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Roundabout Theatre Company sets 2024-25 season

The season includes the Broadway premiere of a Pulitzer Prize-winning play, a Broadway-premiere play starring Daniel Dae Kim, and a Pirates of Penzance revival.

Gillian Russo
Gillian Russo

Roundabout Theatre Company has set its 2024-25 season, including three Broadway productions and two Off-Broadway productions premiering between September 2024 and April 2025.

The Broadway productions will take place at the Todd Haimes Theatre, renamed from the American Airlines Theatre in honor of Roundabout's late former artistic director. The Off-Broadway productions will take place at Roundabout's Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre.

The season's first production, in September, is the Broadway premiere of Tony Award winner David Henry Hwang's Yellow Face. Lost and Hawaii Five-0 star Daniel Dae Kim plays a stand-in for Hwang, who rails against yellowface casting — having white actors play Asian roles — in Miss Saigon only to accidentally do just that in his own play.

Tony nominee Leigh Silverman directs the comedy, which is inspired by true events.

Next the Todd Haimes Theatre is the Broadway premiere of Sanaz Toossi's English, the 2023 Pulitzer Prize-winning play set at an English as a Second Language class. Four adult students and their teacher face questions of identity, assimilation, and cultural preservation as they attempt to learn the language.

Roundabout and Atlantic Theater Company jointly produced the show's world premiere in 2022, and Knud Adams returns from that production to direct the December Broadway transfer. Both he and Toossi make their Broadway debuts with the show.

The final show in Roundabout's Broadway season is a revival of the Gilbert and Sullivan operetta The Pirates of Penzance. Tony Award nominee Ramin Karimloo stars as The Pirate King, and Tony winner David Hyde Pierce as W.S. Gilbert and Major General, in this jazz and blues reimagining of the classic comedy.

Scott Ellis directs the production in April 2025. Warren Carlyle choreographs, and Rupert Holmes provides a newly adapted script. Additionally, new orchestrations are by Joseph Joubert (also music director) and Daryl Waters.

Off Broadway, the season begins in September with the world-premiere play The Counter, written by Meghan Kennedy and directed by Tony winner David Cromer. The show follows the friendship between a waitress and a regular at her diner, who soon asks her for a shocking favor that brings secrets to light.

Roundabout's next Off-Broadway show, in January 2025, is Liberation, another world-premiere play written by Tony nominee Bess Wohl and directed by Whitney White. In 2020, young woman tries to understand what went wrong between her mother and her mother's friends, who, 50 years earlier, met on a basketball court and set out to change the world.

One additional Off-Broadway production has yet to be announced. The show will be part of Roundabout Underground, the theatre company's program for new plays by emerging writers.

Additional cast and creative team information for the announced plays also has yet to be set.

Photo credit: Daniel Dae Kim, David Hyde Pierce, and Ramin Karimloo. (Photos courtesy of production; Kim photo by Tyler Mills; Karimloo photo by Matthew Murphy)

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