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MTC Cancels Kenneth Lonergan's The Starry Messenger logo
Matthew Broderick
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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.

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