The star will talk about his role as a U.S. President on the talk show, which airs in New York at 9 AM (ET); check local listings.)
Lane last appeared on Broadway in Butley. In addition to his Tony-winning roles in The Producers and A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, he has also starred in The Odd Couple, Present Laughter, Some Americans Abroad, Guys and Dolls, Laughter on the 23rd Floor, Love! Valour! Compassion! and The Man Who Came to Dinner. The actor has also been featured in such films as "Addams Family Values," "Mousehunt," "Love's Labour's Lost" and (in voice) on "The Lion King."
Joe Mantello (Wicked, Take Me Out, Glengarry Glen Ross) directs the world premiere of Mamet's November, which began previews Dec. 20 and opened Jan. 17 at Broadway's Ethel Barrymore Theatre.
"Set just days before a major presidential election," as press notes reveal, "November involves civil marriages, gambling casinos, lesbians, American Indians, presidential libraries, questionable pardons and campaign contributions." Lane (The Producers, "The Birdcage") plays the incumbent U.S. President Charles Smith opposite Laurie Metcalf (All My Sons, "Roseanne") as his aide Clarice Bernstein and Dylan Baker (Mauritius, "Spider-Man 3") as presidential adviser Archer Brown.
Ethan Phillips (Measure for Measure, "Benson") and Michael Nichols (One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest) round out the five-member ensemble.
Mamet is a Pulitzer Prize winner for his drama Glengarry Glen Ross. Other works include Speed-the-Plow, The Cryptogram, American Buffalo, Sexual Perversity in Chicago, Romance, Boston Marriage, The Old Neighborhood and The Voysey Inheritance. His screenplays include "The Verdict," "Wag the Dog," "State and Main," "The Spanish Prisoner" and "The Untouchables."
Novemeber plays the Ethel Barrymore Theatre, located at 243 West 47th Street (between Broadway and 8th Avenue). A production note warns: "May be inappropriate for 14 and under. Children under the age of 4 are not permitted in the theatre." For more info, visit novembertheplay.com.