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The not-for-proift Roundabout Theatre Company, currently represented on Broadway by a hit production of Reginald Rose's Twelve Angry Men, has relinquished its membership in the League of American Theatres and Producers, according to a report in Variety.

Although the press agent for the Roundabout said that no statement on the matter would be forthcoming, Variety quoted the company's artistic director, Todd Haimes, as saying that "the League doesn't serve the needs of a nonprofit theater operating on Broadway." The Roundabout runs two Broadway houses, the American Airlines Theater and Studio 54.

For decades, all Broadway producers and producing organizations belonged to the League, which used to be called the League of New York Theatres and Producers -- but that is no longer the case. Three years ago, the Dodgers (producers of this season's Dracula, the Musical and Good Vibrations) exited the League, and Walt Disney Theatrical Productions (responsible for The Lion King, Beauty and the Beast, and Aida) has never been a member.

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