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A Life in The Theatre (2010)
Gerald Schoenfeld Theater / Broadway
Producer: Jeffrey Richards, Jerry Frankel & Steve Traxler
Playwright: David Mamet
Cast: Patrick Stewart, TR Knight
A play about two actors, stage veteran 'Robert' and aspiring young newcomer 'John'. Set both on stage and behind the scenes in a fading small town rep, the piece follows their friendship and their rivalry as they battle with the cruel uncertainties of their profession.
Inspired by Mametís early backstage experiences and his own brief career as an actor, this acutely observed, bittersweet comedy delivers all the absurdity, larks and hardship associated with a life in the theatre.
The play first opened in 1977 and enjoyed a hugely successful New York run. A British version in 1988, directed by Bill Bryden and starring Denholm Elliott and Sam West, was equally well received when it opened at the Theatre Royal Haymarket. A subsequent 1994 US TV film of the show, starring Jack Lemmon and Matthew Broderick, was nominated for both Emmy and Golden Globe Awards.
Rehearsals began on August 23, 2010.
Previews began on September 21, 2010.
Play opened on October 12, 2010.
Play closes November 28, 2010.
Review (11/3/2010) Times Square Chronicles
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After Party Photos (10/13/2010) Broadway World
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Opening Night Photos (10/12/2010) Playbill
Squigs Goes Backstage with Life in the Theatre Stars Patrick Stewart and T.R. Knight (9/30/2010) Broadway.com
Play Announcement (3/30/2010) Playbill
Play Announcement (3/29/2010) Broadway's Best Shows
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