Jayne Atkinson joins ‘Blithe Spirit’

'24' actress to play bride in Broadway revival

Jayne Atkinson has joined the cast of the upcoming Broadway revival of “Blithe Spirit,” appearing in an ensemble that includes Rupert Everett, Christine Ebersole and Angela Lansbury.

Atkinson will play the bride of Everett’s character, who is plagued by the ghost of his deceased first wife (Ebersole). Actress (“24”) was last on Broadway in “Enchanted April” in 2003.

Michael Blakemore (“Copenhagen,” “Kiss Me, Kate”) helms the staging of the 1941 Noel Coward comedy. Produced by Jeffrey Richards, Jerry Frankel and Steve Traxler, the show opens at the Shubert Theater Feb. 26.

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