ROUNDABOUT THEATRE COMPANY
Announces Full Casting For
A new play by Joshua Harmon
Directed by Trip Cullman
BARBARA BARRIE, JOHN BEHLMANN, GIDEON GLICK, SAS GOLDBERG,
LINDSAY MENDEZ, CARRA PATTERSON and LUKE SMITH
Previews begin May 21, 2015
Official opening June 18, 2015
Limited engagement through August 16, 2015
Off-Broadway at the Laura Pels Theatre in the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre
Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) is pleased to announce that the upcoming world premiere, Off-Broadway production of Joshua Harmon’s Significant Other, directed by Trip Cullman, will feature Barbara Barrie (Helene), John Behlmann (Will/Conrad/Tony), Sas Goldberg (Kiki), Gideon Glick (Jordan), Lindsay Mendez (Laura), Carra Patterson (Vanessa) and Luke Smith (Gideon/Evan/Roger).
Significant Other begins preview performances Off-Broadway on Thursday, May 21, 2015 and opens officially on Thursday, June 18, 2015 at the Laura Pels Theatre in the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre (111 West 46th Street). This is a limited engagement through Sunday, August 16, 2015.
A quarter-life coming-of-age story that’s as hilarious as it is heart-wrenching, Significant Other takes us into the trenches of single life in the city. Jordan Berman would love to be in love, but that's easier said than done. So until he meets Mr. Right, he wards off lonely nights with his trio of close-knit girlfriends. But as singles’ nights turn into bachelorette parties, Jordan finds that supporting the ones you love can be just as impossible as finding love itself.
Roundabout Theatre Company’s relationship with Joshua Harmon began when his play Bad Jews was selected for the inaugural Roundabout Underground Reading Series for Emerging Playwrights in February 2012. The play then premiered at Roundabout Underground’s Black Box in Fall 2012, in a sold-out extended run. In Fall 2013, Harmon’s Bad Jews moved upstairs to the 420-seat Laura Pels Theatre, enjoying a critically acclaimed extended engagement, and was the third most produced play around the country this season. In addition to Significant Other, a third Harmon play is in development, commissioned by Roundabout, with workshops set to begin in 2015.
The creative team includes: Mark Wendland (Sets), Japhy Weideman (Lighting), Kaye Voyce (Costumes), Jill Du Boff (Sound) and Sam Pinkleton (Choreography).
Tickets for Significant Other are available by calling 212.719.1300, online at roundabouttheatre.org, and in person at Roundabout’s Laura Pels Theatre Box office (111 West 46th Street). All tickets are $79.
Significant Other will play Tuesday through Saturday evening at 7:30PM with Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2:00PM.
Roundabout’s work to support new and emerging playwrights and directors, as well as help create and develop new work, is made possible by Katheryn Patterson and Tom Kempner.
New plays are supported by Roundabout Leaders for New Works: Alec Baldwin, Peggy and Mark Ellis, Jodi Glucksman, Sylvia Golden, K. Myers, Laura Pels International Foundation for Theater, Laura S. Rodgers, Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust, Yolanda R. Turocy, Lori Uddenberg, and Xerox Foundation.
BARBARA BARRIE (Helene) has had a distinguished career in film, television and theatre. On Broadway, Ms. Barrie has appeared in The Selling of the President, The Prisoner of Second Avenue, California Suite, Torch Song Trilogy and Company (Tony nomination). She recently appeared Off-Broadway in I Remember Mama (OCC nomination). Other Off-Broadway credits include The Vagina Monologues, Current Events, After-Play, The Crucible, The Beaux’ Stratagem, Love Letters, Isn’t It Romantic? and The Killdeer (Obie and Drama Desk awards). Television credits include “Law and Order” (Emmy nomination), “Law and Order: Special Victims Unit” (Emmy nomination), “Breaking Away” (Emmy nomination), “Suddenly Susan,” “Enlightened,” “Nurse Jackie,” “Once and Again,” “Barney Miller,” “Thirtysomething” and “Family Ties.” Her mini-series and television movie credits include “Scarlett,” “Roots: The Next Generation,” “A Chance of Snow,” “My Left Breast,” “The Odd Couple: Together Again,” “Tell Me My Name,” “To Race the Wind,” “American Love Affair,” and “Barefoot in the Park.” Film credits include One Potato, Two Potato (Best Actress Award, Cannes Film Festival), Breaking Away (Academy Award nomination), Judy Berlin (Independent Spirit Award nomination), Frame of Mind, Second Best, Hercules, Private Benjamin, The Bell Jar and Thirty Days.
