"ART" CAST CHANGES FROM 17th APRIL


"ART" CAST CHANGES FROM 17th APRIL

There will be a new cast in Art, at the Wyndham's Theatre from 17th April 01.

Screen legend George Segal will be making his West End debut as 'Serge'. Paul Freeman will star as 'Marc', and Richard Griffiths as 'Yvan'. This new cast will play in Yasmina Reza's award-winning play, translated by Christopher Hampton, at Wyndham's Theatre for 15 weeks only from Tuesday 17th April to Sunday 29th July.

This will be the nineteenth cast of the play in London.

Screen legend George Segal is a veteran of over 60 films, he won an Academy Award nomination in 1966 for his performance in "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" and other films since then have included starring opposite Gienda Jackson in "A Touch of Class", "The Owl and the Pussycat", "Look Who's Talking", "For the Boys", "The Cable Guy", "To Die For" and "The Mirror Has Two Faces".

Paul Freeman returns to the role of 'Marc'. His long and successful career in film, television and theatre includes the roles of 'Meichlor' in "The Three Kings", 'Belloq' in "Raiders of the Lost Ark", 'Dr Korday' in "E.R.", 'Gustav' in "Falcon Crest" and the final episode of "Inspector Morse".

Richard Griffiths first appeared in "ART" in 1998. This time, he will be playing the role of 'Yvan'. His current appearance is sandwiched between starring in the first and second films of "Harry Potter" as 'Vernon Dursley'. His many other films include "Sleepy Hollow", "Funny Bones", "Goldeneye", "Ghandi", "The French Lieutenant's Woman" and "Chariots of Fire". His television work includes two series of "Hope and Glory", four series of "Pie in the Sky", "Gormenghast" and "Ffizz".

"ART", which opened in London at Wyndham's Theatre on 15 October 1996 starring Albert Finney, Tom Courtenay and Ken Stott, won both the Evening Standard Drama Award and the Laurence Olivier Award for 'Best Comedy'.

"ART" is the play with the most Olivier Award nominations ever, having received five in 1997, and the New York production won both the Tony Award and the New York Critics Award for 'Best Play'.

The show currently features Charles Lawson, Gary Kemp and James Gaddas, whose final performances are on 15th April.

The show is directed by Matthew Warchus, designed by Mark Thompson and produced by David Pugh Limited and Sean Connery.

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