He's coming back next week in the solo show Lansky, a play coauthored and directed byactor Joseph Bologna (Richard Krevolin is the other playwright). Burstyn portrays the infamous -- and well-known in South Florida -- mobster Meyer Lansky, the organized crime financial mastermind who helped the mob turn Havana and Las Vegas into wildly lucrative gambling meccas.
In the play, which runs Jan. 20-24 at the Parker Playhouse, Lansky looks back over his life of crime even as he schemes to spend the last days of his life in Israel. Performances are 8 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Wednesday and Saturday-Sunday. Tickets are $20 and $40, available by calling 954-462-0222 or visiting the Parker Playhouse web site. The theater is located at 707 NE Eighth St., Fort Lauderdale.