Kate and Spence Cast

Glenn Close will play Katharine Hepburn and Brian Murray is Spencer Tracy in John Dayton’s play “Spence and Me.” Jerry Zaks directs the debut reading on July 23 at the home of David Brown who produces with Bill Self.

Close’s many B’way performances include that as Norma Desmond in “Sunset Blvd.” Brian Murray’s long list includes “The Rivals,” “Little Foxes,” “The Crucible,” and recently as Alec Baldwin’s father in “30 Rock.”

Close portrays Hepburn at 60 and Brian Murray plays Tracy at 67, coincidentally the same age for both.  It is, of course hoped, they will also wend to B’way in Dayton’s play.

Close will be seen in another exhibit of her versatility on July 24 in the launch of “Damages” on the FX channel with a sendoff sponsorship by Cadillac.

Want to read more articles like this one? SUBSCRIBE TO VARIETY TODAY.
Post A Comment 1

Leave a Reply

1 Comment

Comments are moderated. They may be edited for clarity and reprinting in whole or in part in Variety publications.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

  1. Jim Morgan says:

    Glenn Close is perfect for the part. She will be able to bring New England flavor and bite into the characterization, and not sound silly.

More Voices News from Variety

Loading