"L.A. Law" Star Is Patriarch in MTC World Premiere, Based on a Totally True Story

News   "L.A. Law" Star Is Patriarch in MTC World Premiere, Based on a Totally True Story
Michael Tucker will star in Manhattan Theatre Club's March 2006 world premiere production of Based on a Totally True Story by rising American playwright Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa.

The former star of TV's "L.A. Law" will play a father whose son, Ethan, is a comic book writer/playwright pulled in various personal and professional directions. MTC director of artistic production Michael Bush directs the comedy that begins March 23, 2006, at New York City Center Stage II, one of two MTC City Center spaces Off-Broadway.

Aguirre-Sacasa is the prolific young playwright known for the regionally-produced The Muckle Man and The Mystery Plays, among a number of other works. Like his new play's hero, he has also written comic books — penning issues of Marvel's "The Fantastic Four."

In Based on a Totally True Story, "Ethan Keene is a young playwright and comic book writer who's on the verge of breaking through," according to MTC. "When a veteran Hollywood producer decides she wants to turn one of his plays into a horror movie, the frenzy that follows forces him to deal with the real drama in his life — his relationships with his boyfriend and his father."

In addition to appearing on "L.A. Law" (as Stuart Markowitz) with wife Jill Eikenberry from 1986-94, Tucker played Broadway in The Goodbye People (1979, and the 1984 film), Trelawny of the "Wells" (1975) and Moonchildren (1972). He also starred in the 2002 TV movie, "L.A. Law: The Movie," and Hollywood's "Tin Men," "Radio Days," "D2: The Mighty Ducks" and "Til There Was You."

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