Thursday, February 26, 2009

Robin Williams to Return to Broadway in One-Man Show

Good News! Applause Theatre Service just got word that whacked out, crazy, zany Robin Williams is headed back to Broadway in a very limited engagement of his one-man show, Weapons of Self-Destruction. Following an 80-city U.S. tour, Williams will play the Neil Simon Theatre April 28-May 3. Tickets will go on sale March 1. In a statement Williams said, "I'm excited to be back on Broadway. It's been a blast working on new material for this tour. The current state of the country's political and economic climate, while so hard on so many people, has been like gold for a comedian. There’s just so much that's ripe for the picking."
Weapons of Self-Destruction, according to press notes, "highlights Williams’ trademark free associations and riffs on social and political absurdities."
The actor-writer-comedian, who became known during his work in "Mork & Mindy" — a spin-off created from a guest spot on "Happy Days" — is widely hailed for his madcap improvisational humor in movies such as "Good Morning, Vietnam," "Aladdin," "The Birdcage," "Mrs. Doubtfire" and "Death to Smoochy," among others. Williams has often taken on dramatic roles as well in such films as "The Fisher King," "Awakenings," "Insomnia" and his Academy Award-winning turn in "Good Will Hunting." On stage the actor may be remembered for his performance as Estragon opposite Steve Martin's Vladimir in the Mike Nichols-directed production of Samuel Beckett's Waiting for Godot which is returning to Broadway starring Bill Irwin and Nathan Lane.
Call Applause Theatre Service to order your tickets to this very limited engagement. 800-451-9930

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