The World Premiere Of
A new play by SELINA FILLINGER
Directed by MARGOT BORDELON
KATHRYN ERBE, DANIEL JENKINS, CHRISTOPHER LIVINGSTON
Previews begin May 4, 2019
Official opening May 30, 2019
Limited engagement through June 30, 2019
Off-Broadway at the Black Box Theatre in the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre
Something Clean continues the 12th season of the critically-acclaimed Roundabout Underground.
All tickets $30.
Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director/CEO) is pleased to announce the full cast of Something Clean, by Selina Fillinger, directed by Margot Bordelon. This is the second play in Roundabout Underground’s expanded two-play season, following the critically acclaimed, sold-out production of Usual Girls by Ming Peiffer this fall.
Something Clean will feature Kathryn Erbe as “Charlotte,” Daniel Jenkins as “Doug” and Christopher Livingston as “Joey.”
The world premiere of Something Clean begins preview performances Off-Broadway on Saturday, May 4, 2019 and opens officially on Thursday, May 30, 2019 at the Black Box Theatre in the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre (111 West 46th Street). This is a limited engagement through Sunday, June 30, 2019. All tickets for Roundabout Underground productions are $30.
Wash the dishes. Mop the floors. Change the sheets. Change the past. Charlotte (Erbe) is a wife and mother who’ll try anything to put her family back together. Playwright Selina Fillinger’s new drama slips into the jagged cracks of a sex crime’s aftermath—the guilt, the grief, and the ways we grapple with the unthinkable.
Roundabout is thrilled to welcome back Kathryn Erbe, who was last seen at Roundabout in A Month in the Country (1995), Daniel Jenkins following his performance in Big River (2003) and Margot Bordelon, who returns after directing the critically acclaimed Too Heavy for Your Pocket (2017) at Roundabout Underground last fall.
The creative team for Something Clean includes: Reid Thompson (Sets), Valérie Thérèse Bart (Costumes), Jiyoun Chang (Lighting) and Palmer Hefferan (Original Compositions & Sound).
Roundabout Underground exists to provide a new generation of playwrights with their debut New York productions, at Roundabout’s 62-seat Black Box Theatre at the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre. To encourage the widest possible audience, all seats are $30.
Now in its 12th season, Roundabout Underground is part of Roundabout’s New Play Initiative, discovering new writers and providing them long-term development and production support. In addition to the Black Box production, every Underground playwright gets a commission for a future play. Roundabout’s Jill Rafson serves as Artistic Producer.
Among the playwrights who made their New York debuts at Roundabout Underground are Stephen Karam (Speech & Debate, 2007), Steven Levenson (The Language of Trees, 2008), Adam Gwon (Ordinary Days, 2009), Joshua Harmon (Bad Jews, 2012), Meghan Kennedy (Too Much, Too Much, Too Many, 2013), Lindsey Ferrentino (Ugly Lies the Bone, 2015) and Jiréh Breon Holder (Too Heavy for Your Pocket, 2017). Levenson and Karam went on to win Tony Awards, respectively, for Dear Evan Hansen and The Humans, Karam’s second Roundabout commission.
Major support for Something Clean and Roundabout Underground is provided by Jodi Glucksman.
Roundabout’s work with new and emerging playwrights and directors, as well as development of new work, is made possible by Katheryn Patterson and Tom Kempner.
Something Clean was originally commissioned and developed through the Sideshow Theatre Company Freshness Initiative.
All tickets for Something Clean are $30 General Admission tickets and are available by calling 212.719.1300, online at roundabouttheatre.org, in person at any Roundabout box office: American Airlines Theatre Box office (227 West 42nd Street); The Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre (111 W 46th Street) and Studio 54 (254 West 54th Street). For groups of 10 or more please call 212-719-9393 x 365 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Something Clean will play Tuesday through Sunday evenings at 7:00PM with Saturday matinees at 1:30PM and Sunday matinees at 2:00PM.
