Benedict Cumberbatch Headed to Broadway With AFTER THE DANCE?
In what The Daily Mail calls "very serious" negotiations, producers are in talks to bring AFTER THE DANCE to the Great White Way with Benedict Cumberbatch.
Aside from his role in AFTER THE DANCE, Cumberbatch starred in Sherlock Holmes for BBC TV. He is also set to star in Steven Spielberg's War Horse film, and is currently alternating leads in Danny Boyle's FRANKENSTEIN.
AFTER THE DANCE, written by Terence Rattigan, premiered at London's St James's Theatre in 1939. It was not one of Rattigan's more successful plays, closing after only sixty performances; however, the 2010 revival, directed by Thea Sharrock, garnered four Olivier Awards including Best Revival.
If all works out, the production would arrive in New York next spring, perhaps with Cumberbatch's co-stars Nancy Carroll and Adrian Scarborough. Don't make plans to see a Broadway mounting of the show just yet, though - it's said to be far from a done deal.