Roundabout brings English, by Sanaz Toossi, home to Broadway, after we co-produced its world premiere with Atlantic Theater Company. Knud Adams (Primary Trust) once again directs this Pulitzer Prize-winning play about the universal foibles of language and miscommunication.
The comedy unfolds in an Iranian classroom where adult English learners practice for their proficiency exam. As they leapfrog through a linguistic playground, their wildly different dreams, frustrations, and secrets come to light. Can they overcome the limits of language to discover what they really want to say?
Cast and additional creative team members will be announced at a later date.
- Alec Baldwin
- James Costa and John Archibald
- Linda L. D’Onofrio
- Peggy and Mark Ellis
- Carson Gleberman
- Sylvia Golden
- Jeanne Hagerty
- Angelina Lippert
- Iva Mills
- K. Myers
- Laura Pels International Foundation for Theater
- Mary Solomon
- The Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust
English is made possible by the Champions for Inclusive Theatre and Roundabout’s Forward Fund. We acknowledge the generous friends who support our many efforts to increase representation and inclusion in all aspects of theatre: Elizabeth Armstrong, Bank of America, Eugene and Joann Bissell and the Lillian Lincoln Foundation, Kevin Brown, Barbara and Peter Bye, Ginger McKnight Chavers, Ford Foundation, Jill and Barry Lafer, Gina Maria Leonetti, Iva Mills, Beryl Snyder, and Denise Littlefield Sobel.
Todd Haimes Theatre
227 West 42nd Street, New York, NY
between 7th and 8th Avenues