Larry David to write and star in his Broadway debut, “Fish in the Dark”

Larry David infamously made his Broadway debut on TV as “Larry David” in The Producers with David Schwimmer, but that was only for the fourth-season finale of HBO’s Curb Your Enthusiasm.

A decade later, David has written his first play that he’ll star in for Broadway. It’s called “Fish in the Dark.”

The play will debut in March 2015, directed by Anna D. Shapiro and produced by Scott Rudin, who convinced David to star in it.

“I thought it would be pretty cool to write a play someday. I didn’t think it’d be pretty cool to be in it. It’s not like I would go to the theater and look up on stage and say, ‘I could be in that.’ I didn’t thinking of myself playing the character, but of course I write characters very close to me,” David told The New York Times.  “I haven’t been in a play since the eighth grade, when I did ‘Charley’s Aunt.’ I seem to remember wearing a dress. That’s it. And I’m not even really an actor. But I’m still sleeping at night, and I hope that continues.”

“Fish in the Dark” is about 15 characters reacting to a death in a family, which David said was inspired by the death of a friend’s father.

He denied reports of any involvement by Jerry Seinfeld, with whom David co-created and co-wrote Seinfeld.

Any future season of Curb will have to wait until after “Fish in the Dark,” if there even is another season. The eighth season aired on HBO in the summer of 2011.

Here, though, for related #TBT amusement, please enjoy once more, Larry David’s “Broadway” “debut” from 2004.

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2 thoughts on “Larry David to write and star in his Broadway debut, “Fish in the Dark”

  1. Larry:

    Good luck with your play, but keep in mind that Mel Brooks did OK with Hitler by having fun with something that was in everyone’s past – but your play is about death… something that’s in everyone’s future, so I hope you can attract a young audience that still think’s it’s invincible.

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