The Value of Names, with Klugman and Lauria, Begins George Street Run Nov. 14

News   The Value of Names, with Klugman and Lauria, Begins George Street Run Nov. 14 The George Street Playhouse's production of Jeffrey Sweet's The Value of Names — co-starring Jack Klugman and Dan Lauria — begins performances at the New Jersey Theatre Nov. 14.
Dan Lauria and Jack Klugman in The Value of Names.
Dan Lauria and Jack Klugman in The Value of Names. Photo by T. Charles Erickson

The production, which plays through Dec. 17, also features Broadway favorite Liz Larsen. James Glossman directs. The Value of Names casts Klugman as "a retired comic whose career was derailed by the McCarthy-era blacklist. His daughter, an actress and working on a project when her director falls ill and leaves the project. Taking his place is the man who betrayed him to the House UnAmerican Activities Committee – and his former best friend. These circumstances converge to give the two men the opportunity to confront each other — face-to-face."

Best known for his television work on "The Odd Couple" and "Quincy M.E.," Emmy Award winner Jack Klugman has appeared on Broadway in Golden Boy, A Very Special Baby, Gypsy (Tony nomination), Tchin-Tchin, The Odd Couple, The Sudden and Accidental Re-Education of Horse Johnson, I'm Not Rappaport, Three Men on a Horse and The Sunshine Boys.

Dan Lauria has previously appeared at the George Street Playhouse in Inspecting Carol and The Winning Streak. His other theatrical credits include The Stone Carver, Hearts, The Price, Men with Suits, The Guys, Ears on a Beatle and Leading Ladies.

Liz Larsen received Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critic Circle Award nominations for her work in The Most Happy Fella and has also appeared on Broadway in Hairspray, The Smell of the Kill, The Rocky Horror Show, Damn Yankees, Fiddler on the Roof and Starmites.

George Street Playhouse is located at 9 Livingston Avenue in New Brunswick, NJ. Tickets, priced $36-$64, are available by calling (732) 246-7717 or by visiting www.gsponline.org.

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