Play What I Wrote Gets New Acting Force

News   Play What I Wrote Gets New Acting Force Film and stage star Liam Neeson was the recent mystery guest in the Broadway comedy The Play What I Wrote. He appeared May 1.

Neeson also appeared earlier in the play's run, which began March 7. Neeson plays Qui-Gon Jinn, a Jedi knight in the new trilogy of "Star Wars" films, which began with "The Phantom Menace" in 1999. His other films include "Rob Roy" and "Schindler's List." Last season, he starred in The Crucible on Broadway.

Neeson follows such performers as Jeff Goldblum, Alan Alda, Jason Biggs, Glenn Close, Nathan Lane, Roger Moore 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.