Rita Wilson has joined Larry David’s upcoming Broadway play “Fish in the Dark.”
The highly-anticipated comedy, which marks the Broadway debut as both actor and writer for David, the Emmy-winning “Seinfeld” co-creator and star of “Curb Your Enthusiasm, will begin performances on Feb. 2 at Broadway’s Cort Theatre. Opening is slated for March 5.
Wilson hasn’t been on Broadway since 2006, when she played Roxie Hart in the long-running revival of “Chicago.” The actress and producer has been focusing on music as of late, with an album, "AM/FM: The B-Sides," released this past June.
She’ll join the 15-person ensemble, which includes “The View” co-host Rosie Perez, Jake Cannavale (TV’s “Nurse Jackie”), Jayne Houdyshell (“Follies”), Ben Shenkman (TV’s “Royal Pains”) and Jerry Adler (TV’s “The Good Wife”), among others.
Much is still unknown about the “Fish in the Dark” — including the part Wilson will be playing. The play, which will be directed by Anna D. Shapiro (“This is Our Youth”), is being described as “a comedy about a death in the family.”
Speaking of family, Broadway seems to be a trend in Wilson's family as of late. Her husband, Tom Hanks, made his Broadway debut a few seasons back in 2013's "Lucky Guy."