Play What I Wrote Gets Pierce-ing New Guest

News   Play What I Wrote Gets Pierce-ing New Guest Film, television and stage star Alan Alda is the new mystery guest in the Broadway comedy The Play What I Wrote. He appeared on April 22.
Alan Alda
Alan Alda

Alda most recently graced the New York stage in Peter Parnell's QED. On Broadway, he's been seen in The Apple Tree, Jake's Women and Art. He is, of course, best known for his role as surgeon "Hawkeye" Pierce in the long-running television series, "M*A*S*H."

Alda follows such performers as 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.