Mamet's Race Recoups Investment

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and Ernio Hernandez
21 Apr 2010

The new David Mamet drama Race, which plays the Ethel Barrymore Theatre, has recouped its entire $2.5 million investment, according to the show's producers.



James Spader, David Alan Grier, Kerry Washington and Richard Thomas star in Race, which opened on Broadway Dec. 6, 2009. Mamet also directed the world-premiere production, which is playing a limited engagement through June 13.

"In my play a firm made up of three lawyers, two black and one white, is offered the chance to defend a white man charged with a crime against a black young woman. It is a play about lies," Mamet explained about his play in a New York Times article. He added: "All drama is about lies. When the lie is exposed, the play is over."

The design team for Race includes Santo Loquasto (sets), Brian Macdevitt (lighting) and Tom Broecker (costumes).

Race is produced by on Broadway by Jeffrey Richards, Jerry Frankel, Jam Theatricals, JK Productions, Peggy Hill & Nicholas Quinn Rosenkranz, Scott M. Delman, Terry Allen Kramer/James L. Nederlander, Swinsky Deitch, Bat-Barry Productions, Ronald Frankel, James Fuld Jr., Kathleen K. Johnson, Terry Schnuck, The Weinstein Company, Jay & Cindy Gutterman/Stewart Mercer and Marc Frankel.

The Ethel Barrymore Theatre is located at 243 West 47th Street. For more information, visit RaceOnBroadway.com.

Tickets are available by visiting Telecharge.com or by calling (212) 239-6200.