Comedian Dane Cook will make his Broadway debut next spring in Neil LaBute’s comedic play Fat Pig, according to a release from producers of the project. The Coast of Utopia‘s Josh Hamilton will star alongside Cook.
The play — which premiered Off Broadway in 2004 and has been produced in Boston, Los Angeles, and London — is the Broadway directorial debut for LaBute. Fat Pig is a comedy that tells the story of Tom (Hamilton), an eligible bachelor who falls for a lovely, but plus-sized, girl named Helen. Tom’s friend Carter (Cook) forces him to question his values and the importance of good looks. “I’m extremely eager to get into rehearsal with Dane and Josh,” LaBute said. “The ability to cater to your actors is a luxury that comes with being both writer and director. I’m planning on writing new material for this production to enhance the already considerable gifts that these men bring to the characters. I’m very much looking forward to this opportunity to see Fat Pig through fresh eyes.”