Mike Starr Joins Cast of The Odd Couple as Garrett Departs

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Mike Starr will take over the role of Murray the Cop in Joe Mantello's Broadway revival of The Odd Couple on Jan. 3. He replaces Brad Garrett, who is leaving the production.

Nathan Lane and Matthew Broderick opened as Oscar and Felix on Oct. 28 at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre.

The sold-out production also features Peter Frechette (Roy), Lee Wilkof (Vinnie) and Rob Bartlett (Speed), and Pigeon Sisters Jessica Stone (Cecily) and Olivia d'Abo (Gwendolyn).

Starr is best known for his role on the TV series "Ed." On Broadway, he appeared in The Guys in the Truck and Requiem for a Heavyweight.

The show has a $21.5 million advance. As previously reported, tickets flew out the door when seats were first offered to American Express users on June 6. The show had $16.5 million in the bank within two weeks of that date.

The Odd Couple is produced by Ira Pittelman, Jeffrey Sine, Ben Sprecher, Max Cooper, Scott E. Nederlander and Emanuel Azenberg.

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