Match to Close on Broadway May 23

By Andrew Gans
May 13, 2004

The new Stephen Belber play Match — starring 2003 Tony nominee Frank Langella — will close after the May 23 performance.

The three-person drama, which co-stars Ray Liotta and Jane Adams, began previews at the Plymouth Theatre March 13 and officially opened April 8. Match will have played 28 previews and 53 regular performances.

Tony Award winner Langella plays a Juilliard dance teacher in Belber's Match, which concerns the impact one's choices have on others. The Araca Group produces with direction by Nicholas Martin. The creative team also includes set design by James Noone, costume design by Michael Krass, lighting design by Brian MacDevitt and sound design by Kurt Kellenberger and Jerry Yager.

According to a production statement, Match is set "on a crisp winter afternoon, [when] Mike and Lisa Davis arrive at the home of Tobi Powell to interview him about his past as a renowned choreographer. Tobi welcomes the couple with wine and witty stories of his colorful life. But as the evening unfolds, it becomes clear that this is no ordinary visit. A startling secret is uncovered and truths are revealed that will change them all forever." The playwright's other titles include Tape, A Small, Melodramatic Story, The Death of Frank and The Transparency of Val.

The Plymouth Theatre is located in Manhattan at 236 West 45th Street. Match plays Tuesday through Saturday evenings at 8 PM with matinees Wednesdays at 2 PM, Saturdays at 2 PM and Sundays at 3 PM.