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:
To purchase tickets, visit www.roundabouttheatre.org, call (212) 719-1300, or go to the American Airlines box office at 227 West 42nd Street.
The Philanthropist, with Matthew Broderick, Arrives on Broadway