rave reviews in London, GOD OF CARNAGE opened on Broadway March 22, 2009 to unanimous praise. The Yasmina Reza comedy won the Tony Award for Best Play and Best Direction of a Play (Matthew Warchus). GOD OF CARNAGE also won the 2009 Olivier Award for Best New Comedy.
GOD OF CARNAGE is a comedy of manners without the manners. The play deals with the aftermath of a playground altercation between two boys and what happens when their parents meet to talk about it.
GOD OF CARNAGE reunites the creative team that staged the Tony Award-winning Best Play, Art. Designed by Mark Thompson (sets and costumes), with lighting by Hugh Vanstone, sound by Simon Baker & Chris Cronin, the play has music by Gary Yershon.
Stott is appearing with the support of Actors’ Equity Association. The producers gratefully acknowledge Actors’ Equity Association for its assistance of this production.
Tickets are available through Telecharge.com, by phone at 212-239-6200, or 800-432-7250, online at www.Telecharge.com or in person at the Jacobs Theatre box office, 242 West 45th Street. Box office hours are Monday through Saturday 10:00am – 8:00pm.
Ticket prices range from $66.50 to $121.50.
The performance schedule for GOD OF CARNAGE is Tuesday at 7:00pm, Wednesday through Saturday at 8:00pm, Wednesday and Saturday at 2:00pm and Sunday at 3:00pm. Please note that on Thursday, November 26 there will not be a performance and on Friday, November 27, there will be a 2:00pm performance.
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