Broderick (famous for Ferris Bueller’s Day Off and The Producers) will take the lead in ‘The Starry Messenger’ by the Academy Award winning writer of Manchester-By-The-Sea, Kenneth Lonergan.

Coming to the Wyndham’s Theatre from 16 May, comes a story of struggle and hope. This moving piece of theatre finally comes to the West End after premiering off-Broadway in 2009, with Broderick now reprising his role.

The production, directed by Sam Yates (Glengarry Glen Ross), also stars Elizabeth McGovern (Downtown Abbey, The Handmaid’s Tale). The Starry Messenger will begin performances at the Wyndham’s Theatre on Thursday 16 May (Press Night: Wednesday 29 May at 7:00pm) and play a strictly limited 13-week season.

In the vastness of the universe are we all just lonely souls under the same night sky?

Mark Williams is lost. An astronomer at New York City’s Planetarium, he feels a closer connection to the infinite, starry sky than to his job or even to his wife, Anne. Mark doesn’t believe in fate or divine intervention, but the universe has other ideas.

After a chance meeting with Angela, a young single mother, the stars appear to have aligned. But when a catastrophic event rips through their lives, Mark is forced to re-evaluate his life, his faith and his place in the universe itself.

Broderick, best known in theatre for the role of Leo Bloom in the Broadway and musical film productions of The Producers. He also worked with Lonergan by appearing in his highly-acclaimed film, Manchester-By-the-Sea.

Further casting to be announced.

TICKETS ARE ON SALE FROM MIDDAY TODAY! (18th Jan) and can be bought HERE!

The Starry Messenger is produced by Simon Friend, Act Productions, Gavin Kalin and Howard Panter.


Written by Kenneth Lonergan

Directed by Sam Yates

Set & Costume Design by Chiara Stephenson

Sound and Music by Alex Baranowski


Charing Cross Road




Box Office: 0844 482 5151

Group booking line: 0844 482 5100

Access booking line: 0344 482 5137

Group rates & concessions apply

Ticket prices start from £12.50



Thursday 16 May – Saturday 10 August 2019


Wednesday 29 May at 7:00pm


Mondays – Saturdays: 7:30pm

Wednesday & Saturday matinees: 2:30pm

N.B. First Saturday matinee – Saturday 18th May 2.30pm; First Midweek matinee – Wednesday 22nd May; No Matinee Wednesday 29 May, Thursday 30 May instead


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Read about another five hotly anticipated shows hitting the West End in 2019 HERE