The one and only Kevin Kline will make his long-awaited return to Broadway this spring in the new revival of Noel Coward's classic comedy Present Laughter. The Academy Award and two-time Tony Award winner has not been seen on Broadway in over a decade. Previews for the strictly limited engagement will begin at the St. James Theatre on March 10, 2016, with an opening night set for April 5, 2016.
Kevin Kline joins a long list of impressive talents who have stepped into the role of Garry Essendine. The original 1946 cast starred Clifton Webb, and the role has been played in subsequent Broadway revivals by George C. Scott, Frank Langella, Victor Garber, and even Noel Coward himself.
The revival is to be directed by Tony Award nominee Moritz von Stuelpnagel (Hand to God). Press notes say that the play "follows a self-obsessed actor in the midst of a mid-life crisis. Juggling his considerable talent, ego and libido, the theater's favorite leading man suddenly finds himself caught between fawning ingénues, crazed playwrights, secret trysts and unexpected twists."
The full cast and creative team will be announced shortly. Group requests are now available by visiting the show page below.