Jane Fonda's '33 Variations' sets date

December 4, 2008 11:26:45 AM PST
The date for Jane Fonda's return to Broadway after an absence of more than four decades has been set.

The actress will open March 9 in "33 Variations," a drama written and directed by Moises Kaufman. The play concerns a musicologist (played by Fonda) and her study of Beethoven's fascination with a particular piece of music.

Preview performances begin Feb. 9 at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre for a 15-week run through May 24. Additional casting will be announced. Fonda was last on Broadway in 1963 in a revival of Eugene O'Neill's "Strange Interlude."