Announcing cast members joining Andrea Martin in NOISES OFF
ROUNDABOUT THEATRE COMPANY
Tony Award Winner
ANDREA MARTIN CAMPBELL SCOTT
TRACEE CHIMO, DANIEL DAVIS, DAVID FURR, KATE JENNINGS GRANT, MEGAN HILTY, ROB McCLURE, JEREMY SHAMOS
Will Star In
A comedy by MICHAEL FRAYN
Directed by JEREMY HERRIN
Previews begin December 17, 2015
Official opening January 14, 2016
Limited engagement through March 6, 2016
On Broadway at the American Airlines Theatre
Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) is pleased to announce the complete cast for Michael Frayn’s comedy Noises Off. Joining the previously announced Andrea Martin as “Dotty Otley” are Campbell Scott as “Lloyd Dallas,” Tracee Chimo as “Poppy Norton-Taylor,” Daniel Davis as “Selsdon Mowbray,” David Furr as “Garry Lejeune,” Kate Jennings Grant as “Belinda Blair,” Megan Hilty as “Brooke Ashton,” Rob McClure as “Tim Allgood” and Jeremy Shamos as “Frederick Fellowes.” Tony nominee Jeremy Herrin will direct the new Broadway production as part of Roundabout Theatre Company’s 50th anniversary season.
Noises Off will begin previews on Thursday, December 17, 2015 and open officially on Thursday, January 14, 2016. This is a limited engagement through Sunday, March 6, 2016 on Broadway at the American Airlines Theatre on Broadway (227 West 42nd Street).
The cast of Noises Off features four celebrated Roundabout Theatre Company alumni: Tracee Chimo, who appeared in both hit productions of Bad Jews and Harvey; David Furr following his performance in the Tony-nominated revival of The Importance of Being Earnest; Kate Jennings Grant starred in The Marriage of Bette and Boo; and Jeremy Shamos received the 2014 Lucille Lortel Award for his performance in Dinner with Friends.
Full of shocking surprises and gut-busting humor, Noises Off is the classic show-within-a-show. The opening night performance of the farce Nothing On is just hours away, and as the cast stumbles through their final dress rehearsal, things couldn't be going any worse. With lines being forgotten, love triangles unraveling and sardines flying everywhere, it’s complete pandemonium…and we haven’t even reached intermission! Can the cast pull their act together on the stage even if they can't behind the scenes?
Noises Off premiered on Broadway in 1983 and was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Play. The original production ran more than 550 performances and was lauded as “the funniest show on Broadway” (The New York Times).
The creative team for Noises Off includes: Derek McLane (Sets), Michael Krass (Costumes), Jane Cox (Lighting) and Christopher Cronin (Sound).
Tickets for Noises Off are first made available to subscribers and donors. Whether you are interested in the best value or VIP experiences, Roundabout has a package option for you. Visit roundabouttheatre.org or call 212-719-1300 for more info. For first access to tickets and insider news, sign up for Roundabout’s email club at www.roundabouttheatre.org or by calling Roundabout Audience Services at 212.719.1300.
Beginning September 13, tickets will be made available to the general public by calling 212.719.1300, online at www.roundabouttheatre.org, and in person at Roundabout’s American Airlines Theatre Box Office (227 West 42nd Street). Single tickets for Noises Off range in price from $67-$137.
Noises Off will play Tuesday through Saturday evening at 8:00PM with Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2:00PM. For the performance schedule during the holiday season, visit roundabouttheatre.org.
ANDREA MARTIN (Dotty Otley) was most recently seen in the feature film, Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb, and starring in the half-hour single-camera television comedy, “Working the Engels,” produced by Halfire-CORE Entertainment for Shaw Media and NBC. A veteran of television, stage and film, Andrea Martin won Tony, Drama Desk, and Outer Critics Awards for her performance in the Broadway revival of Pippin. Her theatre credits include the Lincoln Center Theater adaptation of Moss Hart’s Act One; My Favorite Year, for which she received Tony, Drama Desk and Theatre World Awards; the recent revival of Fiddler on the Roof; Mel Brooks’ Young Frankenstein (Tony, Drama Desk Award nominations); Exit the King (Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle Award nominations); Oklahoma! (Tony, Drama Desk Award nominations); Candide (Tony, Drama Desk Award nominations); and the legendary Toronto production of Godspell in which she co-starred with future collaborators and SCTV alumni Martin Short, Eugene Levy, and Dave Thomas. On SCTV, Martin not only earned two Emmy Awards for her writing, but also created some of television’s most indelible sketch comedy characters. Martin has done extensive voice work in television and film (The Simpsons, Anastasia, The Rugrats Movie) and made memorable guest appearances on hit shows such as “30 Rock” and “Nurse Jackie.” Her film appearances include The Producers, Wag the Dog, Hedwig and the Angry Inch and My Big Fat Greek Wedding. Martin was born in Portland, Maine and splits her time between Toronto and New York.
