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