Roundabout Theatre Company's Amy and the Orphans celebrated its opening night at the Laura Pels Theatre on March 1. The new play is written by Lindsey Ferrentino and directed by Scott Ellis.
Jamie Brewer heads the cast as Amy, a woman with Down syndrome who helps her family deal with their father's death. As they drive down the Long Island Expressway, an unexpected turn reveals the moment that changed their lives.
Brewer is joined in the company by Vanessa Aspillaga, Mark Blum, Diane Davis, Josh McDermitt, and Debra Monk. At certain performances, Edward Barbanell performs the title role, which is changed to "Andy" when he appears.
The creative team includes Rachel Hauck (scenic design), Alejo Vietti (costume design), Kenneth Posner (lighting design), and John Gromada (sound and original compositions).