Former 'Friend' makes B'way debut
David Schwimmer makes his Broadway debut this spring in a revival of “The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial.”
The “Friends” thesp co-stars with Zeljko Ivanek (“The Pillowman”) in Herman Wouk’s 1954 stage adaptation of his 1951 Pulitzer-winning novel. Jerry Zaks helms.
One of the founders of the Lookingglass Theater Company in Chi, Schwimmer made his West End stage debut earlier this year in Neil LaBute’s “Some Girl(s).”
“Caine Mutiny” follows the court martial of a World War II Navy lieutenant. Schwimmer will play the military lawyer role that Henry Fonda originated in the Rialto preem.
Revival begins perfs April 14 for a May 7 opening at a Shubert theater to be announced. Jeffrey Richards, Jerry Frankel and Debra Black produce the show, with a capitalization estimated at roughly $2 million.