Larry David will star in the Broadway premiere of his play Fish in the Dark this winter.
Larry David will star in the Broadway premiere of his play Fish in the Dark this winter.
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Actor and writer Larry David (Seinfeld, Curb Your Enthusiasm) will officially make his Broadway debut this winter, The New York Times confirms. The announcement, which came straight from David himself, comes on the heels of recent rumors about the comedian's Broadway plans.

As was rumored, David will star in his own first play. According to David, the work, entitled Fish in the Dark, is a comedy about a family death. As he does on TV's Curb Your Enthusiasm, David will likely play a role based on himself. Tony-winning director Anna D. Shapiro will helm the production at a to-be-announced Shubert theater and is set to open March 5.

In his interview with The Times, David said that rumors that long-time friend Jerry Seinfeld would join him in the cast or creative team of Fish in the Dark were unfounded.

Though David has never appeared on Broadway in real life, he did have a fictional Broadway run as Max Bialystock in The Producers as Curb Your Enthusiasm's fourth-season plot line.