Hollywood actor Christian Slater has landed a role in a Broadway, New York play, just weeks after stepping off the London stage.

Slater, who impressed critics with his performance in ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST on the West End earlier this year (05), has replaced Dallas ROBERTS as TOM the discontented son and narrator of Tennessee Williams' drama THE GLASS MENAGERIE.

No reason was given for Roberts' last minute departure.

Roberts' understudy JOEY COLLINS will take the role for review performances which begin at the Big Apple's Ethel Barrymore Theatre on Thursday (24FEB05) - Slater takes over in time for the 15 March (05) opening date.

The revival stars Jessica Lange as the domineering mother, AMANDA WINGFIELD.

22/02/2005 03:36