The Starry Messenger
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In the vastness of the universe are we all just lonely souls under the same night sky?

Hollywood star and multiple Tony Award-winning Broadway legend Matthew Broderick makes his West End debut in THE STARRY MESSENGER by Kenneth Lonergan, Academy Award-winning writer of Manchester By The Sea.

Mark Williams is lost. An astronomer at New York City's Planetarium, he feels a closer connection to the infinite, starry sky than to his job or even to his wife, Anne. Mark doesn't believe in fate or divine intervention, but the universe has other ideas.

After a chance meeting with Angela, a young single mother, the stars appear to have aligned. But when a catastrophic event rips through their lives, Mark is forced to re-evaluate his life, his faith and his place in the universe itself.

Starring Matthew Broderick (Ferris Bueller's Day Off, Mel Brooks' The Producers), and Elizabeth McGovern (Downton Abbey, The Handmaid's Tale), this bittersweet, comic drama is an unblinking exploration of love, hope and understanding our place in the universe, by one of the most celebrated writers working today.


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FULL CAST JOINING MATTHEW BRODERICK & ELIZABETH MCGOVERN IN THE STARRY MESSENGER (26 APRIL 2019)

Full casting has been announced to join Hollywood star and multiple Tony Award-winning Broadway actor Matthew Broderick in The Starry Messenger by Kenneth Lonergan, the Academy Award-winning writer of Manchester-By-The-Sea. The production will run at Wyndham's Theatre from 16 May to 10 August 2019 (press night is 29 May).

Alongside Broderick - renowned for roles including Ferris Bueller in the iconic movie and Leo Bloom in The Producers - and the also previously-announced Elizabeth McGovern - known to millions for her portrayal of Lady Cora in the award-winning drama series Downton Abbey - will be Tony and Olivier Award-winner Jim Norton (Father Ted), Olivier Award-winner Jenny Galloway and Rosalind Eleazar (Howard's End).

Completing the cast will be Joplin Sibtain, Sinead Matthews and Sid Sagar, in a production to be directed by Sam Yates (Glengarry Glen Ross).

In the vastness of the universe are we all just lonely souls under the same night sky? Mark Williams is lost. An astronomer at New York City's Planetarium, he feels a closer connection to the infinite, starry sky than to his job or even to his wife, Anne. Mark doesn't believe in fate or divine intervention, but the universe has other ideas.

After a chance meeting with Angela, a young single mother, the stars appear to have aligned. But when a catastrophic event rips through their lives, Mark is forced to re-evaluate his life, his faith and his place in the universe itself.

The Starry Messenger is produced by Simon Friend Entertainment, Act Productions, Gavin Kalin, Howard Panter/Eilene Davidson and Rupert Gavin.



MATTHEW BRODERICK MAKES WEST END DEBUT IN THE STARRY MESSENGER (22 JANUARY 2019)

Hollywood star and multiple Tony Award-winning Broadway legend Matthew Broderick - renowned for roles including Ferris Bueller in the iconic movie and Leo Bloom in The Producers - is to make his West End debut in in The Starry Messenger by Kenneth Lonergan, the Academy Award-winning writer of Manchester-By-The-Sea.

The production, directed by Sam Yates (Glengarry Glen Ross), also stars Elizabeth McGovern, known to millions for her portrayal of Lady Cora in the multi award-winning drama series Downton Abbey. The Starry Messenger will begin performances at the Wyndham's Theatre on 16 May (press night is 29 May) and plays a strictly limited 13-week season until 10 August.

Mark Williams is lost. An astronomer at New York City's Planetarium, he feels a closer connection to the infinite, starry sky than to his job or even to his wife, Anne. Mark doesn't believe in fate or divine intervention, but the universe has other ideas.
After a chance meeting with Angela, a young single mother, the stars appear to have aligned. But when a catastrophic event rips through their lives, Mark is forced to re-evaluate his life, his faith and his place in the universe itself.







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Type of production: Play

Opened: 16 May 2019

Booking until: 10 August 2019

Running time: 2 Hours 50 Mins

Prices: £17.00 - £198.00

Author / playwright: Kenneth Lonergan

Cast: Matthew Broderick , Elizabeth McGovern
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