Matthew Broderick
(© Joseph Marzullo/Retna)
Matthew Broderick
(© Joseph Marzullo/Retna)
Manhattan Theatre Club has cancelled its world premiere of Kenneth Lonergan's play The Starry Messenger starring Tony Award winner Matthew Broderick, due to "scheduling conflicts," according to a statement. The show was scheduled to begin performances on February 7. A replacement production will be named at a later date.

The play, which had been originally scheduled to premiere last season at San Diego's Old Globe Theatre, concerns Mark (who was to be played by Broderick), a 40-something married man who works at the Hayden Planetarium whose life turns upside-down when he meets a pretty young single mother.

Lonergan's previous plays include Lobby Hero, The Waverly Gallery, and This Is Our Youth. He also wrote the screenplay for You Can Count on Me.

For more information, visit www.ManhattanTheatreClub.com.