Broderick, Lane bolster Broadway show
Matthew Broderick and Nathan Lane are preparing to reteam on Broadway’s It’s Only A Play.
The pair co-star in Terrence McNally’s forthcoming stage comedy It’s Only A Play, starring Matthew as a playwright and Nathan as his snarky best friend as they await the opening night reviews of their own Broadway theatre piece.
And according to producer Tom Kirdahy, the show will begin performances September 28 with the hefty sum in its coffers thanks to the pair’s star power.
Matthew and Nathan previously shared the stage in 2001 Tony-winner The Producers.
It’s Only A Play made its Off-Off-Broadway debut in 1982, and moved to an Off-Broadway theatre in 1986.
The latest production will see Megan Mullally, Stockard Channing, F. Murray Abraham and Rupert Grint also sharing the stage.
Tom, who is producing alongside Roy Furman and Ken Davenport, brushed off any hint of “diva” behaviour behind the scenes.
“Everyone’s playing well with the others,” he told Deadline.
“People can smell a stunt, and this isn’t stunt casting. This is Nathan and F. Murray’s sixth McNally play, and they’re all actors who hear Terrence’s music. It’s hilarious — but they’re all taking it dead seriously,” he insisted, adding that audiences can expect an “overhaul” from previous productions.
“One character is gone. It’s very much of the moment in the digital age. People get information on their smart phones, there are chat rooms, costumes from current shows. But the bones are very much there,” he said.
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