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Cheyenne Jackson and Henry Winkler star in David West Read's new comedy.

Henry Winkler and Cheyenne Jackson Eye Return to Broadway in Porn Play, The Performers

Henry Winkler and Cheyenne Jackson Eye Return to Broadway in Porn Play, The Performers
Henry Winkler
Henry Winkler and Cheyenne Jackson may join the adult film industry on stage.

Henry Winkler and Cheyenne Jackson are in negotiations to return to Broadway this fall in The Performers, according to The New York Post. Written by David West Read and directed by Evan Cabnet, The Performers is a new a comedy about the porn industry. In April, Jackson hinted to Broadway.com that he had plans to return to Broadway in his first Main Stem play.

Though no exact plot details have been revealed, Winkler would play an aging porn star (loosely based on Ron Jeremy) and Jackson will play an up-and-coming porn actor. There will also be a third character, a New York Post reporter, who is a longtime friend of Jackson and envies his exciting lifestyle.

Winkler is perhaps best known for his role as Arthur “The Fonz” Fonzarelli on the classic sitcom Happy Days. He has appeared on Broadway in The Dinner Party and 42 Seconds From Broadway. His other film and TV credits include Arrested Development, Royal Pains, Up All Night, Waterboy, Little Nicky and Click.

Jackson's non-musical stage credits include the benefit readings of 8 and The Normal Heart, as well as Nicky Silver’s The Agony and the Agony off-Broadway. His Broadway credits include All Shook Up, Finian's Rainbow, Aida, Thoroughly Modern Millie and Xanadu. He has also appeared on TV's 30 Rock, Glee and Ugly Betty.

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