Announcing cast members joining Steven Pasquale in THE ROBBER BRIDEGROOM
ANNOUNCING CAST MEMBERS JOINING STEVEN PASQUALE!
ROUNDABOUT THEATRE COMPANY
In association with Daryl Roth Productions
THE ROBBER BRIDEGROOM
Book & Lyrics by Tony®, Oscar® and Pulitzer Prize winner Alfred Uhry
Music by Robert Waldman
Music Direction by Justin Levine
Choreographed by Connor Gallagher
Directed by Alex Timbers
Andrew Durand, Evan Harrington, Greg Hildreth, Leslie Kritzer, Ahna O’Reilly,
Steven Pasquale, Nadia Quinn, Lance Roberts, Devere Rogers
Performances begin February 18, 2016
Official opening March 13, 2016
Limited engagement through May 29, 2016
Off-Broadway at the Laura Pels Theatre in the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre
Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director), in association with Daryl Roth Productions, is pleased to announce the full cast joining Steven Pasquale in the first-ever New York revival of Alfred Uhry and Robert Waldman’s musical comedy THE ROBBER BRIDEGROOM. Joining the previously announced Steven Pasquale as “Jamie Lockhart” is Andrew Durand as “Little Harp,” Evan Harrington as “Big Harp,” Greg Hildreth as “Goat,” Leslie Kritzer as “Salome,” Ahna O’Reilly as “Rosamund,” Nadia Quinn as “Raven/Goat’s Mother,” Lance Roberts as “Clement Musgrove” and Devere Rogers as “Airie/Man.”
The show will be music directed by Justin Levine with choreography by Connor Gallagher and directed by Tony award nominee Alex Timbers (Peter and the Starcatcher) as part of Roundabout’s 50th Anniversary season.
The Robber Bridegroom begins preview performances Off-Broadway on February 18, 2016, and opens officially on March 13, 2016 at the Laura Pels Theatre in the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre (111 West 46th Street). This will be a limited engagement through May 29, 2016.
Wildly inventive and deliciously entertaining, The Robber Bridegroom is a raucous, hilarious, sexy theatrical gem with an irresistibly catchy bluegrass score.
Based on the short story by beloved Southern writer Eudora Welty, The Robber Bridegroom transports the audience to the Natchez Trace in Mississippi, a dangerous and mysterious corner of the country teeming with a rogue’s gallery of the most beguiling con men, hucksters, and charlatans you’ll ever meet. Chief among them, Jamie Lockhart (Pasquale)—fair-faced gentleman by day, hard-hearted bandit of the woods by night. When he falls for the beautiful daughter of a wealthy planter, his world and code of ethics are turned upside down.
A Southern-fried celebration of American myth-making as well as the art of making theatre, The Robber Bridegroom is an irreverent, thrilling, jubilant musical comedy pulsing with life and imagination.
The creative team will include Donyale Werle (Sets), Emily Rebholz (Costumes), Jeff Croiter & Jake DeGroot (Lighting), Darron L West & Charles Coes (Sound), Justine Levine & Martin Lowe (Orchestrations), Leah Loukas (Wig & Make-Up) and Jacob Grigolia-Rosenbaum (Fight Director).
Roundabout Theatre Company’s 2016 production of The Robber Bridegroom marks the 40th anniversary of the original, which opened on Broadway in 1975 starring Kevin Kline and Patti LuPone, following a workshop that starred Raul Julia and Rhonda Coullet. It went on to enjoy an unprecedented hit return engagement on Broadway the following year, with Barry Bostwick winning the Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical. The Robber Bridegroom has since been performed across the country with the song “Sleepy Man” joining the canon of American standards.
The Robber Bridegroom benefits from Roundabout’s Musical Theatre Fund with lead gifts from The Howard Gilman Foundation and Perry and Marty Granoff.
Tickets for The Robber Bridegroom 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 single tickets are $99.
The Robber Bridegroom will play Tuesday through Saturday evenings at 7:30PM with Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2:00PM.
ANDREW DURAND (Little Harp). Roundabout Debut. Broadway: War Horse, Spring Awakening. West End: The Umbrellas of Cherbourg. Off-Broadway: Gigantic (Vineyard), Love's Labour's Lost (Shakespeare in the Park), The Wild Bride (St. Ann's Warehouse), The Burnt Part Boys (Playwrights Horizons) Yank (York). TV: CBS' "Madam Secretary" (Guest Star). Andrew has toured the US and UK extensively with Kneehigh Theater Co. to venues such as Berkeley Rep, Chicago Shakespeare, The Guthrie, Liverpool Everyman Playhouse, and The Bristol Old Vic.
