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VIDEO: Bruce Willis Talks Making Broadway Debut in MISERY: 'I'm Not That Frightened Of It'

Returning to TODAY for his first live appearance in 21 years, actor Bruce Willis sat down with Matt Lauer to talk about his upcoming film "Rock the Kasbah," and his upcoming Broadway debut in a stage version of the Stephen King thriller Misery.

"I'm not that frightened of it," says the actor. "It's just a different mode, it's just a different way of doing it. You just can't stop, you can't go again." Watch the appearance below:

MISERY begins performances Thursday, October 22, 2015, at Broadway's Broadhurst Theatre (235 W 44th Street), and officially opens on Sunday, November 15, 2015, in a strictly limited 16 week engagement.

MISERY ticket on-sale date and information to be released shortly. The playing schedule for Misery is as follows: Tuesday through Saturday at 8pm, with matinees Wednesday and Saturday at 2pm and Sunday at 3pm. Beginning Tuesday, November 17, 2015, the playing schedule is as follows: Tuesday through Thursday at 7pm, Friday and Saturday at 8pm, with matinees Wednesday and Saturday at 2pm and Sunday at 3pm. Please note: There will be no performances Sunday, October 25, 2015, and Thursday, November 26, 2015. There will be an additional performance Friday, November 27 at 2pm.

MISERY, written by two-time Academy Award-winner William Goldman (The Princess Bride, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid) who wrote the screenplay for the Academy Award-winning film and based on the acclaimed novel byStephen King, is directed by Will Frears (Omnium Gatherum).

Successful romance novelist Paul Sheldon (Bruce Willis) is rescued from a car crash by his "Number One Fan," Annie Wilkes (Laurie Metcalf), and wakes up captive in her secluded home. While Paul is convalescing, Annie reads the manuscript to his newest novel and becomes enraged when she discovers the author has killed off her favorite character, Misery Chastain. Annie forces Paul to write a new "Misery" novel, and he quickly realizes Annie has no intention of letting him go anywhere. The irate Annie has Paul writing as if his life depends on it, and if he does not make her deadline, it will.

MISERY has scenic design by David Korins (Motown), costume design by Academy Award and Tony Award winnerAnn Roth (The Book of Mormon), lighting design by David Weiner (The Normal Heart) and sound design by Tony Award winner Darron West (Peter and the Starcatcher). Casting is by Telsey + Company/William Cantler, CSA

William Goldman's film adaptation of Misery, based on Stephen King's celebrated novel, was directed by Rob Reinerand released in 1990, starring James Caan and Kathy Bates, who won an Academy Award and Golden Globe Award for her performance as Annie Wilkes.

MISERY made its world premiere at Bucks County Playhouse in the fall of 2012.



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