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The Wanderers starring Katie Holmes
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The Wanderers starring Katie Holmes Tickets

New York
26 Jan 2023 - 26 Mar 2023
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The Wanderers starring Katie Holmes Information

Katie Holmes stars in the New York premiere of The Wanderers, written by Anna Ziegler and directed by Barry Edelstein, at Roundabout Theatre Company's Laura Pels Theatre. Get The Wanderers tickets on New York Theatre Guide.

The Wanderers is a play about two couples: Orthodox Jewish newlwyeds Schmuli and Esther, and secular Jew Abe and a movie star (Holmes). The newlyweds' future is all spelled out for them; their marriage is arranged, and they don't know each other well. Abe's future is in his own hands — or so he thinks. When the movie star emails Abe unexpectedly, she puts that belief, and both their marriages, to the test. Both couples wrestle with the question of whether they can be happy with what they have, or if they'll always be looking for something more.

The premiere of The Wanderers off Broadway was initially scheduled for 2020; its world premiere was at The Old Globe in San Diego. Playwright Ziegler has had three other shows off Broadway since 2015: A Delicate Ship, The Last Match (which also played the Laura Pels Theatre), and Actually. Across the pond, Nicole Kidman won an Evening Standard Award for her performance in Ziegler's play Photograph 51, about scientist Rosalind Franklin's role in discovering DNA.

Director Barry Edelstein has more than 20 Off-Broadway directing credits, which include multiple works at The Public Theater and Classic Stage Company. One of these was Race, a play he also adapted, in 2001. The Wanderers marks his first major Off-Broadway production in more than 10 years; his last was The Twenty-Seventh Man at the Public.

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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 puts his marriage to the test and threatens to prove him wrong. This New York premiere play ripples across cultures, challenging two very different couples with the same question: Can we be happy with what we have while we have it?

Opening date

January 26th, 2023

Closing date

March 26th, 2023


Opening Soon, Plays


Roundabout Theatre Company - Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre



Cast and creative

By: Anna Ziegler
Director: Barry Edelstein
Producer: Roundabout Theatre Company

Latest The Wanderers starring Katie Holmes News & Features

Roundabout Theatre Company has announced preliminary casting for its New York-premiere production of The Wanderers, written by Anna Ziegler. Katie Holmes will star in the Off-Broadway show at the Laura Pels Theatre from January 26 to March 26. Opening night is February 16. Holmes plays Julia Cheever, a movie star who puts the marriage of a secular Jewish man to the test when she unexpectedly arrives in his life. The Wanderers is her first show with Roundabout Theatre Company. Holmes's other...

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