The Philanthropist Revival 2009

Run Time:
2 hours and 10 minutes, with one intermission
Ages: 6+
Opened: April 26, 2009
Closing: June 28, 2009

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Todd Haimes Theatre (Broadway)
229 W. 42nd St. New York, NY

Two-time Tony Award® winner Matthew Broderick (The Producers) stars in this biting comedy that turns Molieré's The Misanthrope on its cynical ear. Set at an elite British university, The Philanthropist is about nice-guy professor Philip (Broderick), who – in refusing to succumb to his colleagues' excessively critical ways – winds up destroying his own credibility in the twisted world of academia...and in the bedroom!

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THE PHILANTHROPIST Concludes Limited Engagement Sunday 6/28
by BWW News Desk - June 28, 2009

Roundabout Theatre Company's (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) limited engagement of Christopher Hampton's The Philanthropist will play its final performance on Sunday, June 28th at 2:00 PM. Matthew Broderick, Jonathan Cake, Anna Madeley and Steven Weber star in this revival directed by David Grindley, at the American Airlines Theatre (227 West 42nd St).

THE PHILANTHROPIST Concludes Limited Engagement Sunday 6/28
by Ali Leskowitz - June 24, 2009

Roundabout Theatre Company's (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) limited engagement of Christopher Hampton's The Philanthropist will play its final performance on Sunday, June 28th at 2:00 PM. Matthew Broderick, Jonathan Cake, Anna Madeley and Steven Weber star in this revival directed by David Grindley, at the American Airlines Theatre (227 West 42nd St).

Matthew Broderick To Guest On Late Night With Jimmy Fallon 6/15
by BWW News Desk - June 15, 2009

The Philanthropist's star Matthew Broderick will appear on NBC's 'Late Night with Jimmy Fallon' on Monday, June 15th at 12:35AM on channel 4.

Matthew Broderick To Guest On Late Night With Jimmy Fallon 6/15
by Gabrielle Sierra - June 12, 2009

The Philanthropist's star Matthew Broderick will appear on NBC's 'Late Night with Jimmy Fallon' on Monday, June 15th at 12:35AM on channel 4.

BWW INTERVIEWS: THE PHILANTHROPIST's Steven Weber
by Eddie Varley - June 9, 2009

There's something special about hearing the natural sound of human voices in the theater. They become a symphony of verbosity akin to a chamber ensemble performing in a first rate concert hall. There are nuances and colors that are to be detected without the aid of amplification. Such is the case with the Roundabout Theatre Company's production of THE PHILANTHROPIST which is currently on stage at the American Airlines Theatre.

THE PHILANTHROPIST's Matthew Broderick To Guest On WOR's Joan Hamburg 6/3
by Gabrielle Sierra - June 2, 2009

Mathew Broderick, who is currently starring in Roundabout Theatre Company's The Philanthropist, will be featured on WOR's 'Joan Hamburg Show' on Wednesday, June 3rd from 11:30-12:00PM on 710AM.

Matthew Broderick Set To Appear On ABC's Live With Regis & Kelly 5/22
by Gabrielle Sierra - May 21, 2009

The Philanthropist star Matthew Broderick will appear on ABC's 'Live with Regis and Kelly' tomorrow, Friday May 22nd from 9-10AM on channel 7.

THE PHILANTHROPIST'S Weber & Broderick Guest On CW11's Morning News 5/7
by Gabrielle Sierra - May 6, 2009

This week, The Philanthropist ?s stars Steven Weber and Matthew Broderick will appear on CW11's 'Morning News' and CBS' 'Late Show with David Letterman.' Tune in on Thursday, May 7th to watch Steven Weber on CW11 between 8:40AM-9:00AM on channel 11. Matthew Broderick will be interviewed on 'Late Show with David Letterman' on Friday, May 8th, between 11:35PM-12:35AM on channel 2.

BWW TV Show Preview: The Philanthropist
by Craig Brockman - April 28, 2009

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) presents a new Broadway production of The Philanthropist starring Matthew Broderick, Jonathan Cake, Anna Madeley and Steven Weber. The Philanthropist, by Christopher Hampton, is directed by David Grindley at the American Airlines Theatre (227 West 42nd Street). The cast also includes Tate Ellington, Jennifer Mudge andSamantha Soule.

Photo Coverage: THE PHILANTHROPIST After Party
by Peter James Zielinski - April 27, 2009

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) presents a new Broadway production of The Philanthropist starring Matthew Broderick, Jonathan Cake, Anna Madeley and Steven Weber. The Philanthropist, by Christopher Hampton, is directed by David Grindley at the American Airlines Theatre (227 West 42nd Street). The cast also includes Tate Ellington, Jennifer Mudge andSamantha Soule.

Photo Coverage: THE PHILANTHROPIST Curtain Call
by Peter James Zielinski - April 27, 2009

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) presents a new Broadway production of The Philanthropist starringMatthew Broderick, Jonathan Cake, Anna Madeley and Steven Weber. The Philanthropist, by Christopher Hampton, is directed by David Grindley at the American Airlines Theatre (227 West 42nd Street). The cast also includes Tate Ellington, Jennifer Mudge andSamantha Soule.

