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.
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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