Box Office to Broadway's Democracy Opens Oct. 11

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The box office for the Broadway bow of Michael Frayn's Democracy, the acclaimed play about West German politics and personalities during the Cold War, will open on Oct. 11.

The show will play the Brooks Atkinson Theatre.

James Naughton and Richard Thomas will head the cast of the production, which bowed last season at London's National Theatre. Broadway previews will begin Nov. 3 at the Atkinson with an official opening scheduled for Nov. 18.

Naughton will portray West German chancellor Willy Brandt opposite Richard Thomas, who will star as the East German spy Günter Guillaume. The cast will also feature Robert Prosky as Wehner and Michael Cumpsty as Kretschmann.

Completing the company are Terry Beaver (Reinhard Wilke), John Dossett (Helmut Schmidt), Julian Gamble (Ulrich Bauhaus), John Christopher Jones (Hans-Dietrich Genscher) , Richard Masur (Horst Ehmke) and Lee Wilkof (Günther Nollau).

Michael Blakemore, who directed in England, repeats his work, which reunited him with his Copenhagen playwright. The latter play won the 2000 Tony Award for Best Play and Best Director. Set design is by Peter J. Davison, costume design by Sue Wilmington, lighting design by Mark Henderson and sound design by Neil Alexander.

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