Side Man

Side Man available on Amazon

side man,latw,radio theatre,garret dillahuntRemember the staged recording of Side Man Garret did last spring for L.A. Theatre Works?

Well, it is available on Amazon. As it turns out, it’s been out since November, but for some reason I expected it to show up as a download on Audible, not an audio book on Amazon, so I didn’t discover it there sooner. Anyway, here is the link: Side Man (Library Edition Audio CDs) (L.A. Theatre Works Audio Theatre Collections).

And the description:

A Tony Award winner for Best Play, Side Man delves deep into the postwar New York jazz underground through the life of a celebrated musician and his dysfunctional family. Warren Leight used his own experiences as the son of a jazz musician to create Gene, a talented but emotionally incompetent trumpeter whose pure devotion to music comes at the expense of his relationship with resentful wife Terry and their self-sacrificing son, Clifford. A L.A. Theatre Works full cast performance starring Frank Wood as Gene, Garret Dillahunt as Clifford, Christine Lahti as Terry, Kyle Colerider-Krugh as Ziggy, Kevin Geer as Jonesy, Joseph Lyle Taylor as Al, Stephanie Zimbalist as Patsy, and live sound effects by Tony Palermo.

And yeah, if you’re still mourning Lights Out, it’s the same Warren Leight.

Update: New production of Side Man in L.A. next week

Playbill reports that Garret has joined a new L.A. Theatre Works production of Side Man, a play he did in Chicago back in 1999. The production will run from May 12 to 16 and be recorded for the LATW radio series “The Play’s the Thing.” If you’re in L.A. next week, you can get the tickets here.

Golden Globe Award-winning actress Christine Lahti and Garret Dillahunt will join Tony Award-winning actor Frank Wood in the L.A. Theatre Works presentation of Side Man.

Lahti will step into the role of Terry (originated by Edie Falco), and Dillahunt will replace Broadway Side Man cast member Scott Wolf as Clifford. (…)

Stephen Sachs will direct the LATW run that is scheduled to play May 12-16 as part of “The Play’s the Thing” series at the Skirball Cultural Center.

LATW describes the play as “a rich and moving tribute to a lost era of jazz and big bands, a time before the birth of rock ‘n’ roll when jazz musicians were legends.” [Playbill]

In other news, Wide Awake Films posted a few pics from the Arkansas Traveler trailer shoot on their Facebook page and Nikki Finke’s site says that Keep Hope Alive is among the frontrunners for the 2010/11 season.