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Kevin Kline-Led Present Laughter Releases 1st Photos

Opening night is set for April 5.

Cobie Smulders and Kevin Kline star in Present Laughter, directed by Moritz von Stuelpnagel, at Broadway's St. James Theatre.
(© Joan Marcus)

The Kevin Kline-led revival of Noël Coward's Present Laughter is currently in performances at Broadway's St. James Theatre. Moritz von Stuelpnagel directs the production, set to open on April 5.

Present Laughter follows a self-obsessed actor (Kline) in the midst of a mid-life crisis. Juggling his considerable talent, ego and libido, the theater's favorite leading man suddenly finds himself caught between fawning ingenues, crazed playwrights, secret trysts, and unexpected twists.

Kristine Nielsen, Kate Burton, and Kevin Kline in a scene from the Broadway revival of Present Laughter.
(© Joan Marcus)

Kline stars as Garry Essendine. He is joined by Cobie Smulders as Joanna Lyppiatt, Kristine Nielsen as Monica Reed, Kate Burton as Liz Essendine, and Tedra Millan as Daphne Stillington. Also in the cast are Bhavesh Patel as Roland Maule, Tony Award nominee Reg Rogers as Morris Dixon, Matt Bittner as Fred, Ellen Harvey as Miss Erikson, Obie Award winner Peter Francis James as Henry Lyppiatt, and Sandra Shipley as Lady Saltburn. Kelley Curran, Rachel Pickup, James Riordan, and David L. Townsend complete the cast.

Present Laughter opens on April 5.
(© Joan Marcus)

The production features set design by David Zinn, costume design by Susan Hilferty, lighting design by Justin Townsend, sound design by Fitz Patton, and hair design by Josh Marquette.

Kevin Kline stars as Garry Essendine opposite Kate Burton as Liz Essendine.
(© Joan Marcus)

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