Anthony Mackie to Star in Newly Titled Belber Play, McReele, in January

News   Anthony Mackie to Star in Newly Titled Belber Play, McReele, in January
 
Anthony Mackie (Drowning Crow) will star in Stephen Belber's For Reele, now retitled McReele, at the Roundabout Theatre Company in early 2005.
Anthony Mackie
Anthony Mackie

The world premiere will begin previews in January 2005, with an opening on Feb. 17, 2005. The company's new Off-Broadway home, the Laura Pels Theatre, is the destination. McReele follows an African-American who garners growing support for a Senate seat after being exonerated for an 18-year-old murder charge that landed him on death row. The intelligent and politically minded man becomes a front-runner for the spot, bolstered by his sympathetic past and magnetic persona. Then, questions begin to arise about his role in the murder.

Doubt director Doug Hughes is set to helm the work.

Belber is the playwright of Match — which garnered last year's Tony Award winner Frank Langella another nomination this year. The Tectonic Theatre Company member who helped pen The Laramie Project is also known for his Tape — which enjoyed an Off-Broadway run and film adaptation. Other plays include Finally, The Death of Frank, The Transparency Of Val, Through Fred, The Wake, Broken Fall, Steve, Wind and Stone Cold Lyricism. Two other plays in development include A Small, Melodramatic Story and Stabbing.

For more information on shows and subscriptions, call Roundabout Ticket Services at (212) 719-1300 or visit www.roundabouttheatre.org .

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