CAMPBELL SCOTT (Lloyd Dallas) studied with Stella Adler and Geraldine Page and got his first break playing Benvolio in Romeo and Juliet in summer stock in New England. Following that, Campbell understudied in the Broadway production of Tom Stoppard's The Real Thing, starring Jeremy Irons and later, Nicol Williamson. He has also appeared on Broadway in an acclaimed production of Long Day's Journey Into Night with Jason Robards and Colleen Dewhust, Ah! Wilderness, Hay Fever and The Queen And The Rebels. Off-Broadway, Campbell has appeared in The Last Outpost, Copperhead, A Man For All Seasons, On The Bum and most recently in the title role of The Athiest. He played the title role of Hamlet at the Old Globe in San Diego, receiving excellent reviews. He played Hamlet again at the Huntington Theatre in Boston. Campbell’s other Shakespearean roles include Angelo in Measure for Measure at Lincoln Center, the title role of Pericles at the New York Shakespeare Festival, and Iago in Othello at the Philadelphia Drama Guild. Regionally, Campbell has been seen in Our Town, Gilette, School for Wives and for the Williamstown Theatre Festival, Miss Julie and Dead End. His first film role was in From Hollywood To Deadwood followed by the highly praised Longtime Companion, The Feud, and Bernardo Bertolucci's The Sheltering Sky. Scott appeared in Dead Again directed by Kenneth Branagh and starred opposite Julia Roberts in Dying Young directed by Joel Schumacher, Singles directed by Cameron Crowe, The Innocent directed by John Schlesinger, Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle directed by Alan Rudolph, Only With You and Let It Be Me. He co-stars with Steve Martin in David Mamet's film The Spanish Prisoner. His most recent film appearances include Big Night, The Daytrippers, Ship of Fools, Hi-Life, Top of the Food Chain, Spring Forward, Other Voices, Lush, Delivering Milo, Roger Dodger, Secret Lives of Dentists, Loverboy, Marie and Bruce and has completed the upcoming features Duma, Saint Ralph, The Exorcism of Emily Rose, and The Dying Gaul, for which he starred and produced. For television he starred in, co-directed and produced “Hamlet” for the Odyssey Network. He also starred as Joseph Kennedy, Jr. in “The Kennedys of Massachusetts,” co-starred with Ben Kingsley and Joanna Lumley in “Sweeney Todd” for Showtime, co-starred with Jennifer Jason Leigh in “The Love Letter” for Hallmark Hall of Fame, “Shot in the Heart” for HBO and “Follow the Stars Home” for Hallmark Hall of Fame, again co-starring with Jennifer Jason Leigh. He starred in the series “Six Degrees.” As a director, Mr. Scott co-directed the film Big Night with Stanley Tucci and has finished directing Off the Map. For the stage, he has directed Miss Julie, Snake Pit and Recruiting Officer. He has also completed directing and producing his film Company Retreat and appeared off Broadway with great success in the one man play The Athiest. He appeared prominently on the second season of the hit TV series “Damages” and is currently on “Royal Pains.”
TRACEE CHIMO (Poppy Norton-Taylor) recently completed a run on Broadway in the revival of Wendy Wasserstein’s The Heidi Chronicles opposite Elisabeth Moss and Jason Biggs. She also starred opposite Jim Parsons in the Broadway production of Harvey, in addition to starring in Irena’s Vow opposite Tovah Feldschuh. She starred in the revival of Terrence McNally’s Lips Together Teeth Apart at The Second Stage and originated the role of “Daphna” in Bad Jews at Roundabout Theatre Company, for which she earned the 2014 Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Lead Actress as well as an Outer Critic’s Circle Award and Drama League Award nominations. Other Off-Broadway credits include “Reagan” in Bachelorette (Lucile Lortel nomination), and “Lauren” in Annie Baker’s Circle Mirror Transformation, for which she got the OBIE, Drama Desk Award and Lucille Lortel nominations for Best Actress. She won the 2011 Clarence Derwent Award for “Most Promising Actress in New York: and Rising Star Award from her Alma Mater, Salem State College. In television, Tracee had a recurring role on “Orange is the New Black” and the new Amy Poehler series “Difficult People” for Hulu. She has also appeared in “Black Box,” in David Milch’s pilot “The Money” for HBO, “Louie,” “Royal Pains,” “High Maintenance” and “The Good Wife.” She co-starred opposite Jason Segel in The Five Year Engagement and was recently seen in Black Hat opposite Viola Davis. Other film credits include Concussion, Take Care and Side Effects.
