Gina Gershon to Play Stewardess on Broadway

Gina Gershon, who sat down with the Observer‘s Spencer Morgan for some chicken soup last October, is prepared for a landing on Broadway with Mary McCormack, who played Kate Harper on The West Wing. They’ll play flight attendants in the upcoming revival of <‘s 1960s farce Boeing-Boeing, set to open May 4 at the Longacre Theater. Ms. Gershon freely acknowledged to Mr. Morgan she’s been frustrated in her acting career. “Despite recent TV roles as the libidinous Orthodox dry cleaner on Curb Your Enthusiasm (‘The most fun acting job I’ve done in my entire life.’) and Rescue Me (her friend Dennis Leary wrote her into the script), the kind of parts she would like don’t come around often. ‘I like very complicated complex characters,’ she said. ‘A lot of the movies that I tend to love, people don’t want to make those kinds of movies these days.'” Will Boeing-Boeing be her big acting breakthrough?

Variety reports:

One more flight attendant remains to be cast in the play, about an architect who juggles romantic relationships with three stewardesses on different travel schedules.

Helmed by Matthew Warchus, “Boeing-Boeing” was a 2007 hit on the West End, where it played for about a year and closed in January.

In the Gotham incarnation, Bradley Whitford plays the architect with Christine Baranski as his housekeeper. Brit thesp Mark Rylance, playing a visiting friend of the architect, reprises the role he played in London.


Gina Gershon to Play Stewardess on Broadway