Douglas McGrath’s new play Checkers, starring Anthony LaPaglia as Richard Nixon, will now run an additional two weeks at The Vineyard Theatre. The production, currently in previews with an opening date of October 31, will now play through December 2.
Terry Kinney is directing the play, set in 1952, as a young Nixon faces charges of financial impropriety, and delivers a now-famous speech that alters the landscape of American politics.
The cast also features Kathryn Erbe as Pat Nixon, along with Kelly Coffield Park, Joel Marsh Garland, Kevin O’Rourke, John Ottavino, Mark Shanahan, Lewis J. Stadlen, and Robert Stanton.
The creative team includes Neil Patel (scenic design), Sarah J. Holden (costume design), David Weiner (lighting design), Rob Milburn & Michael Bodeen (music and sound design), and Darrel Maloney (projection design).