Nathan Lane Will Show His Butley on Broadway
Lane starred in Butley at the Huntington in Boston in 2003. In addition to Martin, the production's creative team includes Alexander Dodge (set), Ann Roth (costumes), David Weiner (lighting), and John Gromada (sound). Butley will be presented on Broadway by Elizabeth I. McCann; additional producers will be announced at a later date, as will additional casting.
Butley is a dark comedy about a literary professor who loses his wife and his lover in the same day. When it was first produced in London and on Broadway in 1971-1972, the title role was played by Alan Bates, who also starred in the 1974 film version.
Lane is a two-time Tony Award winner for his performances in The Producers and A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum. He has also appeared on Broadway in Guys and Dolls, Love! Valour! Compassion!, The Frogs, and Laughter on the 23rd Floor. Among Martin's New York theater credits are Hedda Gabler (starring Kate Burton), Fully Committed, and The Time of the Cuckoo. Gray's plays include Otherwise Engaged, The Common Pursuit, and Quartermaine's Terms.