The Daryl Roth Theatre, formerly the Union Square Savings Bank, is
located at 20 Union Square East at the corner of East 15th
Street. Built in the 1840's, this Landmark building was revived as a
theatre by producer Daryl Roth in 1996, and served as home to the
international Off-Broadway hit DE LA GUARDA for seven years. The
Theatre is a non-obstructed space (80' x 45') with high ceilings (40').
It is completely unique to the Union Square area. 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. For rental information, click here or
Daryl Roth (Artistic
Director) is proud to hold the singular distinction of producing six 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; and Nilo Cruz’s Anna in the Tropics.
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; 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; Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee’s Inherit the Wind; Dan Gordon’s Irena’s Vow; Mark Twain’s Is He Dead?; Friedrich Schiller’s Mary Stuart; Euripides’ Medea; Paul Rudnick’s Regrets Only; 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?; George Stevens Jr.’s Thurgood; Anna Deavere Smith’s Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992; Edward Albee’s Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?; and Joan Didion’s The Year of Magical Thinking.
Off-Broadway credits include: Bob Morris’ Assisted Loving; Jane Anderson’s The Baby Dance; Edward Albee and Samuel Beckett’s Beckett/Albee; 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!; Eric Walton’s Esoterica; George C. Wolfe’s Harlem Song; Kenny Finkle’s Indoor Outdoor; Nora Ephron and Delia Ephron’s Love, Loss, and What I Wore; Paul Grellong’s Manuscript; Brian Copeland’s Not a Genuine Black Man; Jon Marans’ Old Wicked Songs; 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); David Pittu’s What’s that Smell?; 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.
Film credits include the Emmy-nominated HBO feature, Dinner with Friends, based on Donald Margulies’ Pulitzer Prize-winning play; The Lady in Question, a documentary based on the career of Charles Busch; and A Very Serious Person written by Charles Busch, starring Polly Bergen. Currently in development is a film adaptation of Elizabeth Kelly’s novel Apologize, Apologize.
Dedicated to nurturing and supporting theatre artists, The Daryl Roth Creative Spirit Award is given annually to a theatre artist who has demonstrated exceptional talent and promise in his or her field.
Ms. Roth serves on the Board of Directors of Lincoln Center Theatre, New York State Council on the Arts, and the Albert Einstein College of Medicine.
Ms. Roth was profiled in The New Yorker and twice included in Crain’s “100 Most Influential Women in Business.” Awards and honors include: 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.