Film Actress Washington to Join Spader and Thomas in Mamet's Broadway's Race

News   Film Actress Washington to Join Spader and Thomas in Mamet's Broadway's Race Kerry Washington, who has been seen on screen in "The Last King of Scotland" and "Ray," has been cast in the world premiere of David Mamet's Race, which is scheduled to begin previews Nov. 17 at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre.

Kerry Washington
Kerry Washington

The cast will also feature the previously announced Emmy Award winners Richard Thomas and James Spader.

Race, by the author of American Buffalo, Glengarry Glen Ross, Speed-the-Plow, November and The Cryptogram, will officially open on Broadway Dec. 6.

Mamet will also direct.

The design team will include set designer Santo Loquasto, lighting designer Brian MacDevitt and costume designer Paul Tazewell.

Jeffrey Richards, Jerry Frankel and Steve Traxler will produce Race. No details about the plot have been announced.

Washington's screen credits also include "Life Is Hot in Cracktown," "Lakeview Terrace," "Woman in Burka," "Put It in a Book" "I Think I Love My Wife," "The Dead Girl," "Little Man," "Boston Legal," "Wait," "Sexual Life," "Against the Ropes," "The Human Stain" and "Bad Company," among others. Race will mark her Broadway debut.

The New York Times first reported the Kerry Washington casting.

The Barrymore, which was the recent home of the much-in-the-news revival of Mamet's Speed-the-Plow, is located at 243 West 47th Street.