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Gerald Schoenfeld Theater

236 W. 45th Street

90 Minutes No Intermission

October 12, 2010 (Closing January 2, 2011)

Broadway Play (Comedy)

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The latest revival brings A Life Of Theatre tickets back to the Broadway box office. The limited-engagement will run for 15 weeks at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre located at 236 W. 45th St. Previews have begun on September 21st, 2010 with the official final show playing on January 2, 2011. The show is a revival of Pulitzer Prize winner David Alan Mamet's 1977 play. The latest incarnation stars Tony Award nominee Patrick Stewart and T.R. Knight. It is directed by Neil Pepe, who directed the acclaimed revival of Mamet's Speed-The-Plow which ran the last season.

A Life In The Theatre tickets delivers a wonderful comedy filled with the elegant language that Mamet is known for. As the title suggests the play brings the audience into the life and behind the scenes of two actors. It tells the story of Robert and John, two thespian actors and the only characters within the play. Robert is a veteran actor of the stage while John is a promising newcomer. John begins to admire Robert's work as begins to accept him as his mentor. However, as time passes and John's work progress's he begins to grow weary of Robert's skills in both acting and teaching. Their relationship begins to change as John matures as both an individual and a theater actor. The viewer is treated to a witty and funny glance behind the scenes as the actor's struggle to share a dressing room and battle for the stage.

The play is inspired by Mamet's early work as an actor. It is based on what he observed an experienced backstage. The gifted American playwright uses these events to create a work from the actor's point of view. Most of Mamet's respected writing style can be seen within the dialogue of the two character play, showing his command of the two-part harmony. His distinguishing cynical, street-smart edge which has been come to be dubbed "Mamet speak" is present within his lustrous use of language. A Life In The Theatre tickets brings forth all the great attributes of the accomplished author, essayist, playwright, screenwriter and film director and showcase his early affection of the arts.

A Life In The Theatre was first produced in February 1977 for the world premiere at the Goodman Theatre in Chicago. The play ran off-Broadway at the Lucille Lortel Theatre from October 1977 through July 1978. It was later revived for the Goodman in March 2006. A Life In The Theatre tickets sold for London's Apollo Theatre in 2005. Patrick Stewart played the role of older actor Robert, and the production was well-reviewed. Mamet's play will make it Broadway premier for its official opening night on Tuesday, October 12th, at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre. You can view our great selection of A Life In The Theatre tickets online by clicking the link.

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