Theater News

New Plays From Steven Levenson and Meghan Kennedy Set for Roundabout

The company will also present a premiere by Jenny Rachel Weiner.

Meghan Kennedy's Napoli, Brooklyn will play Roundabout Theatre Company's Laura Pels Theatre.
Meghan Kennedy's Napoli, Brooklyn will play Roundabout Theatre Company's Laura Pels Theatre.
(photo courtesy of Roundabout Theatre Company)

New plays by up-and-coming playwrights Steven Levenson, Meghan Kennedy, and Jenny Rachel Weiner have been added to Roundabout Theatre Company's 2016-17 off-Broadway season.

Levenson's If I Forget will play the Laura Pels Theatre from January 19, 2017-April 16, 2017. In the new drama, three adult siblings and their families gather to celebrate the 75th birthday of their father, Lou. Middle son Michael, a Jewish studies professor, is about to publish a manuscript that argues an incendiary point about American Jews, Israel, and the Holocaust. But Lou, a Jewish World War II veteran, hasn't said a word about it. Levenson is also the author of The Language of Trees and The Unavoidable Disappearance of Tom Durnin.

Kennedy's Napoli, Brooklyn will run May 18, 2017-August 13, 2017. The work follows the women of hte Muscolino family, who have lived for years under the temper of the family patriarch, yearning for a life beyond their home. When an accidental tragedy rocks the neighborhood, their plans are put on hold. Kennedy is the author of Too Much, Too Much, Too Many.

Weiner's Kingdom Come will play the Black Box Theatre, October 7, 2016-December 18, 2016, as part of the Roundabout Underground series. The work follows a pair of lonely young women who venture into the wilds of online dating and find each other — only they're pretending they're someone else.

The cast and creative teams for these productions will be announced in the coming months. Roundabout also announced that it will also begin to present a second Underground show each season.

For tickets to If I Forget, click here.

For tickets to Napoli, Brooklyn, click here.

For tickets to Kingdom Come, click here.

Featured In This Story

If I Forget

Closed: April 30, 2017

Kingdom Come

Closed: December 18, 2016