1980-1989

TODD HAIMES JOINS ROUNDABOUT AS MANAGING DIRECTOR

1983

Under Todd Haimes’s guidance, Roundabout continues its mission to produce five classic plays each season. Harold Pinter’s Old Times, starring Anthony Hopkins, Jane Alexander and Marsha Mason, opens in December, and is an example of Roundabout’s high-caliber productions.

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Photo by: Martha Swope

Roundabout Moves from Chelsea to the Union Square Theatre

1984

The Union Square Theatre provides Roundabout with much needed room and begins the gradual transformation from “basement” theatre to Broadway theatre.

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Photo by: Jack Smith

ROUNDABOUT NAMES NEW HOME AT TAMMANY HALL FOR LEAD DONOR

1984

After joining the Board in 1979, Chris Yegen serves as Chairman from 1982 to 1994, and again from 1997 to 1999. Roundabout’s planned giving society will be named in recognition of the extraordinary leadership Yegen and his family provide in the early 1980s. Yegen will go on to be elected Chairman Emeritus in 2008 and remains a dedicated Roundabout supporter and audience member.

Roundabout Celebrates its 20th Anniversary Season

1985

Peter Nichols’s play, A Day in the Death of Joe Egg, starring Stockard Channing and Jim Dale, is a highlight of the twentieth anniversary season and wins a Tony Award® for Best Revival of a Play. The critically acclaimed play is the third Roundabout production to transfer to Broadway.

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Photo by: Martha Swope

Todd Haimes is Appointed Artistic Director

1989

Gene Feist retires and the Board appoints Todd Haimes as Artistic Director, marking the next stage in his extraordinary career at Roundabout, one that would transform a fledgling off-Broadway not-for-profit into one of the most influential and dynamic cultural institutions in the country.

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