Archibald's Solo as Coward, Private Life, Opens Jan. 27 in L.A.

News   Archibald's Solo as Coward, Private Life, Opens Jan. 27 in L.A. Craig Archibald will reprise his Off-Broadway impersonation of Noel Coward, Private Life, at the Hudson Guild Theatre in Hollywood. Directed by Dan Futterman and co-starring Paul Papadakis, the show will run Jan. 27-Feb. 18.

Craig Archibald will reprise his Off-Broadway impersonation of Noel Coward, Private Life, at the Hudson Guild Theatre in Hollywood. Directed by Dan Futterman and co-starring Paul Papadakis, the show will run Jan. 27-Feb. 18.

Private Life won critical acclaim in New York.

Private Life is a behind-the scenes look at the legendary playwright and performer. Written and performed by Archibald, the play takes place in 1937 at New York's Plaza Hotel, where Coward wakes up to a rash of negative reviews. Archibald plumbs the harsh reality of fame and the ramifications of a closeted life in the public eye.

Futterman currently portrays Vincent Gray on CBS's "Judging Amy." His film work includes "Urbania," "The Bird Cage" and "When Trumpet's Fade." On Broadway, he starred in the Tony Award-winning production of Angels in America.

Archibald is making his West Coast debut. His film credits include "Kiss Me Guido" and "Speed Limit." Among his New York stage credits are Viva Las Vegas and Kennedy's Children.Hudson Guild Theatre is located at 6539 Santa Monica Blvd. For tickets and information call (310) 289-2999.

— By Willard Manus
Southern California Correspondent