2017-18 Season

Last Performance:
March 18, 2018

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Amy and the Orphans

"An astonishing play that is likely to alter your preconceptions. This touching drama questions the bonds of family and limits of love." —Roma Torre, NY1

"A riotous, audacious blend of pathos and humor. There's a powerful beating heart in Lindsey Ferrentino's writing, skillfully stages by comedy pro Scott Ellis." —Frank Scheck, The Hollywood Reporter

Hop in, buckle up and hold on for dear life in this raucous family road trip.

Roundabout's powerful and poignant new comedy has captured the hearts of theatergoers and critics alike. Jamie Brewer ("American Horror Story"), Tony winner Debra Monk and Obie winner Mark Blum play adult siblings, one with Down syndrome, figuring out the family they never understood. "There's a powerful beating heart in Lindsey Ferrentino's writing," (The Hollywood Reporter), and director Scott Ellis "strikes the ideal balance between pathos and levity in this astonishing play" (NY1). As The Wrap says, it "achieves something remarkable."

Note: On Wednesday and Saturday matinees, Edward Barbanell will be performing the title role of the show. On those occassions, the title role will be referred to as “Andy” and the title of the show will become Andy and the Orphans.

This is a limited engagement off-Broadway.

Recommended for ages 14 and up.

A Roundabout commission.

Major support for Amy and the Orphans is provided by The Blanche and Irving Laurie Foundation and the Laura Pels International Foundation for Theater.  

This production is supported in part by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

This project is also supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.

 
Roundabout’s work with new and emerging playwrights and directors, as well as development of new work, is made possible by Katheryn Patterson and Tom Kempner.
 
We gratefully acknowledge the Roundabout Leaders for New Works: Alec Baldwin, James Costa and John Archibald, Linda L. D’Onofrio, Peggy and Mark Ellis, Jodi Glucksman, Sylvia Golden, Hess Foundation, Inc., Judith and Douglas Krupp, K. Myers, Laura Pels International Foundation for Theater, Ira Pittelman, Laura S. Rodgers, Seedlings Foundation, Mary Solomon, Lauren and Danny Stein, Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust, and Dr. Leonard Tow.

"An astonishing play that is likely to alter your preconceptions. This touching drama questions the bonds of family and limits of love." —Roma Torre, NY1

"A riotous, audacious blend of pathos and humor. There's a powerful beating heart in Lindsey Ferrentino's writing, skillfully stages by comedy pro Scott Ellis." —Frank Scheck, The Hollywood Reporter

Hop in, buckle up and hold on for dear life in this raucous family road trip.

Roundabout's powerful and poignant new comedy has captured the hearts of theatergoers and critics alike. Jamie Brewer ("American Horror Story"), Tony winner Debra Monk and Obie winner Mark Blum play adult siblings, one with Down syndrome, figuring out the family they never understood. "There's a powerful beating heart in Lindsey Ferrentino's writing," (The Hollywood Reporter), and director Scott Ellis "strikes the ideal balance between pathos and levity in this astonishing play" (NY1). As The Wrap says, it "achieves something remarkable."

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The Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre

The Laura Pels Theatre, 111 West 46th Street, New York, NY, 10036  |  Ticket Services: 212.719.1300


AMY AND THE ORPHANS VIDEO


 

AMY AND THE ORPHANS Photos


In Production



In Rehearsal



AMY AND THE ORPHANS Cast

Vanessa Aspillaga
Kathy
Mark Blum
Jacob
Jamie Brewer
Amy
Diane Davis
Sarah
Josh McDermitt
Bobby
Debra Monk
Maggie
Edward Barbanell
Standby for Andy
Joel Gelman
u/s Bobby
Karron Graves
u/s Sarah, Kathy
Allen McCullough
u/s Jacob
Kate Skinner
u/s Maggie

AMY AND THE ORPHANS Creative


Lindsey Ferrentino
Playwright
Scott Ellis
Director
Rachel Hauck
Set Designer
Alejo Vietti
Costume Designer
Kenneth Posner
Lighting Designer
John Gromada
Sound and Original Compositions
Liz Hayes
Vocal Coach
Davin De Santis
Production Stage Manager
Raynelle Wright
Assistant Stage Manager