2000-2009

Roundabout Opens its First Permanent Home

June 27, 2000

Selected by the City and State of New York and supported by the public and private sector, Roundabout invests 24 million dollars to renovate and then open its first permanent home at the American Airlines Theatre as part of the New 42nd Redevelopment project. Its first production, The Man Who Came to Dinner, is broadcast live on PBS.

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Photo by: Joan Marcus

Roundabout Marks its 35th Anniversary

2002

Roundabout creates the Jason Robards Award for Excellence in Theatre. Robards served on Roundabout’s board until he passed away in December 2000. The Jason Robards Award, appropriately, goes to his one-time co-star, and fellow Board member, Christopher Plummer. Subsequent recipients will include Stephen Sondheim, John Kander and Fred Ebb, Rob Marshall, Alec Baldwin, and Helen Mirren.

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Photo by: Carol Rosegg

Studio 54 Becomes Roundabout’s Second Permanent Home

2003 

Thanks to the City of New York for providing the down payment to purchase this legendary theatre in 2003 after years of producing Cabaret in Studio 54. The City would invest more than $10 Million over the years to help turn this historic space into a state-of-the-art theatre. This purchase solidifies the company’s mission to offer artists a permanent home for classic plays and musicals and restores Studio 54 to its intended use as a theatre.

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Nine Opens on Broadway

April 10, 2003

The star-studded revival of Maury Yeston and Arthur Kopit’s Nine features Antonio Banderas, Chita Rivera, Tony Award®-winner Jane Krakowski and Laura Benanti. The production would also go on to win the Tony for Best Revival of a Musical.

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Photo by: Joan Marcus

Roundabout Opens its First Public High School

2003

In partnership with the New York City Department of Education, Roundabout opens its first public high school, Bronx Theatre High School. The partnership is designed to integrate theatrical teaching techniques into all areas of the curriculum.

Bronx Theatre High School Graduation at the American Airlines Theatre on Monday, June 28, 2010.

Bronx Theatre High School Graduation at the American Airlines Theatre on Monday, June 28, 2010

The Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre Opens

April 11, 2004

Thanks to an extraordinary lead gift from the Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust, Roundabout’s new off-Broadway Laura Pels Theatre opens with an acclaimed premiere of Lynn Nottage’s Intimate Apparel starring Viola Davis and Corey Stoll, directed by Daniel Sullivan.

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Photo by: Joan Marcus

Assassins Opens On Broadway

April 22, 2004

The first Broadway production of Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman’s Assassins goes on to win 6 Tony Awards®, including Best Musical Revival, Best Director of a Musical (Joe Mantello), and Best Featured Actor in a Musical (Michael Cerveris).

Neil Patrick Harris in The Roundabout Theatre's production of Assassins.

Photo by: Joan Marcus

Twelve Angry Men Opens on Broadway

October 28, 2004

The acclaimed production features two of Roundabout’s longtime artists – Boyd Gaines and Philip Bosco, and is directed by Scott Ellis. The show is the longest running production at the American Airlines Theatre, and after seven extensions and 32 weeks on Broadway, the production launches a successful two year national tour.

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Photo by: Joan Marcus

The Pajama Game Opens on Broadway

February 23, 2006

The hit production staring Harry Connick, Jr. and Kelli O’Hara opens to rave reviews and will go on to earn 10 Tony Award® nominations, winning for Best Revival of a Musical.

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Photo by: Joan Marcus

Roundabout Underground Launches at the Black Box Theatre

October 29, 2007

With leadership support from Jodi and Dan Glucksman, Roundabout expands its New Play Initiative by opening Roundabout Underground with Stephen Karam’s Speech & Debate. The program fosters new works by emerging playwrights who have gone on to be produced on and off-Broadway and in over 100 theatres across the country and internationally.

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Photo by: Joan Marcus

Roundabout Acquires Third Broadway House

September 2009

The Bryant Park Corporation, the Durst Organization and Bank of America make Roundabout an offer they can’t refuse: to manage the Henry Miller’s Theatre. The newly restored theatre reopens as the first LEED-certified Broadway Theatre, raising the bar for environmentally sustainable design and construction of performing arts venues. The theatre was the first venue to stage Roundabout’s acclaimed revival of Cabaret in 1997 and re-opens with Bye Bye Birdie.