Scott Rudin, Barry Diller and David Geffen are producing the spring 2020 production, with Joe Mantello as director. Previews begin March 2 at a yet-to-be-announced Shubert theater, with an official opening set for April 2.
"Rupert Everett brings a lifetime of great performances and excitement to this production," Rudin told THR. "I'm thrilled by the idea of this actor taking on this role; he possesses the requisite wit and danger and ferocity. I think he and Laurie will, together, be a George and Martha unlike any other."
The role marks Everett's first Broadway role in 10 years. The actor made his Broadway debut in Blithe Spirit in 2009.
Everett is known for the films Another Country, My Best Friend's Wedding and An Ideal Husband. He will star in the upcoming movies Swords and Sceptres and Warning with Alex Pettyfer.