Taking Names: Banville to pen new Philip Marlowe novel
Besides “The Green Mile,” the actor’s film credits include “The Scorpion King,” “Armageddon,” “Breakfast of Champions,” “The Whole Nine Yards” and “Sin City.”
Judith Light to star in new Broadway play
Judith Light, newly armed with a Tony Award, will be returning to Broadway in a new play by Richard Greenberg.
The Manhattan Theatre Club said Tuesday that the former “Who’s the Boss?” actress will star alongside Jessica Hecht in “The Assembled Parties.” Lynne Meadow will direct.
Previews for the drama about an affluent Jewish family in Manhattan begin March 19 at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre on 47th Street, with an opening set for April 17.
Mr. Greenberg’s other plays include “Take Me Out” and “Three Days of Rain.”
This summer, Miss Light won a best-featured-actress-in-a-play Tony for “Other Desert Cities,” and she was nominated for “Lombardi.” Miss Hecht recently was seen on Broadway starring opposite Jim Parsons in “Harvey.”
‘Scrubs” McGinley joins ‘Glengarry’ revival cast
John C. McGinley, who played a lovable but scary doctor in the TV show “Scrubs,” is joining Broadway’s “Glengarry Glen Ross” opposite Al Pacino.
Producers of the David Mamet revival said Monday that Mr. McGinley will play Dave Moss alongside Mr. Pacino, Bobby Cannevale, David Harbour and Jeremy Shamos.
The revival marks the 30th anniversary of David Mamet’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play about the backbiting world of salesmen.
Mr. McGinley was last on Broadway in “Requiem for a Heavyweight” in 1985, and his film credits include “Wall Street,” “Talk Radio,” “Born on the Fourth of July,” “Nixon” and “Any Given Sunday.”
Previews of “Glengarry Glen Ross” will start on Oct. 16 at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre, with opening night set for Nov. 11.
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