Warren Leight

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Plays by Warren Leight

audio Side Man

LA Theatre Works
Type: Audio

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

Warren Leight is an American playwright, screenwriter and director. His 1999 play Side Man – a play inspired by his father's life as a live session musician – won the 1999 Tony Award for Best Play, and was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, The Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding New Play and the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding New Play. He has also worked in television, being known for being the showrunner for both Law & Order: Criminal Intent and In Treatment. A member of the Dramatists Guild Council, his other plays include Mayor, Glimmer, Glimmer and Shine, No Foreigners Beyond This Point, James and Annie, Leap of Faith, Fame Takes a Holiday, Stray Cats and The Loop.