Perhaps the most unexpected of these surprises as that Mr. Misanthrope himself Larry David, the co-creator of "Seinfeld," and the creator and star of HBO's "Curb Your Enthusiasm," had decided to make his Broadway debut as an actor and playwright with the offputtingly titled — and, thus, very Larry David-titled — new play Fish in the Dark, which will open at a Shubert theatre to be announced March 5, 2015.
David has drafted a sure hand as his director, Anna D. Shapiro, who won a 2008 Tony Award for directing a whole family of discomfiting Larry David types (unhappy, dysfunctional, no tact, etc.) in Tracy Letts' August: Osage County. Scott Rudin — who's always around where there's a big-deal play to be backed — is the producer.
Inspired by the death of a friend's father, David's play features approximately 15 characters. Whether than means 15 actors (a huge number for a Broadway play) remains to be seen. Additional casting will be announced at a later time.
David told the Times that he will play "somebody very similar to Larry David." (Was there ever any doubt?)
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