PHOTO CALL: David Mamet's A Life in the Theatre, Starring Patrick Stewart and T.R. Knight, Opens on Broadway

News   PHOTO CALL: David Mamet's A Life in the Theatre, Starring Patrick Stewart and T.R. Knight, Opens on Broadway
 
The Broadway premiere of David Mamet's 1977 comedic drama A Life in the Theatre, which explores the lives of two acting colleagues — one at the beginning of his career and one near the end — opened at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre Oct. 12. Patrick Stewart and T.R. Knight co-star in the production, which began previews Sept. 21.

Neil Pepe, who directed the recent Broadway revival of Mamet's Speed-The-Plow, stages A Life, which will run through Jan. 2, 2011.

Knight, best known for his role on "Grey's Anatomy," portrays John opposite stage veteran Stewart (Macbeth) as Robert. 

Here is a look at the opening night:


Here's how the producers bill the play: "A behind-the-scenes peek at the challenge of actors battling to share both a dressing room and the spotlight, A Life in the Theatre follows two actors in a repertory company: Robert, an older, experienced performer and John, a newcomer to the stage. John at first welcomes Robert’s guidance, but soon overshadows his mentor. From rehearsals to reprisals, from ego trips to acting tips, the play gives a glimpse into the complex relationship that develops as the torch is passed from one generation to the next - a passing that wavers from love and mutual respect to impatience and resentment."

For tickets phone (212) 239-6200, or visit Telecharge. The Schoenfeld Theatre is located at 236 West 45th Street.

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