Dennis Haysbert to Join RACE June 21 - Aug. 21
The producers of David Mamet's acclaimed hit play RACE have announced that the Golden Globe and SAG award nominated star of "24" and "The Unit" Dennis Haysbert for an exclusive nine week limited engagement, beginning performances on Monday, June 21st through Saturday, August 21st.
Additional casting for the show's summer run will be announced shortly.
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
The recently recouped RACE, currently starring Emmy winner James Spader, 2010 Tony Nominee David Alan Grier, acclaimed actress Kerry Washington, and Emmy winner Richard Thomas, continues to play at the Barrymore Theatre (243 West 47th St.). Tickets can be purchased by visiting Telecharge.com or calling 212-239-6200.
Dennis Haysbert, who has captured the attention of audiences and critics alike with his ground breaking role as President David Palmer on FOX's hit series "24" for which he received his first Golden Globe Nomination. Haysbert returned to television starring in his own series "The Unit" for CBS which premiered with record breaking ratings. Haysbert was most recently seen on the big screen in the Universal film "Breach" opposite Ryan Phillppe, Chris Cooper and Laura Linney, and in the Sam Mendes' film "Jarhead" for Universal Pictures. He just completed shooting the feature film "The Details," once again teamed up with Oscar-nominated actress Laura Linney, along with Tobey McGuire, and Elizabeth Banks.
In addition, he starred opposite JuliAnne Moore in Todd Haynes' critically acclaimed "FAR FROM HEAVEN." His other film credits include Spike Lee's "LOVE AND BASKETBALL" opposite Omar Epps, "ABSOLUTE POWER," opposite Clint Eastwood and Gene Hackman, "LOVE FIELD," opposite Michelle Pfeiffer, "MAJOR LEAGUE," as Pedro Cerrano, "HEAT," with Al Pacino and Robert De Niro, "RANDOM HEARTS," "WHAT'S COOKING," "WAITING TO EXHALE," "THE THIRTEENTH FLOOR," "NAVY SEALS," "SUTURE" and opposite Brad Pitt, Catherine Zeta Jones and Michelle Pfeiffer in DreamWorks' animated film "SINBAD LEGEND OF THE SEVEN SEAS." Haysbert also appeared on the small screen in the critically acclaimed CBS series "NOW AND AGAIN."
Born and raised in Northern California, Haysbert's acting began when he won his first television role on the Emmy-winning episode of "LOU GRANT," which co-starred Jesse Jackson. He is very active in the fight against AIDS and in the year 2000, he was the spokesperson for the Harlem Health Expo "Break the Silence." He is also the spokesperson for the National Leadership Commission on AIDS as well as The Western Center on Law and Poverty. Dennis is also very proud to serve as the Global Ambassador for the Discovery Channel's Global Educational Partnership.
He currently resides in Los Angeles.
RACE is the riveting new play by America's foremost playwright, Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winner David Mamet (Glengarry GLen Ross, Speed-the-Plow, American Buffalo, November), in which three attorneys, two black and one white, are offered a chance to defend a white man charged with a crime against a black woman.
Directed by the playwright, RACE stars Emmy Award winner James Spader (Boston Legal, Sex, Lies, and Videotape), Tony nominee and television star David Alan Grier (A Soldier's Story, In Living Color, Chocolate News), Kerry Washington (Ray, Lakeview Terrace) and Richard Thomas (The Waltons, Democracy, Twelve Angry Men).
RACE began performances on Monday, November 16, 2009 and officially opened on Sunday, December 6, 2009.