JANE FONDA RETURNS TO BROADWAY IN 33 VARIATIONS

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FROM THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

JANE FONDA will be back on BROADWAY in 2009 after an absence of more than four decades.

The ACADEMY AWARD winning actor will star in 33 VARIATIONS. It’s a play by MOISES KAUFMAN about a modern day musicologist (Ms. Fonda’s part) and her study of BEETHOVEN’S fascination with a particular piece of music. Mr. Kaufman will also direct.

The production will open this winter.

“I am very excited about being in Mr. Kaufman’s new play,” Ms. Fonda said in a statement. “I can’t wait to get back on stage with him in this role that I understand so well. It’s been 40 some years.”

JANE FONDA won two BEST ACTRESS OSCARS in the 1970s, for KLUTE and COMING HOME. She has also appeared in JULIA, BARBARELLA, BAREFOOT IN THE PARK, CAT BALLOU and THEY SHOOT HORSES, DON’T THEY?

Ms. Fonda, who lives in ATLANTA, is active in many social causes. She has produced a number of extremely popular exercise DVDS and has also written an autobiography, MY LIFE SO FAR, which was a best seller.

33 VARIATIONS had its world premiere at ARENA STAGE in Washington in 2007 and was done earlier this year at the LA JOLLA PLAYHOUSE in California.

JANE FONDA made her BROADWAY debut in 1960 in THERE WAS A LITTLE GIRL. She appeared later that year in ARTHUR LAURENTS’ comedy INVITATION TO A MARCH. In 1962 she starred in THE FUN COUPLE (which closed after three performances) and did a well received revival of EUGENE O’NEILL’S STRANGE INTERLUDE in 1963.

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