Kevin Kline will return to Broadway in a revival of Noël Coward’s backstage comedy, Present Laughter. Watch as the St. James Theatre readies to welcome him back to Broadway for performances beginning March 10.
Last at the St. James was the musical Something Rotten!, which closed January 1.
Produced by Jordan Roth and directed by Moritz von Stuelpnagel (Hand to God), Present Laughter is scheduled for a 16-week limited run. Tickets can be purchased at Ticketmaster.com or by calling (877) 250-2929.
Kline, who was a member of the inaugural season of The Acting Company (along with Patti LuPone and others), won Tony Awards for On the Twentieth Century in 1978 (at the St. James) and for The Pirates of Penzance in 1981, two roles that made good use of his skills at swashbuckling physical comedy. Kline was last seen on Broadway in the 2007 revival of Cyrano de Bergerac. He won an Academy Award for his performance in A Fish Called Wanda. He will play Garry Essendine, a playwright of light comedies (which Coward modeled on himself), who tries to deal with family, deadlines, business matters, and a parade of overheated fans as he faces his midlife crisis.