Mamet to direct his own ‘Race’

Writer making Broadway directorial debut

NEW YORK — David Mamet will make his Broadway directing debut next season with the world preem of his new play “Race.”

In Gotham, Mamet has previously helmed productions of his plays “Oleanna” and “The Cryptogram” as well as magician Ricky Jay’s outings “Ricky Jay and his 52 Assistants” and “Ricky Jay: On the Stem,” all of which ran Off Broadway.

“Race” will be the second new Mamet play to bow on Broadway in two years, following the early 2008 opening of “November.” Plot details remain sketchy, with producers saying only that the subject matter of the show is self-evident in the title.

A spate of Mamet revivals also has been seen on the Rialto in recent years, including productions of “Glengarry Glen Ross,” “American Buffalo” and “Speed-the-Plow.”

No cast for “Race” has yet been announced. Preview perfs begin Nov. 21 ahead of a Dec. 10 opening at a Shubert theater to be determined.

Jeffrey Richards, Jerry Frankel and Steve Traxler — the trio behind “Glengarry,” “Speed” and “November” — produce.

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