BroadwayHD: Present Laughter

145 minutes • Not Rated • No Passes


Film Info
Event Type:Comedy
Captured Live
Release Year:2017
Cast/Crew Info
Cast:Kevin Kline
Kristine Nielsen
Kate Burton
Peter Francis James
Reg Rogers
Bhavesh Patel
Cobie Smulders
Screenwriter:Noel Coward


Present Laughter follows a self-obsessed actor (Kevin Kline) 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.


It’s high time we were reminded again of what a great physical comedian Kevin Kline is. Playing an aging matinee idol in the bouncy new revival of Noël Coward’s “Present Laughter,” Mr. Kline blissfully plies the witty athleticism and derring-do that won him two Tony Awards (“On the 20th Century,” “The Pirates of Penzance”) and an Oscar (“A Fish Called Wanda”) in his youth. - NY Times