The Paper Mill Playhouse production of Art closes Feb. 4. Judd Hirsch stars at New Jersey’s State Theatre, taking the stage in an expanded capacity—the star of Broadway, film and television roles also directs the show. Joining Hirsch in Art are Cotter Smith and Jack Willis.
Yasmina Reza’s Tony Award-winning Best Play, about an all-white painting and how one man's purchase of it irrevocably alters his relationship with his two best friends, was translated by Christopher Hampton.
Hirsch starred in the Reza play on Broadway and then in the national tour. Apparently drawn to the project, he then directed the work last summer at Maine's Ogunquit Playhouse. David Dukes, William Atherton and Jack Willis starred in that production. Dukes died on Oct. 9 in Tacoma, WA.
The production team comprises set designer Ani Blackburn, lighting designer Cletus Karamon and sound designer Dave Paterson.
Tickets are $37-$60 with $15 student rush tickets available on the day of performance. For tickets and information call the box office at (973) 376 4343. —By Murdoch McBride
and Robert Simonson