Boeing-Boeing: Kathryn Hahn completes cast
Kathryn Hahn joins the previously announced Christine Baranski, Mark Rylance, Bradley Whitford, Gina Gershon and Mary McCormack in the Broadway production of the London smash Boeing-Boeing, Marc Camoletti's classic sixties comedy of errors.
Making her Broadway debut, Kathryn Hahn will play the flight attendant Gloria. Hahn is best known for her role on the NBC drama 'Crossing Jordan.' She has also appeared in the films 'How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days', 'Win a Date with Tad Hamilton' and the upcoming 'Revolutionary Road.'
Directed by Matthew Warchus, the show opens at the Longacre Theatre on 4 May 2008, following previews from 19 Apr 2008.
In Boeing-Boeing Bernard, a successful architect living in Paris, thought he could easily cope with his three air hostess fianees. It was all a question of timetables and a reliable, long-suffering housekeeper who reluctantly has the role of romantic air-traffic controller. When old school chum Robert (Mark Rylance) arrives, Bernard relishes the chance to show his wide-eyed friend his first-class operation at work. Unfortunately, schedules change, flights are delayed and a new turbo-charged Boeing aircraft is introduced: chaos ensues in this whirl of mayhem and matchmaking.
Boeing-Boeing, by Marc Camoletti and translated by Beverley Cross, played at London's Comedy Theatre from 3 Feb 2007 - 5 Jan 2008, to critical acclaim: ï¿½Sheer, silly, comic pleasure.ï¿½ (Evening Standard); ï¿½Loving production, achieves a kind of delirium.ï¿½ (Guardian) and ï¿½Refreshingly hilarious.ï¿½ (Times).
The London cast, also directed by Matthew Warchus, featured Mark Rylance, Roger Allam, Frances De La Tour, Daisy Beaumont, Michelle Gomez and Tamzin Outhwaite.
Boeing-Boeing features set and costume design by Rob Howell, lighting by Hugh Vanstone, original music by Claire Van Kampen and sound by Simon Baker.
The London production is being transferred to Broadway by Sonia Friedman Productions/Bob Boyett, Act Productions/Matthew Byam Shaw, Robert G. Bartner and The Weinstein Compa.
Boeing-Boeing had its world premiere in London in the 60's, where it played for over 2,000 performances. The show transferred to Broadway in 1965, but ran for only 23 performances.
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