Photo Coverage: THE PHILANTHROPIST Opening Arrivals
by Peter James Zielinski - April 27, 2009

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) presents a new Broadway production of The Philanthropist starring Matthew Broderick, Jonathan Cake, Anna Madeley and Steven Weber. The Philanthropist, by Christopher Hampton, is directed by David Grindley at the American Airlines Theatre (227 West 42nd Street). The cast also includes Tate Ellington, Jennifer Mudge andSamantha Soule.

'THE PHILANTHROPIST' Opens on Bdwy 4/26
by Eddie Varley - April 26, 2009

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) presents Tony Award winner Matthew Broderick as 'Philip' in a new Broadway production of The Philanthropist by Tony and Academy Award winner Christopher Hampton, directed by David Grindley. The Philanthropist began previews on April 10th, 2009 and opens officially tonight, April 26th, 2009 at the American Airlines Theatre on Broadway (227 West 42nd Street). This will be a limited engagement.

'THE PHILANTHROPIST' Matthew Broderick Talks Theatre and Family to NJ Star Ledger
by Eddie Varley - April 24, 2009

Matthew Broderick, star of Roundabout Theatre Company's The Philanthropist, spoke to the New Jersey Star Ledger about theater and family to the New Jersey Star Ledger.

Photo Flash: The Philanthropist With Broderick, Cake, Madeley & Weber
by Gabrielle Sierra - April 15, 2009

Roundabout Theatre Company presents a new Broadway production of The Philanthropist, starring Matthew Broderick, Jonathan Cake, Anna Madeley and Steven Weber, written by Christopher Hampton & directed by David Grindley at the American Airlines Theatre (227 West 42nd Street).

STAGE TUBE: THE PHILANTHROPIST Star Matthew Broderick on NBC's Today Show
by Eddie Varley - April 14, 2009

Matthew Broderick, star of Roundabout Theatre Company's The Philanthropist, guested on NBC's 'Today Show' this morning, Tuesday April 14th on channel 4. BWW TV bring you the segment right here on STAGE TUBE!

THE PHILANTHROPIST Star Matthew Broderick Guests on NBC's The Today Show 4/14
by BWW News Desk - April 14, 2009

Matthew Broderick, star of Roundabout Theatre Company's The Philanthropist, will conduct a live interview, tomorrow on NBC's 'Today Show' between 9:00-10:00AM on channel 4.

THE PHILANTHROPIST Star Matthew Broderick Guests on NBC's The Today Show 4/14
by Eddie Varley - April 13, 2009

Matthew Broderick, star of Roundabout Theatre Company's The Philanthropist, will conduct a live interview, tomorrow on NBC's 'Today Show' between 9:00-10:00AM on channel 4.

'THE PHILANTHROPIST' Begins Previews 4/10
by BWW News Desk - April 10, 2009

Steven Weber, Jonathan Cake have join Matthew Broderick in the Roundabout Theater Company revival of 'The Philanthropist.' Weber will play a friend of the leading character portrayed by Broderick in Christopher Hampton's 1970 take on 'The Misanthrope,' while Cake will play a writer. Anna Madeley is the female lead, reprising a role she played in the 2005 staging of the play at the Donmar Warehouse. Tate Ellington, Jennifer Mudge and Samantha Soule complete the rest of the casting. Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) will present Tony? Award winner Matthew Broderick as 'Philip' in a new Broadway production of The Philanthropist by Tony? and Academy Award winner Christopher Hampton, directed by David Grindley.

Photo Coverage: THE PHILANTHROPIST Meets the Press!
by Walter McBride - March 23, 2009

Steven Weber, Jonathan Cake join Matthew Broderick in the Roundabout Theater Company revival of 'The Philanthropist.' Weber will play a friend of the leading character portrayed by Broderick in Christopher Hampton's 1970 take on 'The Misanthrope,' while Cake will play a writer. Anna Madeley is the female lead, reprising a role she played in the 2005 staging of the play at the Donmar Warehouse. Tate Ellington, Jennifer Mudge and Samantha Soule complete the rest of the casting. The cast met the press at at The American Airlines Theatre Penthouse in New York City. March 20, 2009 and BWW was there!

Adams Dishes with Broadway Bound Broderick in NY POST
by Eddie Varley - March 13, 2009

The New York Post's gossip legend Cindy Adams talks with stage and screen favorite Matthew Broderick in today's New York Post. The two New Yorkers talk television, theatre and toothaches, the Broadway bound Broderick also discusses living in the city and his role in the Roundabout Theatre Company production of The Philanthropist.

Weber, Cake & Madeley Join Broderick in 'THE PHILANTHROPIST'
by Eddie Varley - February 2, 2009

Steven Weber, Jonathan Cake have joined Matthew Broderick in the Roundabout Theater Company revival of 'The Philanthropist.' Weber will play a friend of the leading character portrayed by Broderick in Christopher Hampton's 1970 take on 'The Misanthrope,' while Cake will play a writer. Anna Madeley is the female lead, reprising a role she played in the 2005 staging of the play at the Donmar Warehouse. Tate Ellington, Jennifer Mudge and Samantha Soule complete the rest of the casting. Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) will present Tony? Award winner Matthew Broderick as 'Philip' in a new Broadway production of The Philanthropist by Tony? and Academy Award winner Christopher Hampton, directed by David Grindley.

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The Philanthropist has had 3 productions including Broadway which opened in 1971, Broadway which opened in 2009 and West End which opened in 2017.

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