Producers Jeffrey Richards, Jerry Frankel and Howard & Janet Kagan announced today that THE ANARCHIST, a new play written and directed by DAVID MAMET starring PATTI LuPONE and DEBRA WINGER, previously announced to be presented at the Lyceum Theatre, will now be presented on Broadway at the newly refurbished Golden Theatre (252 West 45th Street). All persons who purchased tickets prior to the venue change will be contacted by Telecharge.
THE ANARCHIST begins previews on Tuesday, November 13th and the official opening date set for Sunday, December 2nd.
THE ANARCHIST will feature scenic and costume design by Academy Award winner PATRIZIA VON BRANDENSTEIN (Amadeus) and lighting design by Tony Award winner JEFF CROITER (Peter and the Starcatcher).
PATRIZIA VON BRANDENSTEIN (Scenic and Costume Design) began her film career in 1972, with a debut screen credit as a set decorator on the acclaimed drama The Candidate, and subsequently worked as both a scenic artist and costume designer, with credits including Between the Lines and Saturday Night Fever. Teaming with husband and fellow production designer Stuart Wurtzel on Joan Micklin Silver’s turn-of-the-century immigrant tale Hester Street, helped move von Brandenstein into art direction. Soon she was designing sets for films as varied as the teen comedy drama Breaking Away and Milos Forman’s lavish period recreation Ragtime, for which she shared an Oscar nomination as art director. By the early 1980s she was a full-fledged production designer, assuming supervisory capacities and laying out much of the visual texture of her films. Among her notable projects was the striking “Heartland,” set in the old West, and her work with director Mike Nichols on Silkwood, Working Girl and Postcards from the Edge. In 1985, Von Brandenstein won the Academy Award for her vividly detailed rendering of the age of Mozart for Amadeus, her second collaboration with Forman. In 1987, Von Brandenstein received her third Oscar nomination for Brian De Palma’s The Untouchables, and further distinguished herself with her work on the teen musical Beat Street, the high-society comedy drama Six Degrees of Separation and a return to the West for The Quick and the Dead. Her additional production credits include A Chorus Line, Billy Bathgate, Sneakers, Leap of Faith, Just Cause, The People Vs. Larry Flynt and Mercury Rising, as well as A Simple Plan, Man on the Moon, Shaft, The Ice Harvest, All the King’s Men and Goya’s Ghosts. Von Brandenstein also worked on the historical drama The Last Station, directed by Michael Hoffman, for whom she designed The Emperor’s Club in 2002. Most recently, she designed the acclaimed Irish drama Albert Nobbs starring Glenn Close and Janet McAteer, and David Mamet’s production of the courtroom drama, Phil Spector, starring Helen Mirren and Al Pacino, for HBO.
JEFF CROITER (Lighting Design) Broadway: Newsies; Peter and the Starcatcher (Tony Award); The Pee-wee Herman Show; Next Fall; Kiki and Herb. Other NYC includes: Old Jews Telling Jokes; Silence! The Musical; Love, Loss, and What I Wore; Meet Vera Stark; Side Effects; A Lie of the Mind; Ordinary Days; Streamers; Family Guys Sings; Jerry Springer The Opera; Rufus Wainwright’s Judy Garland Concert at Carnegie Hall (London, Paris too); Love Child; Adrift in Macao; The Voysey Inheritance; The Internationalist; Jacques Brel; I Love You Because; Almost, Maine; The Dazzle; and Jennifer Muller The Works. Regional: The Shakespeare Theatre, Dallas Theatre Center, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Barrington Stage, McCarter Theatre, Kennedy Center, The Old Globe, La Jolla Playhouse, Center Theatre Group, The Huntington, Geffen Playhouse, George Street Playhouse, Trinity Rep, Berkshire Theatre Festival, Cincinnati Playhouse, Ford’s Theatre, Goodspeed Opera House, and NY Stage and Film.
One woman has been put away for life, and the other is making sure she stays there in the world premiere of this explosive new play by DAVID MAMET. Two-time Tony Award® -winner PATTI LuPONE goes head-to-head with three-time Oscar nominee DEBRA WINGER, in their most provocative roles yet. Watch the sparks fly as Mamet, who brought a fierce sense of pace and entertainment to the direction of his own Race, will once again be at the helm of this theatrical event.
From Evita to Gypsy, Patti LuPone is a true Broadway legend with an extensive history with David Mamet on both stage and screen, including Heist, State and Main and The Old Neighborhood. Celebrated for her critically-acclaimed work in An Officer and a Gentleman, Terms of Endearment, and Shadowlands, Debra Winger was most recently seen in the film Lola Versus, and on the hit HBO series, “In Treatment.” This rare stage appearance marks the Broadway debut for this celebrated actress.