The uptown successor to the legendary Circle in the Square in Greenwich Village opened November 15, 1972. Circle helped to define the off-Broadway movement and continued to produce groundbreaking, award-winning Broadway shows under the guidance of Paul Libin and Ted Mann — they produced almost 200 productions together for 50 years, presenting works by the greatest playwrights and actors including James Earl Jones, Eli Wallach, Rita Moreno, Irene Papas, Maureen Stapleton, George C. Scott, Vanessa Redgrave, Julie Christie, Al Pacino, Philip Bosco, John Malkovich, Annette Bening, Nathan Lane, Raul Julia, Rosemary Harris, Joanne Woodward, Philip Seymour Hoffman, and Frances McDormand. Most recent productions include Tony Award® winning, Oklahoma!, Once on This Island, Fun Home, Hugh Jackman in The River, Audra McDonald in Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill, and Tony-nominated Laurence Fishburne and Sam Rockwell in American Buffalo. Libin has won O’Neill and Olivier Awards, and 13 Tonys, including a Lifetime Achievement Award.
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