Alda, Garber & Molina Bring Their Art To L.A., Jan. 15, 1999

News   Alda, Garber & Molina Bring Their Art To L.A., Jan. 15, 1999 LOS ANGELES -- Alan Alda, Victor Garber and Alfred Molina will recreate their original Broadway roles in Yasmina Reza's Tony Award-winning Art when it opens Jan. l5, 1999 at the UCLA/James A. Doolittle Theatre in Hollywood.

LOS ANGELES -- Alan Alda, Victor Garber and Alfred Molina will recreate their original Broadway roles in Yasmina Reza's Tony Award-winning Art when it opens Jan. l5, 1999 at the UCLA/James A. Doolittle Theatre in Hollywood.

Directed by Matthew Warchus and translated by Christopher Hampton, the play deals with three friends and how their friendship is affected when one of them buys an all-white, modern art painting.

Art opened on Broadway March 1, l998 to rave reviews and continues to play to packed houses at the Royale Theatre.

Tickets for the L.A. mounting will go on sale in November. Call TeleCharge at (800) 447-7400 or (213) 628-2772.

* In other Art news, Michael Gross, Zach Grenier and Colin Stinton star as the bickering trio in the Chicago production of Reza's hit. Performances began Sept. 17 for a Sept. 27 opening. The Windy City mounting was the first U.S. production of the comedy since it landed on Broadway last spring. The Broadway production has proved a solid hit, earning back its money in a matter of weeks.

Maria Mileaf has staged the Chicago mounting at the Royal George Theatre. Mileaf was associate director on the Broadway production, piloted by Matthew Warchus. Mileaf has several Off-Off-Broadway credits to her name, including The Gut Girls at Cucaracha Theatre and Tomorrowland at SoHo Rep.

Michael Gross plays Serge, the character whose purchase of an all white painting tests his friendships with Marc and Yvan. Gross is best known as Michael J. Fox's father Stephen Keaton on the TV sitcom "Family Ties." In the theatre, he has appeared on Broadway in Bent and The Philadelphia Story. His most recent stage role was in Later Life at Chicago's Northlight Theatre.

Stinton (Marc), is an old hand at Mamet, having played roles in The Old Neighborhood, Edmond and The Water Machine. In New York, he has appeared in Some Americans Abroad. He has also done extensive work at Chicago's Goodman Theatre.

Zach Grenier (Yvan) has been a versatile New York presence for several years. Among his varied credits are roles in A Question of Mercy, Three Birds Alighting on a Field, Creditors, The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui and Rhinoceros.

Art won the 1998 Tony Award for Best Play. For Chicago tickets call (312) 988-9000; for tickets to the Broadway production call (212) 239-6200.

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