EVAN HARRINGTON (Big Harp). Roundabout Debut! Evan just stepped off the bus from the Nat'l Tour of Once. Broadway: Once (Billy), Peter and the Starcatcher (Alf), Avenue Q (Brian), The Phantom of the Opera (Piangi). Regional: Assassins (John Hinckley, Jr.), Sweeney Todd (Beadle/Pirelli), Into the Woods (Baker), The Full Monty (Dave). TV: "30 Rock" (Roy). Evan fronts a “Meat Loaf” cover band and has played clubs in NYC and LA. evanharrington.com. Twitter:@EKHarrington24
GREG HILDRETH (Goat). Broadway: Cinderella, Peter and the Starcatcher, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson. Off-Broadway: Peter and the Starcatcher (New York Theatre Workshop), Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson (The Public). Regional: Goodspeed Opera House, The Old Globe, Papermill Playhouse, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Huntington Theatre. Film/Television: Half Shell: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2, Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps, “The Good Wife,” “Royal Pains,” “Kings,” “Last Week Tonight.” Education: Boston University and the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts.
LESLIE KRITZER (Salome) made her Broadway debut in Hairspray, following that she was Serena in Legally Blonde, winning the Clarence Derwent Award for most promising performer. She then starred in A Catered Affair starring opposite Tom Wopat & Faith Prince earning her a Drama Desk nomination In Sondheim on Sondheim on Broadway she starred opposite Vanessa Williams and Barbara Cook and most recently was seen in ELF, in which she starred as Jovie opposite Wayne Knight. Last year Leslie was seen Off-Broadway in the new musical, Piece of My Heart, at The Signature Theatre; in 2013 she starred in the world premieres of Nobody Loves You at Second Stage and The Memory Show at Transport Group. Her other Off-Broadway credits include Rooms: A Rock Romance, which earned her an Outer Critics Circle nomination; The Great American Trailer Park Musical, earning her a Drama Desk nomination, and Bat Boy: The Musical. She played Hildy in On the Town for New York City Center Encores! and she was Little Becky in the national tour of Urinetown. Some regional credits include Pop! at Yale Repertory Theatre, Every Tongue Confess at Arena Stage, First You Dream at The Kennedy Center and Funny Girl at Paper Mill Playhouse. Leslie received enthusiastic critical acclaim, a TimeOut New York Award, and a Special Achievement MAC Award, for Leslie Kritzer Is Patti LuPone at Les Mouches, a re-creation of Patti LuPone’s famed nightclub act. The show had a sold-out run at Joe’s Pub, followed by performances at The Plush Room in San Francisco. She was a featured soloist at The Royal Albert Hall in London for a tribute to Tim Rice and can be heard on several original cast albums. She recently developed two new Broadway musicals, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s School Of Rock and The Honeymooners playing Alice Kramden opposite Hank Azaria, which will be on Broadway in 2016. She is currently playing Ray Romano’s wife on the new HBO show “Vinyl” airing in January. She can be seen around NYC doing her standup and solo shows. Follow her @lesliekritzer on Twitter/Instagram/Vine. Leslie is a graduate of the Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music.
AHNA O’REILLY (Rosamund). Ahna is currently shooting Totem for Blumhouse, directed by Marcell Sarmiento. She previously shot All I See Is You for director Marc Forster opposite Blake Lively and Jason Clarke and the John Steinbeck adaptation In Dubious Battle with James Franco. She also recently completed shooting the lead of Elliot Lester's next film Sleepwalker. Ahna had two films premiere in Un Certain Regard at Cannes in 2013; As I Lay Dying directed by and starring James Franco, and Fruitvale Station with Michael B. Jordan and Octavia Spencer. She was named one of Deadline's “Sundance Actors to Watch” for Fruitvale Station and Jobs, which she acted in opposite Ashton Kutcher. She can also be seen in the independent films CBGB playing Mary Harron and Lucky Them opposite Toni Collette and Oliver Platt. Ahna is most known for her work in The Help, for which she received a Screen Actors Guild, National Board of Review and Critics Choice award for Best Ensemble.
STEVEN PASQUALE (Jamie Lockhart) returns to Roundabout following the one-night-only gala concert reading of A Little Night Music. He was seen this summer in the Encores! production of The Wild Party and as “Billy Bigelow” in Chicago Lyric Opera’s production of Carousel. He most recently starred on Broadway in The Bridges of Madison County (Drama Desk, Drama League nominations) and his extensive New York credits include Far From Heaven (Playwrights Horizons), The Intelligent Homosexual’s Guide to Capitalism and Socialism with a Key to the Scriptures (Public Theater), A Soldier’s Play (Second Stage), A Man of No Importance (Lincoln Center; Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle nominations), Beautiful Child (Vineyard Theater), Spinning Into Butter (Lincoln Center), The Spitfire Grill (Playwrights Horizons) and The Wild Party (Manhattan Theater Club). Steven has also appeared in The Grapes of Wrath (Carnegie Hall), Miss Saigon (national tour), and originated the role of Fabrizio in The Light in the Piazza (Seattle’s Intiman Theatre). Steven is perhaps best known to television audiences as “Sean Garrity” in the hit FX series “Rescue Me,” and will return to the FX network next year in Ryan Murphy’s highly-anticipated series “American Crime Story.” Other television credits include “Do No Harm” and “Up All Night” (NBC), “Over/Under” (USA), “Coma” (A&E), “Six Feet Under” (HBO), Sofia Coppola’s “Platinum,” and most recently the Emmy-winning series “The Good Wife” (CBS). Film credits include Alien vs. Predator: Requiem, Aurora Borealis, and The Last Run. Steven’s solo album, Somethin' Like Love, was released in 2009.
