Romantic Comedy Love Song — with Campbell, Johnston, McKean and Murphy — Opens in London Dec. 4

News   Romantic Comedy Love Song — with Campbell, Johnston, McKean and Murphy — Opens in London Dec. 4
John Kolvenbach’s romantic comedy Love Song makes its official European premiere at London’s New Ambassadors Theatre Dec. 4. Previews began Nov. 25.

Director John Crowley has assembled a starry international cast for his production featuring Neve Campbell, Kristen Johnston, Michael McKean and Cillian Murphy.

Campbell, who plays the role of Molly, became an international star with her film appearances in the “Scream” trilogy. She was previously seen on the London stage in Robert Altman’s heavily criticized production of Miller’s Resurrection Blues, which opened at Kevin Spacey’s Old Vic last March.

Johnston, who plays Joan, is best known for her appearances in the television series “3rd Rock From the Sun” and “ER.” Theatre credits include As You Like It and Portrait of a Woman for the Atlantic Theater Company, The Lights for Lincoln Center and Much Ado About Nothing for the Public Theatre.

Playing the role of Joan’s husband Harry is Grammy Award winner McKean, who co-created, composed music for and starred in Rob Reiner’s comic rock movie “This Is Spinal Tap.” His most recent Broadway credits include Hairspray, in which he played Edna Turnblad; Woody Allen’s A Second Hand Memory; and the Tony-winning revival of The Pajama Game.

Murphy, who plays the role of Joan’s oddball brother Bean, starred in Ken Loache’s film “The Wind That Shakes the Barley,” Wes Craven’s “Red Eye,” Christopher Nolan’s “Batman Begins” and Danny Boyle’s “28 Days.” Stage credits include Disco Pigs, The Country Boy, Juno and the Paycock, Playboy of the Western World and The Shape of Things. The last Kolvenbach play directed by Crowley in London was the sibling drama On An Average Day, which premiered at the West End’s Comedy Theatre in 2002 starring Woody Harrelson and Kyle MacLachlan. Crowley also helmed the National and Broadway productions of The Pillowman. Love Song premiered at Chicago’s Steppenwolf Theatre last April.

For more on Love Song, which is booking until March 3, 2007, call (0)970 0606627.

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