Glee star joins Simon Russell Beale in Deathtrap
Heartthrob Jonathan Groff, who plays Jesse St John in smash-hit US series Glee, has appeared in a number of Broadway shows including Spring Awakening and an early version of Hair, now playing at the Gielgud Theatre in London.
And now he’s set to make his London theatre debut at the Noel Coward theatre from 20 August in Deathtrap, the 1978 Ira Levin thriller which was made into a film starring Michael Caine and Christopher Reeve. Groff will play the Christopher Reeve character, Clifford.
The thriller sees good-looking young author Clifford turn up at celebrated playwright Sydney Bruhl’s Connecticut home with a brilliant new stage thriller, at a time with Bruhl’s career has hit the skids. Much ingenious plot twisting and comic brilliance ensues.
The play is directed by Matthew Warchus, who won a Tony award last year for his production of God of Carnage, and will direct La Bete at the Comedy Theatre this summer starring Mark Rylance (Jerusalem), David Hyde Pierce and Joanna Lumley.