The actor will return to the Culture Project staging of Jessica Blank and Erik Jensen's play The Exonerated for performances Nov. 11-16 opposite a cast that includes Michael Boatman and Susan Dey. The next week, Nov. 18-23, he will reprise the title role in Christopher Trumbo's homage to his blacklisted, screenwriting father in Trumbo.
He replaces the just announced Robert Loggia (Boom Boom Room, "Jagged Edge") who will now perform in the two-hander Dec. 2-7. Charles Durning (Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Harvey), who was set for that December slot, will now appear Jan. 13-18, 2004.
Upcoming Trumbo performances will also feature Gore Vidal (playwright of The Best Man) Nov. 11-16, Roger Rees (A Man of No Importance) Nov. 25-30 and Christopher Lloyd (Morning's at Seven, "Taxi") Dec. 9-28.
Dreyfuss is known for his roles in such films as "Mr. Holland's Opus," "Lost in Yonkers," "What About Bob?," "Close Encounters of the Third Kind" and his Academy Award-winning turn in "The Goodbye Girl." The actor, recently seen in All My Sonsat Westport Country Playhouse, has played on stage in Death and the Maiden and But, Seriously....
The Exonerated plays at Off-Broadway's 45 Bleecker, where it opened Oct. 10. 45 Bleecker is located at 45 Bleecker Street. For reservations, call (212) 307-4100. For more information, visit www.45bleecker.com.
For tickets to the new run of Trumbo, at the Westside Theatre, 407 W. 43rd St., call (212) 239-6200 or click here.