Tony Winner Lane Is Currently Playing Final Eight Weeks in November

News   Tony Winner Lane Is Currently Playing Final Eight Weeks in November A May 9 New York Times ad for the acclaimed David Mamet comedy November states, "Last 8 Weeks to see Nathan Lane." The advertisement says that Lane's final performance will be July 13.

Nathan Lane stars in November.
Nathan Lane stars in November. Photo by Scott Landis.

A spokesperson for the production at the Barrymore Theatre confirmed Lane's final performance will be July 13. It is unclear whether the role will be recast or if the production will shutter.

November officially made its world premiere Jan. 17 at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre following previews that began Dec. 20, 2007. Lane portrays a U.S. President in a cast that also boasts Laurie Metcalf and Dylan Baker.

"Set just days before a major presidential election," according to press notes, "November involves civil marriages, gambling casinos, lesbians, American Indians, presidential libraries, questionable pardons and campaign contributions."

Lane (The Producers, "The Birdcage") plays the incumbent U.S. President Charles Smith with Metcalf (All My Sons, "Roseanne") as his aide, Clarice Bernstein, and Baker (Mauritius, "Spider-Man 3") as presidential adviser Archer Brown. Ethan Phillips (Measure for Measure, "Benson") and Michael Nichols (One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest) round out the five-member ensemble.

The design team features Scott Pask (scenic), Paul Gallo (lighting) and Laura Bauer (costumes). November is produced on Broadway by Jeffrey Richards, Jerry Frankel, Jam Theatricals, Bat-Barry Productions, Michael Cohl, Ergo Entertainment, Michael Filerman, Ronald Frankel, Barbara & Buddy Freitag, James Fuld Jr., Roy Furman, JK Productions, Harold Thau, Jamie deRoy/Ted Snowdon and Wendy Federman.

Mamet is a Pulitzer Prize winner for his drama Glengarry Glen Ross. Other works include Speed-the-Plow, The Cryptogram, American Buffalo, Sexual Perversity in Chicago, Romance, Boston Marriage, The Old Neighborhood and The Voysey Inheritance. His screenplays include "The Verdict," "Wag the Dog," "State and Main," "The Spanish Prisoner" and "The Untouchables."

The Ethel Barrymore Theatre is located in Manhattan at 243 West 47th Street.

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