Nixon's Nixon, Russell Lees' play which premiered to raves last season at Manhattan Class Company and had an extended run there before going into a too-brief open-ended engagement at Westside Theatre, will hit the road this fall. First stop is to be Robert Brustein's American Repertory Theatre in Cambridge, which is performing in rep Long Day's Journey Into Night (starring Claire Bloom, Jerome Kilty and Bill Camp) and The Naked Eye, Paul Rudnick's much-revised version of his Mapplethorpe-themed art spoof, The Naked Truth.
The road-company Nixon's Nixon, again directed by Jim Simpson, stars its original two-man cast: Gerry Bamman, who won an Obie Award and a Drama Desk nomination as Richard Nixon, and Steve Mellor, who served as his Kissinger.
Other dates are being lined up. Bamman thinks Washington D.C. will be a natural--"sort of a local-boy-makes-bad situation--and, when the show hits L.A., he fully expects it to be "recast with Sharon Stone and Demi Moore."