"Six Feet Under" Actor Replaces "24" Star in LATW Work Song with Brenneman

News   "Six Feet Under" Actor Replaces "24" Star in LATW Work Song with Brenneman "Six Feet Under" and Twelve Angry Men star Robert Foxworth will star opposite Amy Brenneman in the upcoming Los Angeles Theatre Works' run of Work Song: Three Views of Frank Lloyd Wright, replacing the previously announced Gregory Itzin.
Robert Foxworth in Twelve Angry Jurors.
Robert Foxworth in Twelve Angry Jurors. Photo by Joan Marcus

Eric Simonson stages the west coast premiere of the work, Oct. 11-15, that he co-wrote with Jeffrey Hatcher for the California company's "The Play's The Thing" radio theater series which is performed live at the Skirball Cultural Center and recorded for future broadcast.

Foxworth (also known for his work in Judgment at Nuremberg, Honour, Ivanov "Falcon Crest" and "Syriana") and Brenneman (LATW's Top Girls, Desire Under the Elms, "Judging Amy," "Your Friends and Neighbors") lead the cast that also features Jim Beaver, Chris Butler, Matthew Patrick Davis, Sean Dougherty, Charles Janasz,  Kathryn Meisle, Kali Rocha and Raphael Sbarge.

Work Song offers a "view of one of the great architects of the modern era," as a release states. The scribes "explore tensions between the masterful Wright and his tempestuous relationships.  How did Wright's art continue to thrive amid so much personal chaos?"

The 2006-07 "Voices from the Edge" season lineup (subject to change) will continue as follows:

  • Jesus Hopped the "A" Train (Nov. 8-12)
    Stephen Adly Guirgis' dramatic take on life behind bars will make its Los Angeles premiere.

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  • Mary Stuart (Dec. 13-17)
    Rosalind Ayres directs the American premiere of Peter Oswald's new translation of the Frederick von Schiller classic about the titular popular cousin of Elizabeth I.
  • Two Cities, Two Voices (Jan. 17-21, 2007)
    A double bill of Roger Guenveur Smith's The Watts Towers Project — about an Italian immigrant who spent 33 years building towers then walked away from them, never to return — and Adriana Sevan's Taking Flight about a friendship tested by the tragedy of 9/11.
  • The Tale of the Allergist's Wife (Feb. 7-11, 2007)
    Marsha Mason, Tony Roberts and Jobeth Williams star in Charles Busch's comedy about a middle-aged doctor's wife embroiled a mid-life crisis of Medea-like proportions, she's shaken out of her lethargy by the reappearance of a fascinating childhood friend.
  • The Ruby Sunrise (March 14-18, 2007)
    Jobeth Williams directs Lili Taylor, Adam Arkin and Harriet Sansom Harris in the west coast premiere of Rinne Groff's tale of a young woman who — in 1927 — struggles to realize her dream of inventing and perfecting the first all-electrical television system.
  • The Man Who Had All The Luck (April 11-15, 2007)
    Kurtwood Smith stars in Arthur Miller's Great Depression-set drama which LATW will add to its previously-recorded archive of eight Miller plays.
  • The Busy World is Hushed (May 16-20, 2007)
    Jill Clayburgh and members from the original Off-Broadway cast reprise their roles for the west coast premiere of Keith Bunin's new play which centers on a widowed Episcopal minister, her scholarly assistant and her wayward son.
  • Sonia Flew (June 13-17, 2007)
    A mother of two living in Minneapolis struggles with the memory of escaping the Cuban revolution when her only son enlists in the military after 9/11. Hector Elizondo and Phillip Casnoff appear in the drama by Melinda Lopez. One last presentation, scheduled for a July 11-15 run, is yet to be announced.

    LATW's nationally syndicated radio show "The Play's The Thing" series is can be heard in cities across the country including Boston, Seattle, Albuquerque as well as on XM Satellite radio. The two-hour radio broadcasts include special backstage features and interviews with actors, playwrights and directors. The L.A. Theatre Works Audio Theatre Collection is available in bookstores, libraries, through their catalog or digitally on audible.com, the L.A. Theatre Works website and iTunes.

    For tickets to any of "The Play's The Thing" series productions at the Skirball Cultural Center, 2701 N. Sepulveda Boulevard, in L.A., CA, call the L.A. Theatre Works' Box Office at (310) 827-0889. For more information, visit www.latw.org.

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