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NOW IN PREVIEWS - This Week's Broadway Openings

September 20, 2010 - by CG News Desk
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Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson - This mix of historical fact and invention uses the story of America’s seventh president -- the man who invented the Democratic Party, doubled the size of our nation and signed the Indian Removal Acts that started the Trail of Tears -- to investigate the attraction and terrors of American populism, using a blend of comedy, theatricality and emo rock.

La Bete - David Hirson’s rollicking 1991 play is a comic tour de force about Elomire (David Hyde Pierce), a high-minded classical dramatist who loves only the theatre, and Valere (Mark Rylance), a low-brow street clown who loves only himself. When the fickle princess (Joanna Lumley) decides she’s grown weary of Elomire’s royal theatre troupe, he and Valere are left fighting for survival as art squares off with ego in a literary showdown for the ages.

A Life in the Theatre - Patrick Stewart and T.R. Knight star in the Broadway premiere of David Mamet’s 1977 comedy. Describing life in the footlights from an actor’s point of view, the show focuses on the relationship between two thespians: Robert, an older, experienced performer; and John, a relative newcomer. Though Robert’s guidance is welcomed by John at first, as the play progresses Robert falters as an actor and mentor, and John emerges as a mature actor.

Lombardi - A new play by Oscar winner and Steppenwolf Theater Company member Eric Simonson -- based on the best-selling biography by Pulitzer Prize-winning author David Maraniss -- that brings the audience into the life and times of one of America’s most inspirational and mercurial personalities, Hall of Fame football coach Vince Lombardi. Starring Dan Lauria and Judith Light.

Time Stands Still - Donald Margulies’ acclaimed play from last season is back on Broadway with starsLaura Linney and Brian d’Arcy James reprising their roles as a couple with a shared passion for documenting the realities of war – she as a photographer; he as a journalist. Back home in NYC, as Linney’s character recuperates from serious physical injuries, the two confront the prospect of a more conventional life. Also starring Eric Bogosian and Christina Ricci.

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