Patrick Stewart Returning To Broadway To Lead Mamet Play

Sir Patrick Stewart, Star Trek: The Next Generation’s Jean Luc Picard, is returning to the New York stage to star in the Broadway premiere of the David Mamet play A Life in the Theater. The play goes into rehearsals this Summer. More details below.

 

Stewart on Broadway again

A Life in the Theatre, written by Pulitzer prize winner David Mamet, was first premiered in Chicago in 1977 and later played off-Broadway. The play focuses on the relationship between two thespians: Robert (played by Stewart) a veteran actor mentoring John, a newcomer. Sir Patrick played the same character in a 2005 London production of A Life in the Theater, opposite Joshua Jackson (Fringe). So far Stewart is the only actor named in the new production. The play will be directed by Neil Pepe and will start rehearsals in August.

Stewart last appeared on Broadway in the 2008 modern retelling of Macbeth, for which he earned a Tony Award nomination. Stewart will next be seen on stage at The Chichester Festival Theatre in Edward Bond’s Bingo: Scenes of Money and Death, where he will play William Shakespeare during his last days. The show is currently in rehearsals and will run from April 15 thru May 22.


Jackson and Stewart in 2005 London production of "A Life in Theater"

More information at broadwayworld.com.

VIDEO: Stewart at Empire Awards

And here is some more video of Patrick Stewart from Sunday’s Jameson Empire Awards, where he does some "self promotion".

 

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WAAAAAAH!! 8DD Broadway FTW!!! I’m so happy!

I hope they travel down here to Omaha, or at least Chicago. I could get there if I needed to. And I’ve always wanted to see him on stage!!

Harry Ballz

Patrick Stewart could read the phone book out loud and make it seem interesting!

CmdrR

1 – I checked the map, but the only stuff I find ‘above’ Omaha or Chicago is that big red blob labeled Canadera. I don’t think Patrick is performing to Canaderans.

If he’s in the States this summer, I hope he swings by the Vegas Con.

OHPLEASEOHPLEASEOHPLEASE

Will_H

I wish I could get the chance to see Sir Patrick on stage, one of the finer actors of the generation and the best to ever grace Star Trek.

Ensign RedShirt

Patrick Stewart+David Mamet=I’m so there!

ryanhuyton

#3

I always assumed the country I lived in was Canada and that I was Canadian. Guess I was wrong. Thanks for clearing that up! :-)

Patrick Stewart never seems to take a day off. Especially when it comes to the stage.

#2

I’d pay to see that! Alongside William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy.
The three of them would have the theatre or stadium sold out in minutes! :-)

denny cranium

#3
Go see what hooked on phonics can do for you.
Canadera? Geeshh!

Noah Spannbauer

I saw Patrick Stewart in the Guthrie’s production of “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Wolf” with Mercedes Ruehl here in Minneapolis. Best play I’ve ever seen. I highly recommend you go see Mr. Stewart on stage, if you have the opportunity. His stage performances are amazing.

NuSpock

Did you people see how Sir Ian McKellen was scratching his nose with his middle finger, thus flipping ppl off? :O

DS9 IN PRIME TIME

When Sir Stewart is acting, I am happy :)

SON OF SAREK

I SAW THE LONDON SHOW WITH STEWART AND JOSHUA JACKSON IN 05 IT WAS AMAZING. DISAPPOINTED THAT PATRICK AVOIDED THE AUTOGRAPH SEEKERS, BUT JOSHUA HUNG OUT AND GREETED EVERY LAST PERSON. HIGHLIGHT OF A GREAT LONDON VACATION

Great actor.

I wonder if he could save a Mamet play though. A boring writer/director who does not believe in great acting, just great directing.

And negative. I read a book by David Mamet on acting once and talk about depressing.

Crusade2267

Awesome! Though I wish he’d do A Christmas Carol again

CmdrR

3 – 8 –
JOKE:
# a humorous anecdote or remark intended to provoke laughter; “he told a very funny joke”; “he knows a million gags”; “thanks for the laugh”; “he …
# jest: activity characterized by good humor
# act in a funny or teasing way
# a triviality not to be taken seriously

Canaderans. Jeesh.

Harry Ballz

As a card-carrying Canaderan, I can attest to the fact that, yes, it was a joke!

Eli

I was just about to mention Minneapolis. Great theatre, TV, indie film town north of Omaha & Chicago and not in Canaderia. ;-)

ryanhuyton

#15

I clearly understood that it was a joke. Hence the :-) smile symbol.