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Kate Burton, Cobie Smulders, & Kristine Nielsen Join Kevin Kline In PRESENT LAUGHTER


Producer Jordan Roth announced today that three incredible leading ladies will join Kevin Kline in the Broadway revival of Noel Coward's Present Laughter: Tony and Emmy Award nominee Kate Burton, Tony Award nominee Kristine Nielsen, and stage and screen star Cobie Smulders, in her Broadway debut.

Additional news, including complete cast and creative team, will be announced shortly. Performances begin March 10, 2017 with an Opening night set for Wednesday, April 5, 2017. Tickets for this strictly limited engagement are now on sale at or by calling 877.250.2929.

"Casting one leading lady to match Kevin's astounding talent, style, and commitment would have been a daunting enough feat. Casting three seemed like complete madness. How lucky we are to have found Kate, Kristine, and Cobie to complete this Coward comedy dream team," said lead producer Jordan Roth.

Kate Burton (Liz Essendine) made her Broadway debut in the 1982 Broadway production of Present Laughter directed by George C. Scott, and has since been a staple of stage and screen including her Tony nominated performances in Hedda Gabler, The Elephant Man, and The Constant Wife and her Emmy nominated roles on the hit dramas "Grey's Anatomy" and "Scandal."

Kristine Nielsen (Monica Reed) turned heads in 2013 with her Tony nominated performance in the Best Play winner Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike. Her other Broadway credits include A Streetcar Named Desire opposite Natasha Richardson and Amy Ryan; as the Storyteller in Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson; opposite Laura Linney in Dangerous Liaisons; and most recently the acclaimed 2014 revival of You Can't Take It With You.

Cobie Smulders (Joanna Lyppiatt) is known for her memorable film work in the Marvel Universe as Maria Hill in The Avengers and Captain America franchises, as well as her recent role as the female lead opposite Tom Cruise in Paramount's Jack Reacher: Never Go Back. In television, she starred in the nine-season run of the hugely popular CBS comedy "How I Met Your Mother." On stage, she appeared in the hit Off-Broadway production Love, Loss and What I Wore by Nora Ephron and Delia Ephron. Cobie is represented by United Talent Agency and ROAR.

Academy Award and two-time Tony Award winner Kevin Kline makes his long-awaited return to Broadway-for the first time in a decade!-in the iconic role of 'Garry Essendine' in Noel Coward's Present Laughter, directed by Tony Award nominee Moritz von Stuelpnagel. This strictly limited engagement will mark Mr. Kline's return to Broadway's St. James Theatre, the site of his first Tony Award-winning turn in On the Twentieth Century.

Present Laughter follows a self-obsessed actor in the midst of a mid-life crisis. Juggling his considerable talent, ego and libido, the theater's favorite leading man suddenly finds himself caught between fawning ingénues, crazed playwrights, secret trysts and unexpected twists. For more information, visit

Present Laughter is produced by Jordan Roth, Jujamcyn Theaters, Spencer Ross,

A.C. Orange International, Eric Falkenstein, Grove Entertainment, Bruce Robert Harris and Jack W. Batman, Stephanie McClelland, Harbor Entertainment, Daryl Roth.

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