The actor will be making his West End debut in Kenneth Lonergan’s play at the Wyndham’s Theatre later this year.
It has been announced that the star of Ferris Bueller’s Day Off and Mel Brooks’ The Producers will be making his West End debut in The Starry Messenger, playing at the Wyndham’s Theatre from the 16th May. He will be starring in Sam Yates’s production alongside Elizabeth McGovern (Downton Abbey, The Handmaid’s Tale).
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.
The play is written by Kenneth Lonergan, best known for writing the Academy Award winning manchester By The Sea. His other credits include the plays This is Our Youth, The Waverly Gallery and Lobby Hero. The Starry Messenger originally played Off-Broadway in 2009 starring Matthew Broderick and J.Smith Cameron.
This production will feature set and costume design by Chiara Stephenson and sound and music by Alex Baranowski.
The Starry Messenger will play at the Wyndham’s Theatre from the 16th May until the 10th August.