Joan Collins will star in Ken Ludwig's Moon Over Buffalo at the Old Vic in October. The show will start its performances Oct. 15 after a short run at the Theatre Royal, Bath, in early October.
Ken Ludwig's comedy is all about show business, renowned for broken marriages. However, George and Charlotte have been together for thirty years, and their marriage and stage careers are perfect — until Charlotte discovers that George is having an affair with the juvenile lead in their current production.
Actress Collins makes a much anticipated return to the stage a decade after her West End success in Noël Coward's Private Lives. Known as one of the world's most glamorous actresses, her early Hollywood successes included Howard Hawks' "Land of the Pharoahs" and "The Girl on the Red Velvet Swing."
During the 1970s she starred in the film versions of two steamy novels written by her sister Jackie, "The Stud" and "The Bitch" and shot to superstardom with the role of Alexis Carrington in the American television series "Dynasty" from 1981 - 1989. Coincidentally, news of Collins' stage return comes just as the announcement was made that Linda Gray, of the other prime-time American soap "Dallas," will be the next Mrs. Robinson in the West End's The Graduate.
Director Ray Cooney is well known as the king of popular comedy and the writer of many of the most successful farces ever including Run For Your Wife, Out of Order and It Runs in the Family. Ken Ludwig's previous plays include the smash hit Lend Me A Tenor and the ill-fated The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. Booking for Buffalo tickets will be announced shortly.
— by Theatrenow