CAROLINE, OR CHANGE Announces Broadway Reopening, Roundabout Theatre Company 2021-22 Season

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Zack Reiser
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May 13, 2021 2:44 PM

Roundabout Theatre Company has announced production plans for the 2021-2022 theatrical season, including the returns of several productions previously set to open before the COVID-19 pandemic.

For Fall 2021 Caroline, or Change, directed by Michael Longhurst and starring Sharon D. Clarke, will now begin previews at Studio 54 on October 8, with an opening night of October 27. Alice Childress's Trouble In Mind, directed by Charles Randolph-Wright, will reopen the American Airlines Theatre beginning on October 29, with an opening night of November 18.

Roundabout's other Broadway plans include Noah Haidle's Birthday Candles starring Debra Messing, which will play the American Airlines Theatre starting March 18, with an opening night of April 10, and 1776 directed by Jeffrey L. Page and Diane Paulus which will start performances at the American Airlines Theatre in Fall 2022.

At their Off-Broadway space, Roundabout will offer Mansa Ra's ...what the end will be, directed by Margot Bordelon at the Laura Pels Theatre in the Harold & Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre opening in April 2022, as well as David Harris's Exception to the Rule, directed by Miranda Haymon, which will open in April 2022 in the Black Box Theatre at the Harold & Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre. Anna Ziegler's The Wanderers, directed by Barry Edelstein, will open at the Laura Pels Theatre in July 2022.

Ra has also been commissioned by Roundabout to write a second play for Broadway.

Upon reopening, the ventilation systems in all Roundabout auditoriums will have MERV 14 or higher filtration, and, in addition to rigorous cleaning and sanitation, we will be implementing applicable health and safety protocols based on government and industry guidance. As guidelines evolve, we will provide updates regarding the precautions we are taking for the comfort and care of all audience members.

Information about ticket on-sale dates and further casting will be announced at a later date at

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Zack Reiser

Zack Reiser has a passion for theatre, cooking, and music. With professional experience in various roles in the Broadway community, he could tell you how theatre works from the front of the house to the back of the stage. He’s been with the Theatrely team since 2019.