DANIEL DAVIS (Selsdon Mowbray). This Arkansas native’s 40-year career includes work in regional theatre in the U.S. and Canada, primarily The American Shakespeare Festival, The Stratford National Theatre of Canada, The Guthrie, Seattle Rep, Actors Theatre of Louisville, The Old Globe Theatre, ten seasons with the Williamstown Theatre Festival and six seasons with the American Conservatory Theatre in San Francisco. Favorite roles include Garland Wright’s production of The Misanthrope (Alceste), the American premiere of David Hare and Howard Brenton’s Pravda (Lambert LeRoux) directed by Robert Falls, the world premiere of The Film Society (Jonathan Balton) by Jon Robin Baitz and title roles in Hamlet, Peer Gynt, and Arturo Ui. New York credits include Wrong Mountain (Tony nomination), Talking Heads (Obie and Outer Critics Circle Award), La Cage aux Folles (2004 revival), and for Lincoln Center The Invention of Love and The Frogs. In 1971 he toured with Katharine Hepburn in Coco and toured again in 1982 as Salieri in Amadeus, which he also played on Broadway. Recent stage work includes the Classic Stage Company’s revival of The Cherry Orchard, in which he played Gaev opposite Dianne Wiest and John Turturro. In 2011, he starred in A.R. Gurney’s Black Tie at Primary Stages. He has played the title role in King Lear for the Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey, Kreon in Medea opposite Annette Bening for the U.C.L.A International Theatre Festival, and with the New York Philharmonic in a concert reading of Stravinsky’s “L’Histoire du Soldat” with Alec Baldwin. He spent six seasons as Niles the Butler on “The Nanny” and has had numerous guest roles on TV, most notably as Professor Moriarty on “Star Trek: The Next Generation.” Films include The Prestige, Sydney Pollack’s Havana and The Hunt for Red October.
DAVID FURR (Garry Lejeune) has previously appeared for Roundabout on Broadway in The Importance of Being Earnest. Other Broadway appearances include Accent on Youth, Cymbeline, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, The Rivals, and King Lear. He has appeared in Shakespeare in the Park productions of As You Like It and Cymbeline. Other notable off-Broadway credits include Equivocation and The Explorers Club. On film, David has been seen in LIV, Anche Se E Amore, Non Si Vede, The Importance of Being Earnest, and Evening. A frequent television performer, his credits include recurring roles on The Americans, The Michael J. Fox Show, and NCIS: Los Angeles and many guest appearances.
KATE JENNINGS GRANT (Belinda Blair) has appeared frequently on stage, film and television. She was last seen on Broadway in The Country House, her third collaboration with director Daniel Sullivan. Previous Broadway credits include The Lyons opposite Linda Lavin; Sarah Brown in the most recent revival of Guys and Dolls; Proof alongside Neil Patrick Harris and Anne Heche; and Wendy Wasserstein’s An American Daughter. Her numerous Off-Broadway credits include Bette in Roundabout’s The Marriage of Bette and Boo, The Beard of Avon (directed by Doug Hughes), Between Us, Radiant Baby (directed by George C. Wolfe at the Public Theater) and Summer of ’42. Kate has appeared in more than 30 television shows including “Madame Secretary,” “Elementary,” “The Good Wife,” “Blue Bloods,” “The Carrie Diaries,” “Body of Proof,” “Royal Pains,” “White Collar,” “Rescue Me,” all the Law and Orders, and has had recurring roles on “Alpha House,” “Damages,” “Parenthood” and “Pan Am.” On film, she appeared opposite Jake Gyllenhaal in Love and Other Drugs, and played Diane Sawyer in Ron Howard’s Frost/Nixon. Other film credits include The Rebound opposite Catherine Zeta-Jones, Paul Greengrass’s United 93, When a Stranger Calls, Forgiven, Kinsey, and James Lapine’s upcoming film Custody. Kate is a graduate of the Juilliard School’s Drama Division. She also holds a BA in English and Music Composition from the University of Pennsylvania.
