Ethel Barrymore Theater to host play this fall
“Race,” the new play written and directed by David Mamet, has staked out its Broadway real estate, with the show set to begin perfs at the Ethel Barrymore Theater this fall.Creative team includes Santo Loquasto (sets), Paul Tazewell (costumes) and Brian MacDevitt (lights). No cast has been confirmed. “Race” is the third Mamet show to play the Barrymore in three seasons, with the venue hosting scribe’s “November” during the 2007-08 sesh and the revival of “Speed-the-Plow” earlier this season. Like “November,” “Race” is a new play making its world preem on Broadway. Producers Jeffrey Richards, Jerry Frankel and Steve Traxler are keeping mum on plot details. The Barrymore’s current tenant, “Exit the King,” ends its limited run June 14. “Race” begins previews Nov. 17 ahead of a Dec. 6 opening.