The Producers' Matthew Broderick to Star in The Foreigner Off-Broadway

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The Producers star Matthew Broderick will headline the upcoming Roundabout Theatre Company staging of Larry Shue's The Foreigner.
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The production is set to begin at the Laura Pels Theatre Oct. 15 and will opens Nov. 7 for a limited run through Jan. 2, 2005. Scott Schwartz (Golda's Balcony) directs. Larry Shue's farce, The Foreigner, is about an Englishman (Broderick) who discovers many secrets while on holiday under the guise of a foreigner who knows no English.

Broderick won Tony nods for his turns in Brighton Beach Memoirs and How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying. Other credits include Biloxi Blues, Night Must Fall, Taller Than a Dwarf, On Valentine's Day, Torch Song Trilogy and The Widow Claire.

The design team for The Foreigner features Anna Louizos (sets), David Murin (costumes) and Pat Collins (lights).

The Foreigner had its premiere at Milwaukee Repertory Theatre in Jan. 1983 prior to its Off-Broadway run starting Nov. 1, 1984 with Anthony Heald, Kevin Greer and Shue himself under the direction of Jerry Zaks.

Lynn Nottage's acclaimed Intimate Apparel inaugurated the newly-renovated Laura Pels Theatre, starting March 17. Steven Dietz's Fiction currently marks the second Off-Broadway staging at Roundabout's new "home for new plays" to be followed this season by Larry Shue's The Foreigner and Stephen Belber's For Reele.

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