Roundabout's The Humans extends to 3 January 2016


After the news that the Roundabout Theatre Company production of Stephen Karam's latest drama The Humans, directed by Joe Mantello, will be transferring to the Great White Way in Spring 2016, the off-Broadway production has announced a 1-week extension at the Laura Pels Theatre.

The NY premiere of The Humans began previews off-Broadway at the Laura Pels Theatre in the Harold & Miriam Steinberg Centre for Theatre on 30 September 2015 and officially opened on 25 October. The limited engagement now plays through to 3 January 2016.

The cast of The Humans includes Cassie Beck (Aimee), Reed Birney (Erik), Jayne Houdyshell (Deirdre), Lauren Klein (Fiona 'Momo' Blake), Arian Moayed (Richard), and Sarah Steele (Brigid).

Synopsis: "After a sleepless night, Mr. Blake has brought his family from Pennsylvania to celebrate Thanksgiving at his daughter’s new apartment. As darkness falls outside the crumbling pre-war duplex, mysterious things start to go bump in the night and family tensions reach a boiling point. Stephen Karam takes a look at the hilarity, heart and horrors of the modern American family."

The creative team of The Humans features scenic design by David Zinn, costume design by Sarah Laux, lighting design by Justin Townsend, and sound design by Fitz Patton.

This marks playwright and Pulitzer Prize finalist Stephen Karam's second commission by The Roundabout Theatre Company, as part of their New Play Initiative. His first commission came in the form of his 2011 offering 'Sons of the Prophet'. His 2007 play 'Speech & Debate' also featured as the inaugural production of the Roundabout Underground program. This Broadway transfer marks Karam's Broadway debut.

- by Tom Millward