Jim Gaffigan to join Brian Cox, Chris Noth, Jason Patric and Kiefer Sutherland in 2011 Broadway play

In case you missed it during the flood of Election Day headlines and status updates, we learned yesterday that stand-up comedian Jim Gaffigan will be part of a high-profile ensemble reviving the Tony-winning play, "That Championship Season," when it returns to Broadway in March 2011.

Gaffigan will play George Sikowski, the player who became the town's unpopular mayor. The rest of the cast includes Brian Cox, Chris Noth, Jason Patric and Kiefer Sutherland. "That Championship Season" won the Tony Award for best play and the Pulitzer Prize for drama in 1973 during its original run.

It's beginning to look more and more like if you want to see your favorite stand-up comedian next spring, you'll be doing so in a dramatic turn on Broadway. Gaffigan is the third stand-up to be recently hired for a spring 2011 Broadway production. Chris Rock and Robin Williams are the others. And Dane Cook reportedly is considering a Broadway offer, too. Will there be others? Stay tuned.

Sean L. McCarthy

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