Gwon's musical centers on four New Yorkers whose lives come together in unexpected ways.
Roundabout Underground, Roundabout Theatre Company’s initiative to cultivate new works by up-and-coming-artists, will present the new musical Ordinary Days this fall at the black box space located within the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre. Written by Adam Gwon and directed by Marc Bruni, the production begins performances October 2 with opening night set for October 25. Cast and additional creative team members will be announced shortly.
From the bustling streets to the quiet rooftops, Ordinary Days tells the story of four young New Yorkers whose lives are unexpectedly interconnected by circumstance. The series of funny and fortuitous events in this intimate musical prove that ordinary days can be simply extraordinary.
Gwon is the 2008 recipient of the Fred Ebb Award for Excellence in Musical Theater Songwriting. His Ordinary Days recently played a sold-out run at the Finborough Theatre in London following its world premiere at Pennsylvania Centre Stage. Gwon’s other musicals include Bernice Bobs Her Hair and Ethan Frome. A former associate of Roundabout’s development office, he is currently a teaching artist with the company.
Bruni is currently the associate director of Legally Blonde’s touring and London productions. He previously collaborated with Roundabout as an associate director on the company’s Broadway revivals of The Man Who Came to Dinner and the The Pajama Game. Additional Broadway credits include Irving Berlin’s White Christmas, Grease, Wonderful Town, High Fidelity, Sweet Charity and La Cage Aux Folles.
Roundabout Underground was founded in 2007 to showcase new plays which allow experienced directors to return to their creative roots or give a debut production to an emerging writer or director. Operating out of the 62-seat Black Box Theatre below the Laura Pels stage at The Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre, the company previously presented Speech & Debate (2007) and The Language of Trees (2008).