Will Daniels, Davis, Harden and Gandolfini Star in Broadway's God of Carnage?

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Jeff Daniels, Hope Davis, Marcia Gay Harden and James Gandolfini will star in the Broadway staging of Yasmina Reza's God of Carnage, according to London's Daily Mail.
Jeff Daniels
Jeff Daniels

As previously reported, Reza's Carnage, which ended its run at London's Gielgud Theatre in June, will arrive on Broadway in spring 2009.

A show spokesperson could not confirm the casting, although preview and opening dates, theatre and casting is expected shortly.

Matthew Warchus, who directed the London production, will also helm the Broadway staging. The play, according to press notes, "deals with the aftermath of a playground fight between two boys and what happens when their parents meet to talk about it."

The London company featured Ralph Fiennes, Tamsin Greig, Janet McTeer and Ken Stott.

Reza is a Paris-based playwright whose hit play Art became a global success after its first West End production at Wyndham's Theatre in 1996. Jeff Daniels was recently seen in the new musical Turn of the Century at Chicago's Goodman Theatre. The actor is also known for such film work as "The Squid and The Whale," "Dumb & Dumber," "Terms of Endearment," "Gettysburg" and more. Daniels appeared on Broadway in Redwood Curtain, Fifth of July and The Golden Age and Off-Broadway in Blackbird. Daniels has also written plays, many of which have been staged at Chelsea, Michigan's Purple Rose Theatre Company — of which he is founder and executive director.

Hope Davis has been seen on Broadway in Ivanov and Two Shakespearean Actors. Her screen credits include "American Splendor," "The Secret Lives of Dentists," "Six Degrees," "Deadline," "Infamous" and "Proof," among others.

Marcia Gay Harden was Tony-nominated for her performance in Angels in America: Millennium Approaches and was also seen on Broadway in Angels in America: Perestroika. She won an Academy Award for her performance in "Pollock" and was Oscar-nominated for her work in "Mystic River."

Emmy Award winner James Gandolfini has appeared on Broadway in A Streetcar Named Desire (1992) and On the Waterfront (1995). He is best known, however, for playing Tony Soprano on "The Sopranos."

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