Tracy Letts Fought Casting of McGregor, Cumberbatch for OSAGE COUNTY; Admits 'Glad I Lost the Fight'
About Tracy Letts:
Tracy Letts has been a member of the Steppenwolf ensemble since 2002. Previous Steppenwolf productions include Middletown, American Buffalo, Betrayal, The Pillowman, Last of the Boys, The Pain and the Itch, The Dresser, Homebody/Kabul, The Dazzle, Glengarry Glen Ross (also Dublin and Toronto), Three Days of Rain and many others. Other productions include: Orson's Shadow (Barrow Street Theatre, NY); Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (Washington DC's Arena Stage;,ALLIANCE THEATRE, Atlanta); The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial (A Red Orchid Theatre); Conquest of the South Pole (Famous Door); Bouncers (the Next Lab). TV and film: Guinevere, U.S. Marshals, Profiler, ""Prison Break,"" ""Seinfeld,"" ""Home Improvement,"" and many others. As a playwright, he is the author of Killer Joe, Bug (also screenplay), Man from Nebraska (Pulitzer finalist), August: Osage County (Pulitzer Prize, Tony Award for Best Play), Superior Donuts and the upcoming adaptation of Chekhov's Three Sisters at Steppenwolf. This production marks hisBroadway debut as an actor.
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