David Schwimmer, who created the role of Jordan Shine in Glimmer, Glimmer and Shine at the Williamstown Theatre Festival, is said to be set for the play's West Coast debut at the Mark Taper Forum, according to a source close to the production. The Mark Taper Forum could not confirm that casting, but did reiterate that John Spencer of "The West Wing" and "L.A. Law" would play the Glimmer brother role he first played at Williamstown.
Schwimmer is best known for playing Ross Geller on "Friends." His recent foray into movies has included "Six Days Seven Nights" and "The Pallbearer." Spencer's most recent New York stage appearance was in the Off-Broadway production of Peter Hedges' Good as New.
When Spencer announced his involvement with Glimmer, Glimmer and Shine at the Taper on Fox News June 5, 2000, he added that the show would move to New York City in the summer of 2001. Evan Yionoulis directs.
Returning to the world of jazz after his 1999 Tony Award-winning play Side Man, Warren Leight's Glimmer, Glimmer and Shine is the story of Martin and Danny Glimmer, twin brothers torn apart by the music and hard-living lifestyles that once made them close. The brothers Glimmer formed Eddie Shine's trumpet section in the big band jazz days of the '50s but, at Danny's wife's insistence, he turned his back on music and thus initiates a 40-year estrangement with his brother. Things finally lighten up, a generation later, with a romance between Shine's son and Danny's daughter.