Tony Award Winner Dennehy Journeys Into Trumbo, Oct. 14-Nov. 9

News   Tony Award Winner Dennehy Journeys Into Trumbo, Oct. 14-Nov. 9
Brian Dennehy, star of last season's revival of Long Day's Journey Into Night, stars in the title role of the Off-Broadway play, Trumbo, Oct. 14-Nov. 9.
Brian Dennehy.
Brian Dennehy. Photo by Aubrey Reuben

Culled 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. Dennehy won the Tony Award for his performance in Long Day's Journey Into Night. His other Broadway appearances include Translations and another Tony-winning turn in Death of a Salesman.

Lane began in the Christopher Trumbo homage to his father 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.

Gore Vidal, who once was to replace Nathan Lane in this run, will play Nov. 11-16 and Charles Durning joins the list of stars for a Dec. 2-7 run. Gordon MacDonald, who currently reprises the show's other role of Narrator/Christopher will continue through Vidal's stint.

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.

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