Cheyenne Jackson and Anthony Rapp in a movie about the offstage antics of a high school drama club?! Consider us psyched! According to Deadline.com, the Broadway favorites are lined up to star in the upcoming comedy Opening Night. Directed by Jack Henry Robbins, the film is set during an evening performance of a high school production of William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
Written by Ryan Dixon, Nena Girsch and Robbins, the story of Opening Night follows the onstage disasters and offstage drama of a group of students, their teacher and a visiting B-list TV star on the big night. In addition to Jackson and Rapp, Opening Night will also star Mitchell Jarvis, Camille Cregan and Jessica Lauren Richards.
Jackson recently appeared in HBO’s smash Liberace biopic Behind The Candelabra and on Broadway in the porn comedy The Performers. His other Broadway credits include Aida, Thoroughly Modern Millie, All Shook Up, On the Twentieth Century, Xanadu and Finian's Rainbow. He will also appear in the upcoming Six Dance Lessons In Six Weeks, Lucky Stiff, Beautiful Now and the Neil LaBute series Full Circle.
Rapp will be soon be seen on Broadway in the new musical If/Then, starring his Rent co-star, Tony winner Idina Menzel. His other Broadway credits include Six Degrees of Separation and You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown. Rapp's film credits include Twister, Road Trip, A Beautiful Mind and Rent.