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‘The Philanthropist’ - Broderick is Back


The Philanthropist, Broadway, Broadway comedy

Matthew Broderick and Jennifer Mudge

Photo by Joan Marcus

About This Show:

In The Philanthropist, a revival of Christopher Hampton’s dark comedy, Britain’s prime minister and his cabinet have all been assassinated, meanwhile, in the Ivory Tower of higher education, a clueless professor thinks real hard about anything but something relevant.

The Philanthropist debuted in London in 1970 and ran 69 performances on Broadway in 1971.

Who’s Who and What’s What:

Originally produced on Broadway by David Merrick, this revival by the Roundabout Theatre Company features Matthew Broderick, Steven Weber and Jennifer Mudge.

David Grindley, who recently directed the well-reviewed revival of The American Plan, directs The Philanthropist.

Where and When:

  • American Airlines Theatre
    227 West 42th Street
  • Show Times and Tickets
  • Previews: Apirl 10, 2009
  • Opening: April 26, 2009
  • Closing: June 28, 2009
  • Run Time: 2 hours, 10 minutes (including intermission)
  • Genre: Dark Comedy
  • Advisories:None
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