Robin Williams to Return to Broadway in One-Man Show

News   Robin Williams to Return to Broadway in One-Man Show Stage and screen star Robin Williams will return to Broadway in a very limited engagement of his one-man show, Weapons of Self-Destruction.
Robin Williams
Robin Williams

Following an 80-city U.S. tour, Williams will play the Neil Simon Theatre April 28-May 3. Tickets will go on sale March 1 at the Neil Simon box office or via ticketmaster.com or robinwilliams.com. The show will be presented by James L. Nederlander and Ron Delsener.

In a statement Williams said, "I'm excited to be back on Broadway. It's been a blast working on new material for this tour. The current state of the country's political and economic climate, while so hard on so many people, has been like gold for a comedian. There’s just so much that's ripe for the picking."

Weapons of Self-Destruction, according to press notes, "highlights Williams’ trademark free associations and riffs on social and political absurdities."

The actor-writer-comedian, who became known during his work in "Mork & Mindy" — a spinoff created from a guest spot on "Happy Days" — is widely hailed for his madcap improvisational humor in movies such as "Good Morning, Vietnam," "Aladdin," "The Birdcage," "Mrs. Doubtfire" and "Death to Smoochy," among others. Williams has often taken on dramatic roles as well in such films as "The Fisher King," "Awakenings," "Insomnia" and his Academy Award-winning turn in "Good Will Hunting." On stage the actor may be remembered for his performance as Estragon opposite Steve Martin's Vladimir in the Mike Nichols-directed production of Samuel Beckett's Waiting for Godot.

Williams was seen on Broadway in Robin Williams: Live on Broadway (July 11-14, 2002) and V.I.P. Night on Broadway (April 22, 1979).

The Neil Simon Theatre is located in Manhattan at 250 West 52nd Street.