Donor Playreading Series

The Donor Playreading Series offers a unique opportunity for Roundabout donors to see readings of new plays and revivals being considered for production in future seasons.

Many readings have gone on to be fully produced on Roundabout stages, including The Man Who Came to Dinner (the inaugural production at the American Airlines Theatre), Design for Living, The Rainmaker, After the Fall, Twelve Angry Men, Streamers, The Understudy, and The Unavoidable Disappearance of Tom Durnin.


The Donor Playreading Series offers a unique opportunity for Roundabout donors to see readings of new plays and revivals being considered for production in future seasons.

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Alec Baldwin, Emile Hirsch, TR Knight, Marisa Tomei, Bradley Cooper, Lily Rabe, Bill Irwin, Julie White, Hunter Foster, Katie Finneran and Anthony LaPaglia have participated in our Playreading Series in recent years, and playwrights have included Tom Stoppard, Debra Monk, David Rabe, Theresa Rebeck, Christopher Durang, Donald Margulies, Adam Driver and Alan Ayckbourn. 
Roundabout members receive exclusive invitations to this Playreading Series. Members of our Artistic Director’s Circle and Chairman’s Circle enjoy priority reserved seating. To become a member of the Friends of Roundabout, Chairman’s Circle, or Artistic Director’s Circle, visit our Support page or call 212.719.9393, ext. 354.

Upcoming Donor playreadings

On Borrowed Time
By Paul Osborn
Directed by Joel Grey
Monday, April 24, 2017

Recent Donor Playreadings

Speech & Debate
By Stephen Karam
Directed by Jason Moore
Monday, March 27, 2017

Both Your Houses

By Maxwell Anderson
Directed by Marc Bruni
Monday, November 7, 2016

Summer and Smoke
By Tennessee Williams
Directed by Evan Cabnet
May 23, 2016
You Never Can Tell

by George Bernard Shaw
Directed by Evan Cabnet
Starring Stockard Channing
November 9, 2015

Leonard Bernstein’s Cast Party
Music by Leonard Bernstein
Lyrics by Leonard Bernstein, Betty Comden and Adolph Green, John Guare,
Alan Jay Lerner, Nina Simone, Stephen Sondheim, and Gertrude Stein
Story by Sammy Buck and Garth Edwin Sunderland
Book by Sammy Buck
Directed by John Rando
June 15, 2015

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
By Dale Wasserman from the novel by Ken Kesey
Directed by Sam Buntrock
April 27, 2015

The Dark at the Top of the Stairs
By William Inge
Directed by Harris Yulin
November 10, 2014

The Last Night of Ballyhoo
By Alfred Uhry
Directed by Wendy Goldberg
May 12, 2014
Fifth of July

By Lanford Wilson
Directed by Michael Wilson
March 31, 2014 

Love in Afghanistan
By Charles Randolph-Wright
Directed by Lucie Tiberghien
December 9, 2013
The Bungler
By Molière
Translated by Richard Wilbur
Directed by Doug Hughes
Monday, October 28, 2013
Talley & Son
By Lanford Wilson
April 8, 2013
The Way of Things
By Theresa Rebeck
February 11, 2013

Waiting for Lefty
By Clifford Odets
September 24, 2012

Just Jim Dale
By Jim Dale
November 5, 2012

The Real Inspector Hound
By Tom Stoppard
May 14, 2012 

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Book by Burt Shevelove and Larry Gelbart
February 13, 2012
Dick and Lola
By Debra Monk
December 12, 2011
The Black Monk
By David Rabe
November 28, 2011
June Moon
By George S. Kaufman and Ring Lardner
Starring Jim Parsons and TR Knight
May 9, 2011
The Unavoidable Disappearance of Tom Durnin*
By Steven Levenson
Starring Bill Irwin and Julie White
April 3, 2011
*Roundabout Commission
By Theresa Rebeck
Starring Alec Baldwin
November 29, 2010


Pictured at top: Christiane Noll, James Moye and Mitchell Jarvis. Photo by Kelly Kollar.