MEGAN HILTY (Brooke Ashton). Broadway performer and television actress Megan Hilty has had a fast ride to the top. After graduating from Carnegie Mellon with a degree in theater she immediately landed the role of Glinda in Wicked on Broadway, later performing the role on tour and in the Los Angeles production. Her next role was Doralee in 9 to 5: The Musical, for which she was nominated for Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, Drama League, and Ovation Awards for Best Actress in a Musical. In 2011 Hilty joined the cast of NBC’s Smash as Ivy Lynn, an actress desperate to land the lead in a Broadway musical about Marilyn Monroe. During the hiatus between the first and second seasons of Smash, Hilty starred in the New York City Center Encores! production of Gentleman Prefer Blondes, earning her stellar notices. Since then Megan starred in NBC's sitcom Sean Saves the World opposite her Smash costar Sean Hayes. Megan regularly performs with orchestras and symphonies across the country and her solo show—including her sold out Carnegie Hall debut—has received critical acclaim. Her solo album, It Happens All the Time is available on Sony Records.
ROB McCLURE (Tim Allgood) was recently seen on Broadway starring as Jack Singer in Honeymoon In Vegas, a role that has garnered him a 2015 Drama League Award nomination. He received Tony, Drama League, Astaire and Outer Critics Circle nominations, and won Theatre World and Clive Barnes awards for his performance in the title role of Chaplin: The Musical. He had similarly charmed audiences with his performances in the title role of Where’s Charley? and Nestor in Irma La Douce, both for New York City Center Encores! Rob’s other Broadway credits include the 2002 revival of I'm Not Rappaport, opposite Judd Hirsch and Ben Vereen, and the roles of Princeton and Rod in Avenue Q. He later received a Helen Hayes nomination for this performance in the Avenue Q national tour. He delighted 92nd Street Y audiences in Kathleen Marshall’s salute to MGM musicals, “Going Hollywood.” Rob starred opposite Tony Danza in the world-premiere production of Jason Robert Brown's Honeymoon In Vegas at Paper Mill Playhouse. Regionally, he also appeared in the world premiere of Ken Ludwig’s The Game’s Afoot at the Cleveland Playhouse and Robert and Willie Reale’s Johnny Baseball at the American Repertory Theatre. A fan favorite at St. Louis MUNY, Rob has been seen in Hello, Dolly! The Addams Family, Little Shop of Horrors, Mary Poppins, Shrek and is excited to be returning this summer. Particularly active in the Philadelphia theater scene, Rob has won two Barrymore Awards for best actor in a musical, and he starred as Mozart in Amadeus at the Walnut Street Theatre. Rob made his film debut in the award-winning short film Recursion, directed by Sam Buntrock, for which Rob won Best Actor at The Queen’s World Film Festival and The Williamsburg Independent Film Festival. He also made his TV debut guest starring on the CBS series “Person Of Interest.”
JEREMY SHAMOS (Frederick Fellowes) is currently in Bruce Norris' new play The Qualms at Playwrights Horizons. On TV he currently appears as the smirking Norwegian real estate developer on Showtime's last season of “Nurse Jackie” and recently recurred on AMC's “Better Call Saul.” He received a Tony Award nomination for his starring role in the Broadway production of the Pulitzer Prize-winning play Clybourne Park in 2012. Jeremy Shamos has also appeared on Broadway with Al Pacino in Glengarry Glen Ross at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre, with Judith Light in Richard Greenberg's Tony nominated Assembled Parties, and Off-Broadway in Dinner With Friends, for which he won the 2014 Lucille Lortel Award. In these two years he has also filmed roles in Woody Allen's Magic in the Moonlight and Alejandro Gonzales’s Oscar-winning film Birdman, as well as guest appearances on TV's “The Good Wife” and “Unforgettable,” both for CBS, and Phillip Seymour Hoffman’s pilot for Showtime, “Happyness.” Prior Broadway credits includes Elling, Reckless and The Rivals. Off-Broadway: Clybourne Park (Drama League and Lortel Award nominations.); Animals Out of Paper (Second Stage, Drama Desk nominee); Engaged (Theatre for a New Audience, Obie Award); We Live Here and Corpus Christi (MTC); The New York Idea (Atlantic); 100 Saints You Should Know and Miss Witherspoon (Playwrights); Gutenberg! The Musical (Actors’ Playhouse/59E59); Observe the Sons of Ulster… (LincolnCenter); Shakespeare (Abridged) (Century Center); Race and The Alchemist (CSC); Stranger (Vineyard); Hamlet, Cymbeline and Paris Commune (Public). Film: The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby, Taking Woodstock, Dedication, The Rebound, Trust the Man. TV: “The Michael Showalter” (pilot), “Fringe,” “L&O Criminal Intent,” “Damages.” MFA, NYU Graduate School of Acting.
