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David Schwimmer to star in 'Detroit'

Chris Jones

2:31 PM CDT, May 21, 2012

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David Schwimmer, the Lookingglass Theatre ensemble member and movie and television star, will perform in the New York premiere of Lisa D'Amour's "Detroit," Playwrights Horizons announced Monday.

"Detroit" premiered in Sept. 2010 at the Steppenwolf Theatre and plans were made for a Broadway transfer, but those plans fell apart. The play, directed by Austin Pendleton, is currently in London at the National Theatre.

Anne Kauffman will direct off-Broadway, in a production slated to also star Amy Ryan and to begin performances in August. Schwimmer will play the role originated at Steppenwolf by Ian Barford.