Announcement: Paul Gross to star with Kim Cattrall in Private Lives this fall

by Tiffany Budhyanto

David Mirvish revealed Tuesday that Paul Gross will be starring alongside film star Kim Cattrall in the Mirvish production of Private Lives this fall. The show will run from September 17 to October 30 at Toronto’s Royal Alexandra Theatre before hitting Broadway.

“When I attended the recent London production of Private Lives – directed by the great Sir Richard Eyre, produced by my very good friends Paul Elliott and Duncan Weldon, and starring the magnetic and irresistible Kim Cattrall – I knew we had to find a way to bring this production to Toronto,” said Mirvish at the press launch.

“Paul said he fell in love with me in Palais Royale. Anyone see that movie?” Cattrall asked, laughing as she referred to a 1988 film which she starred in.

Private Lives

Private Lives is a comedy of errors play by Noël Coward which premiered in London in 1930, starring Laurence Olivier. It revolves around a divorced couple who unexpectedly honeymoon at the same hotel with their new spouses and begin to rediscover their passion for each other.

Sex and the City star Kim Cattrall starred as Amanda in Sir Richard Eyre’s London production of Private Lives in 2010. The production received rave reviews from the critics and played a sell-out season.

Cattrall will be joined by Canadian actor Paul Gross in the role of Elyot. Gross starred in such TV shows as Due South and Slings and Arrows. His feature films as a writer, director and producer include Men with Brooms and Passchendaele. He also played the title role at Stratford Festival’s sold-out production of Hamlet in 2000.

For more details, visit the Mirvish website.

– Single tickets and group tickets will be available as of July 2011 on the Mirvish website
Private Lives is part of the 2011-12 Mirvish Theatre Subscription Season.  Subscriptions are now on sale, by phone at 416-593-4225
– The show is scheduled to run from September 17 to October 30, 2011.

Photo of Paul Gross by Michael Sanville, Photo of Kim Cattrall by Nobby Clark