PHOTO CALL: The Philanthropist, with Matthew Broderick, Arrives on Broadway

News   PHOTO CALL: The Philanthropist, with Matthew Broderick, Arrives on Broadway The Roundabout Theatre Company's production of Christopher Hampton's 1970 comedy, The Philanthropist, began previews at the American Airlines Theatre April 10.

According to Roundabout, "Written as a response to Molière's The Misanthrope, Hampton's biting bourgeois comedy examines the empty, insular lives of college intellectuals. At the center of the story is Philip, a professor who seems almost absurdly removed from the political turmoil surrounding him, including the assassination of the Prime Minister and his cabinet."

David Grindley directs a cast that features Matthew Broderick, Jonathan Cake, Anna Madeley, Steven Weber, Tate Ellington, Jennifer Mudge and Samantha Soule.

Here is a first look at the production, which plays a limited engagement through June 28:

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To purchase tickets, visit www.roundabouttheatre.org, call (212) 719-1300, or go to the American Airlines box office at 227 West 42nd Street.