NADIA QUINN (Raven/Goat's Mother/Salome Understudy). Broadway: Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson. TV/Film: Top 5, “Louie,” “The Big C,” “Smash,” “Younger,” “Mysteries of Laura.” Her short film, Best Wishes From Millwood (Producer, Actor), premiered at the 2015 Austin Film Fest and won the Audience Choice Award for Best Narrative Short. Viral internet videos include: The #makeitfair Project and Summer & Eve Explains Things (AboveAverage). Nadia also writes scripts and songs and sings in the Americana-folk band, The Quinns. nadiaquinn.com/@nadiaquinn
LANCE ROBERTS (Clement Musgrove). Recent: Gotta Dance (Pre-Broadway) and Shows For Days with Patti Lupone. Broadway: Act One, Cat/Roof (2013), Ghost, Sister Act and Pee-Wee Herman Show (King of Cartoons). Off Broadway: Liquid Plain, Saturday Night, Forbidden Hollywood and March of the Falsettos. TV/Film: “Show Me A Hero” (HBO), Fangirl, This Is Where I Leave You, The Humbling, “White Collar,” “The Affair,” “SVU,” “Nurse Jackie.” Full bio on Lance Roberts: Broadway and Beyond (Facebook) and IMDB.com
DEVERE ROGERS (Ariel/Man/Understudy for Little Harp). Roundabout Debut! Workshops: Up Here, The Robber Bridegroom. National Tour: Five Guys Named Moe. Off-Broadway: For Flow, We In Silence..., Dance Dance Revolution. Select Regional Credits: The Wiz, Ain't Misbehavin, Little Shop of Horrors, Five Guys Named Moe, Up Here. Television: "Sex Sent Me to the ER," "Grey's Anatomy," "Crazy Ex- Girlfriend." Commercial: NY Lottery, Budweiser. Film: Pour Amerie Encore, For Flow. Education: B.F.A. from NYU Tisch School of the Arts.
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.
Roundabout Theatre Company’s 50th Anniversary Season celebrates the company’s numerous accomplishments and vision for the future with bold new productions of classic plays, a revival of the Roundabout’s first musical, and new work by some of the country’s most exciting young talent. Founded in 1965, Roundabout Theatre Company has grown from a small 150-seat theatre in a converted Chelsea supermarket basement to become one of the nation’s most influential not-for-profit theatre companies, as well as one of New York City’s leading cultural institutions. Roundabout has been recognized with 29 Tonys, 41 Drama Desks, 50 Outer Critics Circle, 10 Obie and 15 Lucille Lortel Awards for its work on five stages, reaching more than 700,000 theatergoers and employing hundreds of artists each year. Bank of America is a proud 50th Anniversary Season sponsor – a partnership that makes possible Roundabout’s many productions and not-for-profit initiatives during this landmark year. Roundabout’s 50th Anniversary Season media partners include WNBC, Clear Channel Spectacolor, and the City of New York Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment.
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, the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.
Roundabout’s 50th anniversary season in 2015-2016 includes: 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; Laura Benanti, Zachary Levi, Gavin Creel, Byron Jennings, Michael McGrath and Jane Krakowski in She Loves Me by Joe Masteroff, Sheldon Harnick and Jerry Bock, directed by Scott Ellis; Steven Pasquale in The Robber Bridegroom by Alfred Uhry and Robert Waldman, directed by Alex Timbers; Jessica Lange, Gabriel Byrne, Michael Shannon and John Gallagher, Jr. in Long Day’s Journey Into Night by Eugene O’Neill, directed by Jonathan Kent.
Roundabout’s 2016-2017 season will include Holiday Inn: The New Irvin Berlin Musical by Gordon Greenberg and Chad Hodge, directed by Gordon Greenberg with lyrics by Irving Berlin; a new adaptation of The Cherry Orchard by Anton Chekhov with a new adaption by Stephen Karam, directed by Simon Godwin; Love, Love, Love by Mike Bartlett, directed by Michael Mayer; If I Forget by Steven Levenson and Napoli, Brooklyn by Meghan Kennedy. The 2016-2017 Roundabout Underground season includes Kingdom Come, a new play by Jenny Rachel Weiner.
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