James Spader

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Emmy Award-winning actor James Spader discusses his Broadway debut in David Mamet’s new play "Race," about three lawyers at a successful firm who are called on to represent a white client who has been accused of raping a black woman. "Race" playing at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre, 43 West 47th Street. More information and tickets here.


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Comments [9]

P.Graham from Pennsylvania

I have seen RACE several times and all I can say is Mr. Spader is absolutely terrific as Jackie Lawson. Thanks for the wonderful interview of a really fantastic thespian.

Jan. 21 2010 07:17 PM

He was not familiar with me,
not "not familiar with I"

and I was not familiar with him,
not "not familiar with he

Jeeze, Mr. Spader, you're better than that.

Jan. 21 2010 02:02 PM

I was not familiar with him, not with he
and he not with me, not not with I
Jeeze, Mr. Spader

Jan. 21 2010 02:01 PM

big fan, all the best to you..

Jan. 21 2010 01:59 PM
Robots Need 2 Party from NYC

If James is even half as good as he was in Tuff Turf this play must be awesome.

Jan. 21 2010 01:52 PM

was it on purpose that there was always one black and one white person on stage at all times?

Jan. 21 2010 01:46 PM
antonio from the republic of park slope..

My wife and I saw it 2 weeks ago, it was great! Was the play longer originally? I guess because it was so fabulous, it felt like it flew by....

Jan. 21 2010 01:39 PM
wwd from NJ

Please ask Mr. Spader whether he was as nervous before the start of his Broadway debut as he might have been before his performance starring as Mr. Toad in Wind in The Willows (at Pike School in '74 or '75).

Another English Teacher's Son

Jan. 21 2010 01:03 PM


I can't afford a Broadway Show right now. But hopefully if I get a fulltime job before your show closes I will love to check it out.

But I think you are a great actor. I love your range from playing a crazy nut in "Two Days in the Valley" to the Alan Shore character in Boston Legal.

Jan. 21 2010 11:52 AM

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