Whoever thought to pair iconic stage, screen, and television stars Loretta Swit and Harry Hamlin in One November Yankee is a genius. The play, which opens Friday, Nov. 16 (with previews on the 14th and 15th), at the NoHo Arts Center, is presented by NoHoAce. These two really shine on the stage; Hamlin and Swit play brother and sister who survive a plane crash.
Best known as the dashing attorney Michael Kuzak on L.A. Law, Hamlin was last seen in recurring roles on Shameless and Army Wives. The Yale grad is also known for Clash of the Titans and co-starring with wife Lisa Rinna on Broadway in Chicago. He has four Golden Globes and was named People’s Sexiest Man Alive. Right now, his most important role is playing Mr. Mom, while Lisa is in New York shooting her second go-round with Celebrity Apprentice.
Two-time Emmy winner Swit, best known as M*A*S*H’s Major Margaret Houlihan, was the original Chris Cagney in Cagney & Lacey, but was unable to take the role because of M*A*S*H obligations. She recently returned from a nation-wide tour of Forty-Second Street, where she played diva Dorothy Brock. Her series Those Incredible Animals has had a five-year run on the Discovery Channel. The vegetarian is very active in animal charities and developed a jewelry line, Swithearts, to help raise money for her animal organizations. She and Robert Redford co-hosted a PBS documentary about the animals threatened by extinction.
Written and directed by Joshua Ravetch, the former artistic director of Stella Adler Conservatory and Theatre, One November Yankee runs for eight weeks through early 2013.
The NoHo Arts Center is located at 11136 Magnolia Blvd. (Lankershim) in North Hollywood. For tickets, call (818) 508-7101.