David Mamet's Race will play at the Barrymore Theatre from 17 Nov

David Mamet, the award-winning playwright of 'American Buffalo,' 'Glengarry Glen Ross,' 'Speed-the-Plow,' 'November' and 'The Cryptogram,' among others, will direct the world premiere of his new play Race, opening at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre on 6 Dec 2009, following previews from 17 Nov 2009.
(The production has moved forward its first preview and opening by four days.)

Race's creative team will reunite Mamet with Tony Award winning scenic designer Santo Loquasto who designed the set for the revival of 'Glengarry Glen Ross' as well as the original 'American Buffalo.' It will also be a reunion for Mamet and Tony Award winning lighting designer 'Brian MacDevitt,' who recently worked on 'Speed-The-Plow' and 'American Buffalo.' Costumes will be designed by Tony Award nominee Paul Tazewell, whose recent credits include 'Guys and Dolls,' 'In The Heights' and 'A Raisin the Sun.'

Race will be the fourth Mamet play to play at the Barrymore Theatre ('Speed-The-Plow,' 'November,' 'American Buffalo') and this will be the third consecutive season for the Barrymore to be home to a Mamet play ('November' in the 2007/2008 season, followed by 'Speed-The-Plow 'in the 2008/2009 season).

There has still been no announcement about the play's synopsis.

Mamet�s staging credits include the world premieres of his plays 'Oleanna,' 'The Cryptogram,' 'Boston Marriage,' and 'Faustus,' as well as 'Ricky Jay and his 52 Assistants' and 'Ricky Jay: On the Stem,' and various productions for the Atlantic Theater Company and Circle Rep.

For motion pictures, he has previously written and directed 'Redbelt,' 'Spartan,' 'Heist,' 'State 'and 'Main, Catastrophe,' 'The Winslow Boy,' 'The Spanish Prisoner,' 'Oleanna,' 'Homicide,' 'Things Change,' and 'House of Games.' For television, he has directed numerous episodes of his CBS series 'The Unit,' for which he also is creator and executive producer.

Mamet, winner of the Pulitzer Prize and New York Drama Critics Circle Award for 'Glengarry Glen Ross,' has also written 'Sexual Perversity in Chicago,' 'Lakeboat,' 'The Water Engine,' 'The Duck Variations,' 'Reunion,' 'The Blue Hour,' 'The Shawl,' 'Bobby Gould in Hell,' 'Edmond,' 'Romance,' 'The Old Neighborhood 'and the recent adaptation of 'The Voysey Inheritance.'

A two-time Academy Award nominee for 'The Verdict' and 'Wag the Dog,' Mamet�s additional film credits include 'The Postman Always Rings Twice,' 'The Untouchables,' 'Hoffa,' 'Ronin,' 'The Edge' and 'We�re No Angels.' His nonfiction work includes 'The Wicked Son,' 'True and False,' and 'Bambi vs. Godzilla.'

He is a member of New York�s Atlantic Theater Company, which he founded in 1985 with William H. Macy.

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