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Checkers - Off-Broadway

Anthony LaPaglia and Kathryn Erbe star in Douglas McGrath's drama.

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Anthony LaPaglia & Kathryn Erbe Celebrate Opening Night as Richard and Pat Nixon in Checkers

Anthony LaPaglia & Kathryn Erbe Celebrate Opening Night as Richard and Pat Nixon in Checkers
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History comes to life in the best possible way in Checkers, Douglas McGrath’s fascinating new drama about the scandal that almost pushed Richard Nixon off the ticket as General Dwight D. Eisenhower’s running mate in the 1952 presidential election. (The play’s name refers to Nixon’s career-saving television speech in which he invoked the family dog, Checkers ...

Checkers, Starring Anthony LaPaglia as Nixon, Opens Off-Broadway

Checkers, Starring Anthony LaPaglia as Nixon, Opens Off-Broadway

Checkers, the new play starring Tony winner Anthony LaPaglia as Richard Nixon, opens November 8 at the Vineyard Theatre. The off-Broadway play also features Tony nominee Kathryn Erbe as Richard's wife, Pat Nixon. The show will run through December 2. 

Written by Douglas McGrath, Checkers is set in 1952 during the prime of the Eisenhower/Stevenson presidential election. The ...

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History Comes Alive! Photo Preview of Anthony LaPaglia as Richard Nixon in Checkers

History Comes Alive! Photo Preview of Anthony LaPaglia as Richard Nixon in Checkers
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One of the first political scandals to play out on television happened exactly 60 years ago, when vice presidential candidate Richard Nixon took to the airwaves to deliver what came to be known as “the Checkers speech.” Accused of breaking campaign finance rules, Nixon defended himself in a half-hour life broadcast in which he invoked his daughters’ pet dog Checkers ...

Anthony LaPaglia on the Excitement and Fear of Playing Richard Nixon in Checkers

Anthony LaPaglia on the Excitement and Fear of Playing Richard Nixon in Checkers

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When it comes to tough guy roles, Anthony LaPaglia is in his comfort zone, with a 1998 Tony Award for his performance as dock worker Eddie Carbone in A View from the Bridge and a seven-season run as FBI agent Jack Malone in TV’s Without a Trace. The Australian-born actor might seem like a surprising choice ...

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Checkers, Starring Anthony LaPaglia as Richard Nixon, Extends Off-Broadway Run

Checkers, Starring Anthony LaPaglia as Richard Nixon, Extends Off-Broadway Run

Checkers, starring Tony winner Anthony LaPaglia, has extended its off-Broadway run by an additional two weeks through December 2 at Vineyard Theatre. The political drama is currently still in previews and will officially open on October 31. 

Written by Oscar nominee Douglas McGrath, Checkers stars LaPaglia as Richard Nixon and Tony nominee Kathryn Erbe as Richard's wife, Pat Nixon ...

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Checkers, Starring Anthony LaPaglia as Nixon, Begins Performances Off-Broadway

Checkers, Starring Anthony LaPaglia as Nixon, Begins Performances Off-Broadway

Checkers, a new play starring Tony winner Anthony LaPaglia as Richard Nixon, begins preview performances October 12 at the Vineyard Theatre. The off-Broadway play also features Tony nominee Kathryn Erbe as Richard's wife, Pat Nixon. The show officially opens on October 28.

Written by Douglas McGrath, Checkers is set in 1952 during the prime of the Eisenhower/Stevenson presidential ...

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Tickets On Sale for Nixon Drama Checkers, Starring Anthony LaPaglia and Kathryn Erbe

Tickets On Sale for Nixon Drama Checkers, Starring Anthony LaPaglia and Kathryn Erbe

Tickets are now on sale for the Vineyard Theatre's production of Douglas McGrath's Nixon drama Checkers. Starring Anthony LaPaglia as Richard Nixon and Kathryn Erbe as Pat Nixon, Checkers is set to begin preview performances on October 12, with an opening night scheduled for October 28. Terry Kinney directs the off-Broadway show. 

Set in 1952 in the prime ...

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Anthony LaPaglia to Play Richard Nixon in Vineyard Theatre's Checkers

Anthony LaPaglia to Play Richard Nixon in Vineyard Theatre's Checkers

Tony Award winner Anthony LaPaglia and Tony nominee Kathryn Erbe will play Richard and Pat Nixon, respectively, in the Vineyard Theatre’s production of Douglas McGrath's Checkers. Directed by Terry Kinney, Checkers is set to begin preview performances on October 12, with an opening night scheduled for October 28.

Set in 1952 in the prime of the Eisenhower/Stevenson ...

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