Roundabout Season
Roundabout Season

The Pirates of Penzance, Yellow Face, and More Set for Roundabout

Roundabout Theatre Company has revealed plans for their 2024-2025 season, including a Broadway revival of The Pirates of Penzance starring Ramin Karimloo and David Hyde Pierce, as well as the Broadway premiere of David Henry Hwang’s Yellow Face with Daniel Dae Kim set to star.

Under the leadership of Interim Artistic Director Scott Ellis, Roundabout’s new season marks the first in its newly renamed home on Broadway, the Todd Haimes Theatre (currently known as the American Airlines Theatre).

“In planning the season—my first as Interim Artistic Director—it was important to me to remain steadfast to Roundabout’s mission, and to Todd’s vision for this extraordinary company. I believe this line-up is one that he would have been proud of, as we bring together a group of exceptional artists to stage these works—both classic and new. I am thrilled the season will close with our jazz-infused, New Orleans-style production of The Pirates of Penzance—which began as a small in-house reading before the pandemic, then further developed in benefit concert last season, and which Todd was passionately committed to producing,” notes Scott Ellis.

Tony Award winner and three-time Pulitzer finalist David Henry Hwang (M. Butterfly) will make his Roundabout debut with the Broadway premiere of Yellow Face, his hilarious is-he-or-isn’t-he comedy of identity, show business, and (perhaps) autobiography. Starring Daniel Dae Kim (Lost) as DHH and directed by Tony nominee Leigh Silverman (Violet), performances will begin in September 2024 at the Todd Haimes Theatre.

Next up at the Todd Haimes Theatre in January 2025, Roundabout brings English, by Sanaz Toossi, home to Broadway, after its world premiere co-production with Atlantic Theater Company. Knud Adams (Primary Trust) once again directs this Pulitzer Prize-winning play about the universal foibles of language and miscommunication.

Ramin Karimloo and David Hyde Pierce lead the crew as The Pirate King and W.S. Gilbert & Major General in this must-see Roundabout reimagining of The Pirates of Penzance. Scott Ellis (Doubt; Kiss Me, Kate) directs and Warren Carlyle (Harmony; Kiss Me, Kate) choreographs with a hilarious new adaptation by Rupert Holmes (The Mystery of Edwin Drood), musical direction by Joseph Joubert (Caroline, or Change), and orchestrations by Joubert and Daryl Waters (Memphis). The Broadway revival will begin at the Todd Haimes Theatre in April 2025.

Roundabout Theatre Company’s Off-Broadway season will include The Counter by Meghan Kennedy, Liberation by Bess Wohl, and one additional production for Roundabout Underground that will be announced at a later date.

Further information including dates, casting, creative team, and single ticket on-sale dates for all the productions will also be announced soon.