Stage, screen, and television star Victor Garber stars as aging matinee idol Garry Essendine in one of Noël Coward's funniest and most delightful comedies. Devastatingly handsome and thoroughly charming, Garry lives his life like it's one grand performance. But on the eve of a major tour, things fall apart in hysterical fashion as he juggles old flames, a crazed playwright, and (gasp!) middle age. Nicholas Martin, the Huntington's own master of laughter, directs.
Go behind the scenes with Victor Garber, director Nicholas Martin, and the hilarious cast of the Huntington Theatre Company's production of Noël Coward's Present Laughter.
Nancy E. Carroll returns to the Huntington where she appeared in Good People, The Luck of the Irish, Prelude to a Kiss, Brendan, The Rose Tattoo, and Dead End. She reprised her Huntington role of Miss Erickson in Present Laughter on Broadway for the Roundabout Theatre Company.
Brooks Ashmanskas previously appeared at the Huntington in She Loves Me, Present Laughter (IRNE Award), and Amphitryon. He appeared on Broadway in Promises, Promises; Present Laughter; The Ritz; Martin Short: Fame Becomes Me (Tony Award nomination); The Producers; Gypsy; Little Me; Dream; How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying; and On the Twentieth Century.
Noël Coward was an English playwright composer, director, actor, and singer known for his wit and what Time Magazine called “a sense of personal style, a combination of cheek and chic, posh and poise.”
Nicholas Martin served as artistic director of the Huntington from 2000 through 2008, where he directed The Corn Is Green, She Loves Me, Present Laughter, Persephone, The Cherry Orchard, Love’s Labour’s Lost, The Sisters Rosensweig (IRNE Award, Best Director), Laughing Wild, The Rivals (IRNE Award, Best Director), ...
Alexander Dodge returns to the Huntington having previously designed The Miracle at Naples, Boleros for the Disenchanted, Brendan, Present Laughter, and many others.
Mariann Verheyen has designed for the Huntington since its premiere season. Her most recent credits include Fences and Present Laughter (IRNE Award).
Rui Rita previously designed Present Laughter, The Sisters Rosensweig, The Blue Demon, and Heartbreak House for the Huntington.
Drew Levy designed The Corn is Green, She Loves Me, Present Laughter, The Cherry Orchard, Love’s Labour’s Lost, The Sisters Rosensweig, Burn This, and the world premiere of Sonia Flew for the Huntington.
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