Pulitzer Prize Winner Shoots Photos of November Star Lane in "Oval Office"

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Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer David Hume Kennerly shot upcoming November star Nathan Lane in the replica of the Oval Office at the Gerald R. Ford Museum.

The photo shoot recently took place in the Grand Rapids, MI, venue's permanent exhibit to promote the upcoming new David Mamet comedy in which the Tony Award winner plays the incumbent U.S. President Charles Smith.

In the world premiere, Lane will star opposite Laurie Metcalf as Clarice Bernstein, aide to President Smith. Joe Mantello (Wicked, Take Me Out, Glengarry Glen Ross) stages the work, which begins Dec. 20 and opens Jan. 17, 2008, at Broadway's Ethel Barrymore Theatre.

Kennerly — who served as personal photographer to Ford from 1974-1977 — won his Pulitzer Prize in 1972 for his photographs of the Vietnam War. He currently is contributing editor to Newsweek and his work has been seen in George, Time and Life magazines.

"Set just days before a major presidential election," as press notes reveal, "November involves civil marriages, gambling casinos, lesbians, American Indians, presidential libraries, questionable pardons and campaign contributions."

The design team will feature Scott Pask (scenic), Paul Gallo (lighting) and Laura Bauer (costumes). November will be produced on Broadway by Jeffrey Richards and Jerry Frankel.

Mamet himself is a Pulitzer Prize winner for his drama Glengarry Glen Ross. Other works include Speed-the-Plow, The Cryptogram, American Buffalo, Sexual Perversity in Chicago, Romance, Boston Marriage, The Old Neighborhood and The Voysey Inheritance. His screenplays include "The Verdict," "Wag the Dog," "State and Main," "The Spanish Prisoner" and "The Untouchables."

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