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BWW TV: FISH IN THE DARK Finds Its New Larry David! Jason Alexander Begins Rehearsals!BWW TV: FISH IN THE DARK Finds Its New Larry David! Jason Alexander Begins Rehearsals!
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 30, 2015

Jason Alexander will join the cast of Larry David's hit comedy about a death in the family, Fish In the Dark beginning Tuesday, June 9 at the Cort Theater (138 West 48th Street). Alexander and the rest of the company met the press earlier this week to talk about the cast switch-up and you can check out all the interviews below! (more...)

THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: May 23-29THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: May 23-29
by - May 29, 2015

Still trying to perfect your 2015 Tony Awards scorecard? Ate way too many Schmackary's cookies at Broadway Bakes this week and you are just coming out of a sugar coma? Well don't worry BroadwayWorld has rounded up some of the biggest stories from this week from Broadway and beyond with BroadwayWorld's 'This Week in Pictures.' (more...)

Photo Coverage: A FISH IN THE DARK Welcomes Jason Alexander!Photo Coverage: A FISH IN THE DARK Welcomes Jason Alexander!
by Walter McBride - May 29, 2015

Jason Alexander will join the cast of Larry David's hit comedy about a death in the family, Fish In the Dark beginning Tuesday, June 9 at the Cort Theater (138 West 48th Street). Check out a first look at the cast welcoming Alexander below! (more...)

FREEZE FRAME: Broadway's FISH IN THE DARK Welcomes Jason AlexanderFREEZE FRAME: Broadway's FISH IN THE DARK Welcomes Jason Alexander
by Walter McBride - May 28, 2015

Jason Alexander will join the cast of Larry David's hit comedy about a death in the family, Fish In the Dark beginning Tuesday, June 9 at the Cort Theater (138 West 48th Street). Check out a first look at the cast welcoming Alexander below! (more...)

Glenne Headly to Take on Role of 'Brenda Drexel' in Broadway's FISH IN THE DARKGlenne Headly to Take on Role of 'Brenda Drexel' in Broadway's FISH IN THE DARK
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2015

Acclaimed stage and film actress Glenne Headly will assume the role of Brenda Drexel opposite Jason Alexander as Norman Drexel, in Larry David's hit comedy about a death in the family, FISH IN THE DARK beginning Tuesday, June 9 (more...)

Larry David's FISH IN THE DARK Recoups Broadway Investment!Larry David's FISH IN THE DARK Recoups Broadway Investment!
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2015

The record-breaking Broadway production of FISH IN THE DARK, written by and starring Larry David, has recouped its entire capitalization. The comedy about a death in the family, directed by Anna D. Shapiro, set a box office record for garnering the highest advance sale for any play in the history of Broadway and broke two house box office records (including its own) twice. FISH IN THE DARK began previews Monday, February 2 and opened on Thursday, March 5 at the Cort Theatre. (more...)

Twitter Watch: John Stamos Visits 'Greek Sis' - FISH IN THE DARK's Rita WilsonTwitter Watch: John Stamos Visits 'Greek Sis' - FISH IN THE DARK's Rita Wilson
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2015

John Stamos stopped by Broadway's FISH IN THE DARK to visit his 'Greek sis' Rita Wilson, who recently returned to her role as Brenda in the hit comedy following a month medical leave. (more...)

FISH IN THE DARK's Jason Alexander to Star in New Adult Swim ComedyFISH IN THE DARK's Jason Alexander to Star in New Adult Swim Comedy
by TV News Desk - May 13, 2015

Jason Alexander is set to star in a new comedy pilot for Adult Swim, created by Adam Lustick. (more...)

FISH IN THE DARK's Rita Wilson Talks Being Back Onstage, Her Surgery, Moral Support and MoreFISH IN THE DARK's Rita Wilson Talks Being Back Onstage, Her Surgery, Moral Support and More
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2015

Last night, actress Rita Wilson made her triumphant return to the hit Broadway comedy Fish In the Dark, following a one month of medical leave. In April, the actress revealed the news that she had been diagnosed with breast cancer and had undergone a double mastectomy and reconstructive surgery. Now that she's cancer-free and back onstage, Wilson told the Times, 'It felt surreal in the sense that all these changes had happened, and yet it felt like it was yesterday.' (more...)

Rita Wilson on FISH IN THE DARK Return: 'So Happy to Be Back on Bway'Rita Wilson on FISH IN THE DARK Return: 'So Happy to Be Back on Bway'
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2015

Last night, actress Rita Wilson made her triumphant return to the hit Broadway comedy FISH IN THE DARK, following a one month medical leave. (more...)

