New Star Flies Into Broadway Play What I Wrote

News   New Star Flies Into Broadway Play What I Wrote Film, television and stage star Jeff Goldblum was the recent mystery guest in the Broadway comedy The Play What I Wrote. He appeared April 26, 27 and 29.

Goldblum has acted in a wide range of films including "The Fly," "Nashville," "Invasion of the Body Snatchers," "The Big Chill" and "The Tall Guy." He performed in Central Park a decade ago as Malvolio in Twelfth Night. More recently, he appeared in The Exonerated Off-Broadway last fall, and David Mamet's Speed-the-Plow at Los Angeles Theatre Works in March.

Goldblum follows such performers as Alan Alda, Jason Biggs, Glenn Close, Nathan Lane, Roger Moore, Liam Neeson and Zoe Caldwell.

The Play What I Wrote, a quirky London theatrical sensation, began its American premiere at Broadway's Lyceum Theatre March 7.

Kenneth Branagh directs the work of Hamish McColl, Sean Foley and Eddie Braben, featuring actors McColl and Foley and Toby Jones on stage. The 2002 Olivier Award-winning play "revolves around Hamish, who no longer wants to be part of his comedy double act with Sean," according to production notes. "Instead, he wants to see the play he has written, A Tight Squeeze for the Scarlet Pimple, properly mounted on the Broadway stage. But before this can happen, he needs a major star to play the supporting role to his lead role."

The original London mounting was an homage to the famed-in-Britain-but-mostly-unknown-in-the-U.S. comedy team of Ernie Wise and Eric Morecambe. The Lyceum is at 149 W. 45th Street. For ticket information, all (212) 239-6200.