Photo Coverage: Meet the New Cast of RACE!

June 10
3:08 PM 2010

This week, June 8, RACE introduced its new cast to the press. Written and directed by David Mamet, RACE recouped early in the spring and is the longest running play of the season. BroadwayWorld met up with the new crew at Sardi's for the photo op.

RACE currently stars Emmy winner James Spader, 2010 Tony Nominee David Alan Grier, acclaimed actress Kerry Washington, and Emmy winner Richard Thomas, and continues to play at the Barrymore Theatre (243 West 47th St.).

They will be replaced by two-time Emmy award-winning actor Eddie Izzard ("The Riches", The Cryptogram, A Day in the Life of Joe Egg - Tony nom.), Golden Globe and SAG award nominee Dennis Haysbert ("24", "The Unit"), and Afton C. Williamson (Joe Turner's Come and Gone). Original cast member Richard Thomas will remain in his role.

Eddie Izzard and Dennis Haysbert begin performances with Richard Thomas and Afton C. Williamson on Monday, June 21st for an exclusive nine-week limited engagement through Saturday, August 21st.

Beginning June 21st, RACE's summer schedule is as follows: Monday at 8pm, Tuesday at 7pm, Wednesday at 2pm & 8pm, Thursday at 8pm, Friday at 8pm, Saturday at 2pm & 8pm.

RACE made its world premiere beginning performances on Monday, November 16, 2009 and officially opened on Sunday, December 6, 2009.

RACE features design by Santo Loquasto (set), Brian MacDevitt (lighting) and Tom Broecker (costumes).

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Photo Credit: Peter James Zielinski

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Peter James Zielinski As an Equity actor, Peter is photographing the industry from the inside out. He has performed in numerous shows regionally, sung a duet with Richard Chamberlain in the National Tour of "Scrooge," and starred in "The Zoo Project" which premiered at the Cannes Film Festival. When not on stage, he can be found photographing headshots and live theatre in NYC, Chicago and LA. As an Adobe Certified Expert in Photoshop, he also acts as a retouching artist for photographers city-wide. For more information, please visit: