“Caroline, or Change” will return to Broadway in fall 2021, Roundabout Theatre Company announced Tuesday.
Next fall, Roundabout will also present Alice Childress’s “Trouble in Mind” at the American Airlines Theatre. “Caroline, or Change,” which was initially scheduled to open in April 2020, will return to Studio 54.
Roundabout plans to bring the revival of “1776,” directed by Jeffrey L. Page and Diane Paulus, to Broadway in spring 2022.
Off-Broadway, Roundabout plans to present both “…what the end will be,” directed by Margot Bordelon and “Exception to the Rule,” directed by Miranda Haymon, in fall 2021.
The previously announced Broadway production of “Birthday Candles,” starring Debra Messing, as well as the Off-Broadway productions of “The Wanderers” and “English” will “proceed at a future date to be determined,” according to Roundabout.
These productions have been rescheduled several times during the shutdown, as the Broadway closure date moved from April to January 2020, and now through May 2021. Roundabout joins other non-profits, such as Manhattan Theatre Club, as well as several other commercial productions, in its plan to return to live theater in fall 2021.
“While we are disappointed to put the shows off again, we’re busy filling the expanded gap in time by providing arts education for NYC students and teachers, and increasing our efforts to find opportunities for artists through our myriad off-stage programs,” Roundabout Artistic Director and Chief Executive Todd Haimes said in a press release. “Once again I’d like to thank all our artists whose work was side-lined in March 2020 for their patience and understanding.”
Roundabout’s digital programming during the shutdown includes interactive workshops on writing and directing with audience members and Roundabout artists, as well as digital learning and engagement programs for New York City public school students.