Close follows such cameo performers as Nathan Lane, Roger Moore, Liam Neeson and Zoe Caldwell. Close hasn't been on the New York stage since Sunset Boulevard, though she played Blanche in a London production of A Streetcar Named Desire last fall. Her many film credits include "The Big Chill," "Dangerous Liasons" and "Fatal Attraction."
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."
Moore starred in several movies as Agent 007, including "Live and Let Die," "The Spy That Loved Me" and "Moonraker." He was also star of the television series "The Saint."
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.