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March 23 2012

Buy tickets for Frost/Nixon starring James Marsters. L.A. Theatre Works is putting on a production of Frost/Nixon in which James Marsters plays David Frost.

It actually sounds like it might be more of a live staged reading, rather than a full-on play, as it indicates that there will be no set or costumes and that, eventually, it will be broadcast on public radio stations.

I was fortunate enough to see James live on stage years ago in a play called The Why. He was, in a word, amazing. It was because of that night that I was finally able to put into words why I want to be an actor. I want to have the opportunity to make other people feel the way he made me feel that night. There were four actors playing, between them, twenty-six or so characters, and never for a moment did I doubt the truth of James' performances. All this to say, if you have the chance, definitely take advantage of this opportunity. I can't imagine you'd regret it.

Oh! Also, for what it's worth, I found out about this from an e-mail, which also said that if you use the code "BEBE12," no quotes, you can save $13.25 per ticket.
To bad I don't live in LA, I would love to go see this. But, hopefully I will be able to hear it when it's broadcast. James playing Frost is swoon worthy!
The play when on Broadway was very minimal with sets anyway. It's a pure dialog driven piece.
L.A. TheatreWorks productions customarily have the actors speaking into microphones, but it still has a very good theatrical feel. I've seen the film version of "Frost/Nixon" with the excellent Michael Sheen as Frost and Frank Langella as Nixon, and it wound up being pretty gripping. It is reportedly a very close adaptation of the stage play, so I would expect the play is likewise strong, though of course it depends somewhat on direction. However, with James Marsters and Stacy Keach, this sounds like it should be good.
Not Stacy Keach anymore, but I still wish I was going.
Well, bummer about Stacy Keach. No doubt Tom Virtue is a fine actor, but I was looking forward to Keach's Nixon.

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