Matthew Broderick
(© Joseph Marzullo/Retna)
Matthew Broderick
(© Joseph Marzullo/Retna)
Matthew Broderick will return to Broadway next spring in the Roundabout Theatre Company's revival of Christopher Hampton's comedy The Philanthropist, to begin performances at the American Airlines Theater on April 10. The production, to be directed by David Grindley, will open on April 26.

The show, which is set in a British university town, had a brief Broadway run in 1971 starring Alec McCowen. Hampton is best known for the play Les Liaisons Dangereuses, for which he received a Tony Award nomination, and an Oscar for the screenplay for the film version, Dangerous Liaisons. He is currently represented on Broadway by his translation for The Seagull. Grindley directed the Tony Award-winning Broadway revival of Journey's End and last season's revival of Pygmalion for the Roundabout.

Broderick received Tony Awards for his performances in Biloxi Blues and How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying. His other Broadway credits include The Odd Couple, The Producers, Night Must Fall, Taller Than a Dwarf, and Brighton Beach Memoirs. He also starred in the Roundabout's Off-Broadway production of The Foreigner.