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News Balaban, Cox and Perry to Debate Art for L.A.T.W. Tony nominee Bob Balaban, Brian Cox and Jeff Perry will star in the Los Angeles Theatre Works production of Yasmina Reza's Art.

Slated to run April 15-19, Peter Levin will direct the Tony, Olivier and Moliere Award-winning comedy that will be recorded and subsequently broadcast on L.A.T.W.'s nationally syndicated radio theatre series "The Play's the Thing." Brian Cox (Rock 'n' Roll), who appeared in the Broadway run of Art, is joined by Bob Balaban (Speed-the-Plow, "Waiting for Guffman") and Jeff Perry (August: Osage County, "Grey's Anatomy") as "Three old friends [who] square off over the merits of a recently purchased painting. Their friendship is put to the test as the arguments quickly go from theoretical, to personal, to confrontational. With relationships hanging in the balance, the question becomes: how much is a painting worth?"

Yasmina Reza's latest play God of Carnage, opened to rave reviews on Broadway following a sold-out London run where it earned the Olivier Award for Best New Comedy. She has also penned the play Life (x) 3.

For tickets, priced $20-$48, to any of "The Play's the Thing" productions at the Skirball Cultural Center, 2701 N. Sepulveda Boulevard, call the L.A. Theatre Works box office at (310) 827-0889. For more information visit

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