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GOD OF CARNAGE Character Card: Jimmy Smits as Alan

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GOD OF CARNAGE is a comedy of manners without the manners. The play deals with the aftermath of a playground altercation between two boys and what happens when their parents meet to talk about it.

After receiving rave reviews in London, GOD OF CARNAGE opened on Broadway March 22, 2009 to unanimous praise. The Yasmina Reza comedy won the Tony Award for Best Play and Best Direction of a Play (Matthew Warchus). GOD OF CARNAGE also won the 2009 Olivier Award for Best New Comedy.

GOD OF CARNAGE reunites the creative team that staged the Tony Award-winning Best Play, Art. Designed by Mark Thompson (sets and costumes), with lighting by Hugh Vanstone, sound by Simon Baker & Chris Cronin, the play has music by Gary Yershon.

The current cast of GOD OF CARNAGE includes Oscar, Golden Globe and Emmy Award-winner Christine Lahti Christine Lahti ("Chicago Hope") as 'Veronica,' Emmy and Golden Globe-nominee Annie Potts ("Designing Women") as 'Annette,' Emmy and Golden Globe-winner Jimmy Smits ("The West Wing") as 'Alan,' and Olivier Award-nominee Ken Stott as 'Michael' to the cast.

Ken Stott returns to GOD OF CARNAGE after creating the role of 'Michael' in the West End production. Stott is appearing with the support of Actors' Equity Association. The producers gratefully acknowledge Actors' Equity Association for its assistance of this production.

GOD OF CARNAGE plays at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre (242 West 45th Street).

Tickets are available through, by phone at 212-239-6200, or 800-432-7250, online at or in person at the Jacobs Theatre box office, 242 West 45th Street. Box office hours are Monday through Saturday 10:00am - 8:00pm.

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Jimmy Smit's Theatre credits include the Pulitzer Prize-winning play Anna in The Tropics by Nilo Cruz at the Royale Theatre in 2003; the New York Shakespeare Festival's Shakespeare in the Park production of Much Ado About Nothing in the summer of 2004, as well as Twelfth Night in the summer of '02. Also for the Public Theater, he has appeared in Hamlet, directed by Joseph Papp, and Michael Weller's The Ballad of Soapy Smith, directed by Robert Egan. Other off-Broadway appearances include Ariano, directed by George C. Wolfe; the American Place/Playwrights Horizon co-production of Buck, by Ronald Ribman; and for the Woman's Project at The American Place Theatre, he appeared opposite Linda Hunt in Little Victories. He appeared in many staged readings and workshop productions at New Dramatists, INTAR and The Puerto Rican Traveling Theatre. Regionally, he has been guest artist at The Colorado Shakespeare Festival's production of Othello. He appeared at the Hangar Theatre in Ithaca, New York, in productions of Loose Ends, The Rainmaker and Gemini; at the Center Stage, Baltimore, in Eric Overmyer's Native Speech; and in the West Coast premiere of Ariel Dorfman's Death and the Maiden, directed by Robert Egan at the Mark Taper Forum. Mr. Smits is a graduate of Brooklyn College's Center for the Performing Arts, CUNY and holds an MFA from Cornell University's Theatre Arts Program. Smits' can be seen in the upcoming independent films Mother and Child, opposite Annette Bening and directed by Rodrigo Garcia, and Backyard, directed by Carlos Carrera, which is Mexico's official Oscar submission for Foreign Film. His recent film work includes Robin Swicord's The Jane Austen Book Club, Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones and Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith. His performance in My Family, Mi Familia earned him an IFP Spirit Award nomination. Other film credits include Price of Glory, Running Scared, The Believers, Old Gringo, Vital Signs, and Switch. Smits television credits include the four-part PBS documentary series Latin Music USA, which he narrates and an Emmy-nominated guest starring role in Season 3 of Showtime's "Dexter", preceded by his portrayal of Presidential candidate Matt Santos in "The West Wing". He received six consecutive Emmy nominations for his portrayal of Victor Sifuentes on "L.A. Law", winning the Emmy in 1990, and five Emmy nominations for his role as Bobby Simone on "NYPD Blue", for which he received a Golden Globe award, two additional nominations and four SAG Award nominations. Other television credits include the Showtime movies Solomon and Sheba and Marshall Law, the ABC miniseries Steven King's The Tommyknockers, the award-winning ABC movie The Broken Cord, Glitz, Dangerous Affection and The Cisco Kid for TNT.

See this cast of God of Carnage through February 28th!






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