Haysbert is perhaps best known for his role as President David Palmer on FOX's hit series 24, for which he received a Golden Globe nomination. His film and television credits also include The Unit, Breach, and Jarhead.
As previously announced, 2010 Tony nominee David Alan Grier and film star Kerry Washington will play their final performance in the show on June 13, while Emmy winner James Spader will depart the cast following the June 20 performance.
The play, directed by Mamet, features three attorneys, two black and one white, who are offered a chance to defend a white man charged with a crime against a black woman. The current cast also features Richard Thomas, and additional replacement casting will be announced at a later date.
The production features sets by Santo Loquasto, lighting design by Brian Macdevitt, and costumes by Tom Broecker. As recently reported, the play recouped its investment.
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