JOHN BEHLMANN (Will/Conrad/Tony) most recently appeared Off-Broadway in the world premiere of the Civilians’ Pretty Filthy and starred as Nuke Laloosh in the pre-Broadway engagement of the new musical Bull Durham. He starred in the Tony-winning New York production of The 39 Steps, and made his Broadway debut in the Tony-winning revival of Journey’s End. Other NY credits include Eager to Lose (Ars Nova); Wild Animals You Should Know (MCC); The Steadfast (SLANT); Trapeze Hero! (Ars Nova ANT Fest); and Ghosts (Pearl). Regionally, he’s appeared at the Alliance, McCarter, Bay Street, Shakespeare Theater Co., Denver Center, Magic, PCS, Guild Hall, NYSAF, and more. Films include Scorsese’s Wolf of Wall Street, Sam Mendes’ Revolutionary Road, Pretty Bird, and the upcoming indies Lies I Told My Little Sister and Stryka. TV: “Blue Bloods”; “The Good Wife”; “3 lbs.”, “All My Children”, and “Guiding Light”. Other: Voiced characters in Grand Theft Auto V and World of Warcraft. John is also an occasional rapper and a trapeze artist who runs aerial theater company Fight or Flight. MFA: NTC (Denver). BA: Wesleyan University. johnbehlmann.com
GIDEON GLICK (Jordan) made his Roundabout Theatre debut as “Howie” in Speech and Debate by Stephen Karam. He first appeared on Broadway originating the role of "Ernst" in Spring Awakening, and was in the original cast of Spiderman: Turn Off The Dark. In 2012, Gideon appeared as “Jack” in Into the Woods for Shakespeare in the Park alongside an all-star cast of Amy Adams, Denis O’Hare and Jessie Mueller. Other Off-Broadway plays include Wild Animals You Should Know for MCC Theater and Samuel D. Hunter's The Few for the Rattlestick Theater. Regionally, Gideon has done work for The Old Globe, FringeNYC, Cherry Lane, Culture Project, Ensemble Studio Theater, Prince Music Theater and The Wilma Theater. Gideon had a recurring role in Lifetime’s “Devious Maids” and appeared in “Gods Behaving Badly” opposite Edie Falco and Christopher Walken. Other credits include “One Last Thing…,” “A Case Of You,” “And It Could Be Worse.” Most recently he could be seen in “Man Seeking Woman” with Jay Baruchel.
SAS GOLDBERG (Kiki) is thrilled to be making her Roundabout Theatre Company debut. Other New York credits include: David Adjmi's Stunning (Lincoln Center), The Best of Everything (HERE Arts Center) and The Urban Dictionary Plays (Ars Nova). Film/TV: “HAPPYish” (Showtime), “The Battery's Down,” and Hairbrained. Sas can also be seen starring in You Must Be Joking (co-writer/producer) released June 19. BFA from the University of Michigan. @sasgoldie
LINDSAY MENDEZ (Laura) was most recently seen in The York Theater's production of Sondheim's Saturday Night. Prior to that she had the honor of playing Hermione in The Public's Shakespeare in the Park production of The Winter's Tale. On Broadway, she starred as Elphaba in Wicked, celebrating the show’s 10th Anniversary. Lindsay has received Drama Desk, Drama League and Outer Critics Circle nominations for her portrayal of Rose in the world premiere of Dogfight at Second Stage Theater, directed by Joe Mantello. Other Broadway/Off-Broadway credits include: Godspell (2011 Revival), Everyday Rapture, The Marvelous Wonderettes and Grease (2007 Revival).
