Moffett would rather be in ‘Philadelphia’

Rehearsals start next week, perfs set for May 3-July 23

D.W. Moffett has been cast in the Kevin Spacey-led production of “The Philadelphia Story” at the Old Vic, completing principal casting. Jennifer Ehle had previously been announced as the femme lead for the London production. Jerry Zaks directs.

Rehearsals begin next week, with perfs set for May 3-July 23. A possible Broadway transfer is in the offing pending critical and audience reception.

Moffett plays Mike Conner to Ehle’s Tracy Lord and Spacey’s C.K. Dexter Haven, played in the 1940 film version by James Stewart, Katharine Hepburn and Cary Grant, respectively.

The Philip Barry comedy was originally staged on Broadway in 1939. Hepburn starred with Joseph Cotten and Van Heflin.

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