The Blue Room (Broadway)

The Blue Room (Broadway)

THE BLUE ROOM by David Hare opened on Broadway at the Cort Theatre December 13, 1998 for a limited run and played 15 previews and 81 performances through February 25, 1999. Freely adapted from “La Ronde” by Arthur Schnitzler with incidental music by Paddy Cunneen

Produced by The Shubert Organization (Gerald Schoenfeld: Chairman; Philip J. Smith: President; Robert E. Wankel: Executive Vice President), Scott Rudin, Robert Fox, Roger Berlind and ABC, Inc.  Originally produced by The Donmar Warehouse.

Directed by Sam Mendes; Scenic & Costume Design by Mark Thompson; Lighting Design by Hugh Vanstone; Sound Design by Scott Myers.

Starring Nicole Kidman (The girl / The au pair / The married woman / The model / The actress) and Iain Glen (The cab driver / The student / The politician / The playwright / The aristocrat)

General Manager: Stuart Thompson; Company Manager: James Triner; Technical Supervisor: Gene O’Donovan; Production Stage Manager: David Hyslop; Stage Manager: Sally J. Jacobs; General Management Assistant: Caroline Prugh; Press Representative: Boneau / Bryan-Brown; Online Marketing by Toby Simkin / BuyBroadway Online Inc.; Dialect Coach: Penny Dyer and Voice Coach: Patsy Rodenberg.

The Broadway theatre supersite Buy Broadway OnlineAs Founder and CEO of Theatre.com and BuyBroadway.com.  The pioneer in moving the Broadway industry onto the internet. The theatre press branded me as “Toby is the man pushing theatre, kicking and screaming, into cyberspace.” What started in 1989 as a Broadway industry service called ShowCall via dialup BBS for members of the League of American Theatre Producers evolved onto the world wide web in the early 90’s, and shortly after this, the vast majority of Broadway shows (starting with my production of Victor/Victoria) and theatrical organizations followed. The “Super site of Broadway” became a publicly traded company, prior to my re-branding it as Theatre.com at the Minskoff Theatre.

The global theater supersite theatre.comDescribed by Variety Magazine as a “marketing powerhouse“, it was the single largest theatre community in the world with over 180,000 active members (in the 1990’s this was massive). From buying official Broadway tickets and souvenirs, providing detailed global show listings, interactive show study & educational guides, live streaming shows and events (including many Opening Nights live broadcasts), industry news from major theatre journalists, pictures and videos, games, messaging directly to Broadway cast’s backstage or even licensing a musical, theatre.com offered it all in a single, easy-to-use interface to theatregoers globally.

David Hare’s adaptation of Arthur Schnitzler’s La Ronde, concerns a daisy-chain series of sexual encounters, with an actor and an actress portraying five characters each. Bringing satiric wit to scenes of romance, sex, isolation and hypocrisy, Hare constructs a window on the most complex of human relationships.

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