Roundabout Theatre Company has officially renamed its flagship theater. The former American Airlines Theatre was christened the Todd Haimes Theatre on Jan. 31 during a dedication ceremony. Haimes, the venue’s new namesake, served as Roundabout’s longtime artistic director and CEO. Haimes passed away in April 2023.
Plans to rename the theater were previously announced in June 2023, on the day all Broadway theaters dimmed their lights in Haimes’ honor.
The venue opened in 1918 as the Selwyn Theatre, and eventually replaced legitimate theatrical productions with movie showings. No Broadway production played the Selwyn from 1950 until 2000, when Roundabout restored the structure, renaming it the American Airlines.
The first production to play the century-old venue under the Todd Haimes marquee will be the Tyne Daly and Liev Schreiber-led revival of John Patrick Shanley’s “Doubt,” which is slated to begin previews on Feb. 2 and open on Feb. 29. The play is set to run through April 14, after which a revival of Samm-Art Williams’ “Home” will start previews on May 17 prior to a June 5 opening night.
Roundabout is led by interim artistic director Scott Ellis.