Marvin's Room

"★★★★. Luminous." — Adam Feldman, Time Out New York
 
"Exquisitely human and tenderly compassionate." — Jeremy Gerard, Deadline
 
“It’s a must-see. Wise, tender and aching, it makes the case that a mostly forgotten play might just be a modern classic.” — Christopher Kelly, The Star-Ledger


Roundabout Theatre Company presents the Broadway premiere of Marvin’s RoomScott McPherson’s award-winning, wildly funny play about the laughter that can shine through life’s darkest moments. Anne Kauffman (Marjorie PrimeMaple and Vine) directs.

Lee is a single mother who's been busy raising her troubled teenage son, Hank. Her estranged sister Bessie has her hands full with their elderly father, his soap opera-obsessed sister—and a brand-new life-or-death diagnosis. Now the women are about to reunite for the first time in 18 years. Are Lee’s good intentions and makeover skills enough to make up for her long absence? Can Bessie help Hank finally feel at home somewhere… or at least keep him from burning her house down? Can these almost-strangers become a family in time to make plans, make amends, and maybe make a trip to Disney World?
 
Exploring an unsentimental reality with hope, compassion and a dose of wonderfully absurd humor, Marvin’s Room is a life-affirming reminder of the gift we give ourselves when we love unconditionally. 

First preview: June 8, 2017
Opening Night: June 29, 2017

ACCESSIBILITY
All Roundabout Theatre Company venues are accessible to patrons with mobility disabilities. The American Airlines Theatre, Stephen Sondheim Theatre and the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre are fully accessible on both the Orchestra and Mezzanine levels, and Studio 54 is accessible on the Orchestra level only.

"★★★★. Luminous." — Adam Feldman, Time Out New York
 
"Exquisitely human and tenderly compassionate." — Jeremy Gerard, Deadline
 
“It’s a must-see. Wise, tender and aching, it makes the case that a mostly forgotten play might just be a modern classic.” — Christopher Kelly, The Star-Ledger


Roundabout Theatre Company presents the Broadway premiere of Marvin’s Room, Scott McPherson’s award-winning, wildly funny play about the laughter that can shine through life’s darkest moments. Anne Kauffman (Marjorie PrimeMaple and Vine) directs.

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MARVIN'S ROOM PHOTOS


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IN REHEARSAL


 

MARVIN'S ROOM CAST


Janeane Garofalo
Lee
Lili Taylor
Bessie
Celia Weston
Ruth
Carman Lacivita
Bob/Marvin
Jack DiFalco
Hank
Nedra McClyde
Dr. Charlotte/Retirement Director
Luca Padovan
Charlie
Triney Sandoval
Dr. Wally


marvin's room Creative


Scott McPherson
Playwright
Anne Kauffman
Director
Laura Jellinek
Set Designer
Jessica Pabst
Costume Designer
Japhy Weideman
Lighting Designer
Daniel Kluger
Sound Design & Original Music
Leah J. Loukas
Hair & Wig Design
Thomas Schall
Movement Consultant
Matthew Elias Hodges
Production Properties Supervisor
Barclay Stiff
Production Stage Manager
Stephen Ravet
Assistant Stage Manager