KATHRYN ERBE (Charlotte) is best known for playing Detective Alexandra Eames in “Law & Order: Criminal Intent.” Erbe’s television credits include playing the infamous death row inmate Shirley Bellinger on the acclaimed HBO series “Oz.” She also appeared on FX’s “Pose,” USA’s “The Sinner,” NBC’s “Homicide: Life on the Street,” the miniseries “George Wallace,” Showtime’s original production of “Naked City: Justice with a Bullet,” ABC’s “Conviction,” “How To Get Away with Murder,” Showtime’s “Billions,” CBS’s “Blue Bloods,” “Elementary,” “Instinct,” as well as Marvel’s “The Gifted.” Erbe also gained notice in the 1999 box office hit “Stir of Echoes” opposite Kevin Bacon and “Dream with the Fishes” with David Arquette. Her additional film credits include “Entropy,” “Kiss of Death,” “D2: The Mighty Ducks,” “Rich in Love,” “What About Bob?” and “Speaking of Sex” with Lara Flynn Boyle and Bill Murray. Erbe also filmed “Three Backyards,” starring opposite Embeth Davidtz and Edie Falco, “Mother’s House,” “Worst Friend’s,” “The Love Guide” with Parker Posey, “Mistress America,” “No Beast So Fierce” and “Assassination Nation.” Before appearing in feature films, Erbe began her career on the stage. She is a member of the Steppenwolf Theater Company and has starred in many of their productions, including Tennessee Williams’ “A Streetcar Named Desire” as Stella, “Curse of the Starving Class” and “My Thing of Love.” She earned a Tony® Award nomination in 1991 for her portrayal of Mary in “Speed of Darkness.” Erbe is also an active member of the Atlantic Theatre Company. For the last year, Erbe has recently focused her attention to the theater appearing in Craig Lucas’ play ‘Ode to Joy, as Pat Nixon in The Vineyard’s ‘Checkers’, Natasha in Lincoln Center’s ‘Nikolai and The Others’, Sue in ACT’s ‘Natural Affection’, Mother in ‘Afghanistan, Zimbabwe, America, Kuwait’ as well as Adele in Rattlestick’s production of ‘Ode to Joy’. Erbe was last seen, on stage, co-starring alongside Frank Langella in MTC Tony Nominated Broadway production of ‘The Father’.
DANIEL JENKINS (Doug). Broadway: Oslo, Billy Elliot, Mary Poppins, Wrong Mountain, Big, (Drama Desk nomination), Angels in America, Big River (2003/1985 Tony and Drama Desk nominations). Off-Broadway: For Peter Pan on Her 70th Birthday, Kid Victory, Oslo, Travels with my Aunt, Stage Kiss, Paris Commune, Sex Lives of our Parents, Benefactors, Love Child (co-written with Robert Stanton), The Maiden’s Prayer, Feast Here Tonight. Film: Upcoming: Martin Scorsese’s The Irishman. For Robert Altman: O.C. and Stiggs, Tanner ’88, The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial. Also, Joshua, Cradle Will Rock, Glory, In Country, Five Corners. TV: “The Blacklist,” “Bull,” “Elementary,” “Veep,” “Orange is the New Black.” Recently: Borrowed Cash at ART with co-writer Melissa van der Schyff.
CHRISTOPHER LIVINGSTON (Joey) was last seen in Wilder Gone at Clubbed Thumb Theater Summer Works. His New York credits include On the Grounds of Belonging, Party People, and The Urban Retreat all at The Public Theater. He was also seen in Julius Caesar at the Delacorte, Peerless at Cherry Lane and The Architecture of Becoming with Women's Project. Regionally he's worked at The Williamstown Theatre Festival, Long Wharf, The McCarter, A.C.T., Yale Rep., Berkeley Rep., The Eugene O’Neill N.P.C., Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Portland Center Stage and The Virginia Stage Company. He can also be seen in the film Service to Man. Christopher received his BFA from Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University.
