Sept. 30 (UPI) -- Scandal actor Tony Goldwyn has signed on to play news division president Max Schumacher in the Broadway play Network.
"Super excited about this!!!" Goldwyn tweeted after his casting was announced.
Preview performances are to begin Nov. 10, with an official opening planned for Dec. 6.
"Howard Beale, news anchor-man, isn't pulling in the viewers. In his final broadcast he unravels live on screen. But when ratings soar, the network seizes on their newfound populist prophet, and Howard becomes the biggest thing on TV," a press release said. "Network depicts a media landscape where opinion trumps fact. Hilarious and hair-raising by turns, the iconic film by Paddy Chayefsky won four Academy Awards in 1976."
Scandal wrapped its seven-year run on ABC in April. Since then, several of Goldwyn's collaborators have taken jobs in the theater.
Kerry Washington will be seen, starting next week, in American Son, a play produced by Scandal creator Shonda Rhimes, and Scandal co-star Katie Lowes has been playing a supporting role in the musical Waitress since July.