Gina Gershon & Mary McCormack are Flight Attendants in 'Boeing-Boeing'
Gina Gershon and Mary McCormack join the previously announced Christine Baranski, Mark Rylance and Bradley Whitford in the Broadway production of the London smash Boeing-Boeing, Marc Camoletti's classic sixties comedy of errors opening at the Longacre Theatre Sunday, May 4.† Directed by Matthew Warchus, the show begins preview performances Saturday, April 19. Casting for the final flight attendant will be announced shortly.
Gina Gershon, who will play Gabriella, the Italian flight attendant, is best known for her performances in the films Bound, The Insider and Face/Off and the TV series "Ugly Betty" and "Curb Your Enthusiasm."†† A founding member of Naked Angels, she previously appeared on Broadway in an acclaimed run as Sally Bowles in Cabaret.
Mary McCormack will play Gretchen, the German flight attendant. Her breakout performance as Howard Stern's wife in his film Private Parts led to roles on the hit series "The West Wing" and "ER", the films K-Pax, Deep Impact and Stephen King's 1408 and, beginning in June, in her own USA Network series "In Plain Sight."† She returns to Broadway where she co-starred with Alan Cumming in Cabaret.
The London production of Boeing-Boeing was recently nominated for two Olivier Awards, Best Revival and Best Actor in a Play, Mark Rylance.
"In Boeing-Boeing, an architect living in Paris (Whitford) has been successfully juggling three flight attendant fiancťes (Gershon and McCormack) with his housekeeper (Baranski) reluctantly playing romantic air-traffic controller as they fly in and out of his swank bachelor pad. But when an old school pal (Rylance) visits, things get rather turbulent. Schedules change, flights are delayed and chaos ensues in this whirl of mayhem and matchmaking," describe press notes.
Boeing-Boeing features a design by Rob Howell, lighting by Hugh Vanstone, original music by Claire Van Kampen, sound by Simon Baker, curtain call by Bruno Tonioli ("Dancing with the Stars," "Dance Wars: Bruno vs. Carrie Ann"), translation by Beverley Cross and Francis Evans and is produced by Sonia Friedman Productions/Bob Boyett, Act Productions/Matthew Byam Shaw, Robert G. Bartner, The Weinstein Company and The Araca Group.