MICHAEL FRAYN (Playwright). Michael Frayn has written sixteen plays, and several of them have been produced in New York, including Noises Off, Copenhagen, Benefactors, and Democracy. Noises Off, first produced on Broadway in 1983, was revived in 2001. Copenhagen, in 2000, won a Tony, together with Tony Awards for Best Director (Michael Blakemore) and Best Featured Actress (Blair Brown). He has also translated for the theatre, mostly Chekhov and other plays from the Russian, and adapted Chekhov’s first, untitled play as Wild Honey. He has written a number of screenplays, including Clockwise, starring John Cleese, and First and Last, which won an International Emmy. His books are published in New York by Holt Metropolitan. His eleven novels include The Tin Men, Towards the End of the Morning, Headlong, Spies, and most recently Skios. He has also published two works of philosophy, Constructions and The Human Touch; and a memoir, My Father’s Fortune.
JEREMY HERRIN (Director) received a Tony Award nomination for Best Direction of A Play for his Broadway debut production, Wolf Hall, Parts 1 & 2. Jeremy studied at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama, and trained at both the National Theatre and Royal Court, where he became Deputy Artistic Director in 2009 until 2012. Between 2000 and 2008 he was Associate Director at Live Theatre in Newcastle upon Tyne. Jeremy's first production for Headlong was the European Premiere of Jennifer Haley's Susan Smith Blackburn Prize winning play, The Nether, at the Royal Court. Jeremy has also recently directed the world premiere of Hilary Mantel’s Man Booker prize-winning novels Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies in two parts for the RSC, which transferred to the West End in May 2014 and will appear on Broadway in spring 2015. Jeremy has directed several productions at the Royal Court including That Face by Polly Stenham, which transferred to the Duke of York’s Theatre in the West End. He was nominated for an Evening Standard Best Director Award for Stenham’s second play Tusk Tusk in 2009. Other work at the Court includes Stenham’s No Quarter, E V Crowe’s Hero and Kin, Richard Bean’s The Heretic, Michael Wynne’s The Priory, which won an Olivier award for Best Comedy and David Hare’sThe Vertical Hour. Other theatre directing credits include Another Country (Chichester/West End), the critically acclaimed This House by James Graham at the National Theatre, for which he was nominated for an Olivier award for Best Director, The Tempest at the Globe, David Hare’s South Downs at Chichester Festival Theatre subsequently transferring to the Harold Pinter Theatre, Uncle Vanya with Roger Allam at Chichester, Absent Friends at the Harold Pinter and Much Ado About Nothing with Eve Best and Charles Edwards at the Globe. Jeremy was also named as one of the Stage top 100 in 2014.
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Roundabout’s 2014-2015 season concludes with the world premiere of Joshua Harmon’s Significant Other, directed by Trip Cullman.
Roundabout’s 50th anniversary season in 2015-2016 includes: Clive Owen, Eve Best and Kelly Reilly in Old Times by Harold Pinter, directed by Douglas Hodge; Andrea Martin, Campbell Scott, Tracee Chimo, Daniel Davis, David Furr, Kate Jennings Grant, Megan Hilty, Rob McClure and Jeremy Shamos in Noises Off by Michael Frayn, directed by Jeremy Herrin; The Humans by Stephen Karam, directed by Joe Mantello; Keira Knightley, Gabriel Ebert, Matt Ryan and Judith Light in a new adaptation of Thérèse Raquin by Helen Edmundson, based upon the novel by Émile Zola, directed by Evan Cabnet; Laura Benanti, Josh Radnor, René Auberjonois, Gavin Creel and Jane Krakowski in She Loves Me by Joe Masteroff, Sheldon Harnick and Jerry Bock, directed by Scott Ellis; Jessica Lange, Gabriel Byrne and John Gallagher, Jr. in Long Day’s Journey Into Night by Eugene O’Neill, directed by Jonathan Kent. The 2015-2016 Roundabout Underground production is Ugly Lies the Bone, a new play by Lindsey Ferrentino, directed by Patricia McGregor.
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