Glenne Headly to replace Rita Wilson in Fish in the Dark


Producers of the Broadway comedy Fish in the Dark, written by and starring Larry David, have confirmed that Glenne Headly is to assume the role of Brenda Drexel from Rita Wilson in the production at the Cort Theatre from 9 June 2015.

As previously announced, fellow 'Seinfeld' colleague and Tony Award winner Jason Alexander will also assume Larry David's role of Norman Drexel on 9 June 2015, as the show extends its limited engagement by six weeks through to 19 July 2015. Mr. David and Ms. Wilson will both play their final performances on 7 June 2015.

Fish in the Dark began previews on 2 February 2015, and officially opened on 5 March 2015 to mixed reviews.

The current cast of Fish in the Dark includes Larry David, Rita Wilson, Jayne Houdyshell, Rosie Perez, Ben Shenkman, Lewis J. Stadlen, Jerry Adler, Marylouise Burke, Jake Cannavale, Jenn Lyon, Jonny Orsini, and Molly Ranson.

Fish in the Dark is directed by Anna D. Shapiro and produced on Broadway by Scott Rudin. It features scenic design by Todd Rosenthal, costumes by Ann Roth, and lighting by Brian MacDevitt.

Glenne Headly last starred on Broadway in the 1985 revival of Shaw's 'Arms and the Man.' Her TV credits include 'Lonesome Dove' and 'Bastard Out of Carolina.' Her film credits include 'Don Jon', 'Dirty Rotten Scoundrels' and 'Dick Tracy.'

- by Tom Millward

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