World Premiere of Stephen Belber's For Reele May See Roundabout's Off Broadway Stage

News   World Premiere of Stephen Belber's For Reele May See Roundabout's Off Broadway Stage Though his Match will close May 23 on Broadway, Stephen Belber's For Reele a world premiere play is headed for another New York stage, Playbill On Line has learned.

According to the Roundabout Theatre Company's website, the work is under consideration for a run at the company's new Off-Broadway home at the Laura Pels Theatre in January of 2005.

For Reele follows an African-American who garners growing support for a Senate seat after being exonerated for an 18-year-old murder charge that landed him on death row. The intelligent and politically minded man becomes a front-runner for the spot, bolstered by his sympathetic past and magnetic persona, when questions begin to arise about his role in the murder.

Frozen director Doug Hughes is set to helm a reading of the new work as part of Hartford Stage's Brand: NEW Festival of New Works, June 10. A Roundabout spokesperson could not confirm the Off-Broadway production.

Belber is the playwright of Match — which garnered last year's Tony Award winner Frank Langella another nomination this year. The Tectonic Theatre Company member who helped pen The Laramie Project is also known for his Tape — which enjoyed an Off-Broadway run and film adaptation. Other plays include Finally, The Death of Frank, The Transparency Of Val, Through Fred, The Wake, Broken Fall, Steve, Wind and Stone Cold Lyricism. Two other plays in development include A Small, Melodramatic Story and Stabbing.

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