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Bruce Willis Makes Broadway Debut in Stephen King's 'Misery,' Elizabeth Marvel to Co-Star

By Jaime Prisco j.prisco@classicalite.com on Mar 05, 2015 03:31 PM EST

And the stars just keep on coming. Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures has confirmed that Bruce Willis will make his Broadway debut in the stage adaptation of Stephen King’s famous novel-turned-movie Misery. Willis will co-star with New York stage veteran Elizabeth Marvel.

The play is by William Goldman, known for the Princess Bride and All the President's Men, who wrote the screenplay for the film Misery with King.

Misery will star Willis as a popular novelist, played by James Caan in the film, who is rescued after a car accident and held captive by his “No. 1 fan,” played by Marvel, a role popularized by Kathy Bates.

Willis is not the only big name in the show. Marvel is a rising power in the entertainment game lately. Known by theater-goers for her roles in Other Desert Cities and Top Girls, she has been made even more popular by her performances in the Netflix series House of Cards and Law and Order: Special Victims Unit.

Will Frears (Omnium Gatherum) will direct the play, which was tried out in fall 2012 at the Bucks County Playhouse. The show will have a set by David Korins (Hamilton, Annie, Passing Strange), lighting by David Weiner and sound by Darron West.

Warner Bros. has really been extending its theater goals in recent times. Misery is the latest Broadway endeavor for the company, which is one of the producers of the current play The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time and also produced the West End musical version of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Other projects in the works for the stage include Dave and Beetlejuice.

So far, all that is known about the production is that is will play a limited run in fall 2015. Dates and a theater have yet to be set.

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