Christine Ebersole
(© Joseph Marzullo/WENN)
Christine Ebersole
(© Joseph Marzullo/WENN)
The Broadway revival of Noël Coward's Blithe Spirit has set its opening date for March 15, with previews beginning at the Shubert Theater on February 26. The production will be directed by Michael Blakemore, who won two Tony Awards in 2000 for Copenhagen and Kiss Me Kate.

The show, about a happily married man haunted by the spirit of his dead first wife, originally ran on Broadway from 1941-1943 and was last revived in 1987.

As previously announced, the principal cast will feature Jayne Atkinson (Ruth), Christine Ebersole (Elvira), Rupert Everett (Charles), Angela Lansbury (Madame Arcati), Simon Jones (Dr. Bradman), and Deborah Rush (Mrs. Bradman).

The creative team will include set designer Peter J. Davison, costume designer Martin Pakledinaz, and lighting designer Brian MacDevitt.