Former Homeland star Damian Lewis is eyeing his Broadway return. The actor says he's planning to headline Tennessee Williams’ The Night of the Iguana on the Great White Way in 2015.
“You are going to see me back in the theater in the spring...Nothing's finalized yet but I feel safe enough to say it, in Night of the Iguana on Broadway, so I'm looking forward to that,” he said at a Times Talks event. The Emmy winner added, "I'm also very excited about something I might be doing in London in September/October."
Lewis frequently spent time on stage before he began his run on Homeland and was recently rumored to be attached to a West End revival of Me and My Girl. He played Laertes in the 1995 Broadway production of Hamlet and the title role of the Shakespeare classic in London. His film and TV credits include Band of Brothers, Your Highness, Life and Dreamcatcher. He will star opposite Tony winner Mark Rylance in the upcoming television adaptation of Hilary Mantel’s Wolf Hall.
The Night of the Iguana is the story of Rev. Lawrence Shannon (Lewis), a defrocked Episcopal minister, and his fight to keep his personal demons at bay. He leads a bus-load of middle-aged Baptist women on a tour of the Mexican coast and comes to terms with the failure haunting his life.
The play was adapted by Williams from his 1948 short story and premiered on Broadway in 1961. It was last revived on the Great White Way in 1996, starring William Peterson, Cherry Jones and Marsha Mason. The 1964 film version was directed by John Huston and starred Richard Burton, Ava Gardner and Deborah Kerr.
No theater or dates have been confirmed for the revival.