Thursday, October 09, 2014

It's Only A Play To Open Tonight On Broadway

That's right theatre fans. One of this season's most highly anticipated new plays is set to open tonight on the Great White Way. Yes I know. Technically it is not a new play as it first premiered Off-Off Broadway in 1978. This production will however mark it's first time on Broadway. Plus in a way it is sort of new as playwright Terrance McNally has rewritten the play to bring it up to date.

Starring in this behind the scenes comedy are Tony winners Nathan Lane, Matthew Broderick, Stockard Channing, as well as Academy Award winner F. Murray Abraham, Emmy winner Megan Mullally, and Harry Potter star Rupert Grint. Rounding out the cast is newcomer Micah Stock. Now that's what I call an all-star cast. Now for those of you that are not familiar with the show here is a brief synopsis about It's Only A Play from the show's official website. Enjoy!

"It's opening night of Peter Austin's (Broderick) new play as he anxiously awaits to see if his show is a hit. With his career on the line, he shares his big First Night with his best friend, a television star (Lane), his fledgling producer (Mullally), his erratic leading lady (Channing), his wunderkind director, an infamous drama critic, and a wide-eyed coat check attendant on his first night in Manhattan. It’s alternately raucous, ridiculous and tender — reminding audiences why there’s no business like show business. Thank God!"

Now to no ones surprise the show is selling like crazy at the box office. That doesn't mean you can't get a ticket though. Just be prepared to break out the big bucks I'm afraid with tickets starting at over $300 or more for most dates. The good thing is that it is a very small theatre so all the seats are good. Get your tickets to see It's Only A Play at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre thru January 4. Be sure to check back here tomorrow morning to see what the critic's thought. Until next time theatre fans.

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