Thursday, May 10, 2007
Will Mamet Offer Hail To Nathan Lane?
Campbell Robertson reports in this morning's The New York Times that a new David Mamet play called November will make its Broadway debut sometime next January. The comedy to be helmed by Joe Mantello is about an incumbent president running for re-election.
According to Robertson, the "chatter" surrounding the production is that Nathan Lane might be cast as President Charles Smith. Lane's name, of course, has also been attached to the percolating stage musical version of the hit movie "Catch Me If You Can."
With or without Lane, I'm intrigued by the premise of this play that's described as "three men in a room trying to work things out." This would be the esteemed playwright's first work to premiere on the Great White Way.
This is Steve On Broadway (SOB).
Catching Nathan Lane If You Can (July 6, 2006)