'Boston Legal' actor to star in Broadway play

James Spader will topline “Race,” the new David Mamet play that bows on Broadway this fall.

With producers keeping the plot of “Race” under wraps for the moment, there are no clues concerning what sort of role Spader will play in the world preem, which Mamet both writes and directs.

“Race” marks Spader’s Broadway debut. Actor is best known for movie work (“Sex, Lies and Videotape,” “Secretary”) and for his Emmy-winning perf on ABC dramedy “Boston Legal.”

Produced by Jeffrey Richards, Jerry Frankel and Steve Traxler — the trio behind recent Broadway stagings of Mamet shows “Speed-the-Plow,” “November” and “Glengarry Glen Ross” — “Race” begins previews Nov. 17 ahead of a Dec. 6 opening at the Ethel Barrymore Theater.

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