Hey guys, Jana here,
Broadway and Hollywood have shared the same actors since the beginning of film, it shouldn’t come as much of a surprise when a big screen actor makes the transition to the Great White Way, but on occasion, it is when it’s an actor I never really considered for that format, tonight’s shocker comes in the form of Bruce Willis.
Mr. ‘Die Hard‘ himself is going to take to the boards with a story that’s incredibly familiar to all of us that are Stephen King fans, ‘Misery‘. Of all the pieces I’ve thought of that would make a fantastic story for the lights of Broadway, ‘Misery‘ was never one of them that came to mind. However in 2012 it was auditioned at the Bucks County Playhouse with enough success to garner another run with Will Frears helming the production. Bruce Willis will co-star with NY stage vet Elizabeth Marvel (TV’s ‘House of Cards‘), Willis will be the successful romance-novel author luckily “rescued” by who, turns out to be, his #1 fan (Marvel), his rescue turns into a captivity situation and he is, let’s just say “encouraged” to perfect his writing to her standards.
The play by William Goldman is an adaptation of the novel which was adapted into a 1990 film, a film that made history with one of the most cringe-worthy scenes in the world, if you ever twisted your ankle or just have a decent sympathetic nerve you can just imagine the agony James Caan as Paul Sheldon was in when the sledge-hammer wielding Annie Wilkes (Kathy Bates) made sure he wouldn’t attempt escape. Ughhh! There are no dates yet for Willis‘ Broadway debut but we do know it will be a “strictly limited engagement” in a theater to be named.