Kirk Douglas Theatre replaces ‘Tynan’ with David Cale’s one-man show, ‘Palomino’

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‘Palomino,’ David Cale’s new one-man show about a mysterious and charming Central Park carriage driver, will open May 13 at the Center Theatre Group’s Kirk Douglas Theatre.

CTG artistic director Michael Ritchie said the piece will replace the previously announced ‘Tynan,’ which was postponed because the show’s star, Malcolm McDowell, developed a schedule conflict.

“We remain excited about presenting this play with Malcolm and expect to find a time to present it in an upcoming season,” said Ritchie.

In ‘Palomino,’ which will run through June 6, Cale plays seven characters, notably carriage driver Kieren McGrath, who stumbles onto the chance to become an escort to lonely rich women--a pursuit that also may give him subject matter for his long-dreamed-of book.


Cale is known for solo works such as ‘Smooch Music,’ “The Redthroats” (which was presented in CTG’s 1988 Taper, Too season) and the Obie-winning ‘Lillian.’ As an actor, he has appeared on and off-Broadway and in several films. He starred in, wrote the book and lyrics and co-composed the music for the off-Broadway show ‘Floyd and Clea Under the Western Sky.”

“Palomino,” which is receiving its West Coast premiere at the Douglas, was commissioned by the Long Wharf Theatre and debuted at Kansas City Repertory Theatre in October 2009.

--Karen Wada