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The Veep actress, currently making her Broadway debut by starring opposite James Earl Jones in You Can’t Take It With You, will reprise her role in the upcoming run of Joe DiPietro‘s new comedy, directed by Kathleen Marshall. The play had a well-received premiere this past summer at the Williamstown Theatre Festival, with Chlumsky and Fleming both in the cast. The Friday announcement means that Chlumsky will be featured in two shows within a single Broadway season.
Douglas Sills, Blake Hammond and Scott Robertson will also reprise their roles in the production, it was announced Friday. The casting of the character Robert Samson, played by Justin Long in Williamstown, has yet to be announced.
Adapted from Garson Kanin‘s final play, Peccadillo, written in 1985, the screwball comedy concerns an opera star on a downward career spiral who becomes enraged with jealousy when her temperamental conductor husband grows infatuated with the beautiful young woman hired to ghostwrite his largely fictional autobiography. She retaliates by hiring a handsome writer to work on her own book. And yes, Fleming gets to do some singing in the role.
Scott Landis and Philip Morgaman are lead producers on the show, which will begin performances April 1 at the Longacre Theatre, with opening night set for April 20.
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