'God of Carnage' original Broadway cast reunites for six-week L.A. run
Image Credit: Joan MarcusThe theater world doesn’t usually afford a lot of second chances to audiences: If you miss a particular performer’s run in a role, you’re out of luck. But anyone who didn’t catch the Tony-winning production of Yasmina Reza’s God of Carnage on Broadway in 2009 is about to get another shot. The original cast — Jeff Daniels, James Gandolfini, Hope Davis, and Marcia Gay Harden — and director Matthew Warchus are reuniting for a six-week run at L.A.’s CTG/Ahmanson Theatre from April 5 to May 15. The play, originally written in French but translated and tweaked for American audiences, centers on two New York couples who unravel in comic fashion when they meet to discuss a dispute between their two school-age kids. All four cast members were nominated for Tony Awards in 2009, with Harden winning Best Actress for her part. (And there might be a few Oscars in the play’s future: Roman Polanski is currently prepping a film adaptation, starring Jodie Foster, Kate Winslet, Christoph Waltz, and John C. Reilly.)
What do you think, PopWatchers: Anyone up for a road trip to L.A.?