Roundabout Theatre Postpones Current Season Until Spring 2021


Roundabout Theatre Company's current theatrical season will resume in Spring 2021, and has added the Broadway debut of Alice Childress’s Trouble in Mind, directed by Charles Randolph-Wright, to its roster of upcoming shows.

Childress was a Founding Member of the American Negro Theatre and the first African-American woman to be produced professionally in New York. Randolph-Wright is a celebrated director and writer whose play Blue had an acclaimed run at Roundabout in 2001. Trouble in Mind will premiere on Broadway at the American Airlines Theatre in Winter 2021/22.

“With the ongoing uncertainty of the pandemic and with concern for our artists, staff, and audiences, we have determined that we will not be able to reopen our theaters this fall,” said Roundabout Artistic Director/CEO Todd Haimes in a statement. “While this decision brings tremendous financial challenges—and is genuinely heartbreaking—our artistic team is continuing to build and evolve our work for the future. I’m pleased to add Alice Childress to the lineup of great writers that Roundabout celebrates and to give this play its overdue Broadway premiere, directed by our Board member and friend Charles Randolph-Wright.”

Roundabout’s previously scheduled Spring 2020 productions sidelined by COVID-19, will return in 2021.

In Spring 2021, Caroline, Or Change, by Jeanine Tesori and Tony Kushner, starring Sharon D Clarke, will open on Broadway at Studio 54, directed by Michael Longhurst. ...what the end will be, by Jiréh Breon Holder, will open at the Laura Pels Theatre in the Harold & Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre, directed by Margot Bordelon. Exception to the Rule, by Dave Harris, will also open at the Steinberg Center, directed by Miranda Haymon.

In Fall 2021, Birthday Candles, by Noah Haidle, starring Debra Messing, will open on Broadway at the American Airlines Theatre, directed by Vivienne Benesch.

1776 will open as planned in Spring 2021 at the American Airlines Theatre, directed by Diane Paulus. All additional details including dates and casting for these productions will be announced in Fall 2020.

Learn more at www.roundabouttheatre.org