Hollywood star and multiple Tony Award-winning Broadway legend Matthew Broderick is set to appear on the West End this May in The Starry Messenger. It’s already been announced that Downton Abbey’s Elizabeth McGovern will be joining him, but today, the rest of the cast was announced.
Tony and Olivier Award-winner Jim Norton (Father Ted), Olivier Award-winner Jenny Galloway and Rosalind Eleazar (Howard’s End) are all Wyndham’s Theatre bound along with Joplin Sibtain, Sinead Matthews and Sid Sagar.
The Starry Messenger is written by Academy Award-winning writer of Manchester-By-The-Sea, Kenneth Lonergan, and tells the story of Mark Williams – an astronomer at New York City’s Planetarium who 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.
The Starry Messenger will be playing at Wyndham’s Theatre from 16 May for a 13-week run.