Kidman returning to Broadway

The production, directed by David Cromer and produced by Tony winner Scott Rudin, will open next autumn, a spokesman for the production said on Friday (17Sep10).

Kidman will portray Alexandra Del Lago, the ageing, drunken movie star played by Geraldine Page in the original 1959 production, which co-starred Paul Newman as her character’s lover, gigolo Chance Wayne.

Newman also starred in a film version of the play and in the last Broadway revival in 1975.

Kidman previously caused a sensation when she stripped for a brief scene in Broadway’s The Blue Room in 1998. The David Hare play – her Broadway debut – drew mixed reviews, reports the New York Post.

Further casting details had not been released as WENN went to press.