Tony-Winning Art, Starring The West Wing's Bradley Whitford
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A dazzling who's who of Hollywood and Broadway talent will come together for this special benefit concert at The Pasadena Playhouse to help raise money to assist with relief efforts in the Philippines following November's devastating typhoon. Performers donating their time and remarkable talents include Lea Thompson (Cabaret, NBC's Caroline in the City), Loretta Devine (Dreamgirls), Sam Harris (The Producers), Nicole Parker (Wicked), Gwen Stewart (Rent), Valerie Perri (Evita, Gypsy) and many more. Proceeds will support the American Red Cross' Typhoon Appeal and its efforts to assist overseas as the people of the Philippines begin to recover and rebuild. Please see the full event description for a complete list of scheduled performers. Learn More
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Written by Yasmina Reza
Translated by Christopher Hampton
Directed by David Lee
Roger Bart (Yvan)
A gifted actor, Roger Bart’s tremendous presence extends to both the small and big screens, as well as to the stage. Bart was last seen starring on Broadway in the musical Young Frankenstein as the title character, Dr. Frederick Frankenstein. Based on the smash hit 1974 film, Young Frankenstein is the wickedly inspired re-imagining of the Mary Shelley classic from the comic genius of Mel Brooks. Co-starring Megan Mullally, Sutton Foster, Shuler Hensley, Fred Applegate and Christopher Fitzgerald, the show is directed by Susan Stroman. In film, Bart can next be seen in the independent film Freaky Deaky opposite Christian Slater, which was directed by Charles Matthau and April Apocalypse alongside Reece Thompson and George Lopez. He was last seen in the Overture film Law Abiding Citizen co-starring Jamie Foxx and Gerard Butler. Recently, Bart also appeared in Harold & Kumar 2, the highly anticipated follow-up to the cult comedy hit and the Lionsgate film Midnight Meat Train with Leslie Bibb, Bradley Cooper and Brooke Shields. Previous film roles include Carmen Ghia for Universal’s film version of The Producers directed by Susan Stroman and the role of the prosecuting attorney in Ridley Scott’s American Gangster starring Russell Crowe and Denzel Washington. Bart also starred in Paramount Pictures’The Stepford Wives as the gay Stepford wife. The role was created for Bart based on his flamboyant role in the Broadway production of THE PRODUCERS. Additional films include Hostel 2, the sequel to the hit horror film, Jeff Garlin’s independent comedy I Want Someone to Eat Cheese WithThe Insider, starring Al Pacino and Russell Crowe, Disney’s Hercules(singing voice of Young Hercules), and The Lady and the Tramp II (singing voice of Scamp). On Broadway, Bart originated the role of Carmen Ghia in THE PRODUCERS, the smash hit musical by Mel Brooks and Director Susan Stroman. Bart received Tony and Drama Desk nominations for the role. In 1999, Bart received Tony and Drama Desk Awards for Best Featured Actor in a Musical as Snoopy in the revival of You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown.
Michael O'Keefe (Serge)
Over the span of his illustrious career, Michael O'Keefe has appeared in a number of critical and commercial hit films, such as Michael Clayton, Frozen River, The Pledge, Ironweed, Caddyshack, and The Great Santini, for which he garnered both Golden Globe and Academy Award nominations. Films soon to be released include Emergo, Junction, and A Thousand Cuts. Television audiences will remember him as "Fred" on "Roseanne," or from his other appearances on "The West Wing," "Law and Order," "House M.D.," "The Closer" and "Brothers and Sisters." Most recently, Michael appeared in the critically-acclaimed HBO film Too Big To Fail as Wall Street hotshot Chris Flowers. On Broadway, Michael has appeared in productions of Reckless, Side Man, The Fifth of July and Mass Appeal, for which he received a Theater World Award. He also portrayed the lead role of Lt. Daniel Kaffee in the National Tour of A Few Good Men. In addition to acting, Michael also enjoys writing in a variety of forms. In 2009, he wrote and published a book of poems entitled Swimming from Under My, which was very well-received and reviewed. He penned the lyrics for the Grammy winning song, "Longing in their Hearts," which was composed and sung by Bonnie Raitt.
Bradley Whitford (Marc)
Whitford is best known for his roles as Deputy White House Chief of Staff Josh Lyman on the NBC television drama The West Wing (three-time Emmy Award nominee "Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series" 2001-2003, winning the award in 2001; three-time Golden Globe Award nominee for “Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role”), as Danny Tripp on Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip, as Dan Stark in the Fox police buddy-comedy The Good Guys, as Red John in the hit CBS series The Mentalist, a guest appearance on the USA Network series In Plain Sight and the CBS series Law & Order: Los Angeles, and as Eric Gordon in the film Billy Madison. He also recently starred in the Broadway production of Boeing Boeing from April – September, 2008.