Photo Coverage: Sneak Peak at Democracy

By: Nov. 09, 2004
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DEMOCRACY, the award-winning play by Michael Frayn, opens November 18th at 6:30 PM on Broadway. The production is currently in previews at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre (256 West 47th Street).

The Broadway production of DEMOCRACY is directed by Michael Blakemore. It is the eighth collaboration between playwright Frayn and Blakemore, and their first since winning Tony Awards for Best Play and Best Director of a Play in 2000 for Copenhagen.

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 (Günther Nollau).

DEMOCRACY is an exhilarating mix of Cold War spy thriller, political shell game and human drama about the nature of identity. The play 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.

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, or at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre box office (256 West 47th Street, between Broadway and Eighth Avenue).


Richard Thomas, James Naughton in DEMOCRACY

Richard Thomas, Michael Cumpsty in DEMOCRACY

Terry Beaver, Lee Wilkof, Richard Masur, John Christopher Jones, Robert Prosky, John Dossett and Julian Gamble in DEMOCRACY

Richard Thomas in DEMOCRACY

Robert Prosky in DEMOCRACY

All Photos Copyright Don Perdue