Hirsch, Smith and Willis Open in Art Tour in SF, Sept. 14

News   Hirsch, Smith and Willis Open in Art Tour in SF, Sept. 14 Yasmina Reza's hit comedy, Art will begin its national tour Sept. 14 at the Curran Theatre in San Francisco. TV and Broadway star Judd Hirsch will reprise his role as Marc in the Tony Award-winning play. Joining him on stage are Cotter Smith and Jack Willis.

Yasmina Reza's hit comedy, Art will begin its national tour Sept. 14 at the Curran Theatre in San Francisco. TV and Broadway star Judd Hirsch will reprise his role as Marc in the Tony Award-winning play. Joining him on stage are Cotter Smith and Jack Willis.

Hirsch most recently appeared on Broadway with George Wendt and Joe Morton in the third cast of Art. A stage veteran, he has won two Tony awards for his performances in I'm Not Rappaport and Conversations With My Father , as well as numerous other awards including a Drama Desk Award, an OBIE, two Emmy Awards (for "Taxi") and a Golden Globe (for "Dear John").

Willis received acclaim for his performance on Broadway in David Mamet's The Old Neighborhood. Smith has appeared in countless New York stage productions, including Wendy Wasserstein's An American Daughter and Craig Lucas' The Dying Gaul.

Art concerns the friendship of three men: Serge, who buys a modern art painting which looks like a white canvas; Marc, who can hardly believe his friend would waste money on such a lack of talent and taste; and Yvan who finds himself caught between the two.

Press opening for Art is Setp. 21; it will run at the Curran through Oct. 10. For tickets and further information, call Ticketmaster at (415) 512-7770. Tour dates following San Francisco include:

Oct. 12-31: Denver, CO; Auditorium Theatre
Nov. 2-7: Sacramento, CA; Community Center Theatre
Nov. 9-14: Tempe, AZ; Gammage Auditorium
Nov. 16-21: Palm Desert, CA; Majestic Theatre
Nov. 23-28: San Antonio, TX; Majestic Theatre
Nov. 30-Dec. 5: Dallas, TX; Majestic Theatre
Dec. 7-12: Columbus, OH; Palace Theatre
Jan. 4-9, 2000: Charlotte, NC; Blumenthal Performing Arts Center
Jan. 11-30: Detroit, MI; Fisher Theatre
Feb. 1-13: Pittsburgh, PA; Byham Theatre
Feb. 15-20: Minneapolis, MN; State Theatre
Feb. 22-27: Grand Rapids, MI; Devos Hall
Feb. 29-March 5: Baltimore, MD; Morris Mechanic
March 7-27: Boston, MA; Colonial Theatre
March 28-April 9: New Haven, CT; Shubert Performing Arts Center
April 11-May 7: Washington, DC; Kennedy Center
May 16-21: Wilmington, DE; Playhouse Theatre
May 30-June 4: Houston, TX; Jones Hall
June 6-11: Stamford, CT; Palace Theatre

Art began performances at Broadway's Royale Theatre March 1, 1998 with Alan Alda, Victor Garber and Alfred Molina. It closed on Aug. 8, 1999, with its fourth cast, featuring Buck Henry, George Segal and Wayne Knight.