2014-15 Season

Last Performance:
December 1, 2014

Merton of the Movies

Roundabout Theatre Company is thrilled to announce that four-time Emmy® Award and Golden Globe® winner Jim Parsons (“The Big Bang Theory,” Roundabout’s Harvey) will be joined by Brooks Ashmanskas (Jeff Baird), Tracee Chimo (Tessie Kearns), John Cullum (Amos G. Gashwiler), Daniel Davis (J. Lester Montague), Katie Finneran (Beulah Baxter), Randy Graff (Casting Director), Richard Kind (Sigmund Rosenblatt), Jane Krakowski (The Montague Girl), Nick Mills (His Cameraman), Rory O’Malley (Elmer Huff), Debra Jo Rupp (Mrs. Patterson), Peter Scolari (Weller), David Turner (Harold Parmalee), Douglas Waterbury-Tieman (Max the Violinist) and Matt Harrington (Stage Directions). in a hilarious one-night-only reading of George S. Kaufman and Marc Connelly' Merton of the Movies. This rollicking evening will be helmed by Roundabout’s Adams Associate Artistic Director, six-time Tony® nominee Scott Ellis (Roundabout’s Harvey, The Mystery of Edwin Drood), currently represented on Broadway with The Elephant Man and You Can’t Take It With You.
 
It’s the golden era of silent motion pictures, and no one loves them more than Merton Gill (Parsons), a na├»ve store clerk from a small town in Illinois. After taking an acting class—and determined to become a great dramatic actor—Merton uses his life’s savings to head to Hollywood. There’s only one problem: He can’t act. When a plucky young starlet and a manipulative movie executive see how inadvertently funny Merton’s earnest efforts are, they cast him in a comedy (that they tell him is a drama) and hilarity ensues!

Don’t miss Jim Parsons in Merton of the Movies, a once-in-a-lifetime night of laughs starring one of the most acclaimed comedic actors of our time.
 
Monday, December 1, 2014 at 7:00pm

Studio 54
254 West 54th Street
(between 8th Avenue and Broadway)

Business/Cocktail Attire
 
Benefit Underwriters
Michael T. Cohen, Colliers International NY LLC
Katheryn Patterson and Tom Kempner

 

Roundabout Theatre Company is thrilled to announce that four-time Emmy® Award and Golden Globe® winner Jim Parsons (“The Big Bang Theory,” Roundabout’s Harvey) will be joined by Brooks Ashmanskas (Jeff Baird), Tracee Chimo (Tessie Kearns), John Cullum (Amos G. Gashwiler), Daniel Davis (J. Lester Montague), Katie Finneran (Beulah Baxter), Randy Graff (Casting Director), Richard Kind (Sigmund Rosenblatt), Jane Krakowski (The Montague Girl), Nick Mills (His Cameraman), Rory O’Malley (Elmer Huff), Debra Jo Rupp (Mrs. Patterson), Peter Scolari (Weller), David Turner (Harold Parmalee), Douglas Waterbury-Tieman (Max the Violinist) and Matt Harrington (Stage Directions). in a hilarious one-night-only reading of George S. Kaufman and Marc Connelly' Merton of the Movies. This rollicking evening will be helmed by Roundabout’s Adams Associate Artistic Director, six-time Tony® nominee Scott Ellis (Roundabout’s Harvey, The Mystery of Edwin Drood), currently represented on Broadway with The Elephant Man and You Can’t Take It With You.

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Cast




Jim Parsons
Merton Gill

Jane Krakowski
The Montague Girl

John Cullum
Amos G. Gashwiler

Rory O'Malley
Elmer Huff

Tracee Chimo
Tessie Kearns

Randy Graff
Casting Director

Daniel Davis
J. Lester Montague

Richard Kind
Sigmund Rosenblatt

Peter Scolari
Weller

Nick Mills
His Cameraman

David Turner
Harold Parmalee

Rachel York
Beulah Baxter

Brooks Ashmanskas
Jeff Baird

Debra Jo Rupp
Mrs. Patterson

Matt Harrington
Mr. Walberg,
Stage Directions

Douglas Waterbury-Tieman
Max the Violinist

Mark Hartman                     
Pianist
 

Creative

Georgs S. Kaufman and Marc Connelly—Book
Scott Ellis—Director
Sydney Beers—Executive Producer