Rosemary Harris has joined the cast of the upcoming Broadway revival of Noel Coward's Waiting in the Wings, confirmed a show spokesman. Harris joins the already announced Lauren Bacall as one of the denizens of an old age home for former performers.
Harris was last seen on Broadway in the Lincoln Center Theater revival of Edward Albee's A Delicate Balance, a role which won her a Tony nomination. She also starred on Broadway in An Inspector Calls and won the Tony in 1966 for her performance in The Lion in Winter.
Bacall has occasionally graced Broadway, most notably in the musicals Woman of the Year and Applause. She won Tony Awards for both. She is still best known, however, for her early film roles opposite Humphrey Bogart, including "To Have and Have Not" and "Key Largo."
Waiting in the Wings has never been produced in America. Broadway previews begin Dec. 3. The show's Broadway opening, on Dec. 16 -- preceded by a Boston tryout at the Colonial Theatre, Nov. 11-28 -- will coincide with the 100th birthday of its author, playwright-composer-singer-actor-bon vivant Noel Coward. Coward, who died in 1973, is the author of such works as Private Lives, Hay Fever, Present Laughter, Design for Living and The Vortex.
Alexander Cohen, Chase Mishkin, Steven M. Levy, and Leonard Soloway produce.