Jonathan Silverman joins Alexa Fischer, Nicolas Surovy and John Spencer in the cast of Warren Leight's latest jazz play, Glimmer, Glimmer and Shine, which will have its West Coast premiere at the Mark Taper Forum, Jan. 25-March 4, 2001.
Director Evan Yionoulis' design team includes Neil Patel (set), Candice Donnelly (costumes), Donald F. Holder (lighting), Jon Gottleib (sound) and Evan Lurie (music). James T. McDermott is the production stage manager.
Silverman has starred in many films, notably the screen version of Neil Simon's "Brighton Beach Memoirs," "Stealing Home," "Weekend at Bernie's," and a television movie of Simon's "Broadway Bound." He was the star of the short-lived sitcom, "The Single Guy."
Spencer is perhaps at the peak of his career as one of the stars of the popular series, "The West Wing." Prior to that show, he was featured on "L.A. Law." On the stage, he has been seen in Good as New at MCC Theatre and Glimmer, Glimmer and Shine at the Williamstown Theatre Festival.
Leight, who won a Tony Award in 1999 for Side Man, revisits the world of jazz in Shine, which tells the story of Martin and Danny Glimmer, who joined with Eddie Shine for a brief but intense period of time forming an all- electric trumpet section in the big band days of the 1950s. After having been estranged for forty years, the brothers meet in the present and try to effect a reconciliation.Mark Taper Forum is located at l35 N. Grand Ave. For tickets and information call (213) 628-2772 or visit www.TaperAhmanson. com. The deaf community should call TDD (213) 680-4017.
— By Willard Manus
Southern California Correspondent