movies.broadwayworld.com

BWW BROADWAY TO HOLLYWOOD NEWS Articles
Click Here for More Articles on BWW BROADWAY TO HOLLYWOOD NEWS...

A LIFE IN THE THEATRE Now Available On DVD

A LIFE IN THE THEATRE Now Available On DVDPulitzer Prize-winning playwright David Mamet's celebrated two-character examination of the art of acting titled A LIFE IN THE THEATRE is now available on DVD via a Warner Archives release of the 1993 TV adaptation starring Jack Lemmon and Matthew Broderick, directed by Gregory Mosher.

The official description of A LIFE IN THE THEATRE is as follows: "Two of America's finest talents, Academy Award winner Jack Lemmon (Mister Roberts, Best Supporting Actor, 1955; Save the Tiger, Best Actor 1973) and Matthew Broderick (Ferris Bueller's Day Off), star in this critically acclaimed comedy by David Mamet (Glengarry Glen Ross). It's the entertaining backstage story of two repertory actors, Robert (Lemmon) and John (Broderick), who share a love for the theater, a cramped dressing room and the unpredictable laughs that come with performing live every night. Robert never misses a beat as the old master of his craft - even while taking a cigarette break in his oversized bunny rabbit costume. Robert has taken the rising start, John, under his wing, and they peck away at each other with hilarious results. Even in the midst of onstage surgery, the feathers fly when neither actor can recall the details of their patient's condition. Their's never a dull moment when the curtains rise for this wonderfully funny look at A Life in the Theatre."

Order A LIFE IN THE THEATRE on Amazon here.

Of note, the 1977 was recently revived in a short-lived revival starring Patrick Stewart and T.R. Knight in 2010 in a production directed by Neil Pepe.

Related Articles


Comment & Share



About Author

Subscribe to Author Alerts

Become a Fan, Follower & Subscriber