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Race - 2009 - Broadway

$59.50 - $121.50

From Pulitzer Prize winner David Mamet, comes his most explosive four-letter word yet. Race.



Race is the riveting new play by America’s foremost playwright, Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winner David Mamet (Glengarry Glen Ross, Speed-the-Plow, American Buffalo, November).



Directed by the playwright, it stars Emmy Award winner James Spader (“Boston Legal,” Sex, Lies and Videotape), Tony nominee and television star David Alan Grier (“A Soldier’s Story,” “In Living Color”, “Chocolate News”), Kerry Washington (Ray, Lakeview Terrace) and Richard Thomas (“The Waltons,” Democracy, Twelve Angry Men).

Schedule

Running Time: 1 hour and 40 minutes, with one intermission

Ethel Barrymore Theatre (Broadway)

(New York, NY)
243 West 47th St. Seating Chart
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Featured Reviews For Race


Race - Back Stage
There are plenty of pointed and thought-provoking exchanges, and the play's structure is sound. Several casually mentioned details later take on great significance. But Mamet, who also directs with a sure hand, fails to get beyond the editorializing to create characters with whom we can identify. Such identification may not be his intention, but it makes "Race" more a political tract than a compelling drama.

Race - nytheatre.com
David Mamet's new play, Race, is the most interesting new work of his to reach the New York stage in quite some time. It's provocative and savvily written, though it feels in the final analysis more like something designed to push emotional buttons rather than stimulate reasoned thought about the topic that gives it its title. It has been given an expert Broadway production, and features a top-notch cast that boasts two of the most impressive performances currently on view here in town.


 



 

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by Ben Peltz - October 24, 2012
“We should not do a show more often,” quipped Ryan Silverman as he an Jill Paice took in the appreciative applause of the Town Hall audience before even singing a note of the Broadway musical they were expected to star in this season, Rebecca.  Host Scott Siegel had just recapped the story of the show's numerous delays, fake investors, missing funds and the fact that an estimated 150 theatre professions had either turned down work or stopped seeking immediate employment because of their expectation to be working on Broadway by Christmas.
by BWW News Desk - August 21, 2010
RACE, 'the topical detective story' (New York Times) that 'sizzles with energy' (The Wall Street Journal), written and directed by David Mamet is closing Saturday, August 21st at 8:00 pm (reaching its 297th performance).
by Gabrielle Sierra - August 12, 2010
RACE, 'the topical detective story' (New York Times) that 'sizzles with energy' (The Wall Street Journal), written and directed by David Mamet will end its extended run on Broadway at the Barrymore Theatre (243 West 47th St.) on Saturday, August 21st at 8:00 pm.
by BroadwayWorld TV - July 26, 2010
RACE's Eddie Izzard appeared on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon July 12 to chat about joining the cast and his documentary 'Believe,'which was recently nominated for an Emmy Award.
by Jessica Lewis - July 21, 2010
RACE, 'the topical detective story' (New York Times) that 'sizzles with energy' (The Wall Street Journal), written and directed by David Mamet is now playing its final weeks on Broadway at the Barrymore Theatre (243 West 47th St.). This new cast is playing their limited run through Saturday, August 21st at 8:00 pm (reaching its 297th performance). Tickets to the show can be purchased by visiting Telecharge.com or calling 212-239-6200.
by Gabrielle Sierra - July 7, 2010
DAVID MAMET, the Pulitzer and Tony-winning playwright currently represented on Broadway with the hit play RACE, will be a guest on Charlie Rose Wednesday, July 7th at 11:00PM (EST) on PBS.
by Michael Dale - July 3, 2010
'I didn't do anything.'
by Ken Fallin - July 2, 2010
BroadwayWold.com is pleased to present illustrator Ken Fallin, who brings you original illustrations of everyone's favorite theatrical stars each week. This week's feature: Eddie Izzard in RACE.
by BroadwayWorld TV - July 1, 2010
Eddie Izzard, Dennis Haysbert, Afton C. Williamson, and Richard Thomas began their run in RACE, written and directed by David Mamet, on Monday June 21st for a nine-week limited engagement through Saturday, August 21st. In this clip, Izzard chats RACE and why he connects so much with Mamet.
by BWW News Desk - June 21, 2010
EDDIE IZZARD, DENNIS HAYSBERT, AFTON C. WILLIAMSON, and RICHARD THOMAS begin their run in RACE, written and directed by David Mamet, on Monday June 21st for a nine-week limited engagement through Saturday, August 21st.
by Gabrielle Sierra - June 17, 2010
EDDIE IZZARD, DENNIS HAYSBERT, AFTON C. WILLIAMSON, and RICHARD THOMAS begin their run in RACE, written and directed by David Mamet, on Monday June 21st for a nine-week limited engagement through Saturday, August 21st.