Rehearsals begin Sept. 28 in anticipation of an Oct. 28 first preview at the Lucille Lortel Theatre in Greenwich Village. Performances in Los Angeles will begin in previews on Jan. 25, with an official opening on Feb. 2, 2011. Duchovny will be performing in the New York portion of the run; casting for Los Angeles will be announced at a later date.
In LaBute's newest play, according to the June 30 MCC announcement, "Mr. Duchovny will star as John Smith, a man who, amidst the chaos and horror of the worst office shooting in American history, sees the face of God. His modern-day revelation creates a maelstrom of disbelief among everyone he knows. A newcomer to faith, John urgently searches for a modern response to the age-old question: at what cost salvation?"
The Break of Noon marks LaBute's seventh collaboration with MCC Theater as Playwright-in-Residence, following the 2009 Tony Award-nominated Best Play, Reasons to be Pretty, and is his fourth collaboration with the Geffen Playhouse. He teams up again with longtime collaborator, director Jo Bonney (Some Girl(s), Fat Pig).
Duchovny was born and raised in New York City. He attended Princeton University, where he played one season as shooting guard on the school's basketball team, received his Masters Degree in English Literature from Yale, and was on the road to earning his Ph.D.
He recently starred alongside Demi Moore in the April release of the film "The Joneses." He is currently filming the fourth season of Showtime's hit series "Californication," for which he won the Golden Globe in January 2008 for Best Actor in a Comedy Series. With this win, Duchovny became the only actor in Globe history to win for both a drama and comedy series. He also received Golden Globe nominations for the second and third seasons of series and a SAG nomination for season two. In addition to starring in the show, Duchovny serves as one of the show's executive producers. From 1993-2002, Duchovny starred in FOX TV hit "The X-Files," which earned him a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Drama Series and two nominations for an Emmy for Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series. He was also nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series for his highly acclaimed appearances on "Life With Bonnie" and "The Larry Sanders Show." Additionally, he has been nominated for a total of three Golden Globe Awards for Best Actor in a Drama Series, five Screen Actors Guild Awards for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series and a TV Critic's Award for Best Actor in a Drama Series.
In the summer of 2008, he appeared in The X-Files: I Want to Believe, the follow up to the X-Files Movie, in which he reprises his role as agent Fox Mulder.
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