Off-Broadway premiere production of Apoligia, by Alexi Kaye Campbell (The Pride), with direction by three-time Obie Award winner Daniel Aukin (Bad Jews, Skintight). Joining the previously announced Tony & Emmy Award winner Stockard Channing as “Kristin” are Hugh Dancy as “Peter” and “Simon,” Megalyn Echikunwoke as “Claire,” Talene Monahon as “Trudi,” and John Tillinger as “Hugh.”
Apoligia will begin preview performances Off-Broadway on September 27, 2018, and open officially on October 16, 2018 at the Laura Pels Theatre in the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre (111 West 46th Street). This will be a limited engagement through December 16, 2018.
Direct from London, Alexi Kaye Campbell’s biting play makes its New York debut with the “Magnificent” (The Independent) Stockard Channing in a powerhouse performance as a woman facing the repercussions of her past. You do not mess with Kristin Miller (Channing). In the 1960s, she was a radical activist and political protester. Now a celebrated art historian, the publication of her memoir threatens to split her family apart. But Kristin has never been one to shy away from a fight. APOLOGIA is a passionate, human and humorous clash of generations and beliefs—a lively look at yesterday’s rebels living in today’s reality.
A longtime friend of Roundabout Theatre Company, Stockard Channing returns to the theater following her Tony nominated performances in Pal Joey (2008), The Lion in Winter (1999) and Joe Egg (1985, Tony Award Best Actress). Most recently, she has delighted Broadway audiences with her performances in It’s Only a Play and Other Desert Cities. Talene Monahon was on stage at Roundabout earlier this year in Bobbie Clearly. John Tillinger was last seen at Roundabout in Joe Egg, alongside Channing.
The creative team for Apologia includes Dane Laffrey (Scenic Design), Anita Yavich (Costume Design), Bradley King (Lighting Design), Ryan Rumery (Original Compositions & Sound Design) and Ben Furey (Dialect Coach).
Tickets for Apologia are available by calling 212.719.1300, online at roundabouttheatre.org, in person at any Roundabout box office: American Airlines Theatre Box office (227 West 42nd Street); The Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre (111 W 46th Street) and Studio 54 (254 West 54th Street); or by visiting StubHub, The Premier Secondary Ticketing Partner of Roundabout. Ticket prices range from $79-89. For groups of 10 or more please call 212-719-9393 x 365 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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We gratefully acknowledge the Roundabout Leaders for New Works: Alec Baldwin, James Costa and John Archibald, Linda L. D’Onofrio, Peggy and Mark Ellis, Howard Gilman Foundation, Jodi Glucksman, Sylvia Golden, 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 The Tow Foundation.
Stockard Channing (Kristin) was most recently seen on London’s West End in Alexi Kaye Campbell’s Apologia. Before that, she was seen on Broadway in Terrence McNally’s smash hit It’s Only A Play. Channing has received eight Tony Award nominations for her roles in Other Desert Cities, Pal Joey, The Lion in Winter, Four Baboons Adoring the Sun, The House of Blue Leaves and Six Degrees of Separation, for which she also received an Olivier nomination and an Obie Award, and was subsequently nominated for an Academy Award and a Golden Globe Award reprising her role for the 1993 film version. She won the Tony Award for Best Lead Actress in a Play for her performance in A Day in the Death of Joe Egg. Other stage credits include The Importance of Being Earnest, The Little Foxes, Hapgood (nominated for Drama Desk Award), Woman in Mind (for which she won a Drama Desk Award), The Rink, The Golden Age, They’re Playing Our Song and the original off-Broadway production of Love Letters. In London, she has appeared at The Riverside Studios in Exonerated and she was last seen at the Almeida in Awake and Sing. Channing has received a total of 13 Emmy nominations and won three Emmy Awards, including those for her television roles in The West Wing and The Matthew Shepard Story, both of which she also received Screen Actors Guild Awards. Channing has been nominated for a total of 11 Screen Actors Guild Awards. She also starred in Joan Rivers’ The Girl Most Likely To and The Baby Dance for which she was nominated for another Golden Globe Award. She was most recently seen in a recurring role on The Good Wife. On the big screen Channing has appeared in Mike Nichols’ The Fortune, Practical Magic, The First Wives Club, Moll Flanders, Up Close & Personal, Smoke and Grease, earning a People’s Choice Award for her performance as Rizzo. Stockard Channing received a London Film Critics Circle Award for Actress of the Year and an AFI Best Actress nomination for The Business of Strangers.
Hugh Dancy (Peter and Simon) is recognized for his role as “Will Graham” in the critically-praised series “Hannibal” on NBC, which earned him a nomination for a 2016 Critic’s Choice Award. In film, Hugh starred in Tanya Wexler’s Hysteria opposite Felicity Jones and Maggie Gyllenhaal; Martha Marcy May Marlene directed by Sean Durkin; Adam directed by Max Mayer; Confessions of a Shopaholic opposite Isla Fisher and Beyond the Gates opposite John Hurt. He appeared in the Broadway productions of Journey’s End, Venus In Fur and in The Pride at the Lucille Lortel Theater. For television he starred in the miniseries “Daniel Deronda,” “Elizabeth 1” and “Deadline Gallipoli.” Most recently Hugh played Cal on the critically acclaimed Hulu series, “The Path,” opposite Aaron Paul and Michelle Monaghan. He can next be seen in Nisha Ganatra’s upcoming feature, Late Night opposite writer and co-star Mindy Kaling and Emma Thompson.