RACE Tickets Now on Sale Thru June 13, 2010

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Tickets for RACE, the critically acclaimed new play, written and directed by David Mamet, starring James Spader, David Alan Grier, Kerry Washington and Richard Thomas, have now been put on sale through JUNE 13th, 2010.

Tickets for RACE may be purchased by visiting Telecharge.com or calling (212) 239-6200

RACE made its world premiere at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre (located at 243 West 47th St.). The show began performances on Monday, November 16, 2009 and officially opened on Sunday, December 6, 2009.

RACE features sets by Santo Loquasto, lighting design by Brian MacDevitt and costumes by Tom Broecker.

RACE is produced by: Jeffrey Richards, Jerry Frankel, Jam Theatricals, JK Productions, Peggy Hill & Nicholas Quinn Rosenkranz, Scott M. Delman, Terry Allen Kramer/James L. Nederlander, Swinsky Deitch, Bat-Barry Productions, Ronald Frankel, James Fuld Jr., Kathleen K. Johnson, Terry Schnuck, The Weinstein Company, Jay & Cindy Gutterman/Stewart Mercer and Marc Frankel.

David Mamet, winner of the Pulitzer Prize and New York Drama Critics Circle Award for Glengarry GLen Ross, has also written Sexual Perversity in Chicago, Lakeboat, The Water Engine, The Duck Variations, Reunion, The Blue Hour, The Shawl, Bobby Gould in Hell, Edmond, Romance, The Old Neighborhood and the recent adaptation of The Voysey Inheritance. A two-time Academy Award nominee for The Verdict and Wag the Dog, Mamet's additional film credits include The Postman Always Rings Twice, The Untouchables, Hoffa, Ronin, The Edge, and We're No Angels. His nonfiction work includes The Wicked Son, True and False, and Bambi vs. Godzilla. He is a member of New York's Atlantic Theater Company, which he founded in 1985 with William H. Macy.

James Spader (Jack Lawson) began his professional career acting in regional theatre in Massachusetts during the late 1970s. This past year he completed the final season of his three-time Emmy Award-winning portrayal of Alan Shore on the television series "Boston Legal." His numerous film credits include Steven Soderbergh's Sex, Lies, and Videotape, for which James received the Best Actor Award at the Cannes Film Festival; David Cronenberg's Crash, which was awarded the Cannes Film Festival's Special Jury Prize; Mike Nichols' Wolf; Sidney Lumet's Critical Care; Philip Haas' The Music of Chance adapted from Paul Auster's novella; White Palace; Stargate; Less Than Zero; and Secretary, among many others.

David Alan Grier (Henry Brown) received an MFA from the Yale School of Drama and appeared on Broadway in The First (Tony nomination, Theatre World Award), Dreamgirls and A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum. His Off-Broadway credits include the New York Shakespeare Festival productions of Richard III and The Merry Wives of Windsor (Central Park), A Soldier's Play (Negro Ensemble Company) and The Wiz (La Jolla Playhouse). On film, Grier appeared in Amazon Women on the Moon, Baadasssss!, Boomerang, I'm Gonna Git You Sucka, Jumanji, Poker House, A Soldier's Story, Streamers, Tales from the Hood and The Woodsman. "Chocolate News" and "In Living Color" number among his television credits. Simon & Schuster recently published Grier's memoir Barack Like Me: The Chocolate-Covered Truth.

Richard Thomas Race marks Mr. Thomas' 51st year on Broadway which began at the age of seven in Sunrise at Campobello. Other Broadway credits include: Strange Interlude, The Playroom, Everything in the Garden, Fifth Of July, The Front Page, Democracy, and A Naked Girl On The Appian Way. Additional NY and US credits include: The Seagull, Richard II, Richard III, Hamlet, Peer Gynt, Tiny Alice, Love Letters, Measure For Measure, Midsummer Night's Dream, Saint Joan, Merton of the Movies, Square One, The Count of Monte Cristo, Citizen Tom Paine, Streamers, Danton's Death, Arms and the Man, The Barbarians, La Ronde, Vieux Carre, The Devil's Disciple, The Lisbon Traviata, The Stendhal Syndrome, and Art (London). His most recent performances include: As You Like It (NYSF), Twelve Angry Men (National Tour), and Terrence McNally's Unusual Acts Of Devotion. He regularly performs around the country, A Distant Country Called Youth and Blanche and Beyond from the letters of Tennessee Williams. His over 50 films for television include: "The Red Badge of Courage," "Roots: The Next Generations," "All Quiet on the Western Front," "Living Proof: The Hank Williams Jr. Story," "Common Ground" and "Andre's Mother." TV series include: "It's a Miracle," "Just Cause" and "The Walton's," for which he received the Emmy Award. Films include: Winning, Last Summer, Red Sky at Morning, You'll Like My Mother, 9/30/55, Battle Beyond the Stars Wonder Boys, Taking Woodstock and The Beaver.

