ROUNDABOUT THEATRE COMPANY Announces “A Roundabout Road to Broadway” A Special 50th Anniversary Fil
ROUNDABOUT THEATRE COMPANY
“A Roundabout Road to Broadway”
A Special 50th Anniversary Film
Hosted by Roundabout Alumnus Neil Patrick Harris
Airing Saturday, February 6 at 7:00PM
On NBC 4 New York
Including exclusive interviews with Roundabout artists:
Alec Baldwin, Laura Benanti, Matthew Broderick, Kristin Chenoweth, Alan Cumming, Adam Driver, Jake Gyllenhaal, Stephen Karam, Jane Krakowski, Frank Langella, Audra McDonald, Dame Helen Mirren, Liam Neeson, Christopher Plummer and more.
Click here to watch the NBC promo: RTC 50 film promo
Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) is thrilled to announce the broadcast of a film celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the not-for-profit theatre company. The 22-minute film A Roundabout Road to Broadway, directed by Andrew Lawton, will air exclusively on NBC 4 New York on Saturday, February 6 at 7:00PM.
Hosted by Neil Patrick Harris and featuring never-before-seen interviews with Alec Baldwin, Laura Benanti, Matthew Broderick, Kristin Chenoweth, Alan Cumming, Adam Driver, Jake Gyllenhaal, Stephen Karam, Jane Krakowski, Frank Langella, Audra McDonald, Dame Helen Mirren, Liam Neeson, Christopher Plummer and many more, A Roundabout Road to Broadway pulls back the curtain to reveal the daring risks, artistic leaps of faith, and blood, sweat and tears that drove the evolution of Roundabout Theatre Company, one of NYC's most beloved cultural institutions.
Now celebrating its 50th Anniversary, Roundabout found early success producing classic plays out of a supermarket basement. From this humble space - with the sound of carts rolling overhead - Roundabout garnered critical attention, but by the 1980's fiscal mismanagement had driven the organization to bankruptcy. The unlikely turnaround that followed is one of the most remarkable comeback stories in NYC history: today the company's ground-breaking Broadway productions from Cabaret to Twelve Angry Men draw over 1 million audience members each year; while its award-winning education programs reach 18,000 NYC students and teachers across the five boroughs.
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, such as a revival of Roundabout’s first musical She Loves Me, and new work by some of the country’s most exciting young talent.
To celebrate the 50th Anniversary, Roundabout Theatre Company and NBC 4 New York have established a year-long partnership bringing the best of the company’s theatrical works and community endeavors to NBC 4 New York’s audiences. After February 6, audiences can watch the film online at NBC 4 New York
ABOUT THE FILM MAKER:
Director Andrew Lawton is the founder of Kinetic Studios, a film and television production company based in Manhattan's seaport. Before transitioning creatively to film twelve years ago, Andrew spent decades working in the theatre. So the privilege of leading this documentary for Roundabout marked a special opportunity to bring together both creative passions. The Kinetic team has been in production on A Roundabout Road to Broadway since July 2015, and are extremely proud to share this incredible story with the world.
Roundabout thanks Tuka Productions for helping to make this film possible.
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.
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; 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; 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; 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. The 2015-2016 Roundabout Underground production was Ugly Lies the Bone, a new play by Lindsey Ferrentino, directed by Patricia McGregor.
As a part of the 50th celebration, Roundabout has launched a national tour of their Tony Award winning production of Cabaret in cities across America.
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