DateJan 21, 2010
The Broadway revival of Noël Coward’s Present Laughter, starring Victor Garber, celebrates its opening night at the American Airlines Theatre.
In Coward’s classic comedy, matinee idol Garry Essendine 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 lovestruck 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.
Nicholas Martin directs a cast that includes Harriet Harris, Brooks Ashmanskas, Lisa Banes, Nancy E. Carroll, Alice Duffy, Holley Fain, Pamela Jane Gray, James Joseph O’Neil, Richard Poe and Marc Vietor.