Rita Wilson Returns to FISH IN THE DARK TonightRita Wilson Returns to FISH IN THE DARK Tonight
by Movies News Desk - May 5, 2015

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, Fish In the Dark star Rita Wilson took a medical leave from the play last month, after revealing the news that she was recently diagnosed with breast cancer and had undergone a double mastectomy and reconstructive surgery. BWW has confirmed that Wilson is set to return to the production beginning tonight, May 5. (more...)

USA Network Announces 2015 Summer Slate Including New & Returning Series
by TV News Desk - Apr 7, 2015

USA Network will roll out one of its largest slates of summer premieres ever, with a total of five original dramas, two reality series and one comedy. (more...)

Glenne Headly Steps in as 'Brenda' in FISH IN THE DARK; Rita Wilson Goes on Medical LeaveGlenne Headly Steps in as 'Brenda' in FISH IN THE DARK; Rita Wilson Goes on Medical Leave
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2015

BroadwayWorld has just learned that Rita Wilson has temporarily stepped out of Broadway's FISH IN THE DARK for a temporary medical leave. In her absence, the role of 'Brenda' is being played by Glenne Headly. Wilson is set to return to the production on May 5, 2015. (more...)

SEINFELD Star Jason Alexander to Return to Broadway in Larry David's FISH IN THE DARK; Show Extends Through July!SEINFELD Star Jason Alexander to Return to Broadway in Larry David's FISH IN THE DARK; Show Extends Through July!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2015

Tony Award-winning actor Jason Alexander returns to Broadway on Tuesday, June 9 when he assumes the role of Norman Drexel in Larry David's hit comedy FISH IN THE DARK, directed by Anna D. Shapiro, at the Cort Theatre (138 West 48th Street). Mr. Alexander steps into the role created by Mr. David in the comedy about a death in the family. Larry David will play his final performance in FISH IN THE DARK on Sunday, June 7. The limited engagement run of the production, originally scheduled through June 7, is extended for six weeks through Sunday, July 19. (more...)

VIDEO: Rita Wilson Talks FISH IN THE DARK, New Music Video on 'Today'VIDEO: Rita Wilson Talks FISH IN THE DARK, New Music Video on 'Today'
by TV News Desk - Mar 17, 2015

Rita Wilson stopped by this morning's TODAY on NBC to discuss her new Broadway comedy FISH IN THE DARK. Check out the appearance below! (more...)

VIDEO: Rosie Perez Talks FISH IN THE DARK Opening on 'The View'VIDEO: Rosie Perez Talks FISH IN THE DARK Opening on 'The View'
by TV News Desk - Mar 10, 2015

On yesterday's THE VIEW on ABC, co-host Rosie Perez talked about the official opening of her new Broadway play FISH IN THE DARK. Watch the clip below! (more...)

BWW Reviews:  FISH IN THE DARK a Blatantly Commercial Broadway Star Vehicle, not that there's anything wrong with that.BWW Reviews: FISH IN THE DARK a Blatantly Commercial Broadway Star Vehicle, not that there's anything wrong with that.
by Michael Dale - Mar 6, 2015

Larry David mimics his TV style in his very funny playwriting debut. (more...)

Review Roundup: FISH IN THE DARK Opens on Broadway - All the Reviews!Review Roundup: FISH IN THE DARK Opens on Broadway - All the Reviews!
by Review Roundups - Mar 5, 2015

FISH IN THE DARK, the new comedy written by and starring Larry David, is running for an 18-week limited engagement through Sunday, June 7 at the Cort Theatre. Opening night is tonight, March 5. Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

Meet the Full Cast of Larry David's FISH IN THE DARK, Opening Tonight on Broadway!Meet the Full Cast of Larry David's FISH IN THE DARK, Opening Tonight on Broadway!
by Meet the Cast - Mar 5, 2015

FISH IN THE DARK, the new comedy written by and starring Larry David, is running for an 18-week limited engagement through Sunday, June 7 at the Cort Theatre. Opening night is tonight, March 5. Scroll down to learn more about the company and watch highlights from the play! (more...)

BWW TV: Watch Highlights of Larry David & More in FISH IN THE DARK on Broadway!BWW TV: Watch Highlights of Larry David & More in FISH IN THE DARK on Broadway!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 3, 2015

FISH IN THE DARK, the new comedy written by and starring Larry David, is running for an 18-week limited engagement through Sunday, June 7 at the Cort Theatre. Opening night is Thursday, March 5. The comedy, directed by Anna D. Shapiro, also stars Rita Wilson, Rosie Perez, Jayne Houdyshell,Ben Shenkman and Lewis J. Stadlen, heading a cast of 18. BroadwayWorld brings you highlights of the cast in action below! (more...)

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