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Nicole Kidman to Play Aging Movie Star in 'Sweet Bird of Youth'

September 18, 2010 (5:39 am) GMT
The actress is set to return to the stage after making a sensation back in 1998 for her brief nude scene in 'The Blue Room'.
Nicole Kidman

Oscar winner is returning to Broadway next year to star in a revival of Tennessee Williams' play "Sweet Bird of Youth". The production, directed by David Cromer and produced by Tony winner Scott Rudin, will open next autumn, a spokesman for the production said on Friday, September 17.

Kidman will portray Alexandra Del Lago, the aging, drunken movie star played by Geraldine Page in the original 1959 production, which co-starred as her character's lover, gigolo Chance Wayne. Newman also starred in a film version of the play and in the last Broadway revival in 1975.

Kidman previously caused a sensation when she stripped for a brief scene in Broadway's "The Blue Room" in 1998. The David Hare play - her Broadway debut - drew mixed reviews, reports the New York Post. Further casting details had not been released as WENN went to press.

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