The Daryl Roth Theatres
The DR2 Theatre, built in 2002, is the newest addition to the Off-Broadway scene in Union Square. A beautiful and intimate 99-seat theatre, the DR2 is the former annex of the Union Square Savings Bank, now The Daryl Roth Theatre. The DR2 has served as home to THOM PAIN (based on nothing), EARS ON A BEATLE, and other top notch productions. For rental information, click here or contact us.
The Daryl Roth Theatre, formerly the Union Square Savings Bank, is located at 20 Union Square East, and is the sister theatre of the DR2. Built in the 1840’s, this Landmark building was revived as a theatre by producer Daryl Roth in 1996, and has served as home to the international Off-Broadway hit De La Guarda , and most recently, Sandra Bernhard: Everything Bad & Beautiful. The Daryl Roth Theatre is known throughout the Theatre community as a versatile and non-traditional theatre space, and has housed events ranging from full scale commercial productions to pop up retail stores (Ben and Jerry's) and Fashion Week.
Daryl Roth (Artistic Director) is proud to hold the singular distinction of producing seven Pulitzer Prize-winning plays: Tracy Letts' August: Osage County; David Auburn's Proof; Margaret Edson's Wit; Paula Vogel's How I Learned to Drive; Edward Albee's Three Tall Women; Nilo Cruz's Anna in the Tropics; and Bruce Norris's Clybourne Park (Tony Award) .
Other award-winning Broadway productions include: Bea Arthur on Broadway; Tony Kushner and Jeanine Tesori's Caroline, or Change; Harvey Fierstein's A Catered Affair; Twyla Tharp's Come Fly Away; Helen Edmundson's Coram Boy; Clifford Odets' The Country Girl; Kander and Ebb's Curtains; Eugene O'Neill's Desire Under the Elms; Terrence McNally's Deuce; Alfred Uhry's Driving Miss Daisy; Bill T. Jones' Fela!; Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee's Inherit the Wind; Dan Gordon's Irena's Vow; Mark Twain's Is He Dead?; Stephen Sondheim's A Little Night Music; Alan Menken’s Leap of Faith; Friedrich Schiller's Mary Stuart; Euripides' Medea; Larry Kramer's The Normal Heart (Tony Award); Richard Bean’s One Man, Two Guvnors; Oscar Wilde's Salome, the Reading; Charles Busch's The Tale of the Allergist's Wife; Edward Albee's The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia? (Tony Award); George Stevens Jr.'s Thurgood; Anna Deavere Smith's Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992; War Horse (Tony Award); Edward Albee's Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?; and Joan Didion's The Year of Magical Thinking.
Off-Broadway credits include: Jane Anderson's The Baby Dance; Edward Albee and Samuel Beckett's Beckett/Albee; Abe Burrows' Cactus Flower; Mark St. Germain's Camping with Henry and Tom; Richard Maltby Jr. and David Shire's Closer Than Ever; Marcy Heisler and Zina Goldrich's Dear Edwina; Jane Anderson's Defying Gravity; Charles Busch's Die, Mommie, Die! and The Divine Sister; Eric Walton's Esoterica; George C. Wolfe's Harlem Song; Kenny Finkle's Indoor Outdoor; Judy Gold’s The Judy Show; Paul Grellong's Manuscript; Brian Copeland's Not a Genuine Black Man; Jon Marans' Old Wicked Songs; Charles Busch's Olive and the Bitter Herbs; Stephen Adly Guirgis' Our Lady of 121st Street; Edward Albee's The Play About the Baby; David Marshall Grant's Snakebit; Alan Bennett's Talking Heads; Matthew Lombardo's Tea at Five; Jon Marans' The Temperamentals; Will Eno's Thom Pain (based on nothing); Daniel Beaty's Through The Night; David Pittu's What's that Smell? The Music of Jacob Sterling; Morris Paynch's Vigil; and De La Guarda, which ran for 7 years as the inaugural production at the Daryl Roth Theatre, a landmark building on Union Square.
Awards and honors include: The 2011 Live Out Loud Humanitarian Award, 2010 Lucille Lortel Lifetime Achievement Award, Primary Stages 2007 Honoree, The National Foundation for Jewish Culture's Patron of the Arts Award, The Jewish Theological Seminary's Louis Marshall Award, The Albert Einstein College of Medicine Spirit of Achievement Award, The National Corporate Theatre Fund's Chairman Award, and The Tisch School of the Arts Award for Artistic Leadership. Ms. Roth was profiled in The New Yorker and twice included in Crain's "100 Most Influential Women in Business."
Adam Hess (General Manager) is privileged to be managing Ms. Roth’s two Off-Broadway theatres, The Daryl Roth Theatre and the DR2 Theatre. Hailing from Toronto, he has a diverse theatrical background that includes an original cast member of the Harold Prince/Susan Stroman helmed production of Show Boat, the role of Bobby Childs in the European tour of Crazy For You, assistant to Mr. Prince on the Philadelphia production Three, and the direction/choreography of a number of other productions. Mr. Hess holds a B.F.A. in Musical Theatre from the University of Michigan and is a recent graduate of Columbia University’s School of the Arts, where he received a M.F.A. in Theatre Management and Producing.