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Stockard Channing to Return to the New York Stage in Apologia

Channing will reprise her role in Alexi Kaye Campbell's play next season at Roundabout Theatre Company.

Stockard Channing in a scene from the London production of Apologia, coming to Roundabout Theatre Company next season.
(© Marc Brenner)

Tony Award winner Stockard Channing will return to Roundabout Theatre Company next season in the New York premiere of Apologia, written by Alexi Kaye Campbell (The Pride), and directed by Daniel Aukin. Channing returns to the role of Kristin, following her run in the play's 2017 West End production.

Apologia will begin preview performances at the Laura Pels Theatre on September 27 in advance of an official October 16 opening. The limited off-Broadway engagement will run through December 16.

Apologia is described as follows: "You do not mess with Kristin Miller (Channing). In the 1960s, she was a radical activist and political protester. Now a celebrated art historian, the publication of her memoir threatens to split her family apart. But Kristin has never been one to shy away from a fight. Apologia is a passionate, human, and humorous clash of generations and beliefs — a lively look at yesterday's rebels living in today's reality."

Channing returns to Roundabout following her Tony-nominated performances in Pal Joey (2008), The Lion in Winter (1999), and Joe Egg (1985, Tony Award Best Actress). She was last seen on Broadway in Terrence McNally's It's Only a Play, and earned a Tony nomination in 2012 for her performance in Other Desert Cities. Channing has received a total of 13 Emmy nominations and won three , including those for her television roles in The West Wing and The Matthew Shepard Story.

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