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Mr & Mrs Fitch: John Lithgow & Jennifer Ehle to star in Douglas Carter Beane's comedy

Second Stage Theatre has announced that Tony Award winners John Lithgow and Jennifer Ehle will star as Mr & Mrs Fitch in the world premiere comedy from Douglas Carter Beane.

The production marks Beane's return to Second Stage Theatre where his critically acclaimed, Tony-nominated play 'The Little Dog Laughed' premiered in 2005. Mr & Mrs Fitch will be directed by Scott Ellis, who also staged the world premiere and Broadway transfer of 'The Little Dog Laughed.'

The comedy opens at Second Stage Theatre on 22 Feb 2010, following previews from 26 Jan and runs through to 21 Mar 2010.

Meet gossip columnists Mr & Mrs Fitch. When the social circuit no longer provides any scandalous news, they find that great celebrity can appear out of thin air. Tony Award nominee Douglas Carter Beane's new comedy is a scathing look at who is in, who is out and who may not even exist at all.

Mr & Mrs Fitch will feature scenic design by Allen Moyer, costume design by Jeff Mahshie and lighting design by Kenneth Posner.

John Lithgow has won Tony Awards for his performances in 'The Changing Room' and 'Sweet Smell of Success,' and has been nominated for Tonys for 'Requiem for a Heavyweight,' 'M. Butterfly' and 'Dirty Rotten Scoundrels.' He most recently starred on Broadway in 'All My Sons.' He was last seen Off-Broadway in 'Stories by Heart' a series of monologues, which played at the Lincoln Center. He is known to TV audiences his work in the television series "3rd Rock From the Sun" playing 'Dr. Dick Solomon,' for which he won three Emmy Awards.

Jennifer Ehle has won Two Tony Awards for her performances in 'The Coast of Utopia' and 'The Real Thing.' Off-Broadway she played 'Lady Macbeth' in the Public's 2006 season of Shaespeare in the Park. Ehle won a Bafta Award for her role as 'Elizabeth Bennet' in the mini-series 'Pride and Prejudice' and was nominated for a second Bafta for the film 'Wilde,' in which she played 'Constance Lloyd Wilde.'

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