A Cover Story: Present Laughter

PlayBlog   A Cover Story: Present Laughter
Roundabout Theatre Company opens the new year with a fresh revival of Noël Coward's Present Laughter, beginning previews at the American Airlines Theatre Jan. 2, 2010.

The loosely-autobiographical comedy tells the story of matinee idol Garry Essendine, a man who sits at the center of his own universe. While Garry struggles to plan his upcoming trip to Africa, his elegant London flat is invaded by a love struck ingenue, an adulterous producer and a married seductress, not to mention Garry's estranged wife and a crazed young playwright. Just before Garry escapes, the full extent of his misdemeanors is discovered and all hell breaks loose.

Four-time Tony nominee Victor Garber heads a cast that includes Tony winner Harriet Harris, Tony nominee Brooks Ashmanskas, Lisa Banes, Nancy E. Carroll, Alice Duffy, Holley Fain, Pamela Jane Gray, James Joseph O'Neil, Richard Poe and Marc Vietor.  Nicholas Martin directs.


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