CARRA PATTERSON (Vanessa). Roundabout: Little Children Dream of God. Broadway: Wit (Manhattan Theatre Club). Off-Broadway: Luck of the Irish (Lincoln Center 3), Richard III (Epic Theater / Signature Theater), Measure for Measure (Public Theater). Regional: In the Red & Brown Water (Alliance), Ceremonies in Dark Old Men (dir. Kenny Leon, True Colors), The Wiz (True Colors). Film: Straight Outta Compton. TV: “Blue Bloods,” “Elementary,” “The Good Wife.” MFA: NYU Graduate Acting Program.
LUKE SMITH (Gideon/Evan/Roger). Roundabout debut! First National Tour: Peter and the Starcatcher (Smee). New York: Hit the Wall (Barrow Street Theatre), F*#king Hipsters (NYMF), Caucasian Chalk Circle (Sonnet Repertory Theater). Regional: One Man, Two Guvnors (St. Louis Repertory Theatre), Buddy Holly Story (Walnut Street Theatre), My Fair Lady and Saving Aimee (Signature Theater). Film: Freedom starring Cuba Gooding, Jr. Co-Songwriter for group Awning (awning.bandcamp.com). Proud graduate of UNCSA.
The Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre opened in March 2004 with an acclaimed premiere of Lynn Nottage’s Intimate Apparel starring Viola Davis, directed by Dan Sullivan. In the ten years since that landmark production, the center has expanded beyond the Laura Pels Theatre to include the Black Box Theatre and now a new education center. The Steinberg Center continues to reflect Roundabout’s commitment to produce new works by established and emerging writers as well as revivals of classic plays. This state-of-the-art off-Broadway theatre and education complex is made possible by a major gift from The Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust. The Trust was created in 1986 by Harold Steinberg to promote and advance American Theatre as a vital part of our culture by supporting playwrights, encouraging the development and production of new work, and providing financial assistance to not-for-profit theatre companies across the country. Since its inception, the Trust has awarded over $70 million to more than 125 theatre organizations.
Roundabout Theatre Company is committed to producing the highest quality theatre with the finest artists, sharing stories that endure, and providing accessibility to all audiences. A not-for-profit company, Roundabout fulfills its mission each season through the production of classic plays and musicals; development and production of new works by established and emerging writers; educational initiatives that enrich the lives of children and adults; and a subscription model and audience outreach programs that cultivate and engage all audiences.
Roundabout Theatre Company presents a variety of plays, musicals, and new works on its five stages, each of which is specifically designed to enhance the needs of 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. The Stephen Sondheim Theatre offers a state of the art LEED certified Broadway theatre in which to stage major large-scale musical revivals. Together these distinctive homes serve to enhance Roundabout’s work on each of its stages.
American Airlines is the official airline of Roundabout Theatre Company. Roundabout productions are supported, in part, with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.
Roundabout’s 2014-2015 season includes Coleman, Comden & Green’s On The Twentieth Century starring Kristin Chenoweth and Peter Gallagher, directed by Scott Ellis; Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine’s Into the Woods and the world premiere of Joshua Harmon’s Significant Other, directed by Trip Cullman.
The 2014-2015 Roundabout Underground production is Little Children Dream of God, a new play by Jeff Augustin, directed by Giovanna Sardelli.
Roundabout’s 50th anniversary season in 2015-2016 includes: Clive Owen stars in Old Times by Harold Pinter, directed by Douglas Hodge; Andrea Martin stars in Noises Off by Michael Frayn, directed by Jeremy Herrin; The Humans by Stephen Karam, directed by Joe Mantello; Keira Knightley in her Broadway debut in a new adaptation of Thérèse Raquin by Helen Edmundson, based upon the novel by Émile Zola, directed by Evan Cabnet; and Joe Masteroff, Sheldon Harnick and Jerry Bock’s She Loves Me, starring Laura Benanti and Josh Radnor, directed by Scott Ellis. The 2015-2016 Roundabout Underground production is Ugly Lies the Bone, a new play by Lindsey Ferrentino, directed by Patricia McGregor.
Follow ROUNDABOUT THEATRE COMPANY on Twitter @RTC_NYC, Instagram and on Facebook.
# # #