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Eddie Izzard and Dennis Haysbert star in David Mamet's new play.

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Race's Richard Thomas Shows Off His Keepsake-Filled Dressing Room

Race's Richard Thomas Shows Off His Keepsake-Filled Dressing Room

In David Mamet’s heated new play, Race, Richard Thomas spends most of his time onstage being interrogated by his lawyers, who aren’t quite sure of his innocence when accused of a horrific crime. So it’s no wonder Thomas likes to keep a calm, Zen-like atmosphere in his dressing room at Broadway's Ethel Barrymore Theatre. The celebrated ...

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Swoosie Kurtz Visits Old Friend Richard Thomas and the Cast of Race

Swoosie Kurtz Visits Old Friend Richard Thomas and the Cast of Race
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Race star Richard Thomas had a Broadway flashback on the eighth of July when his former Fifth of July co-star Swoosie Kurtz came to the fireworks-filled David Mamet play. The two old friends reunited backstage, where Thomas introduced Kurtz to his new co-stars in the hit show. Take a look!

What’s Up, Dennis Haysbert? The Race Star On 'Luxuriating' In His Broadway Debut

What’s Up, Dennis Haysbert? The Race Star On 'Luxuriating' In His Broadway Debut

On television, Dennis Haysbert’s booming baritone voice has made him recognizable for his roles as the first African-American President, David Palmer, on 24’s pre-Obama years, Sergeant Major Jonas Blane on David Mamet’s The Unit and as an Allstate Insurance pitchman. Now that recognizable voice is filling the Ethel Barrymore Theatre, as Haysbert makes his Broadway debut as ...

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Afton C. Williamson Races Ahead From Understudy to Leading Lady

Afton C. Williamson Races Ahead From Understudy to Leading Lady

Age: 25

Hometown: Toledo, Ohio

Currently: Playing lawyer-in-training Susan in David Mamet’s Race, after understudying the role for seven months

Three Going on 30: At a young age Williamson watched soap operas with her grandmother and noticed the actors’ ability to eat and speak at the same time. “I always thought, ‘That’s what acting is…it’s eating ...

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Opening Arguments: Eddie Izzard and Dennis Haysbert on Joining David Mamet’s Race

Opening Arguments: Eddie Izzard and Dennis Haysbert on Joining David Mamet’s Race

As summer begins, a new cast of David Mamet’s Race, led by Eddie Izzard and Dennis Haysbert, is headed to trial at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre beginning June 21. Original cast member Richard Thomas will continue his run as Charles Strickland, a wealthy man accused of rape, while former Race understudy Afton C. Williamson receives a promotion to full-time ...

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Eddie Izzard Sounds Off on Politics, Soccer and Race

Eddie Izzard Sounds Off on Politics, Soccer and Race

British stand-up Eddie Izzard first made a splash on this side of the pond with his 1998 HBO special Dress to Kill, which introduced America to Izzard’s outrageous, rambling, self-deprecating (and occasionally cross-dressing) Monty Python-esque style. Since then, Izzard has juggled comedy gigs in huge arenas, film (My Super Ex-Girlfriend, Ocean’s Twelve, Mystery Men, Prince Caspian), TV (the ...

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We Dream of Kerry Washington's Genie-Inspired Get-Up

We Dream of Kerry Washington's Genie-Inspired Get-Up

Kerry Washington may be a Broadway newcomer, but the Hollywood regular is no stranger to the red carpet—which is obvious as she works the rug (and our camera) in a daring, delicate dress that’s equal parts genius draping and Jasmine from Disney’s Aladdin. The actress is attending the Tony Awards as one quarter of the starry Race ...

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Race Welcomes Eddie Izzard, Dennis Haysbert and a New Summer Cast

Race Welcomes Eddie Izzard, Dennis Haysbert and a New Summer Cast
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As summer approaches, the heat is rising even higher for David Mamet’s fiery play Race, which welcomes a new cast later this month. Funnyman Eddie Izzard will show his serious side as he takes on the role of lawyer Jack Lawson, while The Unit’s Dennis Haysbert will play his stern but wisecracking law partner, Henry Brown. Race veteran ...

David Mamet Makes Pornography With Kristen Bell & Ed O'Neill

David Mamet Makes Pornography With Kristen Bell & Ed O'Neill

With his hot topic Broadway hit Race still packing them in, there's no doubt that playwright/filmmaker David Mamet isn't one to shy away from controversy. Still, even with the titillating title Lost Masterpieces of Pornography, Mamet is going for the laughs with this, his new short film. For the FunnyorDie.com feature, the prolific provocateur enlisted former ...

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Eddie Izzard to Replace James Spader in Race on Broadway

Eddie Izzard to Replace James Spader in Race on Broadway

Eddie Izzard is set to replace James Spader in David Mamet’s Race on Broadway. Izzard will begin performances as attorney Jack Lawson on June 21 at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre and remain through the scheduled closing date of August 21.

Izzard made his Broadway debut in the 2003 production of A Day in the Death of Joe Egg, for ...

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