Kidman Returning To Broadway

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September 17, 2010 | 2:55pm EST

Oscar winner Nicole Kidman is returning to Broadway next year to star in a revival of Tennessee Williams’ play Sweet Bird Of Youth.
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.

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.