Belber's Match Begins Broadway Previews March 13

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The new Stephen Belber play Match, starring Frank Langella and Ray Liotta, begins previews March 13 at the Plymouth Theatre.

From Top: Frank Langella, Ray Liota, and Jane Adams
From Top: Frank Langella, Ray Liota, and Jane Adams

It was an eventful week for the three-person drama: Tony Award winner Jane Adams replaced Melora Walters, and previews were delayed by one day. Langella and Liotta co-star in the production, which officially opens April 8. New leading lady Adams first attracted attention in Paul Rudnick's I Hate Hamlet. She later won a Tony Award for her work in An Inspector Calls.

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.

Frank Langella made his Broadway debut in Seascape and has also appeared on Broadway in Passion, Amadeus, The Father, Hurlyburly, Present Laughter and Design for Living. Most recently on Broadway in Fortune's Fool, Langella is the recipient of two Tony Awards, for Fool and Seascape. Also a star of feature film, his movie credits boast "Dracula," "Lolita," "The Ninth Gate," "Small Soldiers," "Dave," "Diary of a Mad Housewife" and "The Twelve Chairs."

Born in Newark, N.J. in 1955, Ray Liotta's many films include "Something Wild," "Dominick and Eugene," "Field of Dreams," "Goodfellas," "Unlawful Entry," "Unforgettable," "Turbulence," "Cop Land," "Phoenix," "Hannibal," "Heartbreakers," "Blow," "John Q" and "Point of Origin." Match marks Liotta's Broadway dedut. The Plymouth Theatre is located in Manhattan at 236 West 45th Street.

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