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Captain America Chris Evans to make Broadway debut

Chris Evans will make his Broadway debut in Kenneth Lonergan’s Lobby Hero in 2018.

The Captain America actor will star alongside Michael Cera in a revival of the Oscar winner’s 2001 play.

The stage show, which will debut in the US spring of 2018, will be be directed by Trip Cullman. It will run at the newly renovated Helen Hayes Theatre and launch the Broadway programming of the nonprofit Second Stage Theatre. 

Lobby Hero centres on a Manhattan apartment complex security guard, his stern boss, a young police officer, and her unpredictable partner, who are part of a murder investigation in New York. 

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Earlier this in April, the 35-year-old confirmed he will hang up his red, white and blue suit after the fourth Avengers movie in 2019.

“My contract is up,” he said in an interview on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. “I have Avengers three and four. We do Avengers 3 now, four is the latter part of the year and after that, that is the end of my contract.”

The movies are currently in production, with filming taking place in a range of locations in Scottish cities Glasgow, Edinburgh and the Highlands.

Evans has appeared in 14 comic book films and he recently opened up about his desires to star in a musical. 

“I think I might do a [Broadway] show next March,” he told US breakfast show Good Morning America on April 7. “As of late, musicals are doing so well. There’s always been rumblings of a Guys and Dolls remake, maybe a West Side Story remake. Those movies I love, I grew up on those types of musicals.”