Fayetteville, N.C. — Actors Michael Douglas and Elizabeth Banks will be back at the mall next year for a Broadway revival.
The new production of “Tango in the Jungle” will begin previews in February in a two-hour show at Fayettemore, the Broadway center that opened in 2005.
The show will be followed by the first-ever appearance of Fayettevillians at the Mall of America.
Banks, who appeared in “The Little Mermaid,” is also set to star in a production of the Broadway musical “Tangled” at the Plaza Hotel in New York City.
Douglas is slated to return as a supporting player in a revival of “Hamlet” at The Old Vic in London.
The theater chain plans to open “Tangent,” a new Broadway production of Fenton’s “Pineapple Express,” at the Fayettemall next year.
It is the third Broadway revival at the center, which is the first to open on Broadway.
The Broadway production, called “Pins & Banners,” will run from Feb. 1 to March 25.
The first play at the theater was a play called “Lily” that was the first show on the site.
Doubles as “Fenton’s Daughter”The Broadway revival will also have the help of the famous actor Elizabeth Banks.
The actress is set to appear as a character named “Fonte,” played by the late Elizabeth Banks, who died last month at the age of 90.
The New York Times reported that Banks will join the cast in the revival, which opens March 1.
Banks will play Fonte, a young woman who travels to the forest world of “Pines & Banauts” to help a young boy, played by actor John Cleese.
The play will take place in a future America, where the nation has lost its innocence.
Fonte, who comes to Fayette with a message to Fenton from her grandfather, “The Red Man,” and a message from her mother, “I Love You,” is not the only character to be featured in the Broadway production.
It will also feature the voice of David Morse, who also voiced “The Great Train Robbery” and “The Wizard of Oz.”
Fonte and Morse have a history.
Morse, whom Banks called “one of my heroes,” was best known for his role as John Cleave in “I Spy,” as well as as “The Green Mile,” “The Producers,” “Casablanca” and many other movies.
Fayetteville’s Tango is one of several Broadway shows that will be relocated to the Mall next year, as Broadway revivals of classics like “The Tempest” and”Moby Dick” continue to expand to New York and other cities.