Kerry Washington Winner of "Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture" for Ray at the 2005 NAACP Image Awards and Nominated for an Independent Spirit Award for "Best Actress" in the film Lift in 2002, she has built an impressive list of credits in a relatively short amount of time. She garnered critical acclaim for her recent roles in The Last King of Scotland opposite Forest Whitaker for which she was nominated for "Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture" at the NAACP Image Awards in 2007, The Dead Girl opposite Marcia Gay Harden and Brittany Murphy, and in Lakeview Terrace starring opposite Samuel L. Jackson and Patrick Wilson. Kerry will next be seen in A Thousand Words starring opposite Eddie Murphy and Howard Zinn's documentary The People Speak, which premieres on History in October 2009. She recently completed filming Mother and Child a drama centered around three women portrayed by Annette Bening, Naomi Watts and Washington. Prior to these films, Washington starred as Alicia Masters in Fantastic Four and it's sequel Rise of the Silver Surfer, I Think I Love My Wife opposite Chris Rock, the Wayans Brothers' comedy Little Man, Mr. and Mrs. Smith, starring Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, Spike Lee's She Hate Me, Sidney Lumet's HBO film Strip Search and the independent film Sexual Life. Other film credits for Washington include Against the Ropes, The United States of Leland, The Human Stain, Bad Company, Save the Last Dance for which she received a Teen Choice Award for Best Breakout Performance, and the highly acclaimed independent film, Our Song.

Santo Loquasto (Scenic Design) designer for theatre, film, dance and opera,
has won three Tony Awards and been nominated 14 times. His film work includes Big, Desperately Seeking Susan and a collaboration with Woody Allen on more than 20 productions. His costume design for Zelig and production designs for Radio Days and Bullets Over Broadway received Academy Award nominations. Recent NY stage designs include Inherit the Wind, Uncle Vanya and Waiting for Godot. He received the Merritt Award for Excellence in Design and Collaboration in 2002, was inducted into the Theatre Hall of Fame in 2004, received the Pennsylvania Governor's Award for the Arts in 2006 and the Robert L.B. Tobin Award for Lifetime Achievement in 2007.

Tom Broecker (Costume Design). Broadway: Will Ferrell's You're Welcome America, Side Man (also West End). Recent projects include The Understudy and Streamers (Roundabout), Good Boys and True (Second Stage). Off-B'way/regional includes MTC, the Public, Playwrights Horizons, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Hartford Stage, McCarter Theatre, Yale Re p , the Shakespeare Theatre in Washington, DC and the Bay Street Theatre. TV: "Saturday Night Live" (five Emmy nominations), "30 Rock" (Costume Designers Guild nomination), "In Treatment," "The Comeback," "Madigan Men," "The Beautiful Life" and the pilot for "Castle." Graduate: Yale School of Drama.

Brian MacDevitt (Lighting Design). Recent NYC: Brighton Beach Memoirs/ Broadway Bound, Joe Turner's Come and Gone, Nearly Ninety w/Merce Cunningham, Blithe Spirit, You're Welcome America, Accent on Youth, Dr. Atomic at the Met, Speed-the-Plow, 13 a New Musical, American Buffalo, Puncture by Nancy Bannon. Other: Three Sisters at The Abbey Theatre. Dance: the Joffrey, ABT, Tere O'Connor Dance, Lar Lubovitch, et al. Recipient: Tonys, Obie, Bessie, Outer Critics, Hewes, Drama Desk Awards, et al. Film: Cradle Will Rock. Member: Naked Angels. Faculty: U of Maryland. Father: Jake and Georgie.



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