Actor will topline London revival of Simon play
Jeff Goldblum will topline a London staging of “The Prisoner of Second Avenue,” the first West End outing for the Old Vic, the troupe headed by Kevin Spacey.Terry Johnson, helmer of the current Broadway revival of “La Cage aux Folles,” will direct the 1971 Neil Simon play, a dark comedy about a New Yorker (Goldblum) and his wife struggling with an economic downturn. Goldblum appeared in the Old Vic’s 2008 production of “Speed-the-Plow.” Produced by Old Vic Theater Company/Old Vic Prods. and Sonia Friedman Prods., “Prisoner” is set to begin previews at the Vaudeville Theater on June 30 ahead of a July 13 opening. Also from the Old Vic, the latest Bridge Project double bill will hit London this summer at the company’s dedicated venue.