The Broadway revival of Noël Coward’s Present Laughter is the latest production to join BroadwayHD’s catalog. The live streaming and on-demand service will capture the June 23 evening performance, to made available for viewing later this year.
BroadwayHD and Thirteen/WNET are partnering with Present Laughter to capture the show, which will be directed for the screen by David Horn.
“As our thrilling limited engagement comes to an end on Broadway, we are all so excited to be partnering with Thirteen/WNET and BroadwayHD to preserve our beloved production for audiences around the world and for years to come,” said Jordan Roth, lead producer of Present Laughter on Broadway in a press statement. "Now our Laughter will always be Present!”
Present Laughter, which saw Kevin Kline earn his third Tony Award June 11, is scheduled to play through July 2. The Oscar and Tony winner takes on the role of the silky-pajama-clad and self-obsessed Garry Essendine.
The production began previews March 10 and officially opened April 5 at the St. James Theatre. Directed by Tony nominee Moritz von Stuelpnagel, the show also stars Tony and Emmy nominee Kate Burton as Liz Essendine, Tony nominee Kristine Nielsen as Monica Reed, and TV favorite Cobie Smulders as Joanna Lyppiatt.
Completing the cast are Bhavesh Patel as Roland Maule, Tony nominee Reg Rogers as Morris Dixon, Matt Bittner as Fred, Ellen Harvey as Miss Erikson, Peter Francis James as Henry Lyppiatt, Tedra Millan as Daphne Stillington, and Sandra Shipley as Lady Saltburn, with Kelley Curran, Rachel Pickup, James Riordan, and David L. Townsend.
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Flip through opening night photos of Milan from Present Laughter below: