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Rob Lowe to Star in London Production of A Few Good Men

Written by Maya Cantu

Rob Lowe will be the latest in a long line of Hollywood stars to emote on West End stages--he will star in Aaron Sorkin's military drama A Few Good Men. The production, which will be directed by David Esbjornson, will start previews at the Theatre Royal, Haymarket on August 18th, open on September 6th and run until December 17th.

In 2002, Lowe left "The West Wing," the hit NBC political drama that Sorkin created and writes. Lowe will play Lt. Daniel Kaffee, a lawyer who must defend a soldier accused of killing one of this fellow soldiers. Tom Hulce originated the role on Broadway, but fellow matinee idol Tom Cruise led a 1992 film to box office victory. The film also starred Jack Nicholson, Demi Moore and Kevin Bacon.

While Lowe is primarily known for his film work in such hits as the Austin Powers series, Contact, Wayne's World, Illegally Yours, St. Elmo's Fire, and The Hotel New Hampshire, he has also acted on Broadway, appearing in 1992's A Little Hotel on the Side.

Director Esbjornson's host of Broadway credits include Arthur Miller's The Ride Down Mt. Morgan, The Goat, Or Who Is Sylvia? and Bobbi Boland.

The original Broadway production of A Few Good Men opened at the Music Box Theatre on November 15th, 1989 to run for 497 performances. The play was directed by Don Scardino, and Sorkin received the 1989 Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding American Playwright.

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