Broderick to Return to Broadway

"The Philanthropist" opens next April
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Oct 7, 2008 9:35 AM CDT
Mel Brooks, left, and Matthew Broderick react to a standing ovation at opening night of "The Producers" at the St. James Theatre in New York in this April 19, 2001.   (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
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(Newser) – Matthew Broderick will return to Broadway next spring in a revival of "The Philanthropist," a comedy by English playwright Christopher Hampton. Broderick, in his first Broadway appearance since the 2005 revival of "The Odd Couple," portrays Philip, an insular college professor. Directed by David Grindley, the Roundabout Theatre Company production will open April 26, 2009.