The Golden Theatre is undergoing renovations in anticipation of the world premiere of The Anarchist, which begins Broadway previews Nov. 13 towards a Dec. 2 opening. Mamet (Glengarry Glen Ross, Oleanna, Speed-the-Plow) will direct his intense drama about "two powerful women forced to engage in a cage match of wits."
The production is scheduled for a 14-week run through Feb. 17, 2013.
To celebrate the box-office opening Oct. 9 and the Golden's renovations, producers have announced that anyone who purchases tickets at the box office on Oct. 10 may find a "Golden Ticket" in their envelope. The ticket entitles the winner to a VIP price package consisting of dinner for two at B. Smith's on Restaurant Row, pre or post-show drinks at 54 Below, and a Playbill signed by LuPone and Winger.
The 90-minute play casts LuPone (Evita, Gypsy) as Cathy, a longtime inmate with ties to a violent political organization, who pleads for parole from the warden, Ann, to be played by Winger.
The Anarchist marks Winger's Broadway debut. She is a three-time Academy Award nominee for "Terms of Endearment," "Shadowlands" and "An Officer and a Gentleman."
The Anarchist will have scenic and costume design by Academy Award winner Patrizia Von Brandenstein and lighting by Tony Award winner Jeff Croiter.