Robin Williams to Return to Broadway For Limited Run at Neil Simon April 28 - May 3
For the first time in seven years, Robin Williams is set to return to the New York stage. Broadway will welcome Williams, who will perform his one man show, "Weapons of Self-Destruction." After a hugely successful, sold-out 80-city US tour, Williams will appear in a limited engagement at the Neil Simon Theater - on April 28th, 29th and May 1st, 2nd, and 3rd, 2009.
"I'm excited to be back on Broadway," said Williams. "It's been a blast working on new material for this tour. The current state of the country's political and economic climate, while so hard on so many people, has been like gold for a comedian. There's just so much that's ripe for the picking."
"Weapons of Self-Destruction" highlights Williams' trademark free associations and riffs on social and political absurdities.
Williams last toured in 2002 when he returned to the stand-up scene after a sixteen year hiatus. The sold-out tour earned the distinction of being one of the highest-grossing comedy tours in history, and culminated in a final performance filmed by HBO and broadcast lives from New York City. The resulting July 2002 HBO broadcast, Robin Williams: Live on Broadway, was nominated for five Emmy® awards.
With four Golden Globe® awards, four Grammy® awards, and an Oscar® to his credit, Williams has become one of the most successful and beloved figures in entertainment history. In addition to his upcoming tour, Williams will soon be seen starring in the Disney comedy Old Dogs opposite John Travolta, and will reprise his role as ‘Teddy Roosevelt' in the sequel Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian, co-starring Ben Stiller.