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Andy Garcia is the Eye of the Storm as ‘Key Largo’ World Premieres at the Geffen

Andy García in Key Largo at The Geffen. Photo:Yann Rabanier By E.M. Fredric Key Largo based on the classic Humphrey Bogart-Lauren Bacall film and the reimagined version of Maxwell Anderson’s blank verse play, lionizes producer, co-writer and star Andy Garcia. The play was originally produced in 1939 and the film was hulled from there. This iteration is co-written by Jeffrey Hatcher, co-produced by Frank Mancuso with Andy Garcia and directed by Doug Hughes as a vehicle that spotlights Andy Garcia’s head mobster Johnny Rocco. Originally the focus in the film was on McCloud played by Bogart but here the target shifts to Rocco as Andy Garcia snares Edward G. Robinson’s shoes with stiletto ease. Garcia is on fire in both acts and is the main reason to visit the Geffen to see Key Largo . The Academy Award Nominee proves he’s an unstoppable beast on stage, profoundly immersed into the character and adding to the apocalyptic atmosphere of the play as its main fire and dragon ag