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Larry David's Broadway Play Set to Open on March 5th

Larry David's Broadway play just got a cast and premiere date. Entertainment Weekly reports that Fish in the Dark is now officially set to start previews on February 2nd with an opening night of March 5th at Cort Theatre. David will lead the play with supporting roles from Broadway vets Jayne Houdyshell, Jonny Orsini, Jerry Adler (The Sopranos), Jake Cannavale, and Rosie Perez. The Scott Rudin-produced play is described as "a comedy about a death in the family," and David described his role to The New York Times as "somebody very similar to Larry David – it might even be Larry David with a different name."

Sure You Love Mormons, South Park Guys

The New York Times took a lengthy look today at The Book of Mormon, the new Broadway musical written by the South Park boys opening next month. It's got a lot of fun details about how it came together and how they're trying hard to avoid controversy. You can really tell how hard they're trying to avoid that controversy! I don't really believe for a second that these dudes love Mormons as much as they say in every single interview. Yeah, yeah, Mormons are such nice people, we really respect them, etc. etc. That's why you like making fun of them ruthlessly whenever you can and are doing [...]

Larry David Talks with 'The New York Times' About His Upcoming Broadway Debut

"I haven't been in a play since the eighth grade, when I did Charley’s Aunt. I seem to remember wearing a dress. That's it. And I'm not even really an actor. But I'm still sleeping at night, and I hope that continues."

- Larry David looks forward to his Broadway debut in Fish in the Dark in a new interview with The New York Times.

Trey Parker and Matt Stone's Book of Mormon Opening on Broadway on March 24th

South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone are moving from the screen to the stage with a new musical called Book of Mormon. It will be directed by Casey Nicholaw, who received a Tony nomination for The Drowsy Chaperone. They also collaborated with Robert Lopez, the co-creator, composer and lyricist for Avenue Q. So this thing's got some real-deal Broadway people behind it. Here's the synopsis:

The new musical tells the story of two young Mormon missionaries who are sent off to spread the word in a dangerous part of Uganda. Their tale is told in parallel with the story of Joseph Smith, the founder of the Church [...]

Larry David to Star in His Own Broadway Play 'Fish in the Dark'

Back in January, reports began circulating that Larry David and Jerry Seinfeld were working on a Broadway play together, and today Showbiz411 has a new update on the once "mysterious project," which is a play by and starring David called Fish in the Dark. While it's unknown at this point whether Jerry Seinfeld will have any involvement in the project, EGOT winner and Book of Mormon producer Scott Rudin has signed on to the production and is credited with convincing David to star. Fish in the Dark will make David's first Broadway role.