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Larry David to make Broadway stage debut

Larry David
Larry David has made his name from creating comedy out of awkwardness

Larry David, co-creator of US sitcom hit Seinfeld, is to appear on the New York stage for the first time.

The 67-year-old, who also wrote and starred in Curb Your Enthusiasm, will make his debut in Fish in the Dark, which he also scripted.

Previews for the new play will begin on 2 February at the Cort Theatre, with the opening night set for 5 March.

David has said that he will be playing "someone very similar to Larry David" in the new production.

"It might even be Larry David with a different name," he added.

Few details about the new play have been made public but David revealed it would be a comedy surrounding a death in the family.

The ensemble cast who will appear alongside David have also been announced by producers.

They include Oscar-nominee Rosie Perez and Jerry Adler, who played Hesh Rabkin on The Sopranos.

Anna D Shapiro, who won a Tony Award for her staging of August: Osage County, will direct the production.

David, whose writing in popular comedy show Seinfeld won him an Emmy and earned him a share in a second gong with Jerry Seinfeld, who starred in the show.

His character in Curb Your Enthusiasm - largely based on himself - was known for his crippling social misunderstandings and situations.

Both projects were long-running hits on the small screen, with Seinfeld appearing on air from 1989-98 and Curb Your Enthusiasm enjoying an 11-year run until it drew to a close in 2011.

David's subsequent projects include the 2013 TV film Clear History, in which he also appeared.

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