ROUNDABOUT THEATRE COMPANY
Oscar & Tony nominee
Returns to Broadway to Star in Arthur Miller’s The Price.
Previews begin February 16, 2017
Official opening March 16, 2017
Limited engagement on Broadway at the American Airlines Theatre
Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director/CEO) announces that three time Oscar-nominated, Tony nominated and Emmy & Drama Desk award winning actor Mark Ruffalo will return to Broadway to star in Arthur Miller’s The Price. Ruffalo will join previously announced stars Tony Shalhoub, Jessica Hecht and Danny DeVito in a new Broadway production of Arthur Miller’s The Price, directed by Steppenwolf Theatre Company co-founder, Terry Kinney. Ruffalo assumes the role of “Victor Franz.” John Turturro has left the production due to his filming schedule.
Popular stage and screen star Mark Ruffalo was last seen on Broadway in the acclaimed 2006 revival of Awake and Sing, winning a Drama Desk award for Outstanding Ensemble Performance.
Arthur Miller’s The Price will begin preview performances on Thursday, February 16, and open officially on Thursday, March 16, 2017. This is a limited engagement through May 7, 2017 on Broadway at the American Airlines Theatre on Broadway (227 West 42nd Street).
When the Great Depression cost his family their fortune, Victor Franz (Ruffalo) gave up his dream of an education to support his father. Three decades later, Victor has returned to his childhood home to sell the remainder of his parents’ estate. His wife (Hecht), his estranged brother (Shalhoub), and the wily furniture dealer (DeVito) hired to appraise their possessions all arrive with their own agendas, forcing Victor to confront a question, long-stifled, about the value of his sacrifice. One of the most personal plays by the consummate voice of the American everyman, Arthur Miller’s The Price is a riveting story about the struggle to make peace with the past and create hope for the future.
Roundabout has an extensive history with Arthur Miller, most recently presenting After the Fall in 2004 and The Man Who Had All the Luck in 2002 on the American Airlines stage. Other productions include a Tony nominated production of The Price in 1992 and All My Sons (1974 & 1997), The Crucible (1989), and the Tony winning revival of A View from the Bridge (1997).
The creative team will also include Derek McLane (Sets), Sarah J. Holden (Costumes), David Weiner (Lights) and Rob Milburn & Michael Bodeen (Sound).
Major support for The Price is generously provided by Ravenel Curry.
Partial underwriting support for Arthur Miller’s The Price is provided by the Laura Pels International Foundation for Theater.
Tickets for The Price are available at the box office (227 West 42nd Street), online at roundabouttheatre.org or call 212-719-1300. Ticket prices range from $62-$149.
The Price will play Tuesday through Saturday evening at 8:00PM with Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2:00PM.
MARK RUFFALO (Victor Franz). A three-time Oscar nominee, Tony nominee and Emmy Award winner, Mark Ruffalo’s roots truly lie in theatre. Having trained at the Stella Adler Academy, Ruffalo first gained attention starring in the off-Broadway production of This is Our Youth, for which he won a Lucille Award for ‘Best Actor.’ His theatre credits include his Tony Award-nominated Broadway debut in the Lincoln Center Theater’s revival of Clifford Odets’ Awake and Sing!, the Off-Broadway production The Moment When, and Avenue A at The Cast Theater. In 2000, he directed Timothy McNeil’s original play Margaret at the Hudson Backstage Theatre in Los Angeles. Among his feature film credits are: “You Can Count on Me,” “The Kids Are All Right,” “The Avengers” franchise, “Zodiac,” “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind,” “In The Cut,” “Spotlight,” and “Foxcatcher.” Ruffalo resides with his family in New York.
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, as well as the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.
Roundabout’s fall 2016 season includes Holiday Inn: The New Irving Berlin Musical by Gordon Greenberg and Chad Hodge, directed by Gordon Greenberg with lyrics by Irving Berlin.
Roundabout’s season in 2017 will include Arthur Miller’s The Price, directed by Terry Kinney; If I Forget by Steven Levenson, directed by Daniel Sullivan; Marvin’s Room by Scott McPherson, directed by Anne Kauffman; Napoli, Brooklyn by Meghan Kennedy, directed by Gordon Edelstein.
The spring 2017 Roundabout Underground production is On the Exhale, a new play by Martín Zimmerman, directed by Leigh Silverman.
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