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Lucy Liu Bows, Jeff Daniels Returns in ‘God of Carnage’

Lucy-Liu2Television and movie veteran Lucy Liu will make her Broadway debut in the Tony winning play God of Carnage, alongside Hollywood veteran Jeff Daniels.

This will be the third cast change for the show. Joining Liu will be be Janet McTeer (Mary Stuart), who appeared in the London production of Carnage, and Dylan Baker, another Hollywood actor with a stage pedigree.

Baker has appeared in Baker’s Broadway’s Eastern Standard, La Bête, and Mauritius. He won an Obie Award in 1986 for his performance in the off-Broadway play Not About Heroes.

Liu and McTeer will take spots played by Hope Davis and Marcia Gay Harden as the wives of the two husbands in the four-member cast. Harden won a Tony for her role in the play.

The current second cast, features Christine Lahti, Annie Potts, Jimmy Smits and Ken Stott. They will perform through Feb. 28.

The play, a comedy, is about two couples who become embroiled in a fight that begins between their children.

Daniels was in the comedy’s original cast, but will return to tackle a role played originally by James Gandolfini.

The third cast will take over the show on March 2, and tickets are on sale at least through June.

God of Carnage, by Yasmina Reza, won two other Tonys; Matthew Warchus won for best director and the show won best play.

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