Patrick Stewart, whom we most recently saw on stage as the submachine gun-toting lead in the mid-century military re-imagining of Macbeth at BAM and then on Broadway back in 2008, will make his return to the great white way next season in a revival of David Mamet’s two-man show A Life in the Theater. ArtsBeat reports that the other role, a younger actor whom Robert (Stewart) is mentoring, has yet to be cast, but when Captain Picard played the part in London in 2005 it was opposite Pacey (Joshua Jackson) from Dawson’s Creek, which sounds like a scenario from some racy Star Trek fan fiction.
The Atlantic Theater Company’s Neil Pepe, who directed the Broadway revival of Mamet’s Speed-the-Plow in 2008 will direct, though no preview date or theater has been announced. A Life in the Theater premiered Off-Broadway in 1977 and was revived again Off-Broadway in 1992, but will be making its Broadway premiere. I hate to say it, but they should totally cast Robert Pattinson opposite Stewart and the show would sell out every night.