After “Sex and the City” and “Assassins,” Mario Cantone brings his “Laugh Whore” to Broadway this fall.
Solo turn, billed as a “one-person variety show,” will be directed by “Assassins” helmer Joe Mantello, who also directed “An Evening With Mario Cantone.” Latter played four perfs in 2002 at the American Airlines Theater.
Before winning back-to-back Tonys for his work on “Assassins” and “Take Me Out,” Mantello directed one-person shows “The Vagina Monologues” and “Another American: Asking and Telling,” both staged Off Broadway.
Cantone, who played Mario Marentino on HBO’s “Sex and the City,” finishes his Broadway run as would-be presidential killer Samuel Byck in “Assassins” on July 18.
“Laugh Whore” had originally been set for fall 2003 but was postponed when the long-gestating “Assassins” project came together at the Roundabout.
On “Laugh Whore,” Cantone and Mantello are joined by Tom Kitt, who is musical director. Special music for the show has been composed by Jerry Dixon with lyrics by Cantone, Dixon and Harold Lubin.
“Laugh Whore,” opening Oct. 17 at the Cort Theater, won’t be the only solo act on Broadway this fall. “Dame Edna: Back With a Vengeance” opens Nov. 21 at the Music Box. Billy Crystal’s “700 Sundays” preems Dec. 5 at the Broadhurst.
Nick & Honey in ‘Woolf’
David Harbour and Mireille Enos join Kathleen Turner and Bill Irwin in the upcoming Broadway production of “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” The Edward Albee revival has a pre-Broadway run at Boston’s Wilbur Theater, opening Feb. 16. It opens in Gotham in late March at a theater to be announced.
Harbour and Enos previously appeared on Broadway in Tom Stoppard’s “The Invention of Love.”
Cherry Jones will headline Jon Patrick Shanley’s new play, “Doubt,” at MTC. She’ll play a nun who becomes suspicious of a priest’s relationships with his young male students. Doug Hughes directs the world premiere. Opening is Nov. 22.