"Taxi" Star Christopher Lloyd Begins in Off-Broadway's Trumbo, Dec. 9

News   "Taxi" Star Christopher Lloyd Begins in Off-Broadway's Trumbo, Dec. 9 Christopher Lloyd (Morning's at Seven, "Taxi") begins his stint in the title role of the Off-Broadway play, Trumbo, Dec. 9-28.

Lloyd, known to television audiences for his turn in "Taxi," has appeared on Broadway in Morning's at Seven, Happy End and Red, White and Maddox. The actor is also known for appearing in such films as "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest," "Back to the Future," "Clue," "Dennis the Menace," and "The Addams Family."

Upcoming stars include Chris Cooper ("Adaptation," "American Beauty") and Charles Durning, scheduled to run Jan.6-11 and Jan. 13-18, 2004, respectively.

Christopher Trumbo, son of the work's focal character, culled the play from the letters of the legendary blacklisted screenwriter. Trumbo tells the story of one of the "Hollywood Ten" who went before the House Un-American Activities Committee. After refusing to answer questions about his political affiliations, Trumbo was fired from MGM and imprisoned for a year. Peter Askin (Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Sexaholix... a love story) directs.

Nathan Lane began in the Dalton Trumbo homage for this run at the Westside Theatre — where it ran earlier this year with a rotating cast of stars. The new open ended Off Broadway engagement opened began Aug. 26 and opened Sept. 4.

The play's focus, Trumbo, wrote such screenplays as "The Brave One," "Exodus," "Spartacus," "Roman Holiday," and "Papillon" as well as the novel "Johnny Got His Gun." For tickets to the new run of Trumbo, at the Westside Theatre, 407 W. 43rd St., call (212) 239-6200 or click here.