Race Broadway

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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

(New York, NY)
243 West 47th St. Seating Chart

Featured Reviews For Race


In Mametland, a Skirmish in Black and White - New York Times
Though the play made pointed use of sexual and ethnic words that are still seldom heard in polite discussion, these elicited far more giggles than gasps. I couldn’t help longing for the days when a new play by Mr. Mamet so knocked the breath out of you that you wouldn’t think of standing up afterward until you were sure your legs would support you.

No winner in 'Race' - New York Post
The most stunning thing about the David Mamet play that opened last night is how clunky it is. The man's written books about drama and filmmaking, so you'd think his missile against a hot-button issue would at least be well put together. But "Race," which Mamet also directed, is a bewildering muddle. Audiences might expect this type of awkwardly constructed, flailing acrimony from a 15-year-old with a Twitter account, not from a Pulitzer Prize winner.


 

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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 BWW News Desk - 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 BWW News Desk - 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 BWW News Desk - 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 BWW News Desk - 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.
by Peter James Zielinski - June 10, 2010
This week, June 8, RACE introduced its new cast to the press. Written and directed by David Mamet, RACE recouped early in the spring and is the longest running play of the season. BroadwayWorld met up with the new crew at Sardi's for the photo op.
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 27, 2010
Yesterday, May 26, the ladies of The View welcomed RACE star James Spader to the couch to talk about the show and his newly erected Sardi's portriat. Click below to watch his segment!
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2010
Today, the RACE Red Sequined Dress Ladies promoted RACE in Times Square with cast members Richard Thomas, James Spader, David Alan Grier and Kerry Washington.
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2010
The New York Times is reporting that Eddie Izzard will take over for James Spader in RACE beginning on June 21st. This now completes the new cast along with Afton C. Williamson and Dennis Haysbert along with Richard Thomas who will remain with the show.
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2010
The producers of RACE have announced that Afton C. Williamson, who made her Broadway debut in Joe Turner's Come and Gone, will take over the role of 'Susan' from Kerry Washington, beginning Tuesday, June 15th. Williamson made a striking impression on the creative team when, as understudy, she replaced Kerry Washington the one night Kerry missed a performance, due to a previous obligation to go to the White House as part of the President's national Arts Council.
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2010
The producers of David Mamet's acclaimed hit play RACE have announced that the Golden Globe and SAG award nominated star of '24' and 'The Unit' DENNIS HAYSBERT for an exclusive nine week limited engagement, beginning performances on Monday, June 21st through Saturday, August 21st.
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2010
2010 Tony Award nominee DAVID ALAN GRIER and acclaimed film star KERRY WASHINGTON will conclude their critically acclaimed performances in David Mamet's RACE on SUNDAY, JUNE 13th. Emmy Award winner JAMES SPADER, in the pivotal role of lawyer 'Jack Lawson', will play his final performance on SUNDAY, JUNE 20th.
by BWW News Desk - April 29, 2010
The producers of RACE have announced that David Mamet's new play will extend through August 23rd at The Barrymore Theatre (243 West 47th St.). The producers recently announced that the play recouped its investment. Tickets to RACE can be purchased by visiting telecharge.com or calling 212-239-6200.
by BWW News Desk - April 21, 2010
To celebrate the arrival of spring, RACE will take over Times Square on Wednesday, March 24, 2010 from 11 am - 1 pm and will have nearly two dozen women wear red sequined dresses for the public. This event will also celebrate the fact that RACE is currently the longest-running play of this Broadway season. The women will be coming from all over the city to wear the show's famous red sequined dress, a major plot point in the play.