Who's now on Broadway!
Prolific and surprisingly un-nebbishy comedian, writer, and actor Larry David has brought his work to the Great White Way with Fish in the Dark, opening March 5 at the Cort Theatre. David, who made his name in entertainment as head writer and executive producer for Seinfeld, began his career in show business as a stand-up comedian. Prior to his Emmy Award-winning turn with Seinfeld, he wrote and starred in ABC’s short-lived sketch comedy variety show, Fridays, and also wrote for Saturday Night Live.
Life after Seinfeld saw David step to HBO for Curb Your Enthusiasm, a half-improv, half-scripted Seinfeld-ian jaunt through Larry David’s only partially fictionalized mind and life. HBO also produced his film Clear History, a story of a man grappling ineffectually with missing the boat when it comes to an investment opportunity.
Billed as his “return” to the stage for the “first time since eighth grade,” Fish in the Dark sees Larry David embodying Norman Drexel, a rather Larry-Davidish individual, coping with the death of a loved one. Also featuring Rita Wilson and Rosie Perez and directed by Anna D. Shapiro, the play was actually inspired by the passing of the father of one of David’s friends. So far, death has offered fantastic comedic fodder, and Fish in the Dark has already earned over $13.5 million in advance sales even before opening night, which is slated for March 5.
Don’t miss Larry David’s triumphant return to the stage with Fish in the Dark, playing the Cort Theatre until June 7.