Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Matthew Broderick Returns to Broadway in The Philanthropist in April 2009

A few weeks ago a saw Matthew Broderick standing next to his "real life" wife Sarah Jessica Parker at The Oscars out in Hollywood. They were being interviewed on the red carpet of course. Matthew usually seems kind of reserved to me, almost on the quiet side. The reason I was thinking about this was because whenever I have the chance to see Matthew Broderick perform on a Broadway stage-his stage characters are always "quite talkative" to say the least. Interesting contrast I guess.

Never the less, Mr. Broderick is returning to Broadway once again in a new Roundabout Theater Company comedy called The Philanthropist. The show takes place at an elite British university where we see "nice guy" professor Phil who refuses to go along with his fellow colleagues extremely critical views. What happens is he winds up hurting his very own credibility in the often dysfunctional world of education. And in his bedroom as well. Mr. Broderick was last seen on Broadway in The Producers and The Odd Couple yet he has seen great success in film and television throughout his entire career.

Joining Mr. Broderick on stage will be Steven Weber, star of the television series called Wings some years back with a most recent stint on Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip. He has done lots of television and films over a very successful career, an actor who always seems to be working. Mr. Weber replaced Mr. Broderick performing the role of Leo Bloom in The Producers on Broadway. So to me, it's kind of great that they are performing together this time around. Rounding out the cast are Jonathan Cake, Anna Madeley, Tate Ellington, Jennifer Mudge and Samantha Soule, all actors with many noteworthy credits in the arts. Academy Award-winning writer Christoper Hampton (Les Liaisons Dangereuses) is the playwright and direction is by David Grindley (Pygmalion)

The Philanthropist is a strictly limited engagement. Performances will start on April 10, 2009 and run through June 28, 2009 so you may want to consider buying tickets if you think this show might be a good one for you.

By the way, Applause Theater Service, a New York State officially licensed ticket agency has discount tickets for The Philanthropist for many performances prior to opening night critic's reviews. They know where the best seats for the best prices are for this show. And if you think you may want to see other Broadway Shows, simply click here to check out our up-to-date listing of Broadway theater.

Enjoy your day or night at The Philanthropist or show of your choosing. To me friends, there's nothing like live Broadway theater.

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