Julia Roberts heads for Broadway

Thesp to star in 'Three Days of Rain'

NEW YORK — Julia Roberts will make her Broadway debut in March 2006 with a revival of the play “Three Days of Rain,” by Richard Greenberg.

According to the New York Times, the “Wicked” producers David Stone and Marc Platt will produce the limited 12-week engagement at a Broadway theater to be announced. Director on the project is their “Wicked” helmer Joe Mantello, who is currently represented on Broadway with the Oz tuner and “Glengarry Glen Ross.” Before he puts Roberts through her legit paces, Mantello stages “The Odd Couple” revival with Nathan Lane and Matthew Broderick, for fall 2005.

“Three Days in Rain” was first presented in 1997 at the Manhattan Theater Club. In the play, about two siblings and a friend, Roberts gets to play a young girl in the first act and that character’s mother in the second act.

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