L.A.'s Actor's Gang ends their revival of the George Abbott and Philip Dunning play Broadway, Apr. 3 at the Actors' Gang Theatre. The comedy began performances Feb. 26. David Schweizer (Bad Sex With Bud Kemp) adapted and directs the production.
Originally produced on Broadway in 1926, Broadway portrays the gangster culture that sprung up in the "Roaring '20s" with a romantic triangle between Roy Lane, a dancer with big dreams, chorus girl Billie Moore, and Steve Crandall, a ruthless mob man who wants her for himself.
The cast of 18 includes Gang members Lee Arenberg (Mummified Monkey), Tordy Clark, V.J. Foster, Brent Hickley (Salome), Keythe Farely, Ann Closs-Farley (Batboy), Don Luce, Elizabeth Tobias (Medea/MacBeth/Cinderella), Steven M. Porter (The Inspector General), Kirk Ward and Jason Reed (Steeltown), plus Victoria Cunningham, Warner Munroe, Andrea Stein, David Garrett, Karim Ek, Ken Palmer and former Ganger Dina Platias.
Tickets for Broadway are $20-$15 and available by calling Tickets L.A. at (323) 660-TKTS.
Upcoming at the Actors' Gang Mainstage is Tag Team Lovefest 2000, a time-traveling voyage into the new Millenium and written by Gang member Reed. The production dates have yet to be determined, but the single-act comedy will follow Broadway. -- By Christine Ehren