Jason Alexander to direct 'The Cottage' on Broadway this summer

This new limited-engagement farce by Sandy Rustin, premiering at the Hayes Theater this summer, will star Eric McCormack, Laura Bell Bundy, and Lilli Cooper.

Gillian Russo
Gillian Russo

Tony Award winner and Emmy nominee Jason Alexander will make his Broadway directorial debut this summer with The Cottage, a new play by Sandy Rustin. Performances will run from July 7 to October 29 at the Hayes Theater, with opening night on July 24.

Alexander has performed in six Broadway shows in the past, winning a Tony for Jerome Robbins' Broadway. He is also known for screen roles in Seinfeld, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Pretty Woman, and many more, and has also directed for TV.

In The Cottage, he directs a cast led by Eric McCormack, Laura Bell Bundy, and Lilli Cooper. McCormack is an Emmy Award winner for playing Will Truman in Will & Grace, and Cooper is a Tony nominee for playing Julie in Tootsie and was most recently seen in POTUS on Broadway in 2022. Bundy makes her first return to Broadway since her Tony-nominated performance as Elle Woods in 2007's Legally Blonde musical.

Additional casting has yet to be announced.

The Cottage is a farce inspired by the works of Noel Coward and takes place in 1923 England. A woman decides to reveal her extramarital affair to both her husband and her lover's wife, setting off a chain of secrets that get revealed with funny, and potentially murderous, results.

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