L.A. Theatre Works Season to Feature Joe Mantegna, Alfred Molina, Bobby Cannavale, Elizabeth Rodriguez, Calista Flockhart and More
By Adam Hetrick
Original Broadway cast members Bobby Cannavale, Elizabeth Rodriguez and Annabella Sciorra will reunite for the L.A. Theatre Works production of The Motherf***er with the Hat as part of the company's 2012-2013 season, which also includes The Seagull, Red and Glengarry Glen Ross.
L.A.T.W., which records its productions for broadcast on the nationally syndicated radio theatre series, "The Play's the Thing," frequently unites original Broadway and Off-Broadway cast members for its performances.
The season will launch with Anton Chekhov's The Seagull, translated by Christopher Hampton, featuring Stephen Collins, Calista Flockhart, T.R. Knight and Dakin Matthews (Sept. 20-23).
Following will be Charlayne Woodard in her one-woman work The Nightwatcher (Oct. 18-21); and Cristina Calvit's stage adaptation of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice, with Jane Carr and Nicholas Hormann (Nov. 15-18).
Steven Weber will appear in Terrence McNally's Lips Together, Teeth Apart (Dec. 6-9); followed by Stephen Adly Guirgis' Motherf***er with the Hat, with original cast members Cannavale, Rodriguez and Sciorra.
Tony nominee Alfred Molina will repeat his work as Mark Rothko in John Logan's Red (March 14-17, 2013); while Shirley Jo Finney will direct Cherise Boothe in Ntozake Shange's For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Enuf (April 18-21, 2013).
Joe Mantegna is also announced to recreate his Tony Award-winning role in Davis Mamet's Glengarry Glen Ross, alongside Joshua Malina, Thomas Sadoski and Josh Stamberg (May 16-19, 2013); while Jane Kaczmarek will appear in Diane Samuel's Kindertransport (June 20-23, 2013); and Emily Swallow will star in Edmond Rostand's Cyrano de Bergerac, translated by Anthony Burgess (July 11-14, 2013).
For more information visit latw.org. The James Bridges Theater is located in Melnitz Hall at 235 Charles E. Young Dr., Los Angeles, CA.
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