Hollywood star Matthew Broderick makes his West End debut in The Starry Messenger

Hollywood star Matthew Broderick makes his West End debut in The Starry Messenger

Posted On: Jan 18, 2019
By Spencer Rust
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    Hollywood star and multiple Tony Award-winning Broadway legend Matthew Broderick - renowned for roles including Ferris Bueller in the iconic movie and Leo Bloom in The Producers is to make his West End debut in The Starry Messenger at the Wyndhams Theatre by Kenneth Lonergan, the Academy Award-winning writer of Manchester-By-The-Sea.

    The production, directed by Sam Yates (Glengarry Glen Ross), also stars Elizabeth McGovern, known to millions for her portrayal of Lady Cora in the multi award-winning drama series Downton Abbey, further casting to be announced. The Starry Messenger will begin performances at the Wyndhams Theatre on Thursday 16 May and play a strictly limited 13-week season.

    In the vastness of the universe are we all just lonely souls under the same night sky?

    Mark Williams is lost. An astronomer at New York City’s Planetarium, he feels a closer connection to the infinite, starry sky than to his job or even to his wife, Anne. Mark doesn’t believe in fate or divine intervention, but the universe has other ideas.

    After a chance meeting with Angela, a young single mother, the stars appear to have aligned. But when a catastrophic event rips through their lives, Mark is forced to re-evaluate his life, his faith and his place in the universe itself.

    This bittersweet, comic drama is an unblinking exploration of love, hope and understanding our place in the universe, by one of the most celebrated writers working today. 

    At the Wyndhams Theatre from 16 May to 10 August 2019, book your The Starry Messenger tickets today!

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