SELINA FILLINGER (Playwright). Selina Fillinger’s plays include FACELESS (Northlight Theatre premiere, Joseph Jeff Award-nominated, Zeitgeist Theatre, St. Louis Repertory Theatre, and Park Theatre in London) and THE ARMOR PLAYS: CINCHED/STRAPPED (Available Light’s Next Stage Initiative, Alley All New Festival, Theatre Three). Her plays have been developed at the Roundabout Theatre, Alley Theatre, St. Louis Repertory, and Northlight Theatre and she’s currently commissioned at South Coast Repertory Theatre and Manhattan Theatre Club. She was a Hawthornden Fellow and a resident at the Sallie B. Goodman Artist’s Retreat at McCarter Theatre. Her play SOMETHING CLEAN was commissioned for Sideshow Theatre’s Freshness Initiative where it will be produced in 2019 following its world premiere production at the Roundabout Underground. Selina is a Northwestern graduate (’16) where she studied playwriting under Laura Schellhardt
MARGOT BORDELON (Director) is a Brooklyn based director who specializes in new work. Upcoming: Eddie and Dave by Amy Staats at Atlantic Theater Company; Do You Feel Anger? by Mara Nelson-Greenberg at the Vineyard. Recent projects: Plot Points in Our Sexual Development by Miranda Rose Hall at LCT3; Wilder Gone by Angela Hanks for Clubbed Thumb (NYT's Critic's pick); Do You Feel Anger? at ATL’s Humana Festival, The Last Class: A Jazzercize Play by Megan Hill at ATC in Seattle, Too Heavy For Your Pocket by Jireh Breon Holder at the Roundabout Underground and the Alliance, The Pen by Julianne Wick Davis and Dan Collins for Premieres NYC (NYT’s Critic's pick), peerless by Jiehae Park at Yale Rep, Cherry Lane, and Marin Theatre Company, and A Delicate Ship by Anna Ziegler for Playwrights Realm (NYT's Critic's pick). Margot's work has been seen at Ars Nova, American Theater Co., Berkeley Rep, Cherry Lane, Clubbed Thumb, Dodo, Juilliard, The Lark, NYTW, P73, Perry Mansfield, Play Penn, Portland Center Stage, Primary Stages, The Public, PWC, Rattlestick, SPACE at Ryder Farm, Steppenwolf, the Wilma, and Woolly Mammoth, among others. Margot moved east after spending six years in Chicago working as a director, writer and performer. She is a founding member of Theatre Seven of Chicago, and spent four seasons working on the artistic staff of Lookingglass Theatre. BFA: Cornish College of the Arts. MFA: Yale School of Drama. www.margotbordelon.com
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. 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 Underground’s home is a 62-seat Black Box Theatre, which is also used year-round by Roundabout’s education department for its activities including student productions and professional development workshops.
We gratefully acknowledge the Roundabout Leaders for New Works: Alec Baldwin, James Costa and John Archibald, Linda L. D’Onofrio, Peggy and Mark Ellis, Jodi Glucksman, Sylvia Golden, Hess Foundation, Inc., Judith and Douglas Krupp, K. Myers, Laura Pels International Foundation for Theater, Laura S. Rodgers, Seedlings Foundation, Mary Solomon, Lauren and Danny Stein, Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust, Dr. Leonard Tow, and Lori Uddenberg.
Roundabout Theatre Company celebrates the power of theatre by spotlighting classics from the past, cultivating new works of the present, and educating minds for the future. A not-for-profit company, Roundabout fulfills that mission by producing familiar and lesser-known plays and musicals; discovering and supporting talented playwrights; reducing the barriers that can inhibit theatergoing; collaborating with a diverse team of artists; building educational experiences; and archiving over five decades of production history.
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, the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.
Roundabout continues its 2018-19 Broadway season with True West by Sam Shepard, directed by James Macdonald, starring Ethan Hawke and Paul Dano; Kiss Me, Kate, directed by Scott Ellis, starring Kelli O’Hara, Will Chase and Corbin Bleu, and Arthur Miller’s All My Sons starring Annette Bening and Tracy Letts, directed by Gregory Mosher.
Off-Broadway in 2018-2019, Roundabout’s season includes Apologia by Alexi Kaye Campbell, directed by Daniel Aukin, with Stockard Channing; Merrily We Roll Along by Stephen Sondheim and George Furth, directed by Noah Brody in a Fiasco Theater production; Toni Stone by Lydia R. Diamond, directed by Pam MacKinnon, with Uzo Aduba; and Usual Girls by Ming Peiffer, directed by Tyne Rafaeli and Something Clean by Selina Fillinger, directed by Margot Bordelon at Roundabout Underground.
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