Todd Haimes Theatre
Todd Haimes Theatre

Roundabout Unveils Todd Haimes Theatre on Broadway

Roundabout Theatre Company announced on Thursday, January 31, 2024, during a dedication ceremony that the 104-year-old theatre, originally known as the Selwyn Theatre and most recently as the American Airlines Theatre, is now officially named the Todd Haimes Theatre.

First announced in June 2023, the renaming is in recognition of the late artistic director and chief executive’s extraordinary dedication to the institution he called home, and his enormous contributions to Roundabout and the entire theatre community. Haimes passed away at 66 years of age on April 19, 2023, from complications of osteosarcoma.

The first production to take the stage at the newly renamed theater is the first Broadway revival of John Patrick Shanley’s Tony Award & Pulitzer Prize-winning play Doubt: A Parable, directed by Scott Ellis, and starring Tyne Daly and Liev Schreiber, with performances beginning Friday, February 2. Closing the 2023-2024 season at the Todd Haimes Theatre is Home by Samm-Art Williams, directed by Kenny Leon—and featured in Roundabout’s first Refocus Project in 2021, aimed to transform the American theatre canon—beginning performances Friday, May 17.

The Todd Haimes Theatre represents the vision of Haimes’ leadership at Roundabout. In the late 1990s he restored the historic Selwyn Theatre to become the flagship home for Roundabout on Broadway, opening in 2000 with The Man Who Came To Dinner, starring Nathan Lane. Through the years, the theatre has provided space for Roundabout’s extensive education programs and career training initiatives, and on stage has been home to Tony Award-winning and -nominated productions of Big River (2003), The Pajama Game (2006), On the Twentieth Century (2015), Long Day’s Journey Into Night (2016), A Soldier’s Play (2020), and Trouble in Mind (2021).

As the leader of Roundabout Theatre Company for nearly 40 years, Todd Haimes transformed a company operating in a 150-seat space in a converted Chelsea basement into one of the leading cultural institutions in New York City and the largest not-for-profit theatre in America. It now has five Broadway and off-Broadway spaces for a rich repertory of both classics and world premieres; runs the most expansive education program of any theatre in the country highlighted by its Theatrical Workforce Development Program; and provides opportunities, support, and resources to artists at every stage of their careers.