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.
An L.A. Theatre Works full-cast performance featuring:
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
Directed by Stephen Sachs. Recorded before a live audience at the Skirball Cultural Center, Los Angeles.
Featuring: Kyle Colerider-Krugh, Garret Dillahunt, Kevin Geer, Christine Lahti, Joseph Lyle Taylor, Frank Wood, Stephanie Zimbalist