Noël Coward's Present Laughter, A Great Performance Presentation

(Rochester, NY) – Kevin Kline's Tony Award®-winning performance in Noël Coward's Present Laughter, first produced in 1942 with Coward himself in the leading role, comes to WXXI-TV Friday, November 3, 2017 at 9 p.m. continuing the Great Performances marathon within PBS's Fall Broadway's best lineup. Noël Coward's Present Laughter follows a self-obsessed actor in the midst of a mid-life crisis. Juggling his considerable talent, ego and libido, the theater's favorite leading man suddenly finds himself caught between fawning ingénues, crazed playwrights, secret trysts and unexpected twists.

Noël Coward's Present Laughter joins She Loves Me (October 20), and Indecent (November 17), and Irving Berlin's Holiday Inn (November 24) as part of PBS's Broadway's best lineup, all directed for television by Emmy Award®-winner David Horn, executive producer of both Great Performances and THIRTEEN's local Theater Close-Up series. The four titles are co-productions with theater streaming service BroadwayHD and THIRTEEN PRODUCTIONS LLC for WNET. 

Kevin Kline and Kate Burton in Broadway's PRESENT LAUGHTER.
Credit: Courtesy of © Joan Marcus


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