Thesp joins Langella, Liotta in upcoming B'way prod'n
Melora Walters rounds out the “Match” trio.The actress joins the previously announced Frank Langella and Ray Liotta for the upcoming Broadway production of Stephen Belber’s new play. Set to open April 8, “Match” goes into the Plymouth Theater, current home of “Taboo,” which shutters Feb. 8. Previews begin March 12. The Araca Group production of Belber’s play is that increasingly rare phenom: a world premiere on Broadway with no previous incarnation in regional theater or the U.K. The show also offers no fewer than three Broadway debuts: Walters, Liotta and Belber all are going the freshman route. Belber’s earlier play “Tape” was made into a film with Ethan Hawke, Robert Sean Leonard and Uma Thurman. Walters has an extensive film pedigree, with featured roles in “Cold Mountain,” “Magnolia” and “Boogie Nights.” She co-stars with Ashton Kutcher and Amy Smart in upcoming pic “The Butterfly Effect.” Nicholas Martin directs “Match,” which is a drama with some twists, as they say in reality TV. A statement from the producers describes the premise: “A husband and wife arrive at the doorstep of a once-renowned dance instructor to interview him about his past. By night’s end, what they learn will change them all forever.” “Match” brings the Araca Group back to Broadway. The producing org closed its “Urinetown” on Sunday after nearly 1,000 perfs. According to the Araca Group’s Michael Rego, the Broadway revival of David Mamet’s “Speed-the-Plow” is on track for spring, with casting to be announced.
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