Matthew Broderick, Nathan Lane Reunited In Broadway’s ‘It’s Only A Play’
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — There’s a lot of star power in a new Broadway play — including a reunion between Matthew Broderick and Nathan Lane on the Great White Way.
As CBS 2’s Dana Tyler reported, the two-time Tony Award winners are part of an ensemble cast in the comedy “It’s Only a Play.” The cast also includes Tony Award winner Stockard Channing, Academy Award winner F. Murray Abraham, two-time Emmy winner Megan Mullally and “Harry Potter” star Rupert Grint.
Four-time Tony-winning playwright Terrence McNally revived his 1980 script — about a play’s opening night — with himself in mind as the playwright Peter Austin, played by Broderick.
“All of us can relate to the feeling, what it’s like, these opening nights — and they’re sort of horrible,” said Broderick, who has also starred with Lane on Broadway in “The Producers.” “But this play makes it very funny. It’s not as funny in real life.”
The show is directed by three-time Tony winner Jack O’Brien, whom the actors say knows how to deal with a lot of heavy-hitter talent.
“You’ve got to have a director who is ready and willing to corral it, and that ain’t easy,” Abraham said. “Jack does it because he’s so smart. He’s so energized, always. And he’s so passionate.”
“It’s Only a Play” opens Oct. 9.
For Tyler’s full piece, click on the video above.
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