Roundabout Theatre Company announces the New York premiere of The Wanderers by playwright Anna Ziegler, directed by Barry Edelstein, will star Katie Holmes (Alone Together). The Wanderers marks Katie Holmes’ Roundabout Theatre Company debut. She made her Broadway debut in Arthur Miller’s All My Sons alongside John Lithgow, Dianne Wiest, Patrick Wilson and Becky Ann Baker. Most recently she appeared on Broadway in Dead Accounts by Theresa Rebeck, opposite Norbert Leo Butz, Judy Greer, Josh Hamilton and Jayne Houdyshell. The remaining cast members and design team for The Wanderers will be announced soon.
Continuing in its commitment to the development and production of new works by significant writers and artists, Roundabout is thrilled to welcome the return of playwright Anna Ziegler, who returns to the Laura Pels Theatre following the 2017 New York premiere of her play, The Last Match, directed by Gaye Taylor Upchurch.
The Wanderers begins preview performances on Thursday, January 26, 2023 and opens officially on Thursday, February 16, 2023 at the Laura Pels Theater in the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre (111 West 46th Street). This is a limited engagement through Monday, March 26, 2023.
Orthodox Jews Esther and Schmuli are newly married, and their future is written in the laws of the Torah. Secular Jew Abe is a famous novelist who believes he can write his own future…until an unexpected email from a movie star, Julia Cheever (Holmes), puts his marriage to the test and threatens to prove him wrong. From playwright Anna Ziegler (The Last Match) comes the New York premiere of a play that ripples across cultures, challenging two very different couples with the same question: Can we be happy with what we have while we have it?
Tickets for The Wanderers are currently available as part of the Roundabout subscription series by calling 212.719.1300, online at roundabouttheatre.org, or in person at a Roundabout box office. Individual tickets will go on sale Friday, November 4. The Wanderers Performance schedule for the run: Tuesday through Saturday evenings at 7:30PM with Saturday matinees at 2:00PM and Sunday matinees at 3:00PM.