Fonda returns to Broadway after 46 years

Jane Fonda will return to Broadway for the first time in 46 years when she takes on a starring role in Moises Kaufman's '33 Variations'.

Jane Fonda will return to Broadway for the first time in 46 years when she takes on a starring role in Moises Kaufman's '33 Variations'.

The movie great will play a modern-day musicologist attempting to unravel the mysteries of composer Beethoven's inspirations.

Fonda says: "I can't wait to get back on stage... in this role that I understand so well."

Thrilled Kaufman adds: "I am delighted to be working with one of America's greatest actresses, a performer of such insight, intellect and heart."

Fonda's last appearance on Broadway was in the 1963 drama 'Strange Interlude'.

The play will open in New York this winter.

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