Laurie Metcalf joins Bruce Willis in ‘Misery’

John Schiappa and Laurie Metcalf in "The Other Place." She earned both a Tony Award and Drama Desk nomination for Best Actress in a Play. (PHOTO: Joan Marcus)
John Schiappa and Laurie Metcalf in “The Other Place.” She earned both a Tony Award and Drama Desk nomination for Best Actress in a Play. (Photo: Joan Marcus)

Two-time Tony nominee Laurie Metcalf now will be co-starring with Bruce Willis when he makes his Broadway debut this fall in the stage adaptation of Stephen King’s novel “Misery,” replacing Elizabeth Marvel who has a scheduling conflict.

Poster for "Misery."The play, like the 1990 movie that earned Kathy Bates an Academy Award, is about a deranged fan Annie Wilkes  who holds her favorite romance novelist (Willis) captive. It’s scheduled to run at the Broadhurst Theatre from Oct. 22 through Feb. 7 with a Nov. 15 opening night (dates are still tentative).

Stephen King wrote the novel “Misery” that William Goldman adapted  for the screen and for the stage. Will Frears will direct. . Goldman’s work include his thriller novel “Marathon Man” and comedy-fantasy novel “The Princess Bride, ” both of which he adapted for the movies. He also won two Academy Awards for his screenplays of “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid” and All the President’s Men.”

The play premiered in 2012 at Bucks County Playhouse in New Hope, PA, with a different cast.

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