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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

Featured Reviews For Race


Billionaire Seeks Truth in Mamet’s Legal Drama - Bloomberg News
Just as in “Oleanna,” Mamet latches on to a controversial issue, in this case the problem of race as it has affected American politics, jurisprudence, sexual relations and life in general. He has boldly asserted that our 230-year national experience has been a dialogue about race and that the theme of his new play is “race and the lies we tell each other on the subject.”

Mamet returns to form in 'Race,' then trips up - Newsday
Are we really meant to be shocked to hear that trials are entertainment or that people of different colors get different treatment? The generalizations - blacks have shame, Jews have guilt - are as inflammatory as a routine by Jackie Mason. The real shock of this Race is that Mamet cannot take them and run.


 



 

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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.