Abraham and Dennehy Up Their Stays in Off-Broadway's Trumbo

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Current Trumbo star F. Murray Abraham and upcoming star Brian Dennehy will lengthen their stays in the title role of the Off-Broadway play.

Abraham, previously announced to play through Sept. 28, will now extend his stint to Oct. 5. Dennehy will assume the role for an extra week, now playing Oct. 21-Nov. 9. Other stars are expected to join the play for the interim Oct. 7-20 slot and limited engagements past Dennehy's run.

Abraham, who earned his Oscar in the movie version of Peter Shaffer's "Amadeus" as composer Antonio Salieri, recently appeared in the Encores! presentation of New Moon. His other stage credits include Triumph of Love, A Month in the Country, Angels in America, King Lear and The Fantasticks.

Dennehy won last season's Tony Award for his performance in the Tony Award winning revival of Long Day's Journey Into Night. His other Broadway appearances include Translations and another Tony-winning turn in Death of a Salesman.

Lane began in the Dalton Trumbo homage for this run at the Westside Theatre — where it ran earlier this year with a rotating cast of stars. The new open-ended Off Broadway engagement opened began Aug. 26 and opened Sept. 4.

Culled from the letters of the legendary blacklisted screenwriter, Trumbo tells the story of one of the "Hollywood Ten" who went before the House Un-American Activities Committee. After refusing to answer questions about his political affiliations, Trumbo was fired from MGM and imprisoned for a year. Peter Askin (Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Sexaholix... a love story) directs. The play's focus, Trumbo, wrote such screenplays as "The Brave One," "Exodus," "Spartacus," "Roman Holiday," and "Papillon" as well as the novel "Johnny Got His Gun."

For tickets to the new run of Trumbo, at the Westside Theatre, 407 W. 43rd St., call (212) 239-6200 or click here.

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