Boeing Boeing: Mark Rylance, Christine Baranski, Bradley Whitford & Mary McCormack expected to star. Sarah Jessica Parker may join cast.

The New York Post reports that the Broadway revival of Marc Camoletti's Boeing Boeing will see Mark Rylance make his Broadway debut when he reprises the role of Robert, which he played to great acclaim in the London production of the comedy, and for which he was nominated for an Evening Standard Award.

The report goes on to say that Rylance will be joined by Christine Baranski, Bradley Whitford & Mary McCormack.

According to the article " 'Sex and the City' star Sarah Jessica Parker has been offered the role of the sexy Italian airline stewardess in the revival....Parker, who's been looking for a comedy or musical in which to make a triumphant return to Broadway, is seriously considering the offer."

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: �Sheer, silly, comic pleasure.� (Evening Standard); �Loving production, achieves a kind of delirium.� (Guardian) and �Refreshingly hilarious.� (Times).

The London cast, directed by Matthew Warchus, featured Mark Rylance, Roger Allam, Frances De La Tour, Daisy Beaumont, Michelle Gomez and Tamzin Outhwaite.

The London production is being transferred to Broadway by Sonia Friedman Productions, and is expected to open in the Spring of 2008 at a theatre to be announced. Matthew Warchus will once again direct.

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 had its world premiere in London in the 60's, where it playe for over 2,000 performances. The show transferred to Broadway in 1965, but ran for only 23 performances.

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