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Rita Wilson Will Exit Larry David's Fish in the Dark on Broadway

The new play will close a day earlier than previously announced.

Rita Wilson (right) with Larry David in Broadway's Fish in the Dark at the Cort Theatre.
(© Joan Marcus)

Original cast member Rita Wilson will exit the Broadway play Fish in the Dark at the Cort Theatre, producers have announced. Wilson will play her final performance on June 7, the same day as her costar and onstage husband, Larry David, who will be replaced on June 9 by Jason Alexander in the role of Norman Drexel. Wilson will be replaced the same day by Glenne Headly in the role of Brenda Drexel.

The limited engagement of the production, originally extended through July 19, will now close a day earlier, July 18.

A play about a death in the family, Fish in the Dark tells the story of Norman, 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.

In addition to Wilson and David, Fish in the Dark currently stars 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.

The creative team includes Todd Rosenthal (scenic design), Ann Roth (costume design), Brian MacDevitt (lighting design), David Yazbek (original music), Rob Milburn and Michael Bodeen (sound design), and Alan D'Angerio (wig design). Scott Rudin and Lloyd Braun serve as lead producers.

For more information and tickets to Fish in the Dark, click here.