Kevin Spacey lures Jeff Goldblum back to town
Hollywood star Jeff Goldblum is back in London, following his sell-out success in Speed-the-Plow at the Old Vic.
This time Kavin Spacey is making his first Old Vic venture in the West End, with an Old Vic-produced revival of Neil Simon’s comedy The Prisoner of Second Avenue at the Vaudeville Theatre from 30 June to 11 September.
In the show Goldblum stars as Mel Edison, a man at breaking point. In the heat of a New York City summer his air-conditioning has broken, his neighbours won’t shut-up, his job is hanging by a thread and there are a gang of burglars on the prowl.
The play is directed by Terry Johnson, flush from his Tony Award success for La Cage Aux Folles, and also stars Academy Award-winner Mercedes Ruehl.
Jeff Goldblum’s numerous film credits include The Fly, Jurassic Park, Independence Day and The Tall Guy. His Broadway credits include The Pillowman for which he won an Outer Critics’ Circle Award.