Original Broadway Star Robins Gets Frozen in Los Angeles, Jan. 5

News   Original Broadway Star Robins Gets Frozen in Los Angeles, Jan. 5
Original Broadway star Laila Robins stars in the Los Angeles Theatre Works presentation of Bryony Lavery's Tony Award-nominated dramaFrozen Jan. 5-9 at the Skirball Cultural Center.
Laila Robins
Laila Robins

Part of the radio theater series "The Play’s The Thing," the live performances will be recorded for future radio broadcast. Eric Simonson (String of Pearls) directs a cast that also features Rosalind Ayres ("Gods and Monsters," "Titanic") and Jeffrey Donovan (A View From the Bridge, The Glory of Living).

Robins has been a regular at the Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey for each of the last nine seasons, in such works as Three Sisters, Arms and the Man, Twelfth Night and the upcoming Macbeth. On Broadway, she was seen in The Herbal Bed and The Real Thing and Off-Broadway in Tiny Alice and Mrs. Klein.

Frozen connects the lives of three strangers involved in a child's disappearance: the mother of the child, the kidnapper and an American academic studying serial killers. The work debuted at London's Royal National Theater then made an Off-Broadway-to-Broadway transfer in New York leading to its Tony Award nomination.

Upcoming performances in "The Play’s the Thing" series include Eliam Kraiem's Sixteen Wounded with Ron Rifkin and original 2004 Tony Award nominee Omar Metwally (Jan. 26-30, 2005), Annabelle Gurwitch's Fired with Richard Kind, Julia Sweeney, Ileana Douglas and more (March 16 20, 2005), Christopher Nixon's new translation of Antigone (April 6-10, 2005), Arthur Miller's The Ride Down Mt. Morgan with Marsha Mason (May 11-15, 2005), Nilo Cruz's Anna in the Tropics (June 15-19, 2005) and a play to be announced (July 13-17, 2005).

L.A.T.W.'s nationally syndicated radio show "The Play's The Thing" series is performed live at the Skirball Cultural Center. All performances are recorded for future broadcast to cities including Boston, Seattle, Santa Fe as well as on XM Satellite radio. The two-hour radio broadcasts include special backstage features and interviews with actors, playwrights, and directors. The L.A. Theatre Works Audio Theatre Collection is available in the Playbill On-Line store at www.playbillstore.com. For tickets to any of "The Play's The Thing" series productions at the Skirball Cultural Center, 2701 N. Sepulveda Boulevard, in L.A., CA, call the L.A. Theatre Works' Box Office at (310) 827-0889. For more information, visit www.latw.org.

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