Patrick Stewart returning to Broadway
Starring in revival of Mamet's 'A Life in the Theatre'NEW YORK -- Patrick Stewart will star in David Mamet's next Broadway production, a revival of "A Life in the Theatre," opening this fall.
Producer Jeffrey Richards announced Tuesday that rehearsals will begin Aug. 23 for the play, first seen in Chicago in 1977 and then off-Broadway.
"A Life in the Theatre" is a backstage tale about the relationship between an older performer and a younger performer. The other role is still to be cast. The director is Neil Pepe.
Stewart was last seen on Broadway in 2008, playing the title character in "Macbeth."
Pepe also directed the 2008 Broadway revival of Mamet's "Speed-the-Plow." Mamet currently is represented on Broadway with "Race," starring James Spader, David Alan Grier, Kerry Washington and Richard Thomas.