You heard about the show about nothing. Now, Larry David presents the play about Larry.
The New York Times reports that David has written a play, and will star in it himself on Broadway. Plot details are scant, except that, according to the author and actor himself, the main character is “somebody very similar to Larry David — it might even be Larry David with a different name.”
So, “Curb Your Enthusiasm” meets Times Square?
David said he was convinced to star in his own project, called “Fish in the Dark,” by producer Scott Rudin — though he freely admitted that he hasn’t actually acted onstage in, well, quite a while.
“I haven’t been in a play since the eighth grade, when I did ‘Charley’s Aunt,” he told the Times. “I seem to remember wearing a dress. That’s it.”
If his stand-up career is anything to go by, the audience better pay attention — David was notorious for abruptly walking off stage if he felt the crowd wasn’t up to snuff.
Anne Cohen was the Forward’s deputy digital media editor. When she’s not looking for the secret Jewish history of Voodoo in New Orleans, or making lists about Ruth Bader Ginsburg, she writes for The Assimilator. She graduated from the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism with an M.S. magazine concentration in 2012.
Larry David Heads to Broadway — As Himself