Larry David and the Other Celebrities Making Their Broadway Debuts This Season

Larry David is coming to Broadway so he can basically play Larry David.

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Larry David is coming to Broadway basically playing Larry David. Patrick Healy of the New York Times reported that David will star in Fish in the Dark, a play he has written, opening March 5. David told Healy that his character will be "somebody very similar to Larry David – it might even be Larry David with a different name." So, probably not a big stretch for David, who has been embodying Larry David for years on Curb Your Enthusiasm, which could technically come back for another season.

David, however, is far from the only celeb who will be gracing the Great White Way in the upcoming season. Here are some others you should look out for. 

Tavi Gevinson, Michael Cera, Kieran Culkin

America's favorite style blogger, pint-sized media mogul, and flower crown-wearer Tavi Gevinson will add another hyphenate to her name when she stars in the first Broadway production of Kenneth Lonergan's This is Our Youth, alongside Michael Cera and Kieran Culkin. Lonergan raves about Tavi in the most recent issue of Vanity Fair, comparing her to Superman. "During our first real conversation, I had the impression that Tavi was holding in check an enormous intelligence, the way Superman must have to hold himself back when he shakes hands with people," Lonergan wrote. Gevinson recently appeared on screen in Enough Said, and does seem like the perfect choice for a play about disaffected youth.

Previews begin: August 18
Opens: September 11

Rose Byrne

The Neighbors break-out actress will test her comedic chops on stage in the revival of You Can't Take It with You, George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart's 1936 play about the wacky Sycamore family. Byrne will play the Alice Sycamore, the romantic heroine of the play, whose relationship with Tony Kirby creates the central conflict. Byrne will be joined by a stacked cast which includes the inimitable James Earl Jones as the family patriarch, Kristine Nielsen, and Masters of Sex's Annaleigh Ashford. You Can't Take It with You is truly a madcap joy, a very old play that still feels very much alive, and even though Alice is supposed to be the most sane member of the Sycamore family, Byrne's ability to let loose will serve her well.

Previews begin: August 26
Opens: September 28

Rupert Grint

Following in the footsteps of his fellow Harry Potter alum Daniel Radcliffe, who is now a regular on Broadway with three shows under his belt, Rupert Grint will make his debut in Terrence McNally's latest, It's Only a Play. The play is a behind-the-scenes look at an opening night, and in addition to Grint, it features the seemingly fitting Producers re-team of Matthew Broderick and Nathan Lane. Megan Mullally, F. Murray Abraham, and Stockard Channing are also in the cast.

Previews begin: August 28
Opens: October 9

Ewan McGregor, Maggie Gyllenhaal

Both Gyllenhaal siblings will be making their Broadway debuts this season—more on this later—and Maggie's turn will be opposite Ewan McGregor in the revival of Tom Stoppard's The Real Thing, a twisty piece about relationships. (Really, though, a Stoppard play is never that simple.) McGregor and Gyllenhaal will be joined in the four character play by Cynthia Nixon and Josh Hamilton.

Previews begin: October 2
Opens: October 30

Jake Gyllenhaal

That other Gyllenhaal will take on a new play from British playwright Nick Payne. Gyllenhaal appeared in Payne's play If There Is I Haven't Found It Yet Off-Broadway in 2012.

Previews begin:  December 16
Opens: January 13

Ken Watanabe

Watanabe should be practicing his "etcetera etcetera etceteras" because he will take on the role of the titular king in the revival of Rogers and Hammerstein's The King and I opposite Kelli O'Hara, who at this point really really deserves a Tony award.

Previews begin: March 12
Opens: April 16

For a full list of the upcoming Broadway schedule, which also features Hugh Jackman, Glenn Close, and a new musical from Sting, head over to Playbill

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