In what may be the most star-studded of the many shows bringing big names to Broadway stages in 2010, the premiere of Martin McDonagh‘s (he, most famously, of The Pillowman) latest, A Behanding in Spokane, will star Christopher Walken, Sam Rockwell and Zoe Kazan (Elia’s granddaughter) and be directed by John Crowley, the film and theater director behind the current Bond-Wolverine sell-out machine A Steady Rain. According to the L.A. Times, the show is slated to open at the Schoenfeld Theater on March 4, 2010.
Behanding, McDonagh’s first play set in the U.S., will also be his first Broadway premiere. The plot, which involves a man (Walken) searching for his missing hand, should be enough to lure huge audiences. And given that Walken’s last Broadway appearance in James Joyce’s The Dead back in 2000 earned him a Tony nomination, this production already has the makings of a critical and financial success.
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