By Andrew Gans
10 Mar 2008
|Photo by NBC/Mitch Haaseth|
Kathryn Hahn is the final addition to the cast. The actress, best known for her work on NBC's "Crossing Jordan," will play flight attendant Gloria.
As previously announced, Mark Rylance — who was recently nominated for an Olivier Award for his performance as Robert in the London production of Boeing — will repeat his work for Broadway audiences. The cast will also feature Bradley Whitford (TV's "The West Wing," "Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip," Broadway's A Few Good Men, Off-Broadway's Three Days of Rain), stage and screen star Christine Baranski (Rumors, The Real Thing, "Cybill"), Gina Gershon and Mary McCormack.
Marc Camoletti's play concerns a swingin' bachelor and his three stewardess fiancées (Gloria, Gabriella and Gretchen). Matthew Warchus (The Lord of the Rings, Broadway's recent Life x 3, Follies and True West) will again direct.
Gershon will play Gabriella, the Italian flight attendant, and Mary McCormack will play Gretchen, the German flight attendant.
The production features scenic and costume design by Rob Howell, lighting design by Hugh Vanstone, sound design by Simon Baker, original music by Claire Van Kampen and curtain call by Bruno Tonioli.
Boeing-Boeing originally opened in London in the early '60s and held the world record for the longest-running comedy in the West End, playing over 2,000 performances. It transferred to Broadway for a brief 23-performance run in 1965, but later took off as a licensable property in theatres around the U.S. John Rich directed the film version starring Tony Curtis and Jerry Lewis.
The current London production was also nominated for an Olivier for Best Revival.
Kathryn Hahn has been seen on screen in "Revolutionary Road," "A Lot Like Love," "Anchorman," "Win a Date with Tad Hamilton," "How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days," "Crossing Jordan" and "The Four Kings." Her theatre credits include Dead End (Ahmanson), Ten Unknowns (Huntington), A Midsummer Night's Dream, Hedda Gabler, Chaucer in Rome and Camino Real (Williamstown Theatre Festival). Boeing-Boeing will mark Hahn's Broadway debut.
The Broadway production of Boeing-Boeing will be produced by Sonia Friedman Productions/Bob Boyett, Act Productions/Matthew Byam Shaw, Robert G. Bartner and The Weinstein Company.
The Longacre Theatre is located in Manhattan at 220 West 48th Street. For ticket information visit telecharge.com or BoeingOnBroadway.com.