- By Deborah Behrens
- Photo Courtesy of Geffen Playhouse
Fans of Bogie and Bacall’s 1948 film noir classic Key Largo should beeline to the Geffen Playhouse for a world premiere adaption directed by Tony Award winner Doug Hughes (Doubt, Farragut North) and featuring Academy Award nominee Andy Garcia (Mama Mia! Here We Go Again, The Godfather: Part III) as gangster Johnny Rocco. Garcia and Jeffrey Hatcher (A Picasso, Wait Until Dark) adapted material from both Maxwell Anderson’s 1939 Broadway hit and Richard Brooks/John Huston’s subsequent screenplay to offer a bold reimagining. Featuring original music by ten-time Grammy Award winner Arturo Sandoval.
World War II Army veteran Frank McCloud travels to a Key Largo, Florida hotel to pay his respects to the widow of a fallen friend. He arrives to discover a hurricane rapidly approaching and the hotel’s six guests include the notorious Rocco whose hostage plans have no room for heroes. Starring Danny Pino (Mayans M.C.) as McCloud, Rose McIver (iZombie) as Nora D’Alcala, Tony Plana (Ugly Betty) as Mr. D’Alcala, Joely Fisher (‘Til Death) as Gaye Dawn, Stephen Borrello (At Middleton) as Toots, Louis Mustillo (Mike and Molly) as Curly, Richard Riehle (Straight White Men) as Sheriff Gash and Bradley Snedeker (Truth or Dare) as Ziggy.
Plays November 6th to December 10th. For more information, click here.