Seth Numrich (recently seen in Golden Boy) and Kim Cattrall (of Sex and the City fame) will star in Tennessee Williams’ Sweet Bird of Youth at the Old Vic, reports The Daily Mail. Opening night is planned for June 12, with Marianne Elliott attached to direct.
The 1959 drama follows Chance Wayne (Numrich), a struggling actor who tries to make it big in Hollywood but discovers that his greatest talent is romancing older women with hefty bank accounts. Cattrall will play a faded movie star who falls for Chance.
The play premiered on Broadway in 1959 starring Paul Newman and Geraldine Page. It later made its West End premiere in London in 1985 in a production directed by Harold Pinter and starring Lauren Bacall and Michael Beck. The play was also made into a feature film in 1962 with much of the Broadway cast.
Numrich’s stage credits include Broadway productions of The Merchant of Venice in 2010 and War Horse in 2011. Five-time Emmy nominee Cattrall appeared on Broadway in Wild Honey and Private Lives; her screen credits include Sex and the City, Big Trouble in Little China, Police Academy, Mannequin and Porky’s.