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Photo Preview: Nathan Lane in 'November' with Metcalf, Baker


David Mamet's November recently descended upon the Gerald R. Ford Museum in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer David Hume Kennerly and a team of creative artists, advertising executives, executive assistants, make-up artists and a stuffed turkey gathered the Museum's oval office for an outrageous photo shoot with two-time Tony Award-winner Nathan Lane in preparation for the upcoming Broadway production in which Lane will play incumbent US President Charles Smith.

David Hume Kennerly received a Pulitzer Prize in 1972 for his photographs of the Vietnam War. He is currently a contributing editor to Newsweek and has been a contributing photographer to George, Time and Life Magazines. From 1996-1998, Kennerly was a contributing correspondent for Good Morning America. As Executive Producer, his television credits include "Profiles From the Front Lines", "Shooter", and "The Taking of Flight 847".

The trip to the Ford Museum was a return home for Kennerly, having served as the personal photographer to Gerald R. Ford from 1974-1977. The artwork will be featured in the Arts & Leisure section of this Sunday's New York Times (November 4).

"Set just days before a major presidential election, November involves civil marriages, gambling casinos, lesbians, American Indians, presidential libraries, questionable pardons and campaign contributions," explain press notes.

The highly anticipated World Premiere comedy will begin previews on Thursday, December 20 toward a January 17 opening at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre. The production also stars Laurie Metcalf as Clarice Bernstein, aide to President Smith; and Dylan Baker as Arthur Brown, presidential adviser. Two-time Tony Award-winner Joe Mantello (Take Me Out, Glengarry Glen Ross) directs.

Photo by David Hume Kennerly

Photo Preview: Nathan Lane in 'November' with Metcalf, Baker
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