A whole crew of stage and screen bigwigs are ready to take the stage at the Schoenfeld Theatre on August 28, as It’s Only a Play begins performances on the Great White Way. The comedy, penned by Terrence McNally, stars Tony winners Nathan Lane, Matthew Broderick and Stockard Channing, Oscar winner F. Murray Abraham, Emmy winner Megan Mullally, Harry Potter alum Rupert Grint and newcomer Micah Stock. The production, directed by Jack O’Brien, will open officially on October 9.
It's Only a Play is set on the opening night of Broderick's character Peter Austin's 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 (Grint), an infamous drama critic, and a wide-eyed coat check attendant on his first night in Manhattan. There's no business like show business.
The star-studded comedy will run for a 17-week engagement through January 4, 2015.