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Billy Crudup, Kathleen Turner, Matthew Rhys set for 2010-11 L.A. Theatre Works season

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The stars have aligned for L.A. Theatre Works’ upcoming 2010-11 season.

The company, which presents new and classic plays that are recorded for radio in front of a live audience, will mount 10 productions with a bevy of celebrity talent including Billy Crudup, Kathleen Turner, Matthew Rhys, Ron Rifkin and Jane Kaczmarek.

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‘Enron’ (Oct. 20 to 24), by Lucy Prebble, was a hit in London last season but flopped when it transferred to Broadway. In the Theatre Works production Steven Weber will play Jeffrey Skilling, the former president of the infamous energy giant that collapsed in 2001.

Turner and Rhys are set to perform in ‘The Graduate’ (Dec. 8 to 12), the play based on the popular novel and film of the same name. Both actors starred in the London production of the comedy, which was written by Terry Johnson.

Crudup will star in David Ives’ ‘New Jerusalem’ (July 13 to 17), a historical drama about the young Baruch de Spinoza and a trial that he must endure when he is accused of atheism.

Among the other productions in the 2010-11 season are: Lorraine Hansberry’s ‘A Raisin in the Sun’ (Nov. 17 to 21); Richard Brinsley Sheridan’s ‘The School For Scandal’ (Jan. 12 to 16), starring Julian Sands; Gina Gionfriddo’s ‘Becky Shaw’ (Feb. 9 to 13); Arthur Miller’s ‘Death of a Salesman’ (March 16 to 20), starring Kaczmarek; Anton Chekhov’s ‘The Three Sisters’ (April 13 to 17), starring Rifkin; Charles Morey’s ‘Dracula’ (May 18 to 22), starring David Selby; Kenneth Lonergan’s ‘Lobby Hero’ (June 15 to 20), starring Dulé Hill and Tate Donovan. [For the Record: An earlier version of this post said that Richard Brinsley Sheridan’s play was called ‘The School of Scandal.’]

All performances will take place at the Skirball Cultural Center in L.A.

-- David Ng


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