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Democracy celebrates 100th performance on Broadway February 12

DEMOCRACY, the critically acclaimed play by Michael Frayn, will celebrate its 100th performance on Broadway with the evening performance on Saturday, February 12. The production, directed by Michael Blakemore, is playing at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre (256 West 47th Street).

Recent celebrity attendees at DEMOCRACY include Bill and Hillary Clinton, Isabella Rossellini, Hugh Jackman, Tony Danza, Joan Cusack, John Kander, Chevy Chase, Wendy Malick, Dana Ivey, John Lithgow and Alec Baldwin.

DEMOCRACY stars James Naughton (Willy Brandt), Richard Thomas (Günter Guillaume), Robert Prosky (Herbert Wehner) and Michael Cumpsty (Arno Kretschmann), with Terry Beaver (Reinhard Wilke), John Dossett (Helmut Schmidt), Julian Gamble (Ulrich Bauhaus), John Christopher Jones (Hans-Dietrich Genscher) , Richard Masur (Horst Ehmke) and Lee Wilkof (Günter Nollau).

An exhilarating mix of Cold War spy thriller, political shell game and drama about human nature and identity, DEMOCRACY follows the astonishing career of Willy Brandt (James Naughton), the first left-of-center chancellor in West Germany in 40 years, and his downfall at the hands of his trusted assistant, Günter Guillaume (Richard Thomas), who is secretly spying on Brandt for the notorious East German Stasi. The play examines Guillaume's dual identity, as his duty to Brandt's enemies conflicts with his genuine love and admiration for his prey.

Set design is by Peter J. Davison, costume design by Sue Wilmington, lighting design by Mark Henderson and sound design by Neil Alexander.

DEMOCRACY is produced by Boyett/Ostar Productions, Nederlander Presentations, Inc., Jean Doumanian, Stephanie McClelland, Arielle Tepper, Amy Nederlander, Eric Falkenstein and Roy Furman.

Performances are Tuesday through Saturday at 8:00 PM, with matinees Wednesday and Saturday at 2:00 PM, Sunday at 3:00 PM. Tickets are available at or at 212: 307-4100.

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