“Seinfeld” and “Curb Your Enthusiasm” fans have been flocking to catch Larry David’s Fish in the Dark during its limited Broadway run since it began previews on Feb. 2. Now there’s another month to catch the show live, as the production is expected to continue into the summer with a familiar face taking over David’s starring role. Jason Alexander, most well-known as the neurotic George Costanza from “Seinfeld,” is preparing to take the lead as Norman Drexel beginning on June 9.
It's official! I will take over for my pal, Larry David, in his Bway hit - FISH IN THE DARK, starting June 9. Hope everyone will come.— jason alexander (@IJasonAlexander) March 26, 2015
David’s final performance in the Cort Theatre production will take place June 7. Alexander will then remain in the show through its new closing date of July 19. See the full schedule of upcoming Fish in the Dark performances by clicking “Tickets” below.
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Fish in the Dark to Mark Alexander’s First Broadway Appearance in Two Decades
Jason Alexander’s return to Broadway is a long time coming: The actor was a Tony Award-winning performer before David convinced him to join the cast of “Seinfeld.” Since his last Broadway appearance in 1990, he has appeared on stage in a national tour of The Producers, but he’s had no roles back in New York. According to the New York Times, Alexander was David’s first choice to play the lead in Fish in the Dark, which centers on the death of Norman Drexel’s father. However, the producers convinced David to try out the lead role--his first ever on Broadway--before handing the reigns over to Alexander.
While David will make his exit in early June, the remaining cast is expected to stay the same. Among the current Fish in the Dark supporting cast are fellow Hollywood stars like Rosie Perez and Rita Wilson. The production is directed by Anna D. Shapiro, who last year was at the helm of two star-studded productions: Of Mice and Men and This Is Our Youth.
Many More Celebrities Coming to Broadway in 2015
If Larry David and Jason Alexander aren’t enough to draw you to Broadway this year, check out this list of additional Hollywood stars showcasing their live acting chops on the Great White Way:
Elisabeth Moss and Jason Biggs in The Heidi Chronicles | Music Box Theatre (ongoing)
Alan Cumming and Sienna Miller in Cabaret | Studio 54 (through March 29)
Tony Shalhoub and Diane Lane in The Mystery of Love and Sex (| Mitzi E Newhouse Theatre (through April 26)
Carey Mulligan and Bill Nighy in Skylight | John Golden Theatre (through June 21)
Helen Mirren in The Audience | Schoenfeld Theatre (through June 28)
Peter Gallagher and Kristin Chenoweth in On the Twentieth Century | American Airlines Theatre (through July 5)
Anne Hathaway in Grounded | Anspacher Theater (April 7-May 17)
Darren Criss in Hedwig and the Angry Inch | Belasco Theatre (April 29-July 19)
Jim Parsons in An Act of God | Studio 54 (Previews begin May 5)
Jennifer Hudson in The Color Purple | Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre (Previews begin Nov. 9)