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Larry David Gets a New Stage Wife in Broadway's Fish in the Dark

Rita Wilson has briefly departed the company on medical leave.

Glenne Headly has joined the Broadway cast of Fish in the Dark as Brenda.
(© David Gordon)

Stage and screen vet Glenne Headly, most recently seen in New York in Beth Henley's The Jacksonian, has stepped into the role of Brenda in Larry David's Broadway comedy Fish in the Dark at the Cort Theatre. Rita Wilson, who originated the role when the production opened in March, has briefly departed the company on a temporary medical leave and will return on May 5.

Headly last appeared on Broadway in John Malkovich's 1985 revival of George Bernard Shaw's Arms and the Man. A Drama Desk Award winner for Balm in Gilead, her credits include Mr. Holland's Opus, Don John, and E.R.

A play about a death in the family, Fish in the Dark tells the story of Norman (played by David), a man dealing with the passing of his father, as well as his overbearing family. The comedy began previews on February 2 and opened March 5. Anna D. Shapiro directs.

Fish in the Dark costars Jayne Houdyshell, Rosie Perez, Ben Shenkman, Lewis J. Stadlen, Jake Cannavale, Marylouise Burke, Jerry Adler, Jenn Lyon, Jonny Orsini, Molly Ranson, Maria Elena Ramirez, Rachel Resheff, Joel Rooks, Jeff Still, Kenneth Tigar, and Richard Topol. The understudies are Ali Rose Dachis, Diane J. Findlay, Alexandra Henrikson, Kathleen McNenny, Daniel Molina, and Greg Stuhr.

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