Jason Alexander to replace Larry David on Broadway show
Jason Alexander will replace Larry David as Norman Drexel on Broadway's "Fish in the Dark" as the play will be extended until July 19 at Cort Theatre.
Los Angeles: Jason Alexander will replace Larry David as Norman Drexel on Broadway's "Fish in the Dark" as the play will be extended until July 19 at Cort Theatre.
Larry's final performance is set for June 7 and Jason, 55, will begin his first performance on June 9, reported Ace Showbiz.
Jason, who played George Costanza on Larry's sitcom "Seinfeld", said in a statement, "I left Broadway 25 years ago because Larry David co-created the show that would change my life and career. It is totally amazing that he also created the show that would bring me back to Broadway. I am thrilled I get to do this hilarious play for him and with this wonderful cast. It is quite simply more fun than any bald man should have."
Larry, meanwhile, said, "Not only was I fortunate enough to write for Jason Alexander on 'Seinfeld', but I also had a ringside seat watching his brilliant, indelible performances. Needless to say, I was thrilled when I heard he was replacing me in 'Fish in the Dark.' Finally I can enjoy the show."
Directed by Anna D. Shapiro and produced by Scott Rudin, "Fish in the Dark", which opened on March 5, also features Rita Wilson, Rosie Perez, Ben Shenkman, Lewis J Stadlen and Jayne Houdyshell.