Kevin Kline Star Files Related Shows Kevin Kline(Photo: Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images) Oscar and Tony winner Kevin Kline will headline a revival of Noël Coward’s Present Laughter on Broadway. Performances will begin early next year at the St. James Theatre; opening night is set for April 5. Moritz von Stuelpnagel will direct.Kline won Tony awards in 1981 and 1978 for The Pirates of Penzance and On the Twentieth Century, respectively. He most recently appeared on Broadway in the 2007 revival of Cyrano de Bergerac. He also appeared on stage in a Tony-nominated turn in Henry IV, Ivanov and Arms and the Man. Kline’s myriad screen credits include an Oscar-winning performance in A Fish Called Wanda, as well as Sophie’s Choice, De-Lovely and the upcoming live-action Beauty and the Beast.Coward’s comedy, which first premiered on Broadway in 1946, follows Garry Essendine, a self-indulgent actor who receives a visit from a young admirer, initiating a parade of intruders and interruptions, including his ex-wife, his manager and an aspiring playwright. The play was last revived on Broadway in 2010 with Victor Garber in the role of Essendine.The St. James is currently home to Something Rotten!, which will close on January 1, 2017. Disney Theatrical confirmed earlier today that the musical adaptation of Frozen will play the same space in spring 2018. Present Laughter View Comments Show Closed This production ended its run on July 2, 2017
Students said they liked the new look of the Web Registration site now that it has been reformatted.The new site went up on Sunday and now includes a cardinal and gold color scheme, a calendar view with gridlines and an easier method for students to choose classes. It easier to manage the course bin because the home page is no longer split between the course list and course bin.Jenn Kranz, a sophomore majoring in theatre, applauded the improvements for making the site easier to use and more aesthetically pleasing.“The Web Registration is more effectively organized,” Kranz said. “It’s a lot easier to navigate and the new color scheme shows school spirit.”Students appreciate the face-lift and improved functionality. But many feel online registration could still be improved by streamlining the process into one step, rather than separate steps“It’s easier to use and I like the color scheme,” said Amy Beck, a sophomore majoring in French and psychology. “It would have been easier if they got [Web Registration] down to one step.”Associate Registrar Frank Chang said the new site was years in the making.“We have been wanting to do this for [a long] time,” Chang said. “We are always evaluating our systems and finding ways to make them better.”Before making the improvements, the Undergraduate Student Government and administrators solicited suggestions from students through focus groups and other surveys, USG Senior Director of Communications Sabena Suri said.“We are really excited about the fact that the whole system is running really smoothly and we feel like it reflects the changes that the administration and the students really wanted to see,” she said.The improvements aimed at rectifying problems with the old format, such as the difficulty in using the site and its aesthetic unpleasantness.“The changes addressed the fact that the system was outdated and difficult to use, in addition to not being as engaging of a platform as it could have been,” Suri said in an email. “They are best reflected in the aesthetics of the site, especially with the use of the cardinal and gold color scheme.”USG hopes to host a student forum in the next few weeks with representatives from the registrar’s office and Information Technology Services to address online academic resources, such as Web Registration and Blackboard, according to USG President Monish Tyagi.