Rialto Chatter: Eddie Murphy to Lead All-Star African-American Cast of GOD OF CARNAGE this Fall?

Rialto Chatter: Eddie Murphy to Lead All-Star African-American Cast of GOD OF CARNAGE this Fall?

Michael Riedel reports in The New York Post today that the next cast to step into the roles of the Broadway hit GOD OF CARNAGE may feature an all-star African-American cast. The top of producers' lists is film star Eddie Murphy, followed by a host of other celebrities including Nia Long, Sanaa Lathan, Sean Combs, Wesley Snipes, Regina King, Mo'Nique and Chris Rock.

To read Riedel's full report in the New York Post, click here.

The new cast would step into the show once the current running cast finishes its run. The current cast stars Dylan Baker (Mauritius) as ‘Alan,' original Broadway cast member and Tony nominee Jeff Daniels as ‘Michael,' Emmy nominee Lucy Liu (Charlie's Angels) as ‘Annette,' and Tony winner Janet McTeer (original cast member of West End production of God of Carnage) as ‘Veronica.' GOD OF CARNAGE plays at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre.

After receiving rave reviews in London, GOD OF CARNAGE opened on Broadway March 22, 2009 to unanimous praise.

Jeff Daniels originated the role of ‘Alan' in the original Broadway production of GOD OF CARNAGE, for which he received a Tony nomination. In a rare casting twist, he will return to the show to play the role of ‘Michael.'

Janet McTeer created the role of ‘Veronica' in the London premiere of the play. Ms. McTeer is appearing with the support of Actors' Equity Association. The producers gratefully acknowledge Actors' Equity Association for its assistance of this production.

The Yasmina Reza comedy won the Tony Award for Best Play and Best Direction of a Play (Matthew Warchus). GOD OF CARNAGE also won the 2009 Olivier Award for Best New Comedy.

GOD OF CARNAGE is a comedy of manners without the manners. The play deals with the aftermath of a playground altercation between two boys and what happens when their parents meet to talk about it.

GOD OF CARNAGE reunites the creative team that staged the Tony Award-winning Best Play, Art. Designed by Mark Thompson (sets and costumes), with lighting by Hugh Vanstone, sound by Simon Baker & Chris Cronin, the play has music by Gary Yershon.

Tickets are available through Telecharge.com, by phone at 212-239-6200, or 800-432-7250, online at www.Telecharge.com or in person at the Jacobs Theatre box office, 242 West 45th Street. Box office hours are Monday through Saturday 10:00am - 8:00pm.

For tickets and more information visit www.godofcarnage.com.


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