Nathan Lane to star in ‘November’

Actor cast in Mamet's Broadway comedy

Nathan Lane will play the presidential lead role in “November,” the new political comedy by David Mamet due to begin perfs on Broadway in December.

Lane had been tipped as the likeliest candidate to play the fictional President Charles Smith in the show, about a day in the life of a beleaguered commander-in-chief.

No other casting for the five-person ensemble has been announced. On the design team, Laura Bauer (costumes) and Paul Gallo (lights) will join the previously announced Scott Pask (sets) for the Joe Mantello-helmed world preem.

Mantello (“Wicked”), who helmed the Tony-winning 2005 revival of Mamet’s “Glengarry Glen Ross,” previously directed Lane in “The Odd Couple” and “Love! Valour! Compassion!”

Last new Mamet play to run on the Rialto was the 1997 production of “The Old Neighborhood,” originally produced by Boston’s American Repertory Theater. More recently, scribe’s comedy “Romance” was a hit at Off Broadway’s Atlantic Theater in 2005.

“November,” produced by the “Glengarry” team of Jeffrey Richards and Jerry Frankel, starts rehearsals Nov. 26 for a preview period that kicks off Dec. 21. Production opens Jan. 17 at a Shubert theater yet to be confirmed.

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