David Mamet's Race Broadway Show Review At The Ethel Barrymore Theatre In NYC Starring James Spader, David Alan Grier, And Kerry Washington

"Race" Opens On Broadway With Star-Studded Cast

Race Broadway Show

A law firm takes on a racially-charged case in this provocative new Broadway play written and directed by playwright David Mamet. James Spader and David Alan Grier play law partners, with Kerry Washington as their young associate and Richard Thomas as the famous client charged with the rape of a black woman.

Race is an engaging play with a very good cast, and Mamet makes a few interesting observations about the subject matter. But the drama ultimately does little more than serve as an overview of the current state of race relations (as per the cynical Mamet), without actually offering much of anything new on the topic.

Engaging Cast But The Story Falls Short

The title says it all in the latest play by great American playwright David Mamet: Race is about racial issues and undoubtedly Mamet will bring his own unique voice and wicked sense of humor to the subject.

More specifically, Race concerns a law firm (in which two of the lawyers are black and one is white) that has to decide if it wants to take on a case that would have them defending a white man charged with a crime against a young black woman.