Jason Alexander begins performances in Fish in the Dark

Tony Award winner Jason Alexander will begin performances in the Broadway comedy Fish in the Dark from this evening, 9 June, replacing the writer of the show and fellow 'Seinfeld' colleague Larry David at the Cort Theatre in the role of 'Norman Drexel'.

Glenne Headly will also begin performances this evening, replacing Rita Wilson.

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

It is currently booking to 19 July 2015.

Alexander and Headly will join the current cast of the comedy, which revolves around a death in the family, which includes 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.

Jason Alexander won a Tony Award in 1989 for Best Actor in a Musical for his performance in 'Jerome Robbins' Broadway.' His other Broadway credits include 'Accomplice,' 'Broadway Bound,' 'The Rink,' and 'Merrily We Roll Along.' Off-Broadway he has appeared in 'Light Up The Sky,' 'Personals,' and 'Forbidden Broadway.' He is perhaps best known for his TV role of George Constanza on 'Seinfeld,' which earned him 7 Emmy and 4 Golden Globe nominations.

- by Dom O'Hanlon

Jason Alexander