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Meatballs and Prostitutes: David Alan Grier on How to Celebrate a Tony Nom

Meatballs and Prostitutes: David Alan Grier on How to Celebrate a Tony Nom

The morning the Tony nominations are announced, phones start ringing off the hook for the happy few who get nods. As usual, Broadway.com is among the callers offering congratulations and getting responses. Here are the first reactions from 2010 Tony nominees. Congrats to all!

David Alan Grier
Nominated for Best Featured Actor in a Play, Race

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A Complete Set! Race Stars Honored at Sardi’s

A Complete Set! Race Stars Honored at Sardi’s
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Sometimes a Broadway cast is so tight that it’s all for one and one for all. This is the case with Broadway’s Race. The four-actor ensemble was hailed at Sardi’s on April 22, when the venerable theater institution unveiled three of the actors’ caricatures. James Spader, David Alan Grier and Kerry Washington were thrilled to join their fourth co-star Richard ...

David Mamet’s Race Celebrates 100 Performances on Broadway

David Mamet’s Race Celebrates 100 Performances on Broadway
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David Mamet’s Race reached 100 performances on Broadway on March 3, 2010. The play, which explores the hot-button issue of its title, has been playing on Broadway since November 2009. Stars David Alan Grier, James Spader, Richard Thomas and Kerry Washington toasted their milestone backstage at the Barrymore Theatre. Congratulations, Race!

Race Stars David Alan Grier and Richard Thomas Join Light for Haiti Benefit

Race Stars David Alan Grier and Richard Thomas Join Light for Haiti Benefit

Current Race stars David Alan Grier and Richard Thomas will be among the talents performing as part of Light for Haiti, a benefit night of song, dance and spoken word to raise funds for the earthquake-striken nation. The one-night-only performance will take place February 28 at The Canal Room in New York City.

Grier and Thomas join a line up ...

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Ooo, Baby Baby! Motown Great Smokey Robinson Visits Race

Ooo, Baby Baby! Motown Great Smokey Robinson Visits Race
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Soul legend Smokey Robinson put Broadway on his to-do list during a Christmas week outing to see David Mamet’s latest, Race. After taking in the play, the velvet-voiced crooner and his wife went backstage at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre to congratulate the four-person cast of James Spader, Kerry Washington, Richard Thomas and David Alan Grier. Also spotted at the performance ...

A Ravishing Opening for David Mamet’s Race

A Ravishing Opening for David Mamet’s Race

Some openings are truly an event, and David Mamet’s Race certainly qualifies for this category. The iconic playwright opened his new work at Broadway’s Ethel Barrymore Theatre on December 6 to a sea of starry faces. Directed by the author, the play stars James Spader, David Alan Grier, Kerry Washington and Richard Thomas in a show that never shies away ...

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Funnyman David Alan Grier Gets Serious in Race

Funnyman David Alan Grier Gets Serious in Race

David Alan Grier is widely known for being a funnyman on such TV shows as In Living Color and Comedy Central’s Chocolate News, but the Yale-trained actor is also a stage vet. He was nominated for a Tony Award for his debut in The First and has appeared on Broadway in A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the ...

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First Look: A Peek into the World of David Mamet’s Race

First Look: A Peek into the World of David Mamet’s Race
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There is not a lot of information out there about the plot of David Mamet’s new play Race. Though the four-character play, directed by the playwright, is in previews at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre, the producers have mostly stayed mum on the storyline. They say the title speaks for itself. OK, we’re cool with that. But we are still dying ...

Meet the Quartet of Stars in Mamet's New Play Race

Meet the Quartet of Stars in Mamet's New Play Race
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Race is a four-letter word, and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright is famous for his use of four-letter words. However, Mamet says his new play, Race, is about another four-letter word: lies. It concerns three lawyers, two black and one white, who are offered the chance to defend a white man charged with a crime against a young black woman. As you’ve ...

David Alan Grier Chats on Jimmy Kimmel Live

David Alan Grier Chats on Jimmy Kimmel Live
Date
Oct 5, 2009
Show
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David Alan Grier, who is set to star in the upcoming Broadway production of David Mamet's Race, makes an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live. The late night show airs on ABC at 12:06am.

A Tony nominee for playing Jackie Robinson in The First, Grier has appeared on Broadway in A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum ...

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David Alan Grier Joins Mamet's New Play Race

David Alan Grier Joins Mamet's New Play Race

Tony Award nominee David Alan Grier has signed on for the forthcoming Broadway premiere of David Mamet’s Race. Grier joins previously announced stars James Spader, Richard Thomas and Kerry Washington in the satirical play, which begins previews at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre on November 16 and is set to open December 6, directed by the playwright. No information about the ...

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Brady and Grier Among the Cast of The Wiz at La Jolla

Brady and Grier Among the Cast of The Wiz at La Jolla

Principal casting as been announced for The Wiz, directed by Des McAnuff, at La Jolla Playhouse. The cast will feature Nikki M. James as Dorothy, Wayne Brady as the Scarecrow, Tituss Burgess as the Lion, Michael Benjamin Washington as the Tinman, David Alan Grier as The Wiz, E. Faye Butler as Evillene, Valarie Pettiford as Aunt Em and Glinda, Heather ...

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The Mambo Kings Won't Play Songs of Broadway; Tuner's New York Run Cancelled

The Mambo Kings Won't Play Songs of Broadway; Tuner's New York Run Cancelled

 

 

The musical The Mambo Kings will not have a Broadway run after all. The troubled tuner, which enlisted new creatives after a poorly received San Francisco tryout, has now been cancelled.

The Mambo Kings received mostly negative critical notices while at San Francisco's Golden Gate Theatre. Dennis Harvey of Variety wrote of the show: "The raw ingredients for ...

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David Alan Grier Joins the Cast of the B'way-Bound Mambo Kings

David Alan Grier Joins the Cast of the B'way-Bound Mambo Kings

David Alan Grier has been tapped to replace Billy Dee Williams in the musical version of The Mambo Kings. Williams pulled out last week because of a hip injury.

Grier won a Theatre World Award and was nominated for a Tony Award for his Broadway debut in The First, in which he played Jackie Robinson. He has also appeared on ...

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