ABOUT MATTHEW BRODERICK
Two-time Tony award-winning stage actor and Hollywood film star Matthew Broderick will make his West End debut in The Starry Messenger.
Instantly recognisable from his early films Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Glory and War Games Matthew Broderick was last seen on screen in Rules Don’t Apply, directed by and starring Warren Beatty; as well as Manchester By The Sea, directed by Kenneth Lonergan.
Broderick will next star in Shawn Snyder’s To Dust, which won the Tribeca Film Festival Audience Award for Narrative feature; the animated comedy Wonder Park, starring Jennifer Garner and Mila Kunis; and the upcoming Netflix series Daybreak.
Matthew Broderick will star alongside Elizabeth McGovern (Downton Abbey, The Handmaid’s Tale) as husband and wife in the West End premiere of Kenneth Lonergan‘s drama.
What role does MATTHEW BRODERICK play?
Matthew plays Mark – a middle-aged astronomer at New York City’s Planetarium, who feels a closer connection to the infinite, starry sky than to his job or even to his wife, Anne. After a chance meeting with Angela, a young single mother, events unfold that force him to re-evaluate his life.
MATTHEW BRODERICK’s previous theatre roles
On stage, Broderick was last seen in The Seafarer at the Irish Repertory Theatre and The Closet at the 2018 Williamstown Theater Festival.
His numerous theatre credits include A. R. Gurney’s comedy Sylvia, the smash Broadway hit It’s Only a Play and The Producers opposite his frequent co-star Nathan Lane; Nice Work If You Can Get It (Broadway); Neil Simon’s The Odd Couple (Broadway), The Foreigner (Roundabout Theatre), Wallace Shawn’s Evening at the Talk Hous , How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying (Broadway), Harvey Fierstein’s Torch Song Trilogy, Neil Simon’s Brighton Beach Memoirs and its sequel Biloxi Blues.
MATTHEW BRODERICK film and tv roles
On screen, Broderick starred in the critically acclaimed film You Can Count on Me opposite Laura Linney. He also earned considerable acclaim starring opposite Reese Witherspoon in the Independent Spirit Award winning political satire Election, directed by Alexander Payne.
Additional film credits include The American Side, Dirty Weekend, Tower Heist, Margaret, Bee Movie, Then She Found Me, Deck the Halls, The Last Shot, The Stepford Wives, Inspector Gadget, Godzilla, Addicted to Love, The Cable Guy, Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle, The Night We Never Met, The Freshman, Family Business and Max Dugan Returns. His television works include appearances on Modern Family and Tina Fey’s 30 Rock.
What is The Starry Messenger about?
Written by Kenneth Lonergan, Academy Award-winning writer of Manchester-By-The-Sea, The Starry Messenger is a bittersweet, comic drama about one man’s unblinking exploration of love and need to understand his place in the universe.
Find tickets to The Starry Messenger
The Starry Messenger will run for a limited season from 16 Mary 2019 until 10 August 2019 at the Wyndham’s Theatre, London.