Ever since the fourth season of Curb Your Enthusiasm—in which Larry David was tapped by Mel Brooks to play Max Bialystock in the West Coast premiere of The Producers—we knew the abrasive funnyman had stage aspirations. Well, dates have just been set for David’s debut as a Broadway playwright and performer, called Fish in the Dark. David will act alongside stalwarts Jayne Houdyshell, Jonny Orsini and Rosie Perez, directed by constantly in-demand Anna D. Shapiro (This Is Our Youth, Of Mice and Men). Press notes describe the play as “a comedy about a death in the family”—a topic that has generated laughs (and gasps of horror) from Loot to August: Osage County. We’re guessing that David’s character can be relied on to say the wrong thing at precisely the funniest time. Previews begin February 2; opening night is March 5 at the Cort Theatre on West 48th Street. Megaproducer Scott Rudin will try his Midas touch on this one. Tickets are on sale at Telecharge.
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