Bob Balaban and Larry Bryggman will headline David Mamet’s courtroom farce “Romance” at the Atlantic Theater.
Several Mamet revivals have graced the Off Broadway company’s sked over the past 20 years, beginning with “The Blue Hour” in 1985, but “Romance” marks the scribe’s first world premiere at the Atlantic. The company’s profile has increased in recent seasons, with back-to-back preems of two plays by Woody Allen, “A Second Hand Memory” and “Writer’s Block.”
In addition to Balaban and Bryggman, the “Romance” ensemble features Jim Frangione, Steven Goldstein, Steven Hawley, Keith Nobbs and Christopher Evan Welch. Neil Pepe directs. Opening night is March 1; previews begin Feb. 9.
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Bryggman’s Mamet assignment opens a slot on another courtroom play, “Twelve Angry Men,” at the American Airlines Theater. Byron Jennings fills in there. Philip Bosco is also leaving the Reginald Rose revival on Broadway. He will be replaced by Robert Foxworth, who begins Feb. 1. Bosco goes into “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang” on Broadway, previews beginning March 27.
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Meanwhile, Roundabout has announced complete casting for Stephen Belber’s new one, “McReele,” at the Laura Pels Theater.
Anthony Mackie will be joined by Michael O’Keefe, Jodi Long, Henry Strozier and Portia.
Opening night is Feb. 24.