Casting Announced for Roundabout's Underground Reading Series | Playbill

News Casting Announced for Roundabout's Underground Reading Series Roundabout Theatre has announced casting for the fourth annual Roundabout Underground Reading Series, a five-night event that will feature readings of five new plays written and directed by emerging artists, along with special post-show receptions.

Among the actors taking part are "Gossip Girl" Actor Brian J. Smith, also seen on Broadway in The Glass Menagerie; Newsies actor Mike Faist; Spider-Man's Matt Wilkas; and Chris Sullivan, who was nominated for an Outer Critics Circle Award for Nice Work if You Can Get It on Broadway. 

Roundabout Underground is an initiative to introduce and cultivate emerging and established artists in Roundabout's most intimate performing space. The readings will be held May 4-8 at the Black Box Theatre in the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre in Manhattan.

The plays featured in the 2015 series include: The Saints by Nathan Dame, directed by Adrienne Campbell-Holt; Mechanics Of Love by Dipika Guha, directed by Gaye Taylor Upchurch; Kingdom Come by Jenny Rachel Weiner, directed by Kip Fagan; The Midnight Ride of Sean & Lucy by Amy E. Witting, directed by Daniella Topol; and Zero Feet Away by Brian Otaño, directed by Stephen Brackett.

Other actors who will participate in the readings include be Christopher Abbott (The House of Blue Leaves), Vanessa Aspillaga (Anna in the Tropics), Cassie Beck (Picnic), Hannah Bos, Michael Braun (War Horse), Raul Castillo, Susannah Flood, Beth Hoyt, Greta Lee (La Bête), Rey Lucas (The Rainmaker), Ismenia Mendes, Matthew Montelongo (A View From the Bridge), Olivia Oguma (Mamma Mia!), Shayna Small, Cory Michael Smith (Breakfast at Tiffany's) and Jason Veasey (The Lion King).

Prior Roundabout Underground productions include the world premieres of Steven Levenson’s The Language of Trees (2008), Joshua Harmon’s Bad Jews (2012), Meghan Kennedy’s Too Much, Too Much, Too Many (2013) and Jeff Augustin’s Little Children Dream of God (2015). Tickets are free but must be reserved by emailing [email protected]. The Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre is located at 111 